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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Jamada al-thani 4, 1432/May 8, 2011 # 20

Our America # 1
Free Marshall Eddie Conway Rally
Time : Monday, May 9 ∑ 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Location :
Baltimore City Hall
100 N. Holliday Street
Baltimore, MD

This is a rally for Marshall Eddie Conway, Black Panther leader unjustly imprisoned for the last 41 years.

Why at the Baltimore City Hall?

The City Council passed such a resolution in 2001. We, who support freedom for this innocent political prisoner, are pressing for a reissuance of this resolution, as part of a larger campaign to free Eddie.

We will gather in front of City Hall at 4:00 PM. Then, at 5:00 PM, some of us will go inside, while others will continue to rally outside the building. An ID is required to enter City Hall. No signs are allowed inside City Hall.

Sponsored by:

National Action Network, Greater Baltimore Metropolitan Chapter; NAACP Baltimore City Branch; The Paul Robeson Institute; Muslim Community Cultural Center of Baltimore; National Black United Front; Generations for Peace and Democracy; SCLC, Baltimore City Chapter; All People's Congress; A.N.S.W.E.R. Coalition Baltimore; Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle; The Local Organizing Committee of the Million Man March; Million Woman March; Baltimore Black Think Tank; Baltimore-D.C. Jericho Chapter; the Black August Planning Organization; the American Friends Services Committee; and Jamaat al-Muslimeen

For more information, contact:(410) 669-8683
Courtesy : Nadrat Siddique

Our America: #2
Rally at World Bank in Support of El Salvador's People

On May 2, Jamaat al-Muslimeen participated in a rally organized by Cispes at the World Bank, 18th & H street near George Washington University. [Cispes is the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador.] Here is an excerpt from the report on the event.

... And one more clip from the rally at the IMF. If you are not familiar with Salvadoran history, please educate yourself. The similarities between the U.S. role in El Salvador during the 1980s is very similar to that of the U.S. in Iraq today (although, in the former case, short of overt occupation). The U.S. undermined democracy, destroyed infrastructure, and created terror amongst the poor peasants and workers.

Death squads were rampant, as they are in Iraq today. Salvadoran people won back some basic rights when the FMLN (former guerrilla front) won elections, but U.S. corporations, like Pacific Rim, which we protested on Monday, want to continue the looting of El Salvador through other means.

- Nadrat Siddique

May 8, 2011
Spotlight on Shaykh Osama bin Laden by Imam Badi Ali
Why do the Muslims love him? Propaganda won't work.

#1: We must understand why Muslims globally love Osama. Why do the Muslims reject all propaganda against him? He is not only a hero but someone much greater, somewhat like Salahuddin, the liberator of Jerusalem.

#2: At least 30 countries, including the US, Israel, France, Britain, Hosni's Egypt, Jordan's Abdallah, etc., used all their resources against Osama for 10 years. They were fighting a man who had no jets or tanks or armies and they couldn't win for 10 years. Celebrations of victory against him are self deception.

#3: Osama spread his ideology across the globe. An ideology can only be defeated by another ideology. His enemies don't have one. Jets and tanks and special forces cannot do it. With his death, his ideology will spread even more rapidly.

#4: His burial at sea is a travesty. Which Islamic school of thought teaches a burial at sea? Where did the Americans get that fatwa for burial at see? Can they mention any books? Scholars around the world, including al-Azhar, have denounced the burial at sea. Where did Obama get this idea. The British Imperialists never did this. The Nazis are so hated but they never did it. His body belonged to his family. We'll have to call the Indian Ocean "the ocean of Osama."

#5: Why is Osama important? His influence is all the way from Chechnya to Bosnia, Philippines, Yemen, Sudan, Pakistan, northern Africa... He was even respected by governments who did not agree with him.

#6: He was like a father to Muslims. His shoes cannot be filled by another because he was not national. He was international and he cannot be diminished by Zionist propaganda.

#7: Attempts to trivialize him will not work. There are many holes in the stories American media are distributing. First they said his house was a $1 million. It turns out it was only $100,000. These videos being put out will not erode his dignity. Here was a man living without air conditioning, no fridge, no stoves. The claim that he used as a woman as a shield was entirely fabricated. Intelligent Americans like Michael Moore are not convinced.

Radio Interview
Osama bin Laden and the latest developments in Pakistan: Unforeseen Consequences

On May 7, 12.30 PM, Dr. Kaukab Siddique was interviewed live for the "On with Leon Show" by Dr. Wilmer Leon. Dr. Leon can be heard on XM Radio across America. He is one of the few independent broadcasters in the US willing to listen to Muslim viewpoints. The interview lasted 30 minutes. Here is a summary of the main points made by Dr. Siddique.