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Jamada al-thani 24,1434/May 5, 2013 # 18
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for reports on Syria, Afghanistan,
Nigeria, Somalia and Mali.
ADL has expressed serious concern that 5.000 mujahideen
from outside Syria, including ONE THOUSAND European
converts to Islam, have joined al-Nusra. See ADL conference
broadcast on C-Span, April 30. [ADL is the leading Jewish
clique in USA.]
Munawar Hasan, top JI leader, rebutted General Kayani's
claim that the war against terrorism is Pakistan's war. This
is is worth reading.
Please scroll way down.
Things are changing even in Europe. On May 4, there was a
rally in Hungary, quite large, against Israel, Zionism and
Karachi Jamaat Islami defeats MQM Regime control by Peaceful
Karachi, May 5: Jamaate Islami Pakistan held a huge public
gathering to enunciate its program for the elections coming
up on May 11. The gathering was addressed by top Jamaate
Islami leader Munawar Hasan and numerous other eloquent
Karachi has been terrorized by gangs of a fascist group
known as MQM which was determined not to let Jamaate Islami
hold a meeting of this magnitude. MQM gangsters burned down
an office of Jamaate Islami and then organized a strike by
public transporters, forcing bus drivers and rickshaws to
get off the streets. MQM and police control the
administration of the city.
Munawar Hasan's son-in-law was badly beaten up by MQM
gangsters. He is in stable condition. JI never retaliates
and its peaceful stance has won over large numbers of people
who are tired of gangster rule.
Breaking News #2:
Bangladeshi Islamics in Hundreds of Thousands Take over
Dhaka, Bangladesh: May 5: Hundreds of thousands of
Bangladeshi Islamics took over the center of Dhaka city.
Mobilized by Hefajat-e-Islam [Defense of Islam] movement and
supported by Jamaate Islami Bangladesh, the crowds faced
thousands of police mobilized by the corrupt pro-India
regime of Hasina begum.
The police repeatedly lathi charged the surging crowds and
kept firing tear gas but to no effect though hundreds were
Finally the police opened fire killing one person and
wounding 35. This really riled up the crowd who charged at
the police and put them to flight. Various government
offices, vehicles and publicity materials were set on fire
after the police shooting.
Owing to the shooting by police, Hefajat movement decided to
stay in Dhaka and continue its sit down strike though they
had originally wanted to disperse after a show of strength.
Hefajat wants Islamic guarantees to be written into the
Constitution of Bangladesh. It also wants bloggers who
insulted the Prophet, pbuh, to be punished. Hefajat came up
with its 13 demands after the pro-India regime brutally
arrested and mistreated elderly Islamic leaders of Jamaate
Islami, mistreated women, and set up a regime drama in the
middle of Dhaka which reviled Islamic people. Some of the
leaders of the regime drama started insulting Islam on their
[New Trend congratulates the Islamic masses of Bangladesh.
No real Muslim will tolerate insults against the Prophet,
Our humble web site is doing better than all Muslim sites
newtrendmag.org received 46,806 hits in March alone with an
average of 316 daily visitors.
New Trend is also emailed to thousands of other people and
also distributed on facebook.
Thank you Br. Richard in Nebraska.
Dr. Kaukab Siddique's April 27 Interview with South African
The interview was great, alhumdulillah
And the feedback from listeners was equally excellent
Abu Bakr Dawjee
Outreach: May 3
Three Actions in One Day: Jamaat al-Muslimeen Supports the
At the beautiful Islamic Center on Massachussets Avenue
in Washington, DC, Jamaat al-Muslimeen's literature was
distributed after Juma' salat. These were 4 pages given to
100 people. It included these items:
Oppression of Imam Badi Ali's brothers in a West Bank
[Palestine] village by local gangsters.
Suffering of Bengali women after a huge building
collapse in Dhaka. Appeal by DRUM organization in New York
to help the families of nearly 400 dead women.
Kaukab Siddique's interview with South African radio,
including analysis of mujahideen struggle in Syria vs
Assad's lies through Press TV, political prisoners in USA
and the Boston bombing fiasco.
Taliban's Spring Offensive.
At the Department of Justice [DOJ] in Washington, DC,
families of Muslim political
prisoners gathered to speak against the great injustices
done to their near and dear ones. The program was ably
organized by Br. Maury Saalakhan, an African American
activist, with the help of a non-Muslim civil rights
organization. It was an achievement which Muslims can be
proud of as it brought together the wives and children of a
great variety of Muslim prisoners who are ignored by the
Nadrat Siddique spoke on behalf of Ahmed Abdel Sattar
[New York], Shaykh Omar Abdel Rahman's translator, who was
sentenced on the basis of speaking on the phone to opponents
of the Hosni Mubarak regime. She also referred to the
suffering of Imam Jamil al-Amin and Lynne Stewart. Nadrat
reminded Muslims not to forget Muslim prisoners ignored by
Kaukab Siddique spoke on behalf of the wife and
daughters [from Detroit] of Dr. Kifah al-Jayyousi, an
outstanding educator and man of peace who was imprisoned on
the flimsiest charges because he refused to incriminate
Muslim community members. Kaukab said that these major cases
of injustice are never discussed by the media while gossipy
coverage of crimes goes on day after day.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's placards said:
Ahmed Abdel Sattar, Political Prisoner.
Pharoah, Let my People Go.
[Congratulations to Br. Maury Saalakhan and those with him
for this very unusual service to the Muslim community.]
At the prison booking office in Baltimore, Maryland, a
three hour vigil was held calling for the release of
African American journalist James MacArthur. Thanks go to
Br. David Wiggins and Duane "Shorty" Davis and those with
them. MacArthur was arrested in a most unjust manner
following his activities as a journalist during which he
reported on the unjust activities of the police in
Baltimore. Police brutality against the poor and the
oppressed are common in American cities. "Shorty" uses a
toilet facsimilie to symbolize the corruption of the
Zionist-Jewish regime in Baltimore.
Outreach in New York: May Day Rally
by Br. Abu Talib [Jamaat al-Muslimeen, Brooklyn, New York]
I was at the May day event in New York in lower Manhattan at
Union Square with thousands of people from different
background who came out to support the rights of Immigrants
in this Country who are undocumented workers and students.
As Muslims we have to get involved in this issue. We cannot
stay on the side on this struggle. We are all in this
together as one struggle.
There were few Muslims at this rally and march and what is
sad is to see was Muslim sisters out there with their banner
and not the men.That is why we must have the sisters
involved in organizations and in struggle for human rights
Jammat al Muslimeen is clear on our position to stand with
the poor and the oppressed in the society. This is the real
Islam of our beloved Prophet Muhammad, may the Peace and
blessings be on him.
We must stay strong in faith and struggle.
"Islam" in America
Juma' at the Islamic Center of Washington, DC
by Nadrat Siddique (Notes) May 3, 2013
As I was in DC today for a protest for political prisoners,
I attended the juma'ah prayer inside the Islamic Center of
Washington, DC, on Embassy Row. The Islamic Center is
heavily attended by diplomats. Sitting in the room allocated
to female congregants in its basement, viewing the sermon on
a television, I couldn't definitively identify the evidently
Arab imam in red-checkered kaffiyah and white thobe. But at
this Center, every imam is typically approved by the Saudi
monarchy, if not actually handpicked by them. Evidently the
khutbah was the third in a series he was doing on
To me, he sounded like the Muslim equivalent of a New Ager.
Or maybe a flower child. "Love everybody," "turn the other
cheek," "fighting is bad, so eschew all fighting" were among
the themes of his feel good khutbah which completely ignored
the realities of imperialist war and the balance of power it
imposed across the Muslim world.
As Dr. Siddique, who was with me, pointed out, "It's
extremely strange that he would be telling an audience of
[U.S.] Muslims who aren't killing anyone, to stop fighting
I was particularly puzzled by the following statements the
"In Islam the emphasis is on the human being. The human must
live a comfortable life."
But what of struggle, which is emphasized through a variety
of different constructs throughout the Qur'an, I
"The one who kills, as well as the one who is killed, will
both be in the Hellfire." (The imam attributed this to Sahih
I have a feeling this Hadith, which I am not familiar with,
is only valid in a limited context, which he did not
explain. It seems to equate the oppressed with the
oppressor—something wholly contrary to Islamic teachings (or
my understanding of them).
"Islam is a religion which is being accused of permitting
killing. The only killing permitted in Islam is that done in
retribution. If somebody kills, only then can he be put to
death, and then only by the government. It is not up to the
What? But what if the government is run by occupiers or is a
U.S. proxy government (running a Muslim country to the tune
of the imperialists!), as is the case in Afghanistan,
Pakistan, etc. How then, would justice ever be attained?
"Even in the Battlefield of Islam, if someone says
'as-salaam alaikom' to you, you must stop fighting him. But
look at what is happening in the Muslim countries."
Although he did not spell it out, he seemed to be
regurgitating the corporate media line that the Muslims
fighting occupation in various countries are all a bunch of
crazies bent on killing each other for no particular
"In Islam there are strict rules of war. Allah tells us not
to kill non-combatants, not to kill women, children, etc.,
and not to attack synagogues."
I was filled with wonderment as to whom the khutbah was
written to appease.
Then, finally toward the end, he churned out a statement
which made sense: "Allah, in general, has prohibited killing
without a purpose, even of animals. You may only kill an
animal if you are going to eat it."
As it seemed the khutbah was being recorded, the only
conclusion this writer could reach was that it was meant for
a larger audience. Hopefully his masters were pleased, and
their budget justified.
Munawar Hasan Rebuts General Kayani's Claim that America's
War is Our War.
.LAHORE, May 3: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed
Munawar has said that Army Chief General Kayani's statement
terming the terror war as our war could strengthen the
forces serving the US agenda for the last five years and
also influence the next elections.
Addressing a big election rally at Gujranwala, on Friday, he
said that the PPP, the MQM, and the ANP had been promoting
terrorism, lawlessness for the last five years, but were
now seeking postponement of polls for a month. However, they
could not befool the nation any more. JI candidate from the
NA 98, Bilal Qudrat But, also addressed the rally.
The PPP, he said, had been in power for four times but could
not provide Roti, Kapra and Makan to the people. Similarly,
he said, Mian Nawaz Sharf had been in power for three times
but was unable to built the Kalabagh dam. His slogan to
built the dam now wont serve him, he added.
The JI Ameer said if the people thought that these parties
would solve the problems of price hike, unemployment, load
shedding, they were gravely mistaken.
He said that the Punjab rulers had grossly changed the
curriculum and deleted the Islamic chapters and the of the
Holy Quran to please Washington. How can one expect them to
reform, he asked.
Syed Munawar Hasan said that the PPP and its allies had
driven Balochistan, FATA, Khyber P into a mire of problems
and forced the people of tribal areas to leave their homes
and hearths. Around fifty thousand citizens including
thousands of troops have been martyred in this war while the
country's economy had been shattered.
On the other hand, he said, the JI had been serving the
masses selflessly in every crisis.
The JI Ameer said that the US bastions all over the world
were being razed and America had not been in a position to
protect its supporters in this country.
He said that the majority of the Pakistanis wanted the
enforcement of the Shariah as had been proved by recent
opinion surveys, and the JI could enjoy their confidence in
Osama bin Laden Continues to lead from a Watery Grave:
May 2 Anniversary.
Pakistani [Tehreeke Talibane Pakistan or TTP] announced on
May 2 that following the martyrdom of Shaykh Osama, the
Islamic group which controls parts of Pakistan's northern
areas will follow his example of resistance. [Source Daily
The flag of the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, is being raised by
admirers of Osama in Afghanistan, Syria, Yemen, Egypt,
Tunisia, Somalia, Libya, Mali and Nigeria. The black flag
inscribed with the kalima was prophesied by Muhammad, pbuh,
as coming with the armies of Islam from the area now known
In Syria, they are so strong that both the US and Russia are
Syria: May 4: Alawite death squads killed dozens of Muslims
opposed to Assaf in the Ras al-Nabaa district of Banias. The
mutilated and burned alive Muslims include 9 children.
May 2: In the Baida village, Assad's death squads carried
out a massacre killing 62 Muslims, including women and
Serious fighting between Hizbullah shia forces supporting
Assad and the al-Nusra mujahideen is continuing on the
Lebanese border with Syria. Hizbullah leader Nasrallah has
vowed not to let Assad's regime go down
May 3-5: Israeli jets attacked a Syrian military research
center and several military positions on the outskirts of
Damascus. Assad's regime condemned the attacks but has yet
to counter the Israelis. The Arab League, Iran and Egypt
have condemned the Israeli air strikes but with no military
response. Hizbullah's frontier with Israel is also quiet.
[New Trend analysis: Israel is trying to destroy strategic
resources which might fall into the hands of the Islamic
forces. Large swathes of Syria are now in Islamic hands. As
soon as the mujahideen get weapons to destroy tanks and
shoot down jets and helicopters, that will be the end of the
Assad regime. It has been defeated on the battlefield.
Israel is quite confident that Assad will not fight it but
is seriously concerned about the mujahideen.][Here is a
chance for Assad to call for national unity but he is still
calling the people of Syria opposing him "terrorists."]
May 3: About 200 US troops are being sent to Jordan. This
may be a prelude to US intervention in Syria if and when
Assad collapses. Zionist circles have expressed deep dismay
that al-Nusra mujahideen are the main force winning against
Assad. There are now about 475,000 Syrian refugees in
Assad's propaganda system has come out with a story
claiming that "militants" have dug up the grave of a Sahabi,
r.a. New Trend has looked at the story. It is an obvious
fabrication. It is like a counter to the reports of Assad's
attacks on mosques and the destruction of the Ummayad
Afghanistan: Taliban Offensive
May 2: A very large British tank specially built to
withstand mujahideen attacks was blown up by the Taliban in
Helmand province. Three British troops of the elite Fusilier
regiment were killed and 6 injured.
May 5: Five American troops were killed in a Taliban attack,
US sources report. Another 2 American troops were killed in
an insider attack by a Taliban supporter who fled to the
April 29: A Boeing 747 crashed and blew up in flames after
taking off from Bagram Air Base near Kabul. Seven Americans
were killed. On May 1, CNN spent extensive coverage that to
show that the plane could not have been shot down. It
brought the theory that the armored vehicles it was carrying
shifted [probably] and brought the plane down. How CNN knows
this is anyone's guess. The Taliban said, they shot it down:
A direct hit with a light weapon.
Mali: Fighting Resumes. Pin Prick Attacks.
April 29: France admitted that one of its elite troops was
killed in a hit and run attack by the Islamics.
May 5: Two Malian troops supporting France were killed in a
mujahideen raid. [BBC].
Nigeria: Boko Haram Makes French Pay for Mali Occupation.
French sources say that the Boko Haram, the armed Nigerian
Islamics, have released seven French hostages it had taken,
safe and sound, in exchange for $3 million.
Boko Haram came out in support of the people of Mali when
the French military landed there. It has announced that the
French will be hurt all over Africa if they continue the
May 3: Fighting between Christians and Muslims broke out in
the Taraba area of central Nigeria. The Christians sent a
funeral procession through the Muslim community and chanted
provocative slogans. The Muslims came out and a big fight
ensued. Thirty nine people were killed and 30 wounded.
Shabab Try to Hit Qatari Delegation sent in support of
May 5: A horrific explosion sounded through Mogadishu as the
al-Shabab mujahideen hit a government convoy escorting a
delegation from Qatar. At least 8 people in the convoy were
killed and many injured but the Qataris were unhurt. [BBC
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