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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Safar 27, 1433/January 21, 2012 # 4

Munawar Hasan says: Revolution must precede Elections

Pakistanis with umbrellas, came out in their thousands on January 15, in Islamabad. Large throngs of hijabi women were there denying the cultural imperialism of the West. Please scroll to end for photo and report.

Look at what ICNA and CAIR are up to. Shameless opportunism! See Zahid Bukhari's resume. Please scroll.

More on leadership: Arab/Muslim leaders

Spotlights from Imam Badi Ali, Jamaat al-Muslimeen National Shoora Leader, North Carolina
Spotlight #1:
Clowns cannot lead nations or fight battles.
Spotlight #2:
Great leaders take their people towards Paradise through their vision, understanding, courage and compassion.
Spotlight #3:
Arab leaders think they are God's gift to their people, so criticism of the leaders is considered dangerous. They want to lead by hitting people on the head.
Spotlight #4:
Arab leaders think they are above the law and above the people.
Spotlight #5:
Our leaders are nothing but bullies, agents and butchers. Our people are victims.
Spotlight #6:
The function of true leadership is to produce more leaders for this world and the Hereafter.
Spotlight #7:
If you cannot inspire people to think, learn and reform, you are not a leader.
Spotlight #8:
In some of the Arab revolutions going on, the objectives are not clear. One form of dictatorship may be replaced by another. USSR was a bad example of a revolution.
Spotlight # 9:
A true revolution has to be one of values, God-fearing, opposed to war and occupation, not taking sides without truth even temporarily.
Spotlight #10:
Revolution is like art work. It can end up with a beautiful painting. Or it may merely mix colors and create a mess.

Lynne Stewart's Appeal Coming up.

On February 29, Jamaat al-Muslimeen urges New York readers to go to the Federal Court in downtown New York to support Lynne Stewart's appeal. A large crowd of supporters is expected.

This is the great American fighter for human rights who gave all she had for the rights of the Blind Shaikh [Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman]. She never charged a cent, and then herself incurred the wrath of the Bush White House and Israel and was given 10 years in prison for supporting a terrorist!.

On Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman, Sis. Nadrat notices that his family has been protesting EVERY DAY in Cairo, Egypt for months. For further comment by Sis. Nadrat on this great scholar of Islam, please scroll way down. Also, we have an extensive article on the case of the Blind teacher from Dr. Edward Miller of San Rafael California written at the time when Dr. Omar was being railroaded. ISNA man Siraj Wahhaj played a dirty role in getting this man of God sent to prison for life. [As NT noted earlier, Dr. Omar's son has been killed in a US air strike in Afghanistan.]

Did the White House issue this Statement against Marines Urinating on Corpses?

"The actions of this group completely undermine the work of our servicemen and women and are contradictory to the values of the American people. Such acts only serve to further distort the image of America and greatly endanger the lives of our troops and civilians abroad."

It almost is, word for word, but NO! It is a statement from ICNA, a bootlicking group which claims to be Islamic. This is the kind of hypocrisy which should be uncovered.
So, to educate the naive, we publish the resume of Zahid Bukhari, the President of ICNA, who has been re-elected by ICNA's inner circle of stooges. He has been serving the US State Department! He proudly published this resume on the Internet. No fear of Allah here. No Taqwa! Sheer munafiqat. Please scroll all the way to the end.

We have an article from Br. Athar in Canada in which an Arab woman indentifies the actvity of the marines in Afghanistan as "pissing," not urination which she thinks is a euphemism for an ugly activity which is part of western culture. Please scroll to end. The article is only for adults.

Imam Badi Ali speaks against bullying of Muslim students. Important interview in North Carolina paper. Scroll to end please.

The Saga of a Woman who Renounced the Aga Khani Cult & Embraced Islam
New Trend Report

Several years back Sis. Gulshan, who was an Ismaili, a follower of the Aga Khan, embraced Islam. Since then she has been hounded by cyber terrorists who have been indulging in an orgy of abuse and pornographic hate against her. As she stood firm on her newly found Islamic faith, the attacks on her became more and more personal and vehement.
The cyber terrorists use fake names and their identiities have still not been traced by Muslims who decided to defend the sister's honor and personal security.
In turn Muslims have investigated Aga Khan's cult and questioned its "right" to attack a Muslim woman. This was then used as an excuse by the abusers to attack Islam itself, including great Companions of the Prophet, pbuh, such as Abu Huraira, r.a., and Khalid ibn al-Waleed, r.a., as well as Caliph Usman, r.a., and his compilation of the Qur'an, as well as those wives of the Prophet, pbuh, who were Christian or Jewish but embraced Islam.

All these attacks by the supporters of Aga Khan have been answered by Muslims. However, the latest attack is most egregious. It is the claim that the Prophet, pbuh, had only one daughter, Fatima, r.a., and that Ruqayya, r.a., was not his biological daughter.
Here is the answer to this attack by Kaukab Siddique:

Brief Outline of the Great Struggle of Ruqayya, r.a., Forgotten owing to Sectarian Propaganda

Documentation that the Prophet, pbuh, had more than one daughter and Ruqayya, r.a., was a great Islamic woman:

The Qur'an says "daughters" not daughter. Here is the verse:
"O Prophet! Tell your wives and daughters, and the believing women, that they should cast their outer garments over their pesons [when going out]: That is most convenient for them that they should be known and not molested. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful." [33:59]

Here is documentation from Hadith:

"Ruqayya, was the daughter of the Messenger of Allah, pbuh, and her mother was Khadija, the daughter of Khuwaylad. Before receiving prophethood, Muhammad, pbuh, had married her to Utba, the son of Abi Lahab bin Abdul Mutallib who divorced her soon thereafter before taking her as his wife because in the meantime the prophet received prophethood and the verses condemning Abu Lahab were revealed in the Qur'an. She never went to Utba's home."

"She embraced Islam the very day her mother, Khadija, r.a., embraced Islam." [Among the very first to embrace Islam.]

"She was among the first women to take the oath of allegiance [baiat] to the Prophet, pbuh."

"She was married to one of the greatest Companions of the Prophet, Usman, r.a."

" She did hijra TWICE to Africa with Usman, r.a.. The Prophet, pbuh, said this is the first hijra in all of human history for the sake of Allah since the time of the Prophet Lut."

"Ruqayya suffered greatly [for Allah's sake] during hijra and lost her unborn child through miscarriage."
All quotes from Tabqat ibn Saad, first and earliest collection of biographical Hadith.

[Comment: If you read the Qur'an, you will realize that the Hijra by Ruqayya, r.a., puts her above other women, including Fatima, r.a. who was also a great woman. We love Fatima, r.a., but facts must be above feelings.]

"And their Lord has accepted of them and answered them: 'Never will I allow to be lost the work of any of you, be you male or female, you are one community: those of you who have done hijra from their homes or been driven out from there, or suffered harm in My Cause, or fought, or been slain..................." [3:195]

Question : Re: the article on the murder of the Iranian Professor, you wrote:
Mahdi= Fringe narrative for most muslims ?
What does that mean?

Shameel Yakub [Discuss the Religion - Islam forum]

Ed. Reply:There are 13 narratives of the coming of the Mahdi. None of them are genuine teachings of the Prophet, pbuh. Ibn Khaldun studied them and found that all are either Daif [weak] or maudu [fabricated]. The Iranian concept of a 12 year old boy who disappeared more than a thousand years ago and will return as Mahdi is baseless in the teachings of Islam. The central concept of Islam is agreed upon by all scholars as Jihad, not waiting for a savior.

CAIR on Drunken individual vs CAIR on Life Sentence on Shi'a Imam
Recently a drunken man from Guyana threw various objects at a number of houses in Queens, New York. He wanted to use the bathroom in al-Khui Islamic Center. Inside 60 people were having a dinner party but he was denied the use of the bathroom. So he came back with a Starbucks bottle filled with flammable stuff and threw it at Al-Khui Center. Damage was minimal and no one one was hurt. Later the man was arrested via security cameras. CAIR raised a hue and cry, trying to paint the incident as a terrorist act and a hate crime.

Shi'a Imam Sentenced to Life on Flimsy Evidence.
Days later, on January 13, Jamaat al-Muslimeen reported from Brooklyn, New York, that a Shi'a Imam, Kareem Ibrahim has been sentenced to life in prison. The regime claims: that he was conspiring to blow up JFK airport, one of the biggest airports in the world. The evidence was bogus, based on the activities of a government infomant. Two other Muslims have already been sentenced to life in the case, Russell Defreitas and Abdel Kader and one to 15 years, Abdel Nur.

If ever there was a bogus case, this was it. The harsh sentences have terrified the West Indian communities in New York and turned them to spying on each other to search for "terrorists." Not a word on this shameful injustice from CAIR. So trying to win brownie points from the Shi'a al-Khui center for a near non-event, while totally ignoring the grave injustice done in the JFK case. This is how CAIR works, teaching Muslims that there is Islamophobia [a word copied from the Zionist idea of homopohobia] among the American public, while showing the cruel White House regime as defenders of Muslims and keeping SILENCE on the most outrageous sentences imposed on innocent Muslims.

Photo of Innocent Shi'a Imam Kareem Ibrahim who was extradited to the US from Trinidad.

War News: Nigeria Boko Haram Islamic force Attacks Police Stations in Kano: Curfew Imposed by Military

[Background: War began in Nigeria when military forces attacked mosques and Islamic schools in northern Nigeria. Boko Haram tried to defend mosques but tanks went in and slaughtered them. Yusuf, leader of Boko Haram, and several hundred of his followers were arrested, tortured and executed. Boko Haram has re-organized and is now using al-Qaida style attacks.... editor]

[Source: BBC]: January 20: Islamic movement known as Boko Haram attacked targets across Kano, Nigeria's most important northern city. At least four police stations were hit in upscale areas inhabited by foreigners, in particular Indians and Lebanese. Police appears to have suffered heavy losses but has admitted 143 killed till now. At least one of the attackers was a martyrdom operator. The military has imposed curfew on the city.

Abul Qaqa, named after a commander in the time of Caliph Umar, r.a., told journalists, on behalf of Boko Haram that the attacks are aimed at forcing the Christian president to release Islamic prisoners.

War News: Afghanistan NATO Suffers from Taliban Attacks: French want to withdraw

Source: Wire services. AFP etc: January 20: In the Kapisa area just north of Kabul, 4 French troops were killed and 16 wounded, 8 seriously , when an Afghan soldier opened fire. He has been arrested. It is suspected that he is a Taliban infiltrator. [Poverty forces many Afghans to join the military force the US and Karzai are organizing from among the Afghan population.] The French President Sarkozy has expressed shock at the loss of 20 elite troops in one day. He has been telling his people that French forces are helping to reconstruct Afghanistan.

January 19: Six US marines were killed when a US helicopter went down in Helmand province. The Taliban claimed responsibility. These were elite troops. One of them, from Centerville, Iowa, used to fly Presidents Clinton and Bush. NATO is denying Taliban victory but is yet to offer an alternative scenario..

Also January 19: A human bomber sent by the Taliban attacked NATO vehicles exiting the large air base outside Kandahar. NATO is not revealing losses but the total for January computed by "icasualties" from local papers in the US shows that the US death toll for January has risen to 25. So at least 19 US troops were killed in this attack. Taliban claimed that US troops panicked and opened fire after the attack killing several civilians including 2 childen. NATO is denying this.

War News: Pakistan: Fooling the People.

Drone Attacks Renewed After Eight Week Hiatus: Chechen Muslims Killed

US has delivered two more drone attacks in Pakistan's North Waziristan area. The number of deaths caused by the attacks are said to be 8 with at least 3 of them being Chechen refugees from Russia's war torn region. After the attacks, Pakistani intelligence joyfully announced that Pak Taliban leader Hakeemullah Mehsud had been killed in one of the attacks. The Pak Taliban denied the report and later Paki intelligence also retracted its claim. New Trend observers say that these attacks are coordinated with the US by Paki military.
In spite of the coordination, Pakistanis continue to believe that the military is loyal to Pakistan while the civilian government is hooked up to the US.

Alleged ISI Torture Comes out : [Dawn report] Four of the suspects arrested by the Pakistani military intelligence for attacks on a Pakistani military center in Punjab have been found dead after being tortured and poisoned. Their relatives received anonymous phone calls to pick up their dear ones body from outside a hospital in Peshawar. The bodies, in separate instances, were dumped on the street. The suspects had been declared innocent by a series of Pakistani courts but in each instance were re-arrested.

When America Bowed to Zionist Pressure & Sentenced Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman

Day of Ignominy: January 17, 1996. Judge Mukasay sentenced Egyptian Islamic leader Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman, Hafiz-e-Quran, Hafiz-e-Sahih-al-Bukhari, Al-Azhar University Ph.D., and outspoken critic of the Mubarak regime to life in prison for conspiracy. Blind, diabetic, and a non-English speaker, he has spent most of the last 17 years in solitary confinement--conditions which can only be characterized "cruel and unusual," and, as such, a violation of U.S. law. His conviction in a court presided over by a Jewish judge--with evidently zionist leanings--occurred only after government informer Emad Salem was paid 1 million dollars (and two other witnesses smaller sums) to testify; nearly all defense evidence illustrating Abdel Rahman's quarrel was with Egypt--and not with the U.S.--was disallowed; mis-translations of Abdel Rahman's putative order to target New York landmarks was allowed as evidence; and a climate of fear created by New York's corporate (zionist) media for months leading up to the trial.
In 2011, the Islamic Organization for Human Rights called on the newly emerging Egyptian "pro-democracy" movements to push for Abdel Rahman's release.
- Nadrat Siddique

A Political Prisoner In the U.S.:
Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman [The Blind Shaykh.]

By Dr. Edward W. Miller [Courtesy: Coastal Times, San Francisco]

In early 1980 in Cairo, an Egyptian imam, or holy man, quietly moved from mosque to crowded mosque, preaching the tenets of Islam while also condemning the on-going corruption of his government. Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, a Ph.D. from Al-Azher University, was denouncing the plundering of Muslim lands in Palestine, as well as President Mubarak's treachery in cooperating with Israel and the U.S. to support repression of both the Palestinian and his own people. The Sheik commanded his followers to stand up against "a military dictator whose prison brimmed with 70,000 of the nation's best sons and daughters" in a regime where ideas were being censored by Egyptian thought police. The sheik also beseeched his people to stop the looting of their country by Western banks and corporations whose profits and way of life both drained the natural resources and morally corrupted the culture of Egyptians.
Sheik Rahman had been jailed by Mubarak for his preachings in the early 1980s, released in 1984 only to be imprisoned again in 1985, 1986 and 1989. At each trial he was acquitted of wrong-doing, and he continued preaching to advocate the values of Islam and protest against government corruption.
When Sheik Rahman decided to travel to this country, Egyptian foreign minister Amar Moussa and U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Robert Pelletreau, connived together to have him arrested under the pretext of "violating immigration laws." The Zionists, including Senator Alphonse D'Amato (D-NY) and Assemblyman Dov Hikind (NY), made it their personal business to reinforce the indictment. Egyptian secret police spy Emad Salem was sent to the U.S. with specific instructions to keep close tabs on his activities. After some months of imprisonment in solitary, this blind and diabetic cleric was finally brought to trial in what was to become one of the most corrupt legal procedures in U.S history.

The sheik's trial was intentionally corrupted at every turn by America's Jewish organizations. Jury selection began on January 9, 1995, at which time the Zionist media began an assault on that learned scholar and his associates. The day before the jury date, The New York Times led the attack with a defaming article by a man named Bernstein. Prior to this, the prosecution had published excerpts from the scholar's 22-year-old Ph.D. dissertation, taking bits and pieces out of context to bias any potential jurors. Even NPR (National Public Radio) joined in the chorus on January 9 with a lengthy news report by columnist and author Judith Miller who claimed the case against the Sheik "was strong." Most Americans were unaware that Judith Miller is a militant anti-Muslim writer whose biased reporting on the Mideast for The New York Times and inflammatory book on Muslim countries has received condemnation form scholars and writers the world over.

At the beginning of the trial, the sheik's lawyers had demanded the strongly-biased Zionist Judge, Michael B. Mukasey, recuse himself from the trial. Mukasey refused. (Federal Law, Title 28, Section 455(a) requires a sitting judge to recuse himself from any trial where his impartiality might reasonably be questioned.) Mukasey was a committed Zionist, a long-time supporter of Israel. His wife is also a Zionist.
Sheik Rahman was then denied the lawyer of his choice by Judge Mukasey, and when he then asked the court to permit an expert to explain the practices of Islam to an ignorant American jury, he was refused this due process. Eventually, on January 17, 1996, Sheik Omar Abdul Rahman was sentenced by a Jewish judge of strong Zionist leanings to imprisonment for life "plus 65 years." The extra 65 years were added under the court's Count #3: Conspiracy to murder Hosin Mubarak (Egypt's president).

Those 65 years added to the sentence were related to the "conspiracy theory," and the judge's interpretation of conversations Sheik Rahman had had with supposed international terrorists and were largely based on the inflammatory and largely fictitious documentary, Jihad in America, produced by a Zionist Jew, Stephen Emerson, and shown nationwide on PBS. Both the prosecution and the judge employed guilt by association in their judgment. The Sheik was NOT sentenced for implication in the World Trade Center bombing; however, phone calls to the Sheik by Muslim defendants in that case had been presented and even accepted as evidence without the court every providing to the jury translations of those conversations.
The conspiracy theory was supposedly supported by the testimony of Abdo Haggag, an Egyptian, who quoted an unrecorded conversation he allegedly had with the Sheik. He delayed more than a year before reporting it to the police. At the trial, Haggag admitted under oath to having received $100,000 for his testimony, plus another $60,000 for his children.

After receiving his lifetime sentence, this elderly, sick and blind sheik, standing before the Jewish judge, spoke quietly and at length in Arabic. He pointed out the on-going "historical junction" at which "the spiritual power of Islam was confronting the military/material juggernaut of a Zionist White House." Sheik Rahman continued, debunking the prosecution's theory that he heads an international terrorist organization. He emphasized that he was sequestered in a jail in Cairo in the early 1980s at the time the so-called "international terrorist group" was allegedly being formed. Judge Michael Mukasey was visibly irritated by the Sheik's remarks, and interrupted the scholarly cleric repeatedly and rudely, finally remarking that "religion has nothing to do with the case."

Columnist and author Edward C. Coughlin, Jr., noted in an article in New Trend (January/February '96): "Since the days of the 'Star Chamber' proceedings in England, governments have used the conspiracy laws to destroy their political enemies. In an America controlled by the Zionist Gang, a decision was made at the highest level to "get Sheik Rahman... The evidence against the sheik which took nine months to prosecute was purely circumstantial and built on the most dubious kind of foundation. His trial in Zionist-dominated New York City in front of a card-carrying Zionist jurist and in a society swarming with an Islamic-bashing media and pro-Zionist tabloids and news readers, guaranteed his ultimate conviction."
Coughlin continued: "One of the counts in the indictment against the blind sheik...was a rarely-used Civil War seditious conspiracy charge. A key witness against the cleric...was a government informer...a known liar who had demanded one million from the FBI to entrap the sheik and his co-defendants."

Even the highly-prejudiced Washington Post, an establishment mouthpiece, was forced to state in an editorial after the guilty verdict was announced that aspects of the trial worried it." The Post said: "conspiracy trials are troublesome because they enable prosecutors to link a number of people, some of whom are only tangentially connected, to one of the events cited in the indictment, and put everybody on trial together. There are special reasons when the defendants, like Sheik Rahman, already foreign-born, are more likely to be linked in the jurors' minds to the stereotype of an international terrorist." Coughlin adds: "The sheik was unpopular because the Zionist press had already done a hatchet job on him... It is clear that the U.S. government was used by an alien element, the Zionists, to wrongly target him for persecution. Justice demands that his conviction be overturned on appeal."

Not only was the trial of Sheik Abdul Oman Rahman a long and terrible ordeal for this blind, aged cleric, but his imprisonment continues to be deliberately cruel and physically threatening. In the U.S. Federal Prison Hospital in Springfield, Missouri, since October, 1995, he is totally isolated from fellow prisoners. Amnesty International reported that Dr. Rahman, a diabetic, had been subject to deliberate neglect by his guards, who "routinely fail to respond to his legitimate requests for assistance... He has not had his hair or nail cuts, nor has he been provided with a change of clothing for several months." He is not allowed to join in Muslim prayers with other Muslim prisoners, he is deprived of his prayer rug and a clock to determine his praying schedule, has no short-wave radio to hear Arabic news (his only language), and is subject to frequent strip searches combining gratuitous humiliations. Amnesty International points out the U.S. is not meeting its obligation under Articles 7 and 10 of the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights: "All persons deprived of their liberty shall be treated with humanity and respect for the inherent dignity of the human person."

Many Muslims and non-Muslims plus Muslim organizations both in this country and abroad have joined forces to form the Committee to Free Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman. The legal aspects of this group are being handled by Ex-Attorney General Ramsey Clark's office. Hopefully, the sheik can be re-tried on appeal, cleared of conspiracy charges and allowed his freedom. The dark stain on our federal judicial system, however, will never fade completely.
(Israel's plan to weaken the power of Islam began at Camp David when Egypt was seduced to split the Arab league. Sadat was murdered for his betrayal. Sadat then led a more independent Egypt until his murder, after which Israel with U.S. help placed a secular, anti-Muslim Mubarak in the presidency. The shiek's imprisonment here is intended to further weaken Islam in Egypt, which explains Zionist interest in his trial.)

Imam Badi Ali moves against Bullying of Muslim Students
Muslim community forms PTA for students
by Yasmine Regester
Carolina Peacemaker
Originally posted 1/19/2012

As bullying in grade schools is exposed all over the country, various organizations have formed to address this harrowing concern. The Muslim Parent Teacher Association or MPTA of Greensboro is one of these groups.

Formed more than a year ago, the MPTA is a division of the youth center of the Islamic Center of the Triad (ICT). The ICT is an organization dedicated to supporting the Muslim community and advocating the teachings of Islam while educating the larger community. According to MPTA members, stories of Muslim students being bullied in the Guilford County Schools began to circulate through the youth center.

Parents wanted to provide a place where students would feel safe to talk about their experiences and seek help if needed. "We know name calling is an issue but this goes beyond that and targets someone's religion," said Karen Mujali, vice president of the MPTA.

Name calling, particularly the use of the word "terrorist" against Muslims is something ICT President, Badi Ali wants to deter people from. "All Muslims do not condone terrorism any more than all Christians condone the violence against the federal building in Oklahoma. This generalization is simplistic and illogical," said Ali.

Mujali noted that some students might be fearful to get their parents involved in school conflicts because the parents have an accent or wear traditional Muslim garb which might add to the harrassment by others. Students fear they will become the target of more bullying.

The MPTA met with the Guilford County School Board of Education to see how the organizationcould work with the schools to help the children being bullied. Mujali noted that there are school policies in place on how to handle a bullying situation. "There is a process when students report bullying, however, when you're bullied for your religion it should be stopped the first time," said Mujali. The group acknowledged the detrimental effects bullying has on children such as lowered self -esteem, lack of self-worth and trouble concentrating in school. "Forming this group gives the students a way to communicate what's happening so we can address it," explained Mujali.

The MPTA also believes in providing support for the children who act out through bullying and those who witness it. MPTA also participates in school fundraisers and activities that include the greater Greensboro community. The group hopes that a partnership with GCS will in turn inspire positive growth and change.

"As a parent, our kids are our diamonds. We trust the schools with our kids. We have to make sure they have the same rights as all other kids," said Ahmad Abdelmajid, MPTA member. "Kids shouldn't feel they have to live in fear."

Badi Ali, ICT President, noted that the MPTA has the same function as any other PTA. "We are there to support, educate, and build a bridge between the Muslim community and schools. We want to be involved with education by communicating better with the schools. It's our job to be open with the schools in order to bring understanding and (be) better able to work together."

With the Muslim community rapidly growing in the area, the group has given suggestions to the school board on how to make steps toward bridging the gap between school and community. The MPTA said they would like to see GCS hire more Muslim teachers in the schools, make committees more open to the Muslim community, and offer a course that teaches the Arabic language and the culture. This allows the children to see themselves reflected in the education system.

According to Ali, the increase in bullying and prejudice against Muslims appears to be coming from a lack of understanding or knowledge of Islam and culture. MPTA also suggests teacher workshops where educators can learn about the different cultures from which their students come. Thus providing them with the tools to understand how to combat the bullying with education.

"In a civilized society, it's the duty of the majority to protect the minority, and the responsibility of the minority to voice their concerns to bring harmony in the community," said Ali. Leadership within Guilford County Schools confirmed participation in a number of meetings with members of the Islamic community late last year. Students or parents can also anonymously report incidents of bullying on the GCS web site

From Zahid Bukhari's Resume: No Changes Made:
This is ICNA's President! Serving Taghoot!

Overseas Visits/Presentations:
Participated in a two day workshop on "Giving Voice to Muslim Democrats: Securing Democracy and Peace in the Mediterranean Space," organized under the umbrella of the research programme "The Mediterranean, Europe, and Islam: Actors in Dialogue (Meiad)," and sponsored by a consortium of three institutions: the University of Naples "l'Orientale", the Mediterranean Foundation, and the Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal Centre for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Naples, Italy on February 23-24, 2007

Made two presentations on "Muslim Roots in America" at the Political Science Department of University of Latvia and the Riga Stradins University, Riga, Latvia on February 12-13, 2007
"Economic Challenges of the Muslim Minorities in the West" in a seminar on 'Model Minority Muslim and the Muslim Ummah' organized by the Centre for Research on Islamic & Malay Affairs (RIMA), Singapore on August 5, 2006.

Participated in a State Department International Information Program in Bosnia and Herzegovina and made presentations on 'The Role of the Muslim Community in American Public Life after September 11" at the Center for Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Studies (CIPS), University of Sarajevo, Islamic Medrasa in Travnik and Tuzla; and also conducted five media interviews, April 24-28, 2006.

"Education, Religion and Public Policy: US Experiences." A paper presented at the conference on Perspectives on Islamic Education in the 21st Century, held at Raichak, West Bengal, India April 3-5, 2006.

Participated in a State Department International Information Program in India and made presentations on 'Muslims in America: before and after September 11, 2001' at the Institute of Objective Studies, Delhi, and various other institutions in Nagpur, Chandigarh, Shimla and Kolkata. Had a web-chat with Times of India, and conducted seven media interviews with three TV channels and four English and Hindi newspapers, March 26 - April 2, 2006.

"Beyond the Clash, Dialogue and Alliance of Civilization: The American Muslims' Experience in the Post 9/11 Era." A paper presented at the international conference on History and Civilization of the Muslim World held at the University of Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan, February 27-28, 2006.

Participated in a State Department International Information Program in Pakistan and made more than ten presentations on 'Islam and Muslims in the USA: Challenges and Opportunities' at the Council of Islamic ideology, Institute of Policy Studies (IPS), Islamic Research Institute at the International Islamic University, Islamabad, Peshawar University, Peshawar Press Club, Lahore Women University, and Sargodha University; and also conducted media interviews with ARY-TV, Aaj-TV, and Daily Pakistan, February 21- 26, 2006.

"Hopes, Fears and Aspirations: American Muslims in Post 9/11 Era," a paper presented at a transatlantic dialogue entitled, Muslim Communities Participating in Society: A Belgian-U.S Dialogue, organized by the Royal Institute for International Relations (IRRI-KIIB) and the Embassy of the United States of America to Belgium in Brussels, Belgium on November 16-17, 2005

Participated in a State Department International Information Program in
India and addressed four two-day seminars organized by the SPAN magazine (Urdu section) on "Civil Society, Multi-ethnic Democracies and the Media" in Lucknow, Hayderabad, Patna, and Jaipur, and also conducted 10 media interviews on "Islam in America," September 2-20, 2005.

"The State of Islamic Studies in American Universities: Initial findings of a larger project" a paper presented in a conference on Islam in Higher Education, organized by the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS) at the University of Birmingham, England on 29-30 January 2005.

"The Role of American Muslims in Enhancing the Dialogue of Civilizations," a paper presented at the 3rd World Public Forum "Dialogue of Civilizations," Rhodes, Greece on September 28 - October 2, 2004.

Participated in two panels on, 'Human Moral Development in Islam, Christianity and Buddhism', and 'Responsibility of the Global Muslim Community in the Post 9/11 World' at the Parliament of World's Religions 2004, Barcelona, Spain on July 7 - 14, 2004.

Participated in a State Department International Information Program in Russia and addressed 16 meetings at various universities in Moscow, Yekaterinburg and Kazan, and also conducted 9 media interviews on "Islam in America," February 27 - March 7, 2004.

Made a presentation on "American Muslims and Challenges of 9/11," at the Center for the Study of America, Quaid-e-Azam University, Islamabad, Pakistan on December 2, 2003.

Participated in the working meeting of "Partners in Humanity," organized by HRN Prince El Hassan bin Talal and Search for Common Ground, Amman, Jordan on July 26-29, 2003

Participated in the "Mahather Dialogue on the Advancement of Ummah," organized by the University of Technology's Center for the Knowledge Advancement at Kula Lumpur, Malaysia on August 13-15, 2002.

"American Muslims and the Dialogue of Civilizations," a paper presented at the International Symposium on Islam and the Dialogue of Civilizations, organized by the King Abdulaziz Public Library,
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on March 17-20, 2002.

Participated in a State Department International Information Program in Japan and addressed five meetings of scholars, businessmen, journalists and students in four cities on "Islam and Muslim community in Post 9/11 America," January 21-25, 2002.

Pissing Contests...
By Layla Anwar

January 17, 2012 "Information Clearing House" --- I've been reading quite a bit about the politics of "Urination", a series of articles expressing "indignation" at the video that proudly circulated, about some of your brave boys "urinating" on dead corpses of Afghans after being murdered by you.

All of you prime and proper people of "conscience" showed indignation, including your Hilarious Clinton, she's always in the habit of hilariously laughing when dead corpses appear on her phone screen. We are told that this "urination" business on dead corpses is not part of your morality nor of your ethics. OK I know you are still trying to figure out what these two words mean - morality and ethics, but then by now, we already know you use words you hardly understand the meaning of.

Frankly speaking, I don't understand why all this indignation, that has suddenly gripped you ?!
And what is this "urination" thing ? Can't you use the real words - after all your boys were pissing on the dead. Is "Urination" supposed to make it more sanitized, more medical like ? Or maybe it is supposed to make it more polite and more acceptable ? No darlings, you were simply pissing on the dead.
Is this a strange habit of yours, pissing on the dead ? Not at all.
I remember when I had the "privilege" of spending some time in England, the English boys at the closing of the pub, where they pissed themselves silly, would engage in pissing contests...who could piss the farthest. They would gather in packs like dogs, and start pissing all over the place, marking territory...How different are you from the dogs ?
My friend had a dog, when her father passed away in his bed, the dog stood still near the dead body guarding it until my friend arrived...the dog is more noble. He knew his territory and his a dog, but you pride yourselves on being "humans", "free humans"...

So pissing contests are not something so strange to your "culture", it's a male Anglo-Saxon thing, and am sure the "brave" stinks from America must have caught the Anglo-Saxon cultural some heritage, an inheritance of "values."

Furthermore why all this disconcertment, this bewilderment at "urination"? Did your not "brave" ones piss on the living ?

But of course they did, they did on numerous occasions, I reported it...but I saw no indignation then -- instead I was called a liar, a lunatic.

NO you filthy bast..ds, am neither a liar nor a truer than a polished diamond.

In July 2008 - I wrote about Ahmad and this is what I had to say :

"Once arrived, they placed them in a corner of a dirty cell and started pissing on their wounded bodies while hysterically laughing. Not contenting themselves with that alone, they (the Americans) brought in a basin used to collect shit from their mobile toilets and emptied it on Ahmad and the other detainees heads"

I was writing about Ahmad in Baghdad...I was writing about the women you tied with their legs apart until you split them in the middle...split loose from their bodies, their souls and their humanity...

I strongly suggest you re-read that post of mine - I called it "Crucified by Freedom."

No need to be so outraged, this is you.

You pissed on the living, on the Crucified, why surprised when pissing on the dead ?

Or should I say "Uri-Nation" ?

Layla Anwar : All you need to know about me is that I am a Middle Easterner ,an Arab Woman - into my 40's and old enough to know better . I have no homeland per se . I live in Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Jordan, Syria and Egypt simultaneously .... All the rest is icing on the cake. Please visit her blog

Revolution must Precede Elections: Syed Munawar Hasan

by Shamsuddin Amjad

LAHORE, Jan. 15: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that a revolution must precede elections in the country in order to ameliorate the lot of the masses.
Addressing a rally organized by the JI against US interference, drone attacks, besides price hike and other socio-economic ills at Islamabad Committee Chowk, on Sunday, he said that elections in the country had always brought thieves, feudal lords, and capitalists into power who multiplied the people's problems besides damaging the Islamic identity of the country. A revolutionary change prior to the elections alone could stop the return of corrupt and pro-US people to power, he added.Thousands of people joined the rally in spite of bitter cold and heavy rain.
Syed Munawar Hasan said that the current four year rule of the PPP had further weakened democracy and the parliament while the judiciary was mocked at and the constitutional institutions were harmed. During this period, more than seven thousand Americans were issued visas unlawfully which resulted in a spate of terrorism.
He said the country's economy had been ruined and the common man was finding it difficult to make both ends meet. Thousands of industrial units had been closed and workers had been rendered jobless.

He said that if the masses wanted a change, they must support the JI which had an honest and competent leadership capable of solving their problems.

Photo of Syed Munawar Hasan addressing a huge crowd in Islamabad, Jan.15. It was cold under steady rain.

2012-01-22 Sun 06:23:24 cst