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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Rajab 10,1432/ June 12, 2011 # 25

Books recommended to our readers:
  1. Banged Up by David Irving. [Indicates the power of Zionism in Austria. Brilliant first person account of Mr. Irving's stay in prison.]
  2. The Dawah Program by Shamim Siddiqui. [Our peaceful work for Islam requires systematic study and organized effort. A must read.]
Order both from New Trend.

Three notes from Kaukab Siddique, Ameer of Jamaat al-Muslimeen:
  1. Jamaat al-Muslimeen Opposes the ongoing bombing of Libyan civilians by NATO. The people's Islamic uprising against Gaddafi has been besmirched by NATO's air attacks. A small westernized group of "rebel" Libyans has linked itself to NATO. Please scroll down to Cynthia McKinney's fact finding mission to Libya. Very important report!
  2. BOYCOTT! We must use all peaceful means to defeat Israel and Zionism. For this month we join a Canadian group which is boycotting IKEA and Duran Duran for their support of Israel.

    Dear friends of CJPME:
    We invite you to participate in the June focus* of our "We're not buying it" Boycott Israel campaign. As you may know, CJPME's Boycott Israel campaign is intended to pressure Israel to respect human rights and cease its occupation of Palestinian land. The campaign has a different focus each month: one consumer target, and one cultural target. For June, we urge you to participate as we target:
    IKEA- Consumer Target
    Duran Duran- Cultural Target ?
    IKEA delivers to the illegal Israeli colonies in the West Bank, while refusing to deliver to any Palestinian cities in the Occupied territories. IKEA currently has two stores in Israel and is planning on opening a third one in 2012. Find out more.

    Duran Duran is an English band formed in Birmingham in 1978. They were one of the most successful bands of the 1980's, and have sold over 100 million records throughout their career. The band will play in Tel Aviv on July 30. Please ask Duran Duran to cancel their trip to Israel.
    If we all work together, we can make a difference. Please do your part to end Israel's human rights abuses, and put an end to the Occupation - it is time!

    Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East
    Telephone: (438) 380 5410

  3. We condemn the Syrian regime's atrocities against the Syrian people. Tanks are being used by Assad against unarmed people. The military of the tyrant Assad is composed of Alawite [Shi'te] sectarians and these atrocties by the Alawites are inflaming sectarian tensions in the region. Assad tries to play the Palestine card to divert attention from his crimes. The fact is that Assad's regime has not fired a shot at Israel for 30 years. The tyrant has been secretly aligned to the US and people have been tortured by Assad for the US and the Jordanian king. ASSAD SHOULD BE BROUGHT TO TRIAL FOR CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY. Turkey has done well to protest Assad's latest atrocities.

An Invitation to think.

Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali, National Islamic Shoora, Jamaat al-Muslimeen, North Carolina

Spotlight #1: Major media in the US constantly refer to "democracy." Why is it shown as attractive? Who is making decisions in this system? Is it not the rich and the powerful? Isn't decision making in the hands of the very few?

Spotlight #2: Numerous "analyses" of Muslims and Islam have been published in recent years. One thing they all have in common: They are based on the western belief systems and values which can best be described in one word: materialism. The few exceptions are based on western religions. Overall, they deny western audiences the right to know authentic Islam and real Muslim thinking.

Spotlight #3: It's okay to be different. Be different but have compassion for all and care for all. Adam was created first and THEN he was given the message. Thus humanity comes before the message.

Spotlight #4: Differences are not supposed to divide us. Learn to accept differences. Agree to co-exist but recognize injustice wherever it is, Oppose injustice, not difference.
Spotlight #5: Why are rebellions in Palestine not "approved" by the media. Why is it not okay for Palestinians to rebel but in other Arab lands it is okay? Why this selective "approval?"

Outreach through Juma' Khutba
US Mosques Urged to Unite on Qur'an and Hadith: Be non-Violent but Strictly Islamic: We are 1.8 Billion Strong Globally. Let us Become one Ummah.

On June 10, 2011 Dr. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma' khutba at a small mosque in Baltimore, Maryland. Here is a summary of its main points:

Text: The believers are none other than ONE brotherhood/sisterhood. The Qur'an

Letter: Muslims Should Stop depending on CNN
[Re: New Trend's report on Assange, Obama, etc.]
As Salaamu Alaikum,

Thanks for your coverage of current events although considered controversial at times by many inside and outside of our faith. We need to see news that has a different perspective to help us make very important decisions in our lives as Muslims. We need to see between the lines of what we see and hear on CNN and the network news programs, insh'Allah. We also need to hear things we may not want to hear sometimes. It is good for us to be challenged. It helps us grow as people. We also need to have news that is not focused on what an actor is doing or wearing to dinner.
Hadayai Majeed
Atlanta, Georgia

With thanks to Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz: In defense of Black Women
[Satoshi Kanazawa, a professor of Evolutionary Psychology at the London School of Economics. Wrote a racist article titled Why Black women are Rated Unattractive in a top level magazine called Psychology Today. Our own famous Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz [ ] joined the protests against this attack on our Black sisters. The result is victory.]

Psychology Today complies with your demands - fires Kanawaza and institutes new policies.

Dear Abdulalim, The efforts of you and more than 75,000 other ColorOfChange members paid off.1

Psychology Today has now agreed to remove controversial author Satoshi Kanazawa, the author of a deeply offensive article regarding Black women, from its website, and they have implemented new policies to prevent inflammatory content in the future. It wasn't easy or a foregone conclusion.

After staying silent for almost two weeks, Psychology Today on Friday issued an apology, but they refused to say how they would prevent such a situation from happening again. Then hundreds of ColorOfChange members started calling the magazine by phone, along with additional pressure on Facebook and Twitter demanding a clearer response - at which point Psychology Today came correct and did the right thing.

While there still remains the larger problem of Black women and girls having to face dehumanizing and damaging messages, this is an important victory. We've not only drawn a line with Psychology Today - we've sent a powerful message to other media outlets that serving as a platform for racist and dehumanizing content is unacceptable and will result in pushback and consequences.

At ColorOfChange, we will continue to hold media accountable, and we hope you will continue to be there with us. Remember, our work is powered by you, our members. If you can support our work financially, whatever the amount, please click the link below:

Thanks and Peace, -- Rashad, James, Gabriel, William, Dani, Matt, Natasha, and the rest of the team. June 2nd, 2011

References: 1. "Psychology Today Agrees to remove Controversial Author Satoshi Kanazawa from Website; Implements New Policies to Prevent Inflammatory Content," Press Release, 6-1-2011

Jamaate Islami's Mass "Sit Down" Rally
Karachi, Upper Dir and South Waziristan: Pakistan in Peace and War.
Photos of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, Political Prisoner in a US Cell

From NT monitor Karachi, Pakistan:

June 4 and 5: Jamaate Islami held a mass sit down [DHARNA] rally to protest against bombing by US drones . The protest was also against the supply of NATO occupation forces in Afghanistan through Pakistan.

The demonstrators were at the Tibet Center on M.A. Jinnah road. Jamaate Islami's sit in at the Tibet Center in Karachi turned into a huge rally. The demonstrators condemned US drone attacks on Pakistani villages. Thousands of civilians have been killed by the US, the protestors said.

The supply of NATO occupation forces in Afghanistan through Karachi was also condemned.

Huge pictures of Dr. Aafia were included in the rally. The protestors say, this innocent daughter of Islam is rotting in a nasty American prison cell. American justice is a joke, they claim.

The mass rally was addressed by Syed Munawar Hasan, ameer of Jamaate Islami Pakistan, Muhammad Husain Mehnati, JI's Karachi leader, Hafiz Naim and others. ALL the Pakistani newspapers, including the pro-regime DAWN carried the news of the rally with photos. Friday Times, Najam Sethi and other lackeys of the west may be the only exceptions.

Upper Dir, June 2 and 3. At a district on the Pak Afghan frontier, hundreds of Taliban attacked Pakistani troops killing 45 Pakis by one account and 30 by another. They destroyed the Paki bunkers in the area. Pakistan started a classic counterattack with heavy artillery fire.

South Waziristan: On June 9, Pakistani Taliban scored a victory against General Kayani's Paki army. The army admitted losses which it usually does. Here is an excerpt from the Los Angeles Times of June 10: "About 100 insurgents stormed the checkpoint in the environs of Marobi village in South Waziristan with rockets and machine guns, sparking a three-hour gunfight that killed eight soldiers and wounded 12 others."

Apparently the Pak Taliban pulled it off without losses. The LA Times indicates that the Dir and S. Wazir attacks indicate why Gen. Kayani cannot attack Islamic forces in North Waziristan as the US has been ordering him. The Pakis are getting whipped.

However the Kayani-Shuja cooperation with the CIA is very close, almost like slave and master. [CIA Chief Panetta is right now in Pakistan, June 11, holding secret meetings with General Kayani and Paki intelligence chief Shuja.]

June 11: In Peshawar, an area full of restaurants frequented by military linked and government-linked people was devastated by a bomber who is yet to be identified. The regime says 34 people were killed and 100 wounded.

Pak Taliban have denied responsibility for the attack in a message to Pak media which says it does not attack civilians.

[This could mean that new groups have come forth to attack the Pakistanis. It could be retaliation for Paki attacks on Islamic villages where civilians who are killed are described as "suspected militants" and sometimes simply as "extremists." Unfortunately there is no legal body to investigate attacks by either side. -Ed.]

AFGHANISTAN: NATO being run Ragged by the Taliban
Fighting raged in Afghanistan during all of May. Classic guerrilla warfare by the mujahedin known as Taliban killed 56 of NATO's best troops in May. In the first 10 days of June, 23 NATO troops have been killed.

These statistics have been collected by a western source known as "icasualties." The NATO forces are being worn down by the Taliban. Fifty six NATO troops killed with negligible Taliban losses indicates the war is not going well for NATO. This could also explain the almost ZERO coverage of the fighting in the US media.

With thanks to Ramsey Clark and the IAC in New York
Former U.S. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney Returns to Libya with DIGNITY Fact Finding Delegation of independent journalists.

NATO has announced it will continue the criminal bombing of Libya for another 90 days. The U.S. Congress has postponed any vote on President Obama's obvious violation of the War Powers Act. In the face of this, Cynthia McKinney has returned to Libya with a fact finding delegation to meet with Libyans under attack by NATO's bombs. She plans to bring back to the U.S. documented evidence of NATO war crimes.

NATO bombs have continually targeted Gadhafi and have killed his son and three of his grandchildren.

NATO targeted the guest house where a large religious peace delegation of 150 Imams gathered to attempt to meet with opposition leaders to urge a peaceful solution; NATO's bombs killed 11 imams and wounded another 47. These attacks have destroyed schools, hospitals and essential civilian infrastructure.

Please sign the petition to demand Congress use the War Powers Act to order an end to the criminal bombing of Libya. We cannot allow Congress to put this third U.S. war with large civilian casualties on the back burner. Tell Congress: Use War Powers Act to stop bombing Libya! End NATO massacres of imams and other civilians! SIGN online petition at

to send messages to House and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, congressional leaders, the Obama administration, the U.N. Secretary-General, Security Council, General Assembly President and member states, and the national and international media

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Read Cynthia McKinney's reports below of her visit to Libya last week. The International Action Center will send out new reports from the DIGNITY delegation of independent journalists in Libya now as Cynthia McKinney and others send them in. To counteract media censorship about NATO's targets, we must all become the alternative media. Please help to circulate these reports.

From: Cynthia McKinney

NATO: A Feast of Blood 24 May 2011 [Excerpted]

While serving on the House International Relations Committee from 1993 to 2003, it became clear to me that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) was an anachronism. In 1945 at the end of World War II, NATO was founded by the United States in response to the Soviet Union's survival as a Communist state.

The collapse of the Soviet Union provided an accelerated opportunity to exert U.S. hegemony in an area of previous Russian influence. Africa and the Eurasian landmass containing former Soviet satellite states and Afghanistan and Pakistan along with the many other "stans" of the region, have always factored prominently in the theories of "containment" or "rollback" guiding U.S. policy up to today.

With that as background, last night's NATO rocket attack on Tripoli is inexplicable. A civilian metropolitan area of around 2 million people, Tripoli sustained 22 to 25 bombings last night, rattling and breaking windows and glass and shaking the foundation of my hotel.

I left my room at the Rexis Al Nasr Hotel and walked outside the hotel and I could smell the exploded bombs. There were local people everywhere milling with foreign journalists from around the world. As we stood there more bombs struck around the city. The sky flashed red with explosions and more rockets from NATO jets cut through low cloud before exploding. I could taste the thick dust stirred up by the exploded bombs. I immediately thought about the depleted uranium munitions reportedly being used here--along with white phosphorus.

If depleted uranium weapons were being used what affect on the local civilians? Women carrying young children ran out of the hotel. Others ran to wash the dust from their eyes. With sirens blaring, emergency vehicles made their way to the scene of the attack. Car alarms, set off by the repeated blasts, could be heard underneath the defiant chants of the people. Sporadic gunfire broke out and it seemed everywhere around me.

Euronews showed video of nurses and doctors chanting even at the hospitals as they treated those injured from NATO's latest installation of shock and awe. Suddenly, the streets around my hotel became full of chanting people, car horns blowing, I could not tell how many were walking, how many were driving. Inside the hotel, one Libyan woman carrying a baby came to me and asked me why are they doing this to us? Whatever the military objectives of the attack (and I and many others question the military value of these attacks) the fact remains the air attack was launched at a major city packed with hundreds of thousands of civilians.

I did wonder too if the any of the politicians who had authorized this air attack had themselves ever been on the receiving end of laser guided depleted uranium munitions. Had they ever seen the awful damage that these weapons do a city and its population? Perhaps if they actually been in the city of air attack and felt the concussion from these bombs and saw the mayhem caused they just might not be so inclined to authorize an attack on a civilian population.

I am confident that NATO would not have been so reckless with human life if they had called on to attack a major western city. Indeed, I am confident that would not be called upon ever to attack a western city. NATO only attacks (as does the US and its allies) the poor and underprivileged of the 3rd world. What we do know, and what is quite clear, is this: what I experienced last night is no "humanitarian intervention." As dusk descends on Tripoli, let me prepare myself with the local civilian population for some more NATO humanitarianism.
Stop bombing Africa and the poor of the world!

2011-06-14 Tue 17:25:01 cdt