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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Safar 20, 1433/January 14, 2012 # 3

Imam Badi Ali's Spotlights were received very late this time but are really good. Please scroll to end.

Radio Program on Urination Video & Iran Assassination
White Supremacists Cannot Stand Resistance by Poorly armed "illiterate" Afghans

On January 14, 2012 Dr. Wilmer Leon, a distinguished African American intellectual, led a discussion on XM Radio's "Inside the Issues" program. Prolific writer Dilip Hiro, of Indian origin, [living in London] and Lincoln University professor Dr. Kaukab Siddique were "on" live with Dr. Leon for half an hour. Here are a couple of points Dr. Siddique made:
  1. The video of US marines urinating on dead Taliban fighters is an exhibition of racism and White Supremacy. The marines, America's best troops, cannot "stand" the fact that a people whom they see as inferior are standing up to them.

  2. US police violence against Americans, especially the poor and the Black, is a regular occurrence in American cities. Police atrocities are common. Put uniforms on White Supremacists , give them the latest weapons, and send them to Muslim lands, and you have Abu Ghraib and Lindi England, and Gtmo, and Bagram with the woman wailing [Dr. Afia?], and now the urination video. This disclosure is the tip of the iceberg of horrors.

  3. Iran is facing terrorist acts [has been since the revolution]. Defense Secretary Panetta says that "we" will never allow Iran to have a nuclear weapon but claims, "we" did not kill the professor! The motivation is there, the ability is there, so who will believe Panetta?
[Dilip Hiro rigorously condemned the urination episode and the assassination of the Iranian professor. The US and Israel are carrying out covert war against Iran, he said.]

Note: I am indebted to Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz [ ] , Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, for understanding how "White Supremacy" works.- K. Siddique

Indian Agents Ruling Bangladesh Strike at Most Venerable Bengali Islamic Leader

On January 11, 2012, Prof. Golam Azam, 89 years old, in a wheel chair, was sent to prison by the puppet regime in Dhaka supported by India. A man who has served humanity and Islam for six decades is being treated as a mass murderer! [at a time when India is keeping an open border with Bangladesh to loot the country's wealth]. People came out in the streets after Golam Azam's arrest and several hundred of them were arrested.
Dilawar Sayedee and other Islamic leaders are also in Bangladeshi prisons on weird charges fabricated by the pro-india regime in Dhaka.

Forty years back, there was a civil war in East Pakistan [now Bangladesh] which was used by India to invade East Pakistan and install a secular regime. Islamic people were specially targeted by Mukti Bahini, a terrorist organization armed and backed by India's army. Since then India has consistently tried to prevent Islam from becoming a force. This disruption has led to great poverty and large numbers of people have left. More than 500,000 Bengali speaking people have taken refuge in Karachi, Pakistan, 1,000 miles away from Bangladesh.

Please write or call the Bangladesh embassy in Washington to urge an end to the persecution of Islamic dissidents in Bangladesh. Scroll down to end for Prof. Golam Azam's background.

Embassy of Bangladesh, 3510 International Dr., NW, Washington, DC 20008.
Phone: 202-244-0183 Fax: 202-244-2771

Very encouraging: America's conscience is still alive. On January 11, there was a rally at the White House against the continuing horrors of Guantanamo Bay and against President Obama's new assault on Muslims' rights, the indefinite detention law. Thirty seven people were arrested, all non-Muslims. May Allah reward them. Scroll way down for report and comment by Sis. Nadrat via Duane Davis.

Newt Gingrich: Strange coincidence or is he connected to the terrorist attack in Iran which killed an Iranian professor?
On November 12, 2011 Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich stated flat out that Iran's scientists should be killed. On January 6, Gingrich's campaign received $5,000,000 from Adelson, an American Jew who is a close friend of Israeli terrorist Netanyahoo and owns a casino in Las Vegas. On January 11, Iranian professor Mostafa was assassinated.
We document below Gingrich's murder call and the money his campaign has received from Adelson. Please scroll down.

Shock waves are going through the Muslim world owing to the video of brutal US marines, America's best soldiers, urinating on dead Taliban's bodies. [New Trend has received the unedited video.] Ms. Hillary Clinton and the entire corporate media machine went into action to claim that this violation of decency is not part of American military values. Probably Ms. Clinton has never read about what US troops did to German cities and German women at the end of World War II.
However, Sis. Nadrat shows us that there is a clear line of continuity in US military actions from the past to the present. She sent it before the urination episode. Please read " Wounded Knee to Bagdad." Scroll down.

Islam is the Only Religion which Banned Slavery

Question: You quoted the Hadith: "Allah said, 'I will be an opponent to three types of people on the Day of Resurrection: 1. One who makes a covenant in My Name, but proves treacherous; 2. One who enslaves a free person and eats his price;................"
What does the second part mean? [Shoaib, Qatar, Middle East]
Answer by Kaukab Siddique:

Islam banned slavery from day one. It is the only religion which did so. "One who enslaves a free person..." means no new steps to enslave anyone will be allowed. Allah Almighty takes personal responsibility for opposing such a person in the Hereafter.
However, there were already many slaves in Arabian society from the Age of Ignorance when the Prophet, pbuh, began his mission. There are numerous hadith which mention these EXISTING slaves and teaches various ways of freeing them without a total disruption of society. Those who do not understand hadith think that hadith is taking slavery as a given.
In some hadith books, narrations which are not from the Prophet, pbuh, and which support slavery have been included. The Muwatta of Imam Malik is one such book full of non-Islamic ideas from the era of Kingship.
The following Islamic texts are decisive against slavery:

Personal from the Editor of New Trend
Meet my sister: Like a Lily growing from the muddy waters of Sorrow

She prays. She fasts. She reads the Qur'an. She studies Hadith. She listens to Farhat Hashmi's Tafseer on the web. She tells people what the Qur'an or the Prophet, pbuh, say on any issue of concern.
It's difficult to debate with her or counter her because she is also highly educated in western sciences. In fact she is a neurologist!
I thought about why she shakes and disturbs some people so much and inspires others. I think I have finally understood. We are so used to banal, everyday, issues that someone who teaches by the Qur'an and Hadith, comes across as disturbing, even self-righteous. She is in fact very humble and compassionate but we really do not meet people who follow Islam in every moment of their lives. Usually we think of semi-educated mullas as people who "push" Islam on others, so we can't deal with a WOMAN, who is highly educated and wants us to benefit from the nourishing truths of Islam.
She was a beautiful, westernized, Pakistani-style woman. She is still beautiful [no proposals please! She is married], very beautiful, but she is stunning now in hijab. People move out of her way and behave as if she has just arrived from Arabia. [In fact sometimes she has.]
I wonder why she is too complex for me. Is it that people who actually study Islam and try to live it every day are so rare today? She is constantly GIVING of herself: her time, her resources, her feelings, her knowledge. Is it that many men don't want to admit that a woman knows more Islam than they do? Or is it, that we can sense the spiritual aura she has, the sorrow for suffering humanity, the hope that GOOD will prevail?

Latest Khutba
How did the Prophet, pbuh, destroy Racism in the Model Islamic Community?
The Virtues of Bilal, the African, Salman, the Persian, Suhaib, the European, Ayesha, the Makkan [r.a. for all 4]
On January 13, 2012, Dr. Kaukab Siddique spoke against racism at a mosque in central Baltimore. Dr. Siddique had fallen down [running across a muddy, grassy knoll, and hurt his leg earlier in the day. The mosque was packed with worshippers, and they showed so much love and care for Dr. Siddique when they saw him limping, that he was surprised!
Here is a summary of a couple of his khutba's main points:
Text: Suhaib, r.a., reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Strange are the ways of a believer for there is good in every affair of his and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer for if he has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks (God), thus there is a good for him in it, and if he gets into trouble and shows resignation (and endures it patiently), there is a good for him in it. (Sahih Muslim, Book #042, Hadith #7138)
  1. Muhammad, pbuh, deestroyed racism in his community through marriage. He married 14 women and thus brought a great variety of tribes, including those of his worst enemies, into the ummah of Islam.

  2. Marriage can spread Islam rapidly in America if it is done for deen, not for beauty, wealth or race, as is clearly commanded in a hadith narrated by Abu Huraira, r.a.

  3. Racially diverse people were encouraged by the Prophet, pbuh, to rise to positions of the highest level in Islam. Thus through Bilal, r.a., the African, all of Africa came into the fold of Islam. The people of West Africa say that Bilal's descendants migrated to West Africa and thus Islam spread there, as can be seen in the saga known as Son-Jara or Sundiata.

  4. Through Salman, r.a., the Persian, the vast empire of Persia learned that Islam wants to liberate people and end slavery. All of central Asia, into India, was thus affected. Salman, r.a., saved the city of Madinah through the strategy of the TRENCH when all of Arabian paganism united to attack Islam.

  5. Through Suhaib, r.a., known as Rumi or the European, the White people learned that Islam opposes their imperial power but has no racial bias against them. Later when the Ottomans embraced Islam, not only were they "white" but they fought and defeated Europe and captured thousands of Europeans who later embraced Islam. These Europeans were some of the toughest soldiers of Islam and were known as janissaris [those who sacrifice their lives]

  6. In Arabia's heartland, Makka and Madinah, the Prophet, pbuh, married Ayesha, r.a., through whom he liberated half the human population, WOMEN. She was the greatest scholar of the Qur'an and the Hadith and fiqh, leader of men and women. Through her women learned that they are equal to men if they have taqwa and know the Qur'an and Hadith. She is revered throughout the Muslim world.
Let us pray for the victory of Islam, in Kashmir, against India, against Russia in Chechnya, in Afghanistan against NATO, in Pakistan against the munafiqueen, in Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria and Egypt against western machinations.
O Allah, help the Believers to drive out the Yahood from Palestine as you helped them to drive America out of Iraq. Ameen. Summa Ameen.

Murder Most Foul: Analysis by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
Zionist Terrorists Target Iranian Professors and Scientists.
Muslim World Should Join Hands to Oppose Zionist-Imperialist Actions

New Trend's analysts ask: Have you ever heard of a Chinese, or Russian or Indian professor being assassinated for the crime of involvement in cutting edge nuclear technology? A Pakistani nuclear scientist was kept under house arrest for years by General Musharraf and faced danger to his life but was not killed.

Now we have a series of murders of Islamic professors in Iran. The latest, on January 11, was the murder of Mustafa Ahmadi Roshan, a brilliant 32 year old intellectual helping the Iranian nuclear effort. Who is behind this blatant murder through a sophisticated stick bomb which made little noise? [A couple of years back, Professor Massoud Ali Mohammadi was murdered in a similar attack. ]

One would have to be retarded not to see that there are only two suspects with the motivation and the ability: The USA and Israel [of course through terrorists working for them in Iran].

On January 12 Defense Secretary Leon Panetta made a warlike speech broadcast in parts by CNN in which he threatened Iran but claimed that the US was not involved in the murder but he said he can guess who! [The show was run by Israel's stoogie on CNN Wolf Blitzer, a dyed in the wool Zionist and a Jew from hell who has been fooling the American public for decades. Blitzer of course did not ask Panetta the most obvious questions.]

Hardly had the murder been announced, FOX TV, CNN and NPR [openly Jewish] went into over drive to justify and even celebrate the "hit."

Our analysis is that the US and Israel are out to destroy ALL Islamic independence and resistance. With the rise of extreme Zionism during the Republican competition going on, blood thirsty Zionists are willing to white wash the most horrendous breach of international law. First we had the extra judicial assassination of Shaykh Osama, top Islamic leader, defenseless in his own home with his family, and then the murder-from-the air of Shaykh Awlaki, a US citizen sentenced to death without trial.

Now with the Iranian professors, it is obvious that the Zionists and the Imperialists smell blood. US marines urinating on dead Taliban: Nothing has changed: Guantanamo Bay was set up and then the Abu Ghraib horrors. The story of Bagram is yet to be told where a woman, said to be Dr. Afia by some observers, was raped repeatedly and screamed in terror.

Shi'a-Sunni Unity is the Only Way out against the Zionist-Imperialist Assault:

Iran is the only independent Muslim country now [at the governmental level] and it will never be forgiven by the enemies of Islam. Imam Khomeini made that very clear but the Iranians forgot and have been making spasmodic but periodic attempts to gain America's friendship. How saddening were those visits to the UN and US when Ahmedinejad, such a good and pious man, allowed himself to be humiliated by the Zionist thugs in academia and media, for the sake of peace and in the hope that Americans would understand that Iran is not against America. He did not realize that the Zionist Jews have this country by the throat and they will never allow peace with Iran.

Our analysis is that Iran must review its foreign policy. It has isolated itself by supporting the US invasion of Iraq and the US assault on the Taliban. It has been neutral on India in Kashmir. It talks about Palestine but can't even arm the Palestinians. Geo-politically it is quite evident that Iran's real constituency is the Muslim ummah. Imam Khomeini was clear on this. Instead, Iran's leaders fell into the hands of sectarians and went to the extent of supporting a tiny Shi'a group in Nigeria where the Muslims are almost 100% Sunni.

The latest blunder is Iran's support for Syria's monster Assad with Muslim blood streaming from his hands.

Thus Iran's own policies have left the field open for Saudi propagandists to mobilize the vast majority of Muslims against the Shi'a "threat" coming from Iran. Can't the Iranians see this? All this abuse about "wahhabis" and the cries for the return of the Mahdi [a fringe narrative for most Muslims] is harming Iran alone.

New Trend's Analysis on Pakistan: by Kaukab Siddique
Storm in a Teacup: America's Friends Tussle with Each Other
I am more loyal [to Uncle Sam] than him: Kayani and Gilani Calmed down by General Dempsey

Looks like Osama bin Laden has taken revenge from the grave against the Pakistani ruling class. It all began with the Islamic leader's assassination in Abbotabad. The military was shocked that the Shaykh had been living so near its iconic academy. They looked like fools under whose very noses America's elite Navy Seals [though a big part of the unit was later decimated by the Taliban] pulled off their greatest strike against Islamic resistance.

No, no, we were not complicit in giving refuge to the Shaykh. We are simply incompetent! The army was implicitly admitting. Then came the search for a scapegoat. The army blamed the civilian government. After all Zardari and Gilani are known puppets of America and the West in general. So, thought the generals, the civilian rulers had a deal of their own with America which left out the army and made it look incompetent if not treasonous. The Americans put fuel on the fire by claiming in a special National Geographic report on the Abbottabad attack that the army's intelligence wing, ISI, had tipped off the CIA about the whereabouts of the top Islamic leader.

Thus both sides, totally in the hands of USA, blamed each other and gradually started upping the ante by accusing each other of being anti-Pakistan [traitors in plain language]. The ruling party's ambassador in Washington, Haqqani, sensed, probably with input from "president" Zardari, that the army was planning a coup. Haqqani wanted USA to stop the army. After all, the army is a creature of USA and has sacrificed 36,000 Pakistani troops in fighting the Islamic movement known as Pakistani Taliban. Haqqani was sure that the army's moves would be check mated by its masters in Washington.

Unfortunately for Haqqani, the inside dope was revealed by an imp named Mansour Ijaz. The ruling party was shown by its opposing parties as a bunch of traitors. The army now came to be seen as the good guys.
The Prime Minister then decided to be the Pakistani nationalist and claimed that as an elected leader, he could even fire the army chief, General Kayani. This enraged the blood thirsty general and it seemed that the coup was finally coming. At this America intervened decisively and ordered both its puppets [puppies?] to calm down, and they did! [January 11, 2012]

The Pakistani public, in spite of being steadily educated by Jamaate Islami, continues to be fooled by the people who run Pakistan. One result of this constant tom foolery is the process of mass alienation. Already the people of Frontier province are up in arms, literally, and have been fighting the military for years, killing and being killed in very large numbers. In Baluchistan, the military has committed crimes against humanity, including the disappearance of hundreds of Baluchi opponents of the regime. Baluchis are now attacking the military, for once successfully.

Jamaate Islami, Imran Khan, Fazlur Rahman, Nawaz Sharif and many others want to bring about change by peaceful means by holding massive public meetings. Unfortunately, however big the peaceful gatherings of the poor and the Islamic, Washington is not interested or affected. The regime smiles at the peaceful gatherings. No arrests, no injuries, no disturbance, the peaceful demonstrations continue and the people in power do not even blink. Does peaceful change have a chance in Pakistan? Your guess is as good as mine!

Obama Seeks to Distance U.S. from Israeli Attack on Iran
Gareth Porter - IPS
President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu are engaged in intense maneuvering over Netanyahu's aim of entangling the United States in an Israeli war against Iran. Netanyahu is exploiting the extraordinary influence his right-wing Likud Party exercises over the Republican Party and the U.S. Congress on matters related to Israel in order to maximise the likelihood that the United States would participate in an attack on Iran. Obama, meanwhile, appears to be hoping that he can avoid being caught up in a regional war started by Israel if he distances the United States from any Israeli attack.

Billionaire Zionist Sheldon Gives $5 million to Pro-Gingrich Group
The Associated Press - Haaretz (Israel)

American billionaire Sheldon Adelson, close ally of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and owner of the Israeli daily Israel Hayom, has given $5 million to an independent group backing Newt Gingrich's presidential bid. A person familiar with the situation said Adelson - founder and majority owner of Las Vegas-based company that owns Sands Casino Resort Bethlehem - made the contribution Friday to Winning Our Future, a pro-Gingrich super PAC. The person said Adelson would spend heavily to assist whichever candidate wins the Republican nomination. Adelson is a longtime supporter of GOP candidates and has been a friend and backer of former House Speaker Gingrich for many years.

Wounded Knee or Bagdad?
by Nadrat Siddique on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 11:16pm
This brings to mind the U.S. hounding and harassing of Iraq during the sanctions period, under the pretext of a search for WMDs. Specifically, the killing of the Lakota after forcing them to surrender what (very) light arms they had, contains echoes of the famed February 1991 Highway of Death incident during Gulf War I in which an entire Iraqi tank column, which had surrendered, was slaughered as it retreated. Cowards prefer to kill their victims only upon disarming them. -Nadrat
"Then I saw the soldiers mounting their horses and surrounding us. It was announced that all men should come to the center for a talk and that after the talk they were to move on to Pine Ridge agency [reservation]. Big Foot [ailing Indian Chief] was brought out of his tepee and sat in front of his tent and the older men were gathered around him and sitting right near him in the center."
After issuing hardtack for breakfast rations, Colonial Forsyth informed the Indians that they were now to be disarmed. "They called for guns and arms," White Lance said, "so all of us gave the guns and they were stacked up in the center." The soldier chiefs were not satisfied with the number of weapons surrendered, and so they sent details of troopers to search the tepees. "They would go right into the tents and come out with bundles and tear them open," Dog Chief said. "They brought our axes, knives, and tent stakes and piled them near the guns."
Still not satisfied, the solider chiefs ordered the warriors to remove their blankets and submit to searches for weapons. The Indians' faces showed their anger, but only the medicine man, Yellow Bird, made any overt protest.
The troopers found only two rifles, one of them a new Winchester belonging to a young Minneconjou named Black Coyote. Black Coyote raised the Winchester abouve his head, shouting that he paid much money for the rifle and that it belonged to him. Some years afterward Dewey Beard recalled that Black Coyote was deaf. "If they had left him alone he was going to put his gun down where he should. They grabbed him and spinned him in the east direction. He was still unconcerned even then. He hadn't pointed his gun at anyone. His intention was to put that gun down. They came on and grabbed the gun that he was going to put down. Right after they spun him around there was the report [firing sound] of a gun, was quite loud. I couldn't say that anybody was shot, but following that was a crash."
In the first few seconds of violence, the firing of carbines was deafening, filling the air with powder smoke. Among the dying who lay sprawled on the frozen ground was Big Foot. Then there was a brief lull in the rattle of arms, with small groups of Indians and soldiers grappling at close quarters, using knives, clubs, and pistols. A few of the Indians had arms, they soon had to flee, and then the big Hotchkill guns on the hill opened up on them, firing almost a shell a second, raking the Indian camp, shredding the tepees with flying shrapnel, killing men, women and children.
"We tried to run," Louise Weasal Bear said, "but they shot us like were a buffalo. I know there are some good white people, but the soldiers must be mean to shoot children and women. Indian soldiers would not do that to white children."
"I was running away from the place abnd followed those who were running away," said Hakiktawin, another of the young women. "My grandfather and granmother and borther were killed as we crossed the ravine, and then I was shot on the right hip clear through and on my right wrist where I did not go any furthr as I was not able to walk, and after the soldier picked me up where a little girl came to me and crawled into the blanket."
When the madness ened, Big Foot and more than half of his people were dead or seirously wounded; 153 were known dead, but many of the wounded crawled away to die afterward. One estimate placesd the final total of dead at very nearly three hundred of the original 350 men, women, and children. The soldeiers lost twenty-five dead and thirty nine wounded, most of them struck by their own bullets or shrapnel.
After the wounded cavalry men were started for the agency at Pine Ridge, a detail of solderis went over the Wounded Knee battlefield, gathering up Indians who were still alive and loading them into wagons. As it was apparent by the end of the day that a blizzard was approaching, the dead Indians were left lying where they had fallen. (After the blizzard, when a burial party returned to Wounded Knee, they found the bodies, including Big Foot's, frozen into grotesque shapes.)
The wagonloads of wounded Sioux (four men and forty-seven women and children) reached Pine Ridge after dark. Because all available barracks were filled with soldiers, they were left lying in the open wagons in the bitter cold while an inept army officer searched for shelter. Finally the Episcopal mission was opened, the benches taken out, and hay scattered over the rough flooring.
It was the fourth day after Christmas in the Year of Our Lord 1890. When the first torn and bleeding bodies were carreid into the candlelit church, those who were conscious could see Christmas greenery hanging from the open rafters. Across the chancel front above the pulpit was strung a crudely lettered banner: PEACE ON EARTH, GOOD WILL TO MEN.
--Excerpted from Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee, Dee Brown

Nearly 40 People Arrested Outside of Obama's White House Protesting Guantanamo, Indefinite Detention
WASHINGTON - Thirty-seven members of Witness Against Torture, a grassroots organization calling for the closure of the US detention facility in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, were arrested in front of the White House around three o'clock this afternoon. Dressed in the iconic Guantanamo orange jumpsuits and b...

Although Gitmo is no longer the primary focus, and there remain plenty of "Black Sites" (a horrible misnomer--given who is originating the policies leading to the existence of these bastions of inhumanity, it would be more accurate to characterize them as "White Sites"), the symbolic value of Wednesday's action in DC by committed activists was heartening. Let us never forget the plethora of prisoners, old and new, in AmeriKKKa's gulag. FREE 'EM ALL!!
----- Nadrat Siddique via Duane Davis

Biography Of Prof. Golam Azam:

Professor Ghulam Azam is the most highlighted political leader in Bangladesh. Highly revered by the Islam-loving people of the country, he has been the prime target of physical and intellectual assaults of the secular quarter of the society. He was the prime organiser of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh and one of the key players of most of the historic events of the nation including the Language Movement, movement for democracy in the sixties and eighties. He presented the Caretaker Government formula which became a foundation stone of our democracy.

He was born in November 7, 1922 at Lakxmi Bazar Shah Shaheb Bari in Dhaka, the house of his maternal grandfather, the late Shah Shaheb. He received his masters in political science from Dhaka University.

He was a popular student leader in his student life.
He was Scout Leader and A Sportsman in his early schooling.He became an Assistant Secretary of East Pakistan Cultural Union for the term 1945-1946. He was elected Secretary General of the Hall Union of famous Fazlul Haque Muslim Hall of Dhaka University for the term 1946-47 and the Secretary General of Dhaka University Central Students Union for 1947-48 and 1948-49 terms.

Professor Ghulam Azam played a leading role in the Language Movement of the country. In November 1948, he submitted a memorandum to the Prime Minister of Pakistan on behalf of the students of Dhaka University demanding the state language status for Bangla. The movement continued, he was arrested in charge of the movement in 1952 and 1955, and at a stage the government had to declare Bangla as a state language of Pakistan.

Although educated in the general education, Professor Ghulam Azam was a practicing Muslim from his childhood. He came in touch with the political and cultural thinking of Islam through a cultural organisation named 'Tamaddun Mozlish'. While a teacher of Political Science in Rangpur Kermichle College, he founded a branch of 'Tamaddun Majlish' in Rangpur in 1952.

His quest for leading the life of a complete Muslim took him to Tablig Jamaat. He was the Ameer of Tablig Jamaat of Rangpur for the period of 1951-1954. His separate experiences with 'Tamaddun Majlish' and 'Tablig Jamaat' increased his longing for an organisation that covers both the spiritual and sociopolitical aspects of Islam. He found Jamaat-e-Islami at last.

He became the Secretary General of Jamaat-e-Islami of East Pakistan in 1957. He was thrown to jail in 1964 by the military rules Ayub Khan. He played a key role in the formation of Pakistan Democratic Alliance (PDM) in 1967. It was all party democratic resistance movement against the military rule of Ayub Khan. He was the Secretary General of the Executive Committee of East Pakistan Wing of PDM. He became the Ameer of East Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami in 1969.
Like all other Islamic parties and groups, he did not support the Liberation War of Bangladesh. The reasons for not supporting the Liberation War of 1971 was - he did not believe that independence from Pakistan would solve our problem. He believed in self-rule or autonomy and continued to campaign in favour of that. His main opposition to the Liberation War was that it was fully surrounded by India and therefore, gaining independence with India's support would result in the country being indirectly controlled and ruled by India. He feared that India would become a bully and would do everything in its power to dominate the politics and economy of the country.

Soon after the liberation, the new government started its campaign of uprooting Islam and democracy from Bangladesh. The government deleted the word 'Muslim' and 'Islam' from names of educational institutes, banned Islam-based politics, arrested and tortured noted Islamic leaders and scholars. Professor Ghulam Azam's very citizenship was canceled and he had to spend his life in exile till 1978.
He was declared as the Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami in 1991. He was sent to jail in 1992 and later released by the order of the court. The Supreme Court reinstated his citizenship in 1994.

He retired from active politics in 2000. Currently, he has engaged himself in original writings and providing guidance to the Islamic thinkers and politicians of Bangladesh.

Thinking about Leadership
Spotlights From Imam Badi Ali, National Shoora Leader, North Carolina
Spotlight #1:
I am wondering about those who give and receive "honors" from taghoot [oppressors and tyrants]. There is no honor in these transactions.
Spotlight #2:
To bring about change, one has to be "big" in thinking, one has to be righteous and elite in advancing against corruption. If the environment changes you and you excuse yourself by saying you are too small, then you are not a leader.
Spotlight #3:
Our "leaders" are leaders by default. The nation has to take responsibility that it took such people as leaders.
Spotlight #4:
Nations become unmotivated owing to leadership which lacks ethics and follows the politics of lies, or just talks without substance as in the case of Obama.
Spotlight #5:
Idiots who claim to be leaders, create enemies and start wars. Nations often don't know what their leaders are doing and get involved in unnecessary conflicts.
Spotlight #6:
Leaders are teachers. Leadership is a discipline.
Spotlight #7:
When we see leaders who are not serving Islam, we should ask, whom are they serving. Leaders are supposed to be servants, says an Islamic narrative.
Spotlight #8:
Muslim leaders have to accept responsibility for what happens in their domain. They should not be saying, it's not their fault. Our leaders do not accept responsibility and they pretend that defeat is victory.
Spotlight #9:
Our leaders lead without a vision or a plan. They just keep ruling blindly.
Spotlight #10:
In America, idiots lead by creating fear which in turn leads to the creation of evil. And all this negativity is carried out with the help of the media.
Spotlight #11:
Our reason for our defeats is that our leaders demoralize their nations by the very words they use.
Spotlight #12:
Women are, by nature, leaders. They prepare future generations of leaders. They motivate not only their children but their husbands. Even top male leaders are motivated by such women leaders. These women should not be working in restaurants where they are servants, not leaders.

2012-01-16 Mon 19:09:28 cst