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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Jamada al-thani 3,1434/April 14, 2013 # 15

Breaking News:
April 11: In Khulna, Bangladesh, police opened fire on a large unarmed crowd calling for the release of Jamaate Islami leaders. At least 5 Muslims were killed and 55 wounded. Five police were injured by angry protestors throwing stones.
In Chittagong, groups supporting Jamaate Islami clashed with pro-India groups, leaving 2 people killed and many injured.
April 12. The editor of Amar Desh who published the photos of the unprecedented Islamic protest rallies in Dhaka has been arrested by the pro-India regime. Large crowds are protesting his arrest.

April 8: In Timbuktu, Mali, Islamic raiders clashed with French troops and their Malian mercenaries. They escaped unhurt. Several thousand Malians have left Mali to avoid French and pro-French atrocities and have taken refuge in a camp in Mauritania. According to the BBC, the conditions in the camp are "appalling."

April 14: Assad's air force bombed Hasaka in northern Syria, killing 16 civilians, including 3 women and 2 children. Another air raid killed 18 civilians in Idlib area

For major new developments in Syria, Pakistan, Somalia and Afghanistan, please scroll down to end.

Quotable Quote
Zionism is a 'natural' development from Racism. [Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz, [ ] Distinguished Professor of Mathematics at the Shoora of Jamaat al-Muslimeen.] [For an inside view of a point in JAM's shoora, please scroll down. ]

Address of Somali Muslimah imprisoned by the US for sending a small sum to Somalia
Nina Ali Yusuf #22965-298
USP Hazelton, P.O. Box 2000, Bruceton Mills, WV. 26525

She has been moved all the way from San Diego to West Virginia. Imagine the horror of that journey!

[With thanks to Br. Ali in Richmond, Virginia]

It's a shame that Jews are allowed to send millions of dollars to the terrorist entity known as Israel and a Muslim woman is punished for helping one of the poorest countries in the world

Our America
Countering Images of Blacks as Violent, Anti-Woman and Frivolous:
Solomon Commissiong Deconstructs Hip Hop, Denounces Drone Attacks.

April 2. Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, has a heritage of great educators, scholars, activists and pioneers. Even by those standards, Solomon Comissiong was extraordinarily inspiring and thought provoking. He spoke for almost two hours with finesse and skill. His message, inspired in part by Malcolm X, revealed the struggle within America's culture for the hearts and souls of young people. Mass culture and big money have combined to degrade and dumb down the mental horizons of new generations of young people. The challenge to this power structure is coming from Comissiong and other educators like him.
The struggle he initiated at the University of Maryland found a positive response at Lincoln U. It was standing room only and the young crowd cheered spontaneously as the Trinidadian critic of America spoke against injustice, police brutality and war. His vision is global and he spoke very strongly against the drone attacks in Pakistan.
[The program was sponsored by the Lectures & Recitals Committee of LU led by Dr. Kaukab Siddique and Prof. Sophia Sotilleo and supported by the Student Government.]

Our America
Malcolm X's Associate Speaks at Lincoln U: Devastating Critique of Black Self-Hatred

April 9: It was a great day at Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Known as James67XWarden when he was in the Nation of Islam and James Monroe King Warden when he was at Lincoln University, now in his eighties he is simply Abdur Razzaq. He spoke to several audiences. He was closely associated with Malcolm and served him in his last years. Abdur Razzaq attracted tremendous attention as he spoke hour after hour on a whole spectrum of issues. With his white beard and Islamic cap, he was a mystery for Lincoln students but once he got going, he touched the hearts and souls of students on issues they often think of and try to solve.
Br. Abdur Razzaq has a story telling style, somewhat like the griots in west Africa, so its not easy to sum up his message. He was soon seen as one of "us." He had studied at Lincoln and had studied under some of the people after whom the buildings are named. He taught that young people should understand the impact of 400 years of slavery. Descendants of slaves are not like other people. They have undergone the most traumatic experience in human history and the suffering is in their souls.
Young people should not be slotting themselves merely as the entertainers and sportsmen whom America wants them to be.
African American men need to take leadership roles and not be waiting to be led by women or by the "White" culture, he said. .
[Thanks go to Dr. Leaman, Department of Religion, for discovering Abdur Razzaq and bringing him to Lincoln.]

Our America
Anti-Drone Rally in Washington, DC+ JAM placards+Police Misbehavior

April 13: An anti-drone rally took place at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC [near the White House]. After two hours, the protestors moved to George Washington, University where speeches were made by representatives of numerous groups. Speaker after speaker denounced the drone attacks in :Pakistan and Afruca. There was a large police presence but there was no incident.
Most of it was a secular rally, using the tragedy of bombing by US drones in Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen to advance their own agendas.
The placards saying no to drones were exactly the same, provided by the ANSWER Coalition. However there was a Muslim presence there, including several hijabi sisters. Jamaat al-Muslimeen had two hand written placards which read:
  1. Eleven children killed on April 6. Drones kill children.

  2. Terrorism by Drones. Killing US citizens without trial.

A number of people took pictures of the two placards. {The reference in the second is Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki, his son and Samir Khan, a journalist.

Police Misbehavior
A hijabi sister, on returning from the rally, was stopped by a police officer in Baltimore. He had indicated to her that she could change lanes [he was right behind her] but when she did and he could see her hijab, he turned on his red light and stopped her. He banged the door of her car when she tried to get out of the car to get her bag with the license in it from the back seat. He was trembling with anger, his "white" face getting sweaty as he claimed she had wrongly changed lanes. She refused to be cowed down by his anger and the $90 ticket he was giving her. He then sent a police woman to talk to her.
It was a blatant expression of police aggression which is becoming quite common in America.

Our America: Video by Br. Duane "Shorty" Davis: April 6
Youtube on Abdullah Hasan [Ohio] talking to Jamaat al-Muslimeen Shoora via Br. Kaukab
 Youtube on Abdullah Hasan [Ohio]

Comment by Nadrat Siddique
Mainstream Muslims hold conferences galore. A vast number of the political prisoners held these days are Muslim. Can you think of a single such conference--ISNA, ICNA, RIS, MYNA, MSA, or CAIR--where a Muslim political prisoner calls in and is permitted to speak on the injustices to which he is being subjected? I can't. And yet, non-Muslims of conscience have the likes of Mumia Abu Jamal, Eddie Conway, etc. call in and speak to events supporting them on a regular basis. The video illustrates a historic moment, where a Muslim organization--Jamaat al-Muslimeen--had the guts to give voice to a Muslim political prisoner, Siddique Abdullah Hassan--whose human rights are being violated. A Muslim is one who bears witness to the truth. We need to get on our game, and be more proactive in getting the truth out (not talking to my Muslim brothers and sisters in organizations like Jericho and Black August who are already doing their part). Until all our brothers and sisters being held unjustly behind bars are freed, every Muslim conference or convention worth its salt needs to follow Jamaat al-Muslimeen's lead, and incorporate a segment where a political prisoner--a mustadhaf, in other words--is permitted to call in.

Latest revolutionary khutba
Why are male & female Companions of the Prophet, pbuh, so essential to Islam?
Ask Allah, not dead people however saintly, for help.

On April 12, 2013 the Juma Khutba at a small masjid in central Baltimore was given by Br. Kaukab Siddique. Its main points are given here for dissemination on the Internet across America.

Text: "The vanguard (of Islam)- the first of those who forsook (their homes) and of those who gave them aid, and (also) those who followed them in(all) good deeds,- well-pleased is Allah with them, as are they with Him: for them hath He prepared gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein forever: that is the supreme felicity." [The Qur'an 9:100]

  1. The sources of Islam are the Qur'an and the authentic hadith. Both sources are impeccable because they were MEMORIZED and WRITTEN down. Writing can create typos, so it was cross referenced with the memory of many sahaba.

  2. The Qur'an must be interpreted by Hadith, not by personal opinion however scholarly.

  3. Study to know authentic hadith. Weak narrations should not be passed off as hadith.

  4. Muslim often do not understand HOW to obey the Prophet, pbuh, because he was too holy and received revelation and we are not and we do not.

  5. That's where the role of the sahaba [companions of the Prophet, pbuh] becomes essential. They are our role models for HOW to follow the Prophet, pbuh.

  6. The diversity of the Sahaba, r.a., makes the Sunnah of the Prophet, pbuh, available to all kinds of people for ever. They all had faith but their characters covered all kinds of human virtues:[Please say radi Allah unh after each name]
    1. Abu Bakr was compassionate, brave, thoughtful and highly spiritual.

    2. Umar was the excellent example of justice, austerity, and humility.

    3. Usman was unequalled in generosity, modesty and love.

    4. Ali was a great fighter and pious beyond measure.

    5. Saad ibn abi Waqqas was self-sacrificing.

    6. Abu Huraira was the greatest narrator of Hadithe Muhammad, pbuh.

    7. Bilal: Caller to prayer and leader of anti-slavery movement in Islam

    8. Hussan ibn Thabit, poet answering attacks on Islam in poetry.
      and Zubair and Talha and Abdur Rahman, and many others.

  7. Female Companions of the Prophet are also central and essential to Islam. Some examples:[Please say radi Allah unha after each name]
    1. Khadija: Business woman and economic supporter of Islam.

    2. Ayesha: Scholar, teacher, leader, faqih, interpreter of the Qur'an.

    3. Umm Ammara: Warrior

    4. Sumayya: Martyr

    5. Safiyya: Teacher and defender.

    6. Asma: Field worker, home maker, runner.

    7. Umm Waraqa: Hafize Qur'an and prayer leader
      and Fatima and Umm Haram and many others.

  8. For every aspect of life, Islam provides the best role model in the sahaba.

  9. It's a serious error made by sectarians who chose ONE sahabi and neglect all the others.

  10. Read the entire verse 9:100: Most of our preachers mention only the muhajerin and ansar but neglect those who came after them. Khalid, Abu Sufian, Muawiyya who had opposed Islam but became its vanguard. They and those with them destroyed the superpowers of the time.

  11. The men of great spirituality who came much later have replaced the sahaba in the minds of superstitious, defeated Muslims.

  12. I visited the tomb of Abdul Qadir Jilani in Baghdad because he was a great teacher and follower of Muhammad, pbuh. What I saw was Muslims asking him, though he is dead, for their needs, instead of asking Allah. Islam does not permit such activities.

  13. Even as he was dying, Muhammad, pbuh, was worried that Muslims would do to him what the Christians did to Jesus and start worshipping his tomb.

  14. Let us pray for the freedom of Occupied Palestine and occupied Kashmir. Pray for the victory of Islam in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, Nigeria and Mali. Pray for the downfall of all tyrants, dictators and kings, especially the tyrant in Syria. O Allah, help the Muslims of America to unite on the Qur'an and the authentic hadith and save us from the corrupting influence of pro-war and pro-homosexuality rulers.

Please scroll way down for photo of Obama's Latest victims: 11 Afghan Children killed in US air strike on Shigai village in Kunar province, Afghanistan.
Courtesy Br. "Cleveland Anarchist." [Not the children with Hillary Clinton's photo.]

General Musharraf Admits secret deal with US for air strikes on Islamic activists in Pakistan. Please scroll way down.
Courtesy Imam Ali from California.

Obama thinks he can fool ALL the People ALL the time!
[With thanks to Sis. Sherry Garris in Virginia, from Farooq Khalid]

Hillary Clinton, gesturing in photo, lied to the American people to keep Obama in business.
 children killed by drone strikes
"...sometimes we use remotely piloted aircraft to conduct targeted strikes against specific al Qaeda terrorists in order to prevent attacks on the United States... and to save American lives," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters. "We conduct those strikes because they are necessary to mitigate ongoing actual threats, to stop plots, to prevent future attacks and, again, save American lives. These strikes are legal, they are ethical, and they are wise," he said..."
#February 2013

Letter: Reader Criticizes Dr. Kaukab Siddique's Khutba


  1. Where does it say that only big Prophets can do miracles?

  2. We don't accept the notion of defeat. 2.154 And say not of those who are slain in the way of God: "They are dead."Nay, they are living, though ye perceive (it) not. (or putting in another way,they are morally victorious, or shaheed)

  3. The blood of the non-victorious (earthly sense) Abu Dharr, Hassan, Hussain, bin Zubayr etc etc. Are the ones that kept the credibility of Islam alive. After it was converted into a religion and forever co-opted by the establishment. (This is the era when others would say that "Islam" was victorious in the world)

  4. Leaders of nations today (unless they are first generation revolutionary) work for the status quo. They are products of institutions, you can't expect much from them.

Shoaib [Qatar]

Dr. Siddique's response: The khutba, on the Christian holiday of Easter, was about the end of the era of miracles. Muhammad, pbuh, brought the message of striving and struggle, not of waiting for miracles or saviors to descend from heaven. Here is what the Qur'an says:
"And they say: We will by no means believe in you until you cause a fountain to gush forth from the earth for us. Or you should have a garden of palms and grapes in the midst of which you should cause rivers to flow forth, gushing out. Or you should cause the heaven to come down upon us in pieces as you think, or bring Allah and the angels face to face with us. Or you should have a house of gold, or you should ascend into heaven, and we will not believe in your ascending until you bring down to us a book which we may read. Say: Glory be to my Lord; am I aught but a mortal Messenger? And nothing prevented people from believing when the guidance came to them except that they said: What! has Allah raised up a mortal to be a Messenger? Say: Had there been in the earth angels walking about as settlers, We would certainly have sent down to them from the heaven an angel as a Messenger."
[The Qur'an 17:90-95]
For the real revolutionaries, the sahaba, r.a., see summary of my khutba of 4.12 above.

Musharraf Admits Secret Deal with US for Drone Attacks on Islamic People
[CNN interview with the general, published by New Trend uncut.]

Islamabad, Pakistan (CNN) -- Ex-Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf acknowledged his government secretly signed off on U.S. drone strikes, the first time a top past or present Pakistani official has admitted publicly to such a deal.
Pakistani leaders long have openly challenged the drone program and insisted they had no part in it. Musharraf's admission, though, suggests he and others did play some role, even if they didn't oversee the program or approve every attack.
In an interview this week in Islamabad, Musharraf insisted Pakistan's government signed off on strikes "only on a few occasions, when a target was absolutely isolated and no chance of collateral damage."
Still, his admission that Pakistani leaders agreed to even a limited number of strikes runs counter to their repeated denunciations of a program they long claimed the United States was operating without their approval. The drone strikes -- which the nonpartisan public policy group New American Foundation estimates have killed at least 1,990 people in Pakistan, including hundreds of civilians -- are unpopular in Pakistan.

 Secret drone deal between Pakistan, U.S
Secret drone deal between Pakistan, U.S.

 Former Pakistani president's new life
Former Pakistani president's new life

 Shoe hurled at former Pakistani president
Shoe hurled at former Pakistani president

"Today, the world superpower is having its own way, without any consent from Pakistan," former Interior Minister Rehman Malik said last month.
Despite such pronouncements, there's been speculation that the story might have been different behind the scenes.
In a cable sent in August 2008 and later posted online by Wikileaks, then-U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Anne Patterson mentioned a discussion about drones during a meeting that also involved Malik and then-Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.
"Malik suggested we hold off alleged Predator attacks until after the Bajaur operation," Patterson wrote. "The PM brushed aside Rehman's remarks and said, 'I don't care if they do it as long as they get the right people. We'll protest in the National Assembly and then ignore it.' "
Unmanned U.S. drones began launching attacks in Pakistan in 2004, by which time Musharraf had been president for five years after taking power in a bloodless coup.
He said that Pakistani leaders would OK U.S. drone strikes after discussions involving military and intelligence units and only if "there was no time for our own ... military to act."
This happened "only rarely," said Musharraf, who left office in 2008 and spent years in exile before returning to Pakistan last month to launch a political comeback. But sometimes, he said, "you couldn't delay action."
"These ups and downs kept going," he said. "It was a very fluid situation, a vicious enemy, ... mountains, inaccessible areas."
Musharraf said that one of those killed by U.S. drones was Nek Mohammed, a tribal leader accused of harboring al Qaeda militants in Pakistan's western border region. At the time, in June 2004, Pakistan intelligence sources said

Obama's latest victims.
Eleven Afghan Children Killed in Latest US Air Strike in eastern Afghanistan.
April 6. Shigai village, Kunar province.
[With thanks for sending photo and comment to Br. "Cleveland Anarchist." on facebook

 Cleveland Anarchist
11 children dead by US drone attack and most Americans don't give a s..t. But let some white kids get shot in school and the whole country cries boo woo.

Breaking War News
Islamic Raid in Mogadishu: Court Blown up. Al-Shabab takes Credit.

April 14: A small group of mujahideen penetrated the defenses of the west-indstalled regime in Mogadishu and blew up the court house used by the regime to "try" Islamic prisoners after torture.
At least 30 supporters of the regime were killed. Several of the attackers were human bombers from al-Shabab. The Islamic group withdrew from Mogadishu last year after the use of heavy artillery on the city's population by occupation forces, non-Muslims, brought in from Uganda, Burundi and Ethiopia.

Breaking News
Syria: Mujahideen give Allegiance to Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri: Assad's air strikes Continue. Damascus besieged

According to the Christisan Science Monitor and the BBC, Syria's leading mujahideen force, Jabhat al-Nusra has given oath of allegience formally to Dr, Ayman al-Zawahiri, the global leader of Al-Qaida after Shaykh Osama.
The US much earlier declared al-Nusra a terrorist organization. The US strongly suspects that al-Nusra is being supplied by al-Qaida in Iraq. The US wants to support the FSA, the "moderate" opposition to Assad but only aid in the form of small arms has come from Turkey. FSA is quite worried that al-Nusra has been declared terrorist because large swathes of Syria are now under under al-Nusra control and Shar'ia is being implemented.

Western governments are seriously concerned that converts to Islam from European countries as well as "radicalized" immigrants from Africa are flocking to Syria to fight Assad and his elite Alawite forces supported by Iran, Russia and Hizbullah. These reports say that more than a hundred European converts to Islam have been killed in the fighting with Assad's military particularly tank units.

Islamics Capture Tirah Valley in strategic Khyber region:
Pakistani Counter attack starting Slowly

April 8: After two months of fighting with tribal forces armed, trained and funded by General Kayani's military, the Pakistani Taliban captured all of Tirah valley, one of the most rugged areas in the Pakistani Khyber . Pakistani military is now counter attacking but the going is slow owing to the unfriendly terrain.
April 12 and 13: Pak Taliban killed an MQM leader in Hyderabad and an ANP leader in Frontier. Both parties are seen as pro-India by the Pak Taliban and have been supporting actions against the Islamics.

Fighting Season Begins: 30 NATO troops killed in 2 months.
Karzai troops suffering Heavy Losses. Tragedy of Beautiful US Diplomat.

Elite NATO troops are coming up against hit-and-run Taliban fighters. Among the 30 killed so far, 22 are America's best. [Source: i casualties.]

On April 11, Taliban attacked a heavily armed unit of Afghan mercenaries trained by the US killing 15 of them in the Nari area of Kunar province.

On April 6, there was a tragic incident in Zabul province when a young American diplomat taking books for Afghan children to be given out at a heavily guarded ceremony being held by a "governor" appointed by Karzai was attacked by a martyrdom operator. Five Americans were killed in the attack, including the beautiful American woman diplomat from Illinois who had met Mr. Kerry only a few days back.
[Ed. note: It appears that American generals don't tell their people that NATO is an occupation force in Afghanistan and is not loved by the poor and the oppressed who support the Taliban.]

April 3. Taliban blew up a court in Farah province where Islamic prisoners after being tortured were to be "tried." 34 of the court officials, 6 of Karzai's "army" and 4 of his police were killed in the attack.

April 1: Even more gruesome, in Kunar, an Afghan boy, killed a US army sergeant with a KNIFE and escaped. Only Fox TV reported it in America.

2013-04-15 Mon 21:21:48 cdt