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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Rajab 17,1432/ June 19, 2011 # 26

Br. Shamim Siddiqui answers a question. Scroll down to end.

An invitation to think.
Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali, Jamaat al-Muslimeen National Shoora, NC

Spotlight #1: A hero is an ordinary person who offers sacrifices inspite of obstacles, difficulties and conditions of fear.
Spotlight #2: Young people look for heroes. It is part of the culture of youth. They need stars to guide them in the darkness.
Spotlight #3: A true hero is one who suppresses his personal desires to serve others at whatever cost and regardless of how long it takes.
Spotlight #4: Doomed is the nation and the people who surrender their heroes to their enemies and thus destroy their own best legacy.
Spotlight #5: Opposing mass culture which affects your friends and closest relatives and the whole nation is extremely difficult. If you are able to oppose mass culture in your own life, you are a hero.
Spotlight #6: Anyone who does not know his job, be it a carpentar or an office worker, is dismissed ['fired']. Our rulers and kings do not know their job but they refuse to be fired.
Spotlight #7: A better analogy of our kings and rulers is of the football team captain who sabotages his own team and tries to score against his own team.
Spotlight #8: Those who give juma khutbas should know that a khutba is not only a form of worship but a tool of change in people's behavior and thoughts

A mind boggling book: Nothing but facts: Looks at both viewpoints.

Debating the Holocaust by Thomas Dalton, PhD.
What is wrong with the Jewish holocaust story? Why can't the Jews allow open debate on an Israel-related concept?
Order from: Theses and Dissertations Press, 253 West 72nd street, #1711, New York, NY 10023

Our America: Excerpt and link. [With thanks to Br. Rafeh, California.]

Bellevue family sues FBI over 'terrifying' raid

Thursday, June 16, 2011 The lasting impact of the raid on Gary Adams' home became clear in a comment from his 3-year-old granddaughter during a recent trip to the pharmacy. "She said, 'Granddad. Police. Hide,' " Adams, 57, of Bellevue recalled Wednesday while discussing the federal lawsuit he filed against the officers who burst into his home March 3.
Led by FBI Special Agent Karen Springmeyer, about a dozen officers used a battering ram to enter Adams' rented Orchard Street home in a search for Sondra Hunter, then 35. But Hunter hadn't lived at that address for almost two years, while Adams and his family had been living there for more than a year, according to the lawsuit filed by Adams and 10 other family members. The lawsuit says that officers knew, or should have known, that Hunter no longer lived there.
By executing an arrest warrant at a residence that wasn't Hunter's, they violated the family's Fourth Amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure, and their Fifth Amendment right to due process, the lawsuit says. Adams said he knew Hunter's family from when they lived in Manchester, but there was no other connection between them and no reason for police to believe that Hunter lived in the house.
Other than citations for traffic violations and scalping tickets without a permit, Adams has been a law-abiding citizen. The incident destroyed his confidence in the police and his ability to sleep through the night, he said.
"They had guns on my wife, my babies. I'd like to know how they would feel -- the people in my house -- if that happened to them," he said. Denise Adams, 58, said seeing the red dots from the officers' targeting lasers crawl across her children's faces also has cost her faith in law enforcement. "I don't want to, but this was terrifying," she sobbed.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen Supports this rally
Zionist-Jewish Militia in Baltimore Should be Disbanded

Time Tuesday, June 21 9:00am - 12:00pm
Location Battle Monument 111 N. Calvert Street Baltimore, Maryland
Created By Steven Ceci, Cortly C D Witherspoon
Come out and demonstrate against the racist attack on an African American Northwestern student by the Werdesheim Brothers who are members of the Zionist vigilante group Shomrim.
We will be at the trial of the Werdesheim brothers. We will also be protesting against the State's Attorney Bernstein who dropped felony charges to misdemeanor charges.
We demand hate crime charges, disband Shomrim, and the funding of underdeveloped neighborhoods in Baltimore.

This a coalition effort of the May 2nd Moverment (M2M) Sponsoring Organizations: All Peoples Congress; A.N.S.W.E.R Coalition; Baltimore Black Think Tank; Baltimore Chapter of SCLC; International Socialist Organization; Leo Burroughs; & Ujima Peoples Progress Party

Gaddafi, Islam and the West.
Islam can Unite Africa: Race and Socialism are not the Issue: Follow Malcolm X & Imam Jamil, not Gaddafi.

By Kaukab Siddique
Why the outpouring of support for Gaddafi? Is he an anti-imperialist hero? Gaddafi's real enemy is Islam. He has been raving and ranting against "Islamic extremists." He thinks all his opponents are al-Qaida: he strongly opposes the idea of the Caliphate. He opposes the Shariah of Islam and does not follow the Sunnah of Muhammad, pbuh. His sons, working closely with the tyrant, behave like Europeans: their lifestyle and playboy behavior is not very different from that of King Abdullah of Jordan. Even after being bombed by NATO, he has not called for mujahideen to help him.

Why are NATO and the USA trying to remove Gaddafi?
The answer is available in the uprising of the Libyan people. The people rose up in EVERY Libyan city, all the way from Benghazi to Tripoli. In Benghazi, the Libyan tyrant's forces killed 300 people in ONE DAY but failed to suppress the uprising.
In Tripoli, where he has numerous well paid supporters, the people kept rising up but were brutally suppressed. Most of Libya went out of Gaddafi's control. ALL THIS HAPPENED BEFORE OBAMA and NATO took any action.
What NATO and Obama see is a doddering old dictator who has ruled for 42 years with a brutality which made Hosni Mubarak look like a choir boy. Gaddafi is hated by the Libyan people. The West was shocked and surprised by the uprisings in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya [and now Syria]. The CIA failed miserably to forecast the Muslim masses' ability to defy power. Hence Obama [he is a quick learner] switched rapidly to a pro-people's stance. His hope is that a puppet regime can be installed in Libya and this is being done by linking up with a minor group of Libyans in Benghazi who are very westernized.

It won't work because Islam is becoming stronger by the day. The Libyan uprising is basically an Islamic phenomenon. No puppet westernized group has the kind of power Gaddafi had to suppress Islam. [Remember the nonsensical Green Book Gaddafi issued to replace the Qur'an as the source of guidance?]
Gaddafi has support among African rulers who are either non-Muslims or are marginally Muslims or openly westernized.

We definitely should condemn NATO's attacks on Libyans, including those in Tripoli who support Gaddafi. That does not mean that we should start supporting the tyrant. After 42 years of tyranny even the Pharoah would have retired! Remember that the only force which can bring independence, unity and prosperity to Africa is Islam. After all, most Africans are Muslims. The idea that Black Africans should unite is an American idea. It rings true in America because race is a fundamental problem here. It cannot be a source of unity in Africa because it negates the history of Africa as a Muslim continent.
The heroes of Africa, Tariq bin Ziyad, Yusuf bin Tashfeen, Osman dan Fodio, Asma the woman leader, were all Islamic, not based on race or color.

Latest book:
Women in Hadith Narratives. Issues and Polemics by Kaukab Siddique.
June 2011. 175 pages. $12.50. Order from : New Trend, P.O. Box 356, Kingsville, MD 21087

Outreach in New York. JAM now has a prayer room.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen now has a reading-and-prayer room in Brooklyn, New York. If you can donate books and Islamic literature for the room, or a few prayer rugs, write to:

Outreach to 100 immigrant Muslims
Jamaat al-Muslimeen Literature Distributed in east Baltimore Mosque

On June 17, after Juma' prayers at Masjid Noor in eastern Baltimore, JAM literature was given to 100 Muslims, mostly from Egypt, Syria and Iraq as well as some from Pakistan and India.
The literature included Imam Badi Ali's Spotlights urging Muslims to learn to separate injustice from difference and to know that "democracy" is a fake name for the rule of the rich and the powerful.
One page urged Muslims to boycott IKEA furniture company for supporting Israel. The bombing of Libya by NATO was condemned along with the Syrian tyrant's atrocities.
Another page summarized Dr. Siddique's latest khutba urging US Muslim mosques to become hard core centers of Allah-based peaceful resistance to tyranny and infiltration.
Brief reports on Jamaate Islami Pakistan's mass rally [dharna] in Karachi against US drones and supplies to NATO were also included along with new Pak Taliban attacks and Afghan Taliban guerrilla fighting. The chant of "Muslim world is rising up" was repeated during the distribution.

Letter: Re: NATO killing Libyan Civilians ....
Thank you for all of your service and hard work and for your informative newsletter.
David Anthony Wiggins [Baltimore, Maryland]

Letter: This has got to be the stupidest (if that is a word) Saudi law.
Saudi Women Ramp Up Protests, Defying Driving Ban Is the next frontier in the so-called Arab Spring. Saudi Arabia's women? That's the question right now as women's rights activists are calling for mass protests and a "mutiny" against rules that allow only men to drive cars. Today, June 17th, is the culmination of months of activism. Al Jazeera reports: "We want women from today to begin exercising their rights,'' Wajeha al-Huwaidar, a Saudi women's rights activist, said. She has posted internet clips of herself driving in 2008. "Today on the roads is just the opening in a long campaign," she said. "We will not go back.''
Hamdiyyah Fatima [Charlotte, North Carolina, Jamaat al-Muslimeen]

Surprise visit to Swat: [Report by Amjad Shamsuddin.]
In Pakistan: Islamic Victory Coming through Peaceful Means
Munawar Hasan challenges Military claims of Victory in Swat & Malakand
Cites extra-judicial killings by the military

LAHORE, June 13: The Jamaat e Islami chief, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that the JI did not believe in change through under ground activities or armed struggle and was striving for a grand revolution by building up public opinion through constitutional, democratic and peaceful means.

Addressing a huge gathering at the Darul Uloom Haqqania, at Swat on Monday he expressed the hope that the JI would achieve its goal very soon and pave way for political stability and economic progress in the country with the establishment of the divine way of life enshrined in the Holy Quran and the Sunnah.

He pointed out that the Islamic movement in Turkey had achieved success through sustained, peaceful and democratic struggle. Therefore, the JI workers and leaders should not be impatient and should continue their efforts for moulding public opinion and also organize the masses.

Syed Munawar Hasan said that military operation was creating a distance between the masses and the armed forces which was highly detrimental to the national interest.

He said if the armed forces' claim of having cleared Swat and Malakand division was correct, why were the troops not being with drawn from there. He said the independent print and electronic media should be allowed in these areas to dig out the facts. He said according to his information, there was serious human rights violations in Swat and Malakand division and people were being killed in extra judicial manners. .

Referring to the Afghanistan situation, the JI chief said that the NATO and US forces, armed to the teeth with latest arms and ammunition and latest technology, could not overpower the Afghans in the last ten years. The JI, he said, had believed from the very beginning that Afghanistan would become the graveyard of Socialism and Communism. And now, Afghanistan would also become the graveyard of US imperialism, its Capitalist system and its latest technology.

The JI chief said, Allah Almighty had blessed the Muslim world with abundant resources but the rulers in the 57 Muslim countries were US puppets and the Muslim world's resources were being used against the Muslims masses. Therefore, the Muslim masses would have to bring forward honest and Islam loving leadership to get out of the Present crisis.

Syed Munawar Hasan said that the Pakistani rulers would have to pull out of the so called war on terror being fought under the US leadership and frame an independent foreign policy in the light of the parliament's resolution.

He said that India's [intelligence service] RAW and the US CIA were destabilizing Baluchistan while India was also sending suicide bombers in the country through Afghanistan and also doling out money among its agents.

He said that drone attacks were continuing despite the parliament resolution. Therefore, the government should immediately stop NATO supplies.

Taliban Attack Police HQ near Karzai's Palace

June 18: Three Taliban mujahedin broke through tight security in Kabul to attack a police station near where Karzai spoke about his claims of peace with Taliban. The Karzai regime suffered 9 killed in the attack, or so it claims. The real losses may be much higher.

Thirty Three NATO Troops Killed So far in June

Hit and run Taliban attacks are continuing across Afghanistan. Since our last report, ten more NATO troops have been killed [according to western sources] raising the NATO death toll for June's 16 days to 33.

Excerpted from a Reuters Report.
[Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri has eluded capture by the US, with $25 million bounty on his head. His wife and children were killed in US bombing raid. The report shows that he sees the Arab uprisings as a breakthrough for Islam. He vows allegiance to the Taliban leader Mullah Umar - editor]

Bin Laden deputy Zawahri takes over as Qaeda leader
Reuters US Online Report Top News
Jun 16, 2011 05:33 EDT

DUBAI (Reuters) - Veteran militant Ayman al-Zawahri has taken command of al Qaeda after the killing of Osama bin Laden, an Islamist website said on Thursday, a move widely expected following his long years as second-in-command.

Bin Laden's lieutenant and the brains behind much of al Qaeda's strategy, Zawahri vowed this month to press ahead with al Qaeda's campaign against the United States and its allies.

"The general leadership of al Qaeda group, after the completion of consultation, announces that Sheikh Dr. Ayman Zawahri, may God give him success, has assumed responsibility for command of the group," the Islamic website Ansar al-Mujahideen (Followers of the Holy Warriors) said in a statement.

The bespectacled Zawahri had been seen as bin Laden's most likely successor after the man held responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York and Washington was shot dead by U.S. commandos in Pakistan 45 days ago.

In a video message posted on the internet on June 8, Zawahri said al Qaeda would continue to fight.

"The Sheikh (bin Laden) has departed, may God have mercy on him, to his God as a martyr, and we must continue on his path of jihad to expel the invaders from the land of Muslims and to purify it from injustice," Zawahri said.

Zawahri called this year's Arab uprisings a disaster for Washington because, he said, they would remove Arab leaders who were the corrupt "agents of America."

He also pledged allegiance to the leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Omar, calling him "Emir of the Believers."

The pledge, which repeats one made by bin Laden in the 1990s, was seen by analysts as an attempt to shore up al Qaeda's alliance with the Taliban, which sheltered the Arab-led group until U.S. attacks on Afghanistan in 2001 ended Taliban rule.

Western powers have demanded the Taliban cut all ties with al Qaeda.

"Today, and thanks be to God, America is not facing an individual or a group ... but a rebelling nation which has awoken from its sleep in a jihadist renaissance challenging it wherever it is," Zawahri said.

Why are some Muslims so happy with the West?
by Shamim Siddiqui [Long Island, New York]

[This was written in reply to a person who claimed that Muslims in the West are happier than those in Muslim countries.]

Kindly try to understand the paradox. A Muslim, when he is no longer a truthful Muslim or just remains Muslim in name, becomes the traditional Muslim, just as Jews and Christians are "Muslim" though they all have left their original name "Muslim" and follow some traditions only of the Abrahamic faith.

So when they all start sailing on the same boat of nominal Muslim, they become happy, they don't feel accountable to anyone, irrespective of the fact whether they are in Pakistan, India, Honolulu, London, Washington or Peking or HK.

When a Muslim lives, acts and behaves like a Muslim and fulfills the mission of life, such a Muslim will always be truly, not materially, happy. It matters little to him where he is and what he is doing. His mission in life makes him a conscious Muslim and he is happy to invite others to the Deen of Allah . That is his pleasure and he will be happy with it wherever he/she will be.

I Hope this will explain your quandary and paradox.

Shamim Siddiqi .

2011-06-19 Sun 20:43:50 cdt