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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Rabi' al-Thani 5, 1434/February 16, 2013 # 7

Breaking News:
February 15: Syrian Islamics captured a major Assad air base in Sefeira, east of Aleppo airport. Large arms cache fell into Islamic hands. Assad is preparing a major counterattack. An Iranian general has been killed by the mujahideen. Heavy casualties on both sides including senior Syrian officers killed. Both sides are abducting opponents to carry out exchanges.
Syria has complained to the UN that Turkey is permitting Al-Nusra and al-Qaeda to mobilize in refugee camps in Turkey.
A photo has emerged on facebook of mujahideen kissing a large painting of Shaykh Osama.

February 16: Pakistani horror: A big bomb explosion killled scores of Shi'a civilians in Quetta, at least 63 killed 200 injured. A tiny sectarian group Lashkare Jhangvi has taken "credit." [Our observers say that the government's hand could be behind these horrific attacks on Shias. Jhangvi is a small group. Why does the government not arrest anyone? How can such large quanities of explosives be transported into a city where each entry point is heavily guarded? These could be groups trying to damage relations between Iran and Pakistan.]

Our learned brother Shamim Siddiqi reflects on the blunder of the Muslim Brotherhood movement in joining governments in Egypt and Tunisia in too much of a hurry.. Please scroll to end.

US drones fly out of Saudi Arabia to target Islamics in Yemen. See our Christian friend Chuck Carlsen's powerful article on the murderous policies of the new Pharoah. He sees Obama's man Brennan as a war criminal. Scroll to end please.

Muslims are ONE Ummah. Scroll way down to see a powerful article by a Bengali scholar.

Urgent: Please write or call the Embassy of Bangladesh. The pro-India regime is creating hysteria against innocent Bengali Islamics who sided with Pakistan 40 years ago, A non-stop circus is going on in Dhaka where crowds are incited against the Islamics by secular Bengalis accusing them of fabricated atrocity stories.

Tell the embassy; Islamic people must be released otherwise you will be marked as pro-India anti-Islam rulers.

The Embassy of Bangladesh in Washington DC
3510 International Dr NW Washington, DC 20008. Phone: (202) 244-018

Jamaat al-Muslimeen Press Release
Anniversary of the Islamic revolution.
We hail the Islamic Republic of Iran and the leadership of Ayatollah Ali Khamene'i.
Iran has retained its independence and has helped the people of Iran to prosper. We strongly oppose Iran's foreign policy on Syria and its lack of support for Islamic resistance in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria and Mali. However, the fact that Iran has retained its national integrity in spite of American sanctions and Israeli gangsterism is a great achievement in itself. Iran has every right to develop its nuclear program, including its weapons program, especially when the terrorist regime in Tel Aviv has numerous nuclear bombs and believes in pre-emptive assault.
The voting process in Iran under Islamic auspices is the greatest achievement in the entire history of Persia. Just think of the fascist Shah of Iran's regime which America supported.
We pray that Iran will-reshape its foreign policy. We hail Ayatollah Khamenei's order to Shias not to attack Ayesha, r.a., and the sahaba, r.a We hope he will speak against Assad and extend the hand of friendship to the mujahideen as he did to President Morsi of Egypt.

Just for your information, Dr. Kaukab Siddique interviewed Imam Khomeini first in Qum and then in Tehran.
The result was a book: Khomeini's Iran: An Islamic Perspective. Dr. Siddique also met Ayatollah Montazeri, Ayatollah Taleghani, his daughter Azam Taleghani and many others. He also is the only US outsider to have visited Iran's prison system to rebut atrocity propaganda by the MKO rebels. The Iranians knew he did not agree with their school of thought and that he admires Ayesha, r.a. and the Sahaba, r.a. He prayed Sunni style in Qum's most famous mosques.

Islamic Shoora to meet on April 6, inshallah

Host: Imam Badi Ali
Secretary General: Sis. Ashira Naim
Ameer: Kaukab Siddique
Philosopher: Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz [ ]
Hispanic Activism: Br. Robert Solano
Advocacy Director: Br. Yusuf Irelandi
New York activism: Br. Abu Talib

Jamaat al-Muslimeen's central committee, the National Islamic Shoora, will hold its meeting on April 6, inshallah.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen has influence in Islamic communities of a great variety across America. It is the only Muslim organizarion in America which has consistently opposed Israel's occupation of Palestine and US-NATO occupation of Muslim countries,
Jamaat al-Muslimeen supports Muslim political prisoners.
Jamaat stands for the rights of women solidly within the parameters of the Qur'an and the authentic hadith.
Although Palestine is our central issue, we want strong links with Africa and with the Hispanic populations.
We do not take funds from any governmental or pro-governmental organizations, Muslim or non-Muslim..

New Trend's Policy Statement:

New Trend supports Jamaat al-Muslimeen but it is not the publication of any party or group. We invite writings from Muslims and non-Muslims, especially Christians, provided they oppose oppression, tyranny, Zionism and imperialism.

With thanks to Ms. Ameejill Whitlock, Baltimore activist.
Statement of Opposition to Shackling Pregnant Women and Girls in Maryland
Across the country, pregnant women suffer undue health risks when they are shackled before, during, and while recovering from labor. In Maryland, handcuffs, leg shackles and belly chains are used to restrain pregnant women during transport and medical appointments...
By: Stop Shackling Pregnant Women In

Via Nadrat Siddique on Facebook.
"Imam" Feisal Abdul Rauf: Remember what New Trend Wrote about him?

[New Trend condemned this "imam" way back. We had pointed out that building a mosque near Ground Zero was a way of saying that 9.11 attacks by the 19 were aimed not only at high value American targets but at Islam. We saw that the US government is behind the mosque scheme. Many ICNA-ISNA types were fooled by Abdul Rauf. Now read this : What the "imam" allegedly did.]

NEW YORK, Feb 5 (Reuters) - The head of a proposed mosque that was to be built near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York City was sued on Tuesday and accused of squandering millions of dollars in donations on lavish lifestyle perks for himself and his wife.
The lawsuit, filed in Manhattan Supreme Court by several donors, accuses Imam Feisel Abdul Rauf of diverting $167,000 from private donations and $3 million from the Malaysian government for his personal use.
The money was intended for the Cordoba Initiative and the American Society for Muslim Advancement, two non-profits founded by Rauf aimed at educating the public about Islam and combating anti-Islam sentiment, the lawsuit said.
Rauf used the money to pay for vacations, real estate, entertainment, a luxury sports car and other gifts and lavish lifestyle perks for himself and his wife, the lawsuit said. The lawsuit also accused Rauf of falsifying the two groups' tax returns for several years to conceal fund transfers and sources.
The donors are seeking $25 million in damages.
A representative for the Cordoba Initiative and Rauf both referred requests for comment to their lawyer, Paul Knight, who did not immediately return a call Tuesday afternoon.

Letter: In Defense of Press TV

Your story on Malcolm Shabazz is WRONG... The fbi was involved to insure that he was detained in a county jail to prevent any travel to Iran. He was arrested before his travel. Press TV has interviews on Mumia Abu Jamal/MOVE and included to interview Cynthia McKinney, Ramona Africa, Dr. Randy Short and others etc.

S. Green [New York]

New Trend response: New Trend stands by its report. The family has categorically stated that he is not in federal custody but is safely at home. He has been arrested before several times for various minor offenses but nothing to do with politics. Press TV has harmed Islamic causes by opposing all Islamic groups not backed by Iran. Press TV's support for the Syrian monster Bashar Assad and its fake stories against the Syrian mujahideen has made it the laughing stock of the Muslim world.

Letter: America Needs al-Jazeera to learn about Palestine

While channel surfing last night in our hotel room in Jamaica, I came across an Al Jazeera t.v. channel. A Palestinian woman was speaking from the balcony of her home telling what her life was like living so near to illegal Jewish settlers. The balcony of her home had a screen all around it due to the fact that nearby illegal Jewish settlers were constantly throwing rocks at her trying to hit people standing on the balcony. She talked about how the illegal settlers treated the Pal. people living nearby. It was pretty awful.
I hope that Al Jazeera t.v. comes to America so that the Americans can hear about the atrocities taking place in Israel against the Pal. people. It will be an eye opener.
Ms. Carolyn [Florida]

[Ed note: Unfortunately al-Jazeera is preparing to be like any other American media outlet. It has signed up Sarah Palin for several million dollars.]

Letter: US Sniper who killed 150 Iraqis is killed by one of his Own but is seen as American Hero

That great American hero, Chris Kyle, was gunned down 02/03/13. Now All red, white, and blue blooded American patriots will mourn The passing of this murderer of more than 150 innocent taxi drivers, olive farmers, and shopkeepers.
In a clip from an interview, Chris said he loved his job. Well, I'm sure that you all loved him. He will be greatly missed, for his service to his country and to humanity.
Let's all go out and get a copy of his book: "American Sniper".

Dan Unus [Colorado]

Latest Khutba
Taghoot or Authority other than Allah's is rejected by the Qur'an:
Meteors & Asteroids remind us of the Hereafter.
Dorner's Ruthless Extinction Shows we have a Pharoah in the White House.

On February 15, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma khutba and led prayers at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore, Maryland. After prayers, a young Christian woman embraced Islam.
Here are the main points of the khutba for distribution to other communities.

Text: "And verily we have sent among every nation a messenger proclaiming: Worship Allah alone and shun taghoot." [The Qur'an 16:36]

  1. Absolute certainty of the end of this world and the coming of the Hereafter is essential to Islamic faith.

  2. The small meteor which struck Russia's Ural mountains injuring mre than 950 people, and the bigger asteroid which passed only 17,000 miles away, are signs from Allah that the world could end very quickly.

  3. Sura Tariq of the Qur'an reminds us of the sky and the descent of shooting stars out of it. We are reminded that only Allah can protect us.

  4. While we are alive, our behavior determines what will happen to us in the Hereafter. Do we take Allah as our authority in all matters or are we following taghoot?

  5. Taghoot is any authority other than that of Allah. It could be a cult leader, or one whom we consider a saint, or a dictator or a king or a parliament or a husband or a boss or a man of wealth and influence.

  6. Pharoah is highlighted in the Qur'an because he considered himself like God and could decree life and death. Allah made an example out him that we should never legitimize any human power.

  7. Taghoot has taken over America. The man in the White House thinks he is Pharoah. He doles out life and death. Only yesterday his forces of death and destruction killed 5 more Afghan children. He orders shots into the homes of the Islamic people of Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia killing people whom he suspects of opposition, even mental opposition, to America.

  8. The next stage is the use of drones against America's own people. For the first time a drone tracked Officer Dorner who rose in rebellion against the racist policies of police.

  9. Police brutality is widespread across America. Taghoot in police uniform can stop your car anywhere if you are Black or poor. If you are scared and try to run, you can be killed on the spot.

  10. Officer Dorner saw what was being done to his people. He rose in armed revolt. The government crushed him with extreme ruthlessness.

  11. He fought well and beat them back. They then brough a demolition machine to smash the walls of the house he was in. The police chatter has been taped. They were urging each other to burn him. They were determined not to let him survive and talk about his cause.

  12. This is the only country in the world where the police can commit a horrible crime and then claim to have investigated themselves. They justify their action and it is immediately broadcast by the Zionist media as the truth.That is taghoot in action.

  13. This President legitimizes sodomy by consent to the extent that he claims sodomizers can marry each other. Once homosexuality has been legalized even in marriage, adultery and fornication can hardly be considered sins. Thus taghoot violates the law of Allah, violates Islam, violates Christianity.

  14. The good news is that taghoot cannot defeat Islam. All over the world non-Muslims are becoming Muslims. Today BBC admitted that 5,000 people have become Muslims even in the little country called England. Of these, many are women.

  15. This taghooti culture targets women, oppresses them, humiliates them, makes them take their clothes off in return for money. Women in the West know that this is an oppressive, immoral system. So they are embracing Islam in big numbers.

We are living in a State Of Martial Law but don't Know it.
By Sis. Sherry Garris [Virginia]

A group of activists, reporters and scholars, including Chris Hedges and Noam Chomsky, are suing the Obama administration over the controversial provision in the NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act), saying, "it could allow for the indefinite detention of journalists and others who interact with certain groups." The case is known as Hedges vs Obama. Last week an appeals court was asked by the Justice Department for a reversal on a judges earlier decision blocking indefinite detention, stating that, "the ruling would hamper it's ability to fight terrorism. The Obama administration has already won an emergency freeze of the ruling while the case is appealed."

Under Article I, Section 8 of the US Constitution states "Congress shall have power..... To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years." So, every year Congress passes the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which makes appropriations for the defense budget. On December 31,2011, President Obama signed the NDAA for Fiscal year 2012. Under Title X, Subtitle D of this law is section 1021, which legalizes martial law in the United States. It reads as, Affirmation of authority of the Armed Forces of the United States to detain covered persons pursuant to the Authorization of Use of Military Force," 'this provision allows the United States military to act as a police force against any person (including American citizens) suspected of terrorism. Further, they may hold these persons without trial indefinitely.' And, again reaffirming for 2013!

Despite pressure from Senator Rand Paul, "citing Section 1021 as a gross, unconstitutional overreach of federal power." 'This provision all but wipes out nearly our entire Bill of Rights in one fell swoop and that the persons detaining you serve as judge, jury, and executioner in determining, who qualifies as a terrorist.' "The NDAA's dangerous detention provisions would authorize the president -and all future presidents- to order the military to pick up and indefinitely imprison people captured anywhere in the world, far from any battlefield." "The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) believes that any military detention of American citizens or others within the United States is unconstitutional and illegal, including under the NDAA. In addition, the breadth of the NDAA's detention authority violates international law because it is not limited to people captured in the context of an actual armed conflict as required by the laws of war."

This is the legislation that keeps Guantanamo Bay from closing. And, as long as they allow this legislation to be signed into law they never have to set them free! No Trial! No Judge! No Jury! No real evidence that a crime has been committed! You can be locked up til the day you Die!

Bangladesh under Occupation of Brutal Tyrants
Dr. Firoz Mahboob Kamal
Insurgency against judiciary

The government sponsored insurgency against judiciary has started in the heart of the capital Dhaka. Recently Bangladesh government's International Crime Tribunal (ICT) has declared life-term imprisonment for one of the Jamaat -e-Islami's (JI) central leader Mr. Abdul Qader Molla for alleged serial killings and rapes. Mr. Molla flatly refused any such crime. He also claimed that he was in the rural district of Faridpur in 1971 - far away from the alleged crime spot at Mirpur in Dhaka. The defence team also put the argument that Mr. Abdul Qader joined Dhaka University in 1972 as a residential student and after graduation joined Bangladesh Rifle School as a teacher. Later on, joined a daily newspaper as journalist and become vice president of Dhaka Journalist Union for 2 years. How could it happen that no case was filed against him during the last 40 years' long period?

Mr. Abdul Qader Molla's lawyers claim that their client did not receive any fair trial. It has been a travesty of judgement. Even the human rights organisations in Bangladesh have expressed their serious concerns about the whole judicial procedures. The BAL has put their own people as judge, prosecution lawyer and investigating police officers - which itself kills the neutrality of judicial procedure. But after all this stage-managed drama, the ruling BAL and its left leaning partners are not happy with the judgement. Their demand was nothing less than the plain judicial murder. Since the judges could fulfil their demand, they have instigated their cadres to launch the current insurgency.

Elimination of razakars and neo-razakars

Now the judicial issue is no more confined within the premise of the court, the ruling party has brought it to the street. The workers of BAL and its ruling alliance have launched a non-stop protest rally nearly a week ago and still continuing day and night in one of the Dhaka's busiest round-abouts called 'Shahbag'. Their slogans are very ridiculous and unprecedented even in Bangladesh standard. They are not demanding a fair trial, rather quick execution of not only Abdul Qader Molla and but also all other razakars (volunteers) who were against the creation of Bangladesh in 1971. The leaders of the rally have given ICT an ultimatum and a much specified job: that's not a fair trial of razakars, but hanging every one of them.

The exact number of razakars is not known. Bangladesh has 4,451 rural unions and 66 districts and 500 subdistricts (upazilla) (according to the current data). If 20 people were from each union working for a united Pakistan than their number will be more than 100, 000 only from the country's rural unions. But the razakars were also in cities. In 1971, like every union, each urban district and sub-district town had their own peace committee and razakars. The NATO force couldn't have control even over 30% area of Afghanistan; they could seldom go beyond the heavily guarded cities. In the eighties, the Soviet Russia's huge army couldn't have a better control over Afghanistan either. Even now, more than 60 % of the territory is controlled by the anti-occupation Taleban forces. But the case of the muktibahini was different; they could not take under control even a single sub-district (thana) prior to the arrival of Indian army. The Pakistan Army had a force of only 45,000. The razakars put a fierce resistance against India-trained muktibahini till the arrival of India's huge army in last weeks of Novembner and December. So BAL have real grievances against these razakars. But the question is: do they want to kill all these razakars? Is the country ready for such genocide?

Now the issue has been made much more complicated by BAL and its political partners. They have redefined razakar. According to the new definition, even those who are born after the creation of Bangladesh are called razakar -if they do not show allegiance to Hasina's de-Islamising pro-Indian politics and if take 1971's razakars as their political ally. So they call former President Gen. Ziaur Rahman and his widow and former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia as razakar too. They have threatened to put these neo- razakars on trial. This way, the list of razakars is becoming unending. Even the columnists who write in anti-government newspapers, the academics who criticise the government on TV talk-shows, the students who show allegiance to sharia and pan-Islamism, and the politicians who take anti-Indian stance are also labelled as razakars.

Hasina's Interference in Judiciary

In any civilised country, the judiciary is an independent body. Neither the government nor any people on the street possess any right to dictate the judgement for the court, nor can deny any pronounced judgement. Such demand jeopardise independent functioning of the judiciary. But that norm does not function in Bangladesh. Few weeks ago, the ICT announced in its judgement that Moulana Abul Kalam Azad -an ex JI leader, and now out of Bangladesh, to be hanged for his alleged crime of killing and rape. AL people celebrated that ruling by distributing sweets in the street. But when the court gave life sentence in another case against JI leader Abdul Qader Molla, they burst into rebellion. Now the judiciary faces insurgency - organised by the cadres of the ruling party.

The judiciary does not possess any policing manpower; hence it cannot protect its own judges and the premises. Such responsibility lies on the government's shoulder. It must protect the unarmed judges from the rebellion. Otherwise how they can physically survive? That too is failing in Bangladesh. The Prime Minister Hasina not only highly appreciated these rebels in her recent speech in the parliament, but also advised the ICT judges to listen to the demands of the protesters. But if the judges incorporate their demands of capital punishment in the ruling, then how can it be neutral? Moreover the BAL MPs urged the speaker to send a delegation to the rally at Shahbag roundabout to announce their full support.

Tahrir Square and Shahbag

The BAL dominated media is labelling Shahbag roundabout as Dhaka's Tahrir square. It is a huge joke. They failed to find any distinctiveness of Tahrir square. In Tahrir square, the anti-regime students assemled to dismantle President Mubarak's autocratic rule. To crash these protesting youths, President Mubarak sent his army, tanks, and also armed thugs on the back of horse and camels to kill them. Hundreds of students were killed by the regime. But what is happening in Dhaka's Shahbag is totally opposite. The Hasina government is sending not only verbal blessing but also mobile toilets, food and drinks, and moreover full police protection from any attack from the opponents.

The youth in Tahrir squre, brought the down fall of about more than 3 decades old Mubarak regime. But in Dhaka's Shabag square, the youths are demanding the prolongation of the fascist rule of the pro-Indian BAL. Few days ago Inida's foreign seceretary Ranjan Mathai was in Dhaka. On 10/02/12 he announced that the Indian government appreciate the Bangladesh government's trial of the war criminals. The Kolkata's music composers are now composing new songs for their cultural foot soldiers at the rally. So the India connection is quite strong as was in 1971. But the youths in Tahrir square did not have such foreign connection.

Brutal Fascism

In fascism, the ruling party claims the ownership of the whole country: including its whole state infrastructure, police, media and judiciary. In Bangladesh, fascism is ruling with its ugliest form. Eliminating JI and Shibir activists have become their much proclaimed policy. While fully patronising the gathering of their own youths in Shahbag square, it is denying any right of holding rally to the opponents. They are not allowing them to hold any meeting in any part of Dhaka. Whenever and wherever the opposition Jamaat-e-Islami and its student wing initiate any rally, the police and its ally the RAB (Rapid Action Battilion) start charging them with bullets, batons and tear gas. They not only put them behind the bar, but also do brutal torture. For that, Hasina has made her own Abu Garebs. More than 150 of JI's women workers are in police custody for many months.

Hasina is exactly following the footstep of her father Shaikh Mujib. To establish soviet type one-party autocracy of BAKSAL, Mujib not only killed democracy, but also killed more than thirty thousand people to sustain his rule. Mujib dismantled all opposition newspapers. Hasina is following the same path. On 13/02/13, Hasina's hooligans burnt the printing press of the opposition daily Naya Diganta. They have also threatened to burn their TV installation. Ironically, BAL and its ally call it democracy.

Recently the daily Jugantar, Dhaka's vernacular newspaper, published a horrendous report. The sub-urban peripheral part of Dhaka city has turned into a free killing ground. The unknown killers dump the dead bodies of the unknown by the riversides of the surrounding rivers like Buriganga, Turag, Meghna and Dhaleswari, People are also being killed in the midst of forest in the nearby Ghazipur district. These killers are not Hasina's political enemy; hence Hasina and her police and prosecution team have little time to spend on such issue. Their time and energy are almost exclusively spent on hunting down the opposition leaders and their activists. Except enforcing the brutal ownership over the country, it now seems that the ruling BAL has no any other priority. 15/02/13

 Charlese Carlson
The Guardian reported on February 6: CIA Using Saudi Base for Drone Assassinations in Yemen Disclosure comes as architect of programme, John Brennan, prepares for Senate confirmation hearing to become CIA director.
Chuck Carlson comments: A few Senators are set to ask John Brennan questions, but not enough I fear. This story in the Guardian of London raises questions to which there can be no answer but, "Up here we do whatever we want."
It seems drone attacks have killed at least three American citizens who happen to have Arab names, including at least one American born 16 year old. None of the targeted men was indicted or charged with any crime in the USA. To make matters worse, the targets were in Yemen, a country where the USA has diplomatic relations, and it appears no effort was made to capture them through diplomatic ties before bombing, nor did the USA have permission to bomb Yemen, so the drone attacks were just another act of war on a sovereign country. Now that we have drones there are no rules, only secret "white papers" written to cover the guilt of those like Brennan.

John Brennan had authority over the torture programs in Guantanamo, and in some fifty other countries who tortured for the USA by proxy. Surprisingly, even Sweden was in on the torture exchange program answering to John Brennan. It is easy to see why WikiLeaks Julian Assange does not want to be extradited to Sweden.

From the Guardian of London: The CIA is secretly using an airbase in Saudi Arabia to conduct its controversial drone assassination campaign in neighboring Yemen, according to reports in the US media.
Neither the Saudi government nor the country's media have responded to the reports revealing that the drones that killed the US-born Muslim cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and his son in September 2011 and Said al-Shehri, a senior al-Qaida commander who died from his injuries last month, were launched from the unnamed base...Saudi Arabia has previously publicly denied co-operating with the US to target al-Qaida in Yemen. Evidence of Saudi involvement risks complicating its relationship with the government in Sana'a and with Yemeni tribal leaders who control large parts of the country...Disclosure of the Saudi co-operation comes the day before the architect of the drone programme, John Brennan, appears before the US Senate for a confirmation hearing to become the CIA director. Read the whole Guardian story ...

CEC returns with a post script A little research reveals how far the CIA will go to cover up its atrocities, and this story gets only worse the more we learn. Abdulrahman Anwar al-Awlaqi (16) (born in Colorado) did not even live with his father, Anwar Anwar, and was in fact killed in separate drone raids on an outdoor restaurant in Yemen two weeks after his father was droned. At first the CIA pretended the son was 21, and suggested he was a terrorist too, but it changed its story then the Grandfather, also a US citizen, released the youth's birth certificate. Six bodies in the restaurant were pieced together, one according to the CIA, was its target, an Egyptian alleged Al-Qaeda journalist. The other four victims were unnamed locals. The Helfire missile the drone launched did not leave enough whole body parts to return Abdulrahman to his mother and Grandfather and his parts were buried in a mass grave with the others.
John Brennan has demonstrated that he thinks he should hold power of life and death over anyone he chooses to target. Torture and assassination without legal authority are now common in The land of the free and the home of the brave, where we hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal and endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, among which are life...
It is unlikely that John Brennan, already a war criminal by any reasonable measure, will be seriously challenged by more than a few of those sworn to uphold and defend the Constitution. Tell someone, how about telling your church? Who would Jesus Bomb? - cec

Muslim Brotherhood Rushed to Take Power: Now its Situation is Dismal.

By Shamim Siddiqi [Long Island, New York.]
I would like to elaborate that the basic shortcoming of Arab Spring was that it was not for an Islamic order but a general mass uprising against the *suppressed basic human rights, *unemployment and *the total dearth of democratic process in the Arab countries.

The Islamic forces joined it later on. Hence they couldn't get the upper hand and the core group of this uprising was and is in the hands of the secular and opportunist forces.

However the Islamic forces have every right to claim their share in mass uprising and benefit from its benedictions to some extent not to grab it all at once which has caused a universal heart burning both in the Arab world and in the secular countries abroad.

So, they are not the master of the situation. Hence, as a matter of fact, with the little benefit that they could muster from this uprising must be capitalized by them for future greater role. However,unfortunately, the Islamic forces couldn't understand this equation and now are facing its dire consequences every where - opposition, accelerated hate campaign against Islam, clashes, killings and riots leading to anarchy.

They have no choice but to take it easy, reconcile with the Batil forces "temporarily", work hard for another four to five years to get upper hand in the next elections and play their role more magnanimously towards serving the interests of the common folk in order to acquaint the bounties of the Islamic system with the suffering humanity of their respective country It would have been a fair retreat with wisdom as Allah commands in Verse # 16 of Surah Al-Anfal . They failed to do it and hence are suffering unnecessarily as if they were eager for power.

Kindly try to understand that the Arab Spring now stands hijacked by Western secular media and diplomacy. Muslim Movements should have waited for few years more to come in power. Their political expediency has, unfortunately, spoiled the trend which has now changed everywhere against them.

Now they have to work hard for another decade or so in the masses and capture their imagination to live, act and behave like Muslim within themselves and with others in the community of nations.

They should have never gone to power this time, waited at least for one more elections when the bubble of secular democracy would have subsided, gathered the support of at least 70 to 80 % of their masses, have done a lot of worthy work through their support in Assemblies. That would have paved their way to power automatically.

Now the blood of Br. Mohammad Bouazizi has to wait for compensation for about a decade or so. Muslim Movements haven't done their base work upto grass level and build the requisite massive team of workers/leaders to uphold the Revolution in their own hands,.

Now they have to wait every where and only Allah knows how long?

Shamim Siddiqi

2013-02-17 Sun 07:33:10 cst