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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Ramadan 18 ,1434/July 27, 2013 # 31

Jamaat al-Muslimeen News: Three items.
July 26: There was a rally by more than 100 people at Fort McNair, Washington, DC in support of Bradley Manning who is under horrific detention conditions after releasing large quantities of classified info to Wikileaks. One of the main speakers was a leftist Iraq woman. Most of the protestors were White people of conscience.

Via Nadrat Siddique

July 26: Jamaat al-Muslimeen literature was given to 100 Muslims after Juma prayers at Masjid Nur, 13 miles north east of Baltimore. These were 6 pages:
  1. Report on the oppression of Prof. Ghulam Azam by the Bangladesh rulers. He is a top Islamic scholar.

  2. Why is Canada holding Momin Khawaja in prison for non-violent "crime." Appeal to Muslims to protest.

  3. Black voices rising against Obama. From Solomon Commissiong.

  4. Sis. Nadrat at rally for Mumia Jamal, MOVE and Dr. Abdel Rahman in Philadelphia.

  5. Kashmiri Muslims slaughtered by Indian troops.

  6. The role of Badr, Ayesha, r,a., and Bilal, r.a., in Islamic history

July 25: What is the significance of the Night of Power [ layalatul qadr]. Speeches by Br. Kaukab and an African imam at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen after iftar. Discussion of the significance and power of the Qur'an.
Thanks to sis. Ashira for organizing this and the previous iftar.

Why is there violence in Pakistan? See special report on the Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa below.
Also photo of a Pakistani tank in an Islamic village.[Scroll to end]

Breaking News: July 26. [Situation by 1 AM Egyptian time July 27.]
Huge Islamic Rallies Support Morsi, Counter Sisi-Mubarak-Baradei pro-West Crowds

Tahrir Square is full of the military's organized rally. These are basically ousted tyrant Mubarak's supporters. At mosques in Cairo and around the country, hundreds of thousands are protesting against General Sisi's coup and supporting the Muslim Brotherhood and President Morsi.

General Sisi's plan that his secular crowds would drown out the Islamic rallies has failed miserably. Even without TV coverage, radio reports indicate that the Muslims are supporting Morsi and condemning Sisi as a traitor and agent of Israel. Sisi is now desperate and is accusing President Morsi of breaking out of jail with the help of Hamas, a bogus story, one of many the military is putting out.

As the pictures on western TV screens show, the Tahrir Square rally is a show enacted by the military and Mubarak's gangsters, with full TV coverage and fireworks, just like a July 4th celebration in America. Helicopters and planes flying above!

In Alexandria, the Mubarak' gangs are quite violent and have killed five Muslims..

Earlier on July 23, Mubarak's military backed gangsters attacked unarmed Morsi supporters killing 11 people at Cairo University. Earlier still the military killed 51 Morsi supporters at Fajr prayers.

Meanwhile the Salafis who earlier opposed Morsi under Saudi influence are supporting the Muslim Brotherhood as the hand of the military became clear.

Muslim Brotherhood is unarmed and peaceful but mujahideen groups in the Sinai are challenging the military's power. After a series of mujahideen attacks in the Sinsi on Sisi's military, Israel has agreed to let Egypt send two more battalions into the Sinai. [New Trend has a report indicating that Sisi informed Israel several days before the coup. He is a traitor without a doubt. Readers can get a copy of the report from New Trend.]

Thank you Muslim sister:
Congratulations to Mona al-Qazzaz, Muslim Brotherhood's hijabi representative, who calmly destroyed the arguments of the army coup supporters in Egypt, in an interview on CNN.

Breaking News #2
Iraq: Al-Qaida trying to Topple the US-Installed Regime

July 21: Organized attacks on prisons in Taji and the Abu Ghraib [the notorious prison] led to the biggest prison breaks in history. Between 5000 and 7000 prisoners were freed including more than a 100 Al-Qaida fighters who had been sentenced to death. The Baghdad regime admits only 500 escaped. Abu Ghraib prison was set on fire.

Al-Qaida attacks are becoming daily events. In the attack on July 25, at Mosul, 9 police of the Baghdad regime were killed and 2 wounded. Wide areas of Iraq are reported to be under al-Qaida's control from where Iraqis are helping the Syrians fighting against Assad.
The regime commits atrocities against Sunnis which makes the situation worse.

Breaking News #3
Syria: Islamic victory secures Western areas of Aleppo province

On July 23, Islamic fighters secured the western entry point to Aleppo known as Khayr al-Assari. Heavy fighting involved both Assad's Alawite troops and Iranian forces who are now on the retreat.
On July 22 Islamic fighters enlarged their control south east of Aleppo by capturing the villages of Obeida and Hajrah. However, the Islamics allowed food to be taken to one of Assad's left over forces in a corner of Aleppo who are besieged.
On July 25, a bomb attack in the Jaramana district of Damascus killed 7 and wounded 62 of the Druze supporting Assad.

Br. Ather in Canada
There is new evidence that Iran colluded with the USA in the occupation of Iraq to set up a Shi'ite regime. Please scroll to end.

From the earliest times
Three Key decisions by Abu Bakr, r.a., the First Caliph of Islam

Rulers are not above the Sunnah of Muhammad, pbuh. Equality is Islamic.
  1. "O people, I have been made the protector of your matters though I am not better than you, but the Qur'an has been revealed and the Sunnah of the Prophet has been established. He taught us and we gained knowledge. O people, I am a follower of the Prophet, not an innovator. If I do good, help me. If I go wrong, straighten me out. " [Abu Bakr, r.a., text in Tabaqat of ibn Sa'ad, Vol. 1, p.129, translated from Urdu.]

Do not place graves in mosques: reject grave worship
  1. When the Prophet, pbuh, passed away, the question arose where he should be buried. Some said he should be buried in the mosque, others said he should be buried with the sahaba, r.a., who had passed away. Abu Bakr, r.a., quoted the words of the Prophet, pbuh, himself and accordingly this hadith determined the most important burial in the history of Islam. Abu Bakr, r.a., said: "I heard the messenger of Allah, pbuh, say, "where a prophet's soul is taken away, that's where he is buried." [ Sunan of Ibn Maja, kitab al-Janaiz.] So the prophet's, pbuh, bedding was picked up and his grave was dug right there.

No concentration of wealth in ruler's family.
  1. After the Prophet, pbuh, passed, his daughter Fatima, r.a., came and demanded that the Caliph Abu Bakr, r.a., give her the inheritance from her father. In reply Abu Bakr, r.a., quoted the Prophet, pbuh: "Our inheritance is not distributed. Whatever we leave is sadaqa charity for everyone." Abu Bakr, r.a., added: However, the family of the Prophet, pbuh, can eat and drink from the inheritance. By Allah, I will not change the sadaqa charities the messenger of Allah used to give and I will do in this matter what the messenger of Allah, pbuh, used to do." [ Sahih of Bukhari, kitab al-Maghazi, section on battle of Khaybar.]

Obama's Sympathy for Trayvone vs Slaughter of Pak-Yemeni Children.
Comment by African American Activist Bilal Sunni Ali
From Belize [Central America] [Sorry for the profanity --Editor[

If the profiling and killing of a teenager is deplorable how much more so through profiling, targeting and killing of those on this list. This is the Obama contra-(deleted)-diction.

A List Of Children Killed By Drone Strikes In Pakistan and Yemen

www.policymic.comOver the past 4 years Obama has authorized attacks in Pakistan which have killed more than 800 innocent civilians and just 22 Al-Qaeda officers. How many of those civilians are children?

A Reminder from Nadrat Siddique
Destruction of Red Mosque and Hafsa Women's Seminary Indicated US takeover of Pak Military

July 2007 marks the anniversary of the siege of Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) in Islamabad, Pakistan. The Musharraf government, an overt puppet of the U.S., labeled its opponents, who were based out of the mosque and an adjoining madrassa, with the usual pejoratives. Then they moved to eliminate them. The mosque was attacked with tanks and heavy weaponry, as the government tried to force a surrender. In the process, the mosque leader, Abdurrashid Gazi (shaheed) and his mother were murdered by puppet Paki army fire.
 Destruction of Red Mosque and Hafsa Women's Seminary Indicated US takeover of Pak Military

Pakistan: Nawaz Sharif decided to continue the war in the north: July 23, 2013.
Malala was used to cover up the Suffering of Islamic women. Here is the sequence of events.
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

Benazir Bhutto and Nawaz Sharif were supported by the US but General Musharraf reversed the roles and opened up Pakistan to help the American takeover. His military benefited greatly as he removed potential supporters of "political Islam" from the military.

When the US invaded Afghanistan to take revenge for the mujahideen attacks on 9.11, General Musharraf sent his troops in large numbers into the frontier areas to seal off support for the Taliban who were very popular among Pakistani masses.

About 100,000 of Pakistan's troops were withdrawn from the border with India and placed on the Afghan border. In the fighting which followed about 3,000 Pakistani troops and 5,000 Pakistani tribesmen were killed.

The FBI set up headquarters in Islamabad and operated in Pakistan and entered Pakistani homes with the cooperation of Pakistani intelligence services. This situation became very clear in the search for the killers of Daniel Pearl, the Israeli who entered Pakistan with a US passport.

Musharraf was so emboldened by the lack of resistance by the Pakistani population that he decided to tackle the only source of Islamic resistance which was in Islamabad itself: The Red Mosque. Here a firebrand preacher Abdur Rasheed Ghazi had organized a seminary for Islamic women which attracted several thousand young women and girls some of whom were survivors of the devastating earthquake in the north.

Jamia Hafsa, the women's seminary named after the daughter of the second Caliph, Umar ibn al-Khattab, r.a., decided to carry out an Islamic cleansing campaign against Musharraf's corruption within Islamabad, It was an entirely peaceful movement but the women would carry long sticks known as lathis to keep predatory males away who often want to prey on defenseless women in Pakistan. The Hafsa women would go to stores selling porno movies or semi-nude films or erotic songs and remind the owners of the Hereafter and the Fear of Allah. Some of this preaching, which would attract crowds, was successful. One shop owner took out all his videos and movies, put them on the sidewalk and set them on fire. [This was presented by the BBC as "militant Islamic women snatching tapes and setting them on fire."]

Then the girls and women in burqa found that a procuress was being used to provide women to Musharraf's officials right in Islamabad under Musharraf's nose. The girls complained to the regime and met a stony silence. Then they started preaching to the procuress, telling her that she was violating God's Law and threatening dire consequences. She laughed at them and reminded them of her contacts with the "higher ups" in the government. Finally they kidnaped her and kept her quite unharmed till she signed a confession naming her contacts and her activities.

The girls then went after the regime which was demolishing mosques in areas through which Musharraf traveled out of Islamabad. As part of their protests they took over a library and would not leave.

The point the young women were making was that General Musharraf was violating God's Law. He had no writ from the people of Pakistan and no one had given him permission to support the USA.

At the instigation, it said, of the US and Israel, Musharraf started conducting raids on the Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa. Some of these attacks were terrifying but they had the opposite effect. The young men in the Red Mosque [Lal Masjid] armed themselves.

Abdur Rasheed Ghazi's sermons in the Red Mosque were bringing support from the oppressed people of Pakistan. To counter him, the regime brought the Imam of the Ka'aba who imputed that these activities of young women were unIslamic and they should not be coming out of their school. Abdur Rasheed Ghazi, who knew several languages including Arabic, was not impressed by the Imam of the Ka'aba and gave blistering khutbas to counter the Saudi move.

Gradually the regime tightened the police and then military encirclement of the Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa. Musharraf got in touch with the religious establishment and learned that the maulvies felt threatened by the development of a mosque in which women played a central role. Musharraf also fooled the Muslim political parties to hold a meeting in London during which time he launched his military offensive against the Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa.

The people supporting Abdur Rasheed said they had the right to have light sweapons to defend the mosque from physical attack. When one of Musharraf's elite commando officers broke into the women's seminary by breaching its wall, he was killed.

Musharraf could have starved the people in the mosque into submission. Instead he decided on a full scale military invasion. The young people resisted with their small arms but were slaughtered by Musharraf's elite forces using heavy weapons. Even phosphorous was used and among those killed by this forbidden explosive was Abdur Rasheed Ghazi's mother. He went down fighting. May Allah grant him jannat al-Firdous.

It took Pakistani political parties quite a while to realize what had happened, that in the capital city of a country founded on Islam, a city named Islamabad, military force was used to destroy a mosque and a seminary full of ba-hijab Islamic women.

But the people of Frontier understood what had happened. Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa's tragic end ignited the pro-Sharia movement which was against a secular Pakistan, The Sharia movement had been there for years but now it took specific form. Huge crowds came out to support Maulvi Fazlullah and others organized the peaceful takeover of the beautiful area known as Swat. Sharia courts were set up to quickly settle disputes which had been in the secular courts for years. The message of the Red Mosque spread like a wild fire in all areas of Frontier province.

An organization which emerged, though it is a collection of many groups, is now famous or notorious as the Tehreeke Talibane Pakistan [TTP] mostly from the poor masses and peasants.

When the movement reached Buner, the US complained to Pakistan that the Islamics were now only 76 miles from Islamabad. CNN and the entire US media took this rheme of "great danger" to civilization. The Pakistani military then did to Swat what it had done earlier to the Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa. The ENTIRE POPULATION of Swat was evicted to create a free fire zone for the military. Anyone who remained could be killed. In the intense fighting which followed thousands of Pakistani troops, civilians and mujahideen were killed. The military killed at least 30,000 people including 3,000 mujahideen and lost 6,000 or more troops.

There are mass graves in the area where the army has carried out "extra judicial executions."

The people were up in arms [small arms] all over Frontier province. The regime went after them, cuttingn off food supplies using air strikes and heavy artillery. Maulvi Fazlullah was trapped and barely escaped across the Frontier into Afghanistan where the Taliban are successful. The army destroyed medressas and mosques run by Fazlullah and the Pak Taliban but were not able to silence his short wave radio which had a large audience of women.

The army then went into Hangu, Adam Khel, Khyber and finally South Waziristan. America was insistinf that it should go into North Waziristan also but protests by Jamaate Islami stopped it. The Tehreeke Talibane Pakistan [TTP] has not only survived but seems to have infiltrated into various parts of the "settled" areas of Pakistan, especially Punjab. Their methods are often quite brutal but not anywhere near the methods of the army. It has now many branches, one of the most notorious being "Punjabi Taliban" who terrified General Kayani [Musharraf's clone] by attacking the military headquarters in Rawalpindi.

The way to peace in Pakistan is by way of communication with the "militants." If they want Shari'a, why not withdraw the army, let independernt media go in and let them have Sharia. Now that Imran Khan's party and Jamaate Islami have won seats in Frontier areas during the recent elections, the chances for peace are brighter.

However, Nawaz Sharif is following the American line: Peace with India, war with his own people.

British women in complete hijab, carrying kalashnikovs, joining Islamic fighters in Syria

Channel 4 [UK] interviewed two British women, Maryam and Ayesha, who have married Islamic men and moved to Syria to support the jihad against Bashar Assad. One married a Swedish Islamic and the other a British one. They are part of a growing force of European converts to Islam who work in tandem with Jabhat al-Nusra, Ahrar al-Sham and other Islamic groups.

Our America #1
A Voice for Truth Passes: Helen Thomas
Israelis "Get out of Palestine" & "Go Home" to "Germany, Poland or the USA."

Helen Thomas, Feisty Pioneering Journalist, Dies at 92 The Associated Press Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill ten presidents and was not shy about sharing her opinions, died Saturday. She was 92 ... Her refusal to conceal her strong opinions, even when posing questions to a president, and her public hostility toward Israel, caused discomfort among colleagues. In 2010, that tendency finally ended a career which had started in 1943 and made her one of the best known journalists in Washington. On a videotape circulated on the Internet, she said Israelis should "get out of Palestine" and "go home" to Germany, Poland or the United States. The remark brought down widespread condemnation and she ended her career.

Our America #2
Weiner, Spitzer .....
Sense of Power over women or Just a Jewish Thing? A "Muslim" woman? Huma Abedin speaks.
From New Trend's media monitor.

July 23: Anthony Weiner [Democrat of New York] is once more in the news. Remember he was caught sending out pictures of his sexual organ on the Internet? He resigned from Congress but now he is doing it again and to pre-empt the story he held a press to admit that he has been sending out nude pictures of himself to a 22 year old woman. This could influence his position in the New York mayoral race.

His wife stood by him, supporting him with cute smiles. Her name is Huma Abedin, in other words a Muslim at least in name. Her marriage to a Jew is HARAM in Islam. Its a serious violation amounting to apostacy. Earlier she worked for Hillary Clinton when right wingers charged that Muslim Brotherhood had infiltrated the US top leadership!

Huma Abdein said about her Jewish husband" "I believe in him."

That's the kind of thinking on Islam which goes on in America.

The right wingers also claimed that Sharia was going to be imposed in America. [Help!]

Earlier, Spitzer, Governor of New York state resigned when he was found to have been using state funds for the favotrs of a high class prostitute, $4000 an hour. His poor wife stood by him.

The corruption at the top became the talk of the town when years backPresident Clinton had himself "serviced" by a Jewish woman in the Oval Office. Hillary Clinton stood by him like Huma Abedin and has been part of the American leaders' exploitation of the defenseless American people.
[Ed. note: All these people are hard core zionists.]

Our America #3
Kuwaiti Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in New York Court
Iran Detained him for 10 Years in Collusion with the US. Kidnaped, Tortured by US.
Non-Violent "Crime." Spoke in Support of Osama and 9.11 Attacks.

Sheik Osama bin Laden's son-in-law on Friday asked a New York court to throw out terrorism charges against him, partly on the grounds he had been tortured on the flight that brought him to the United States.

In a motion seeking the dismissal of the case, lawyers for former al-Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman Abu Ghaith also claimed US officials had colluded with Iran over his detention there for more than a decade after the 9/11 attacks.

The move marks the first salvo of a landmark legal battle in which Abu Ghaith's lawyers will seek to challenge the US government's conduct in the "war on terror."

Prosecutors declined to comment on the dismissal motion. They have three weeks to respond, and the judge then has two weeks to set a date for a ruling or a hearing on the issues raised.

Abu Ghaith was kidnapped by US agents in Jordan at the end of February and flown to New York. He was indicted on March 1 on a single count of conspiracy to kill US nationals.

Abu Ghaith, a 47-year-old Kuwaiti national, is best-known for his incendiary statements alongside bin Laden and Ayman al-Zawahiri in the immediate aftermath of 9/11.

In a speech cited by the US government indictment, Abu Ghaith only defended the attacks as hundreds of millions people worldwide do and warned Americans the "storms shall not stop, especially the airplanes storm."

The defence team argues Abu Ghaith has effectively been declared guilty -- on the basis of his "mere association" with bin Laden -- of a crime that carries a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
They deny that his fiery rhetoric reflects direct involvement in any plot to kill Americans.

Our Canada
This could Explain Suffering of Momin Khawaja & Canada's Islamic Captives.

*Canada allows spy agency to use information obtained through torture*

22 Jul 2013 Canada has given the country's spy agency permission to use information extracted from suspects through torture, despite claims that it would never use such data, Press TV reports. Canada's intelligence services, including the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CSEC), have recently been given an annual budget of about *400 million to use and share information extracted through the use of torture, despite the Canadian government saying it does not condone such acts. In a directive, issued in December 2010, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service was given permission to employ such information in cases where it claimed 'public safety is at stake'. The move is part of a broader, 'Five Eyes' intelligent sharing network involving the United States, Britain, Australia and New Zealand.

Our Mexico


by S. Green

Greetings Family, It's not only honorable but also we must be driven by virtue US the Conscious Black (or the so-called Black People) alive in the world today to understand clearly the gravity and magnitude of the circumstances that led to Malcom Shabazz Latif's violent assassination
  1. Possible Racism,

  2. Possible Assassination,

  3. Possible Genocide to Annihilate the Black Race as they did to the American Indians,

  4. Crime

Malcolm Shabazz Hajj's death, still, becomes a monumental reference point (as many of the likes of Martin Luther King have been) to what we face now and later as black people especially when our promising leaders are laid to waste, as here.
We are numbed by the facts that follow. Silence.

  1. Mexico: A FOREIGNER HAS BEEN MURDERED ON THEIR SOIL but show SERIOUS LACK of TRANSPARENCY. They have assaulted peaceful demonstrators and disbanded the efforts.





To this, we add WHY the failure of black leaders to intervene WITH FULL FORCE in persuading the undercurrents that are eroding SECURITY OF our state as black people worldwide. In Mexico, we are faced with critical challenges set along these lines each day. I'm led to believe that every Blackman or woman walks on these edges each day. Where do we go from here?

This death machine is bigger than we are as people, INDIVIDUALLY it seems because after 500 + years, we have not moved an inch towards true human civilization.

We call upon Cynthia McKinney and other leaders in her light, being advocates and a friend of this movement in general to come in person to Mexico and help unravel the facts before they are buried too deep. We call on all Black people to realize this and act according to capacity with their individual reach, be it SIGNING PETITIONS.

We call on world individuals that are concerned with these issues TO MOVE swiftly in confronting these demons that affect our daily lives and well-being on earth.

From the Sons and Daughters of Africa, Mexico

From Br. Ather in Canada.
Iran's Hand in US Occupation of Islamic lands. Now Iraqi Shias want USA Back.

With violence rising, some Iraqi leaders who bade America good riddance in late 2011 are now asking Washington for help. "The Iraqis sort of kicked us out," says Katzman. "A lot of the [security] programs we hoped to continue, they basically discontinued. Now the Iraqis are getting nervous because of AQI, and they want us back again."

Could it happen? Last month, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Martin Dempsey did suggest that the U.S. consider sending "teams of trainers" to help Iraq fend off what he called a "re-emerging" al-Qaeda threat.

But while it's possible the U.S. will offer help at the margins, Iraqis shouldn't expect an American cavalry. Leaving Iraq is one of Barack Obama's proudest accomplishments, and the President clearly has no desire to undo it — possibly even at the cost of seeing Iraq slip back into chaos.

Read more:

After reading this any doubts that Iran facilitated US occupation of Iraq and Afhagnistan?

RE: Asqfish visit to Cairo
Disrespectful Behavior of Upper Class Egyptian Women even in Mosques.

I just read the report on Asqfish visit to Cairo, Egypt. I can relate to her frustrations with the disrespectful behavior of the women in the mosques. Unbelievable!

When I worked at the hospital there was a mosque on the second floor. There was a code the Muslims used to get inside. There was a young sister, who worked in the hospital lab, who would go into the mosque during her lunch break to eat! Not pray, eat! She would also talk on the phone in her language. I thought she might be Pakistani but, I was not sure. I made comments to her about it before but, to no avail. Afterwards, I would just ignore her, completely. Never spoke to her out of disgust!

My feelings were that if she were in her country she wouldn't act this way in the mosque but, I see from the story that this is not true! I thought that Islam fell to the wayside with Muslims engaging in such disrespectful behavior because they were in America but, why would they wait until they came here to behave that way. They started behaving like this beforehand.

I love being in the mosque because it can be so silent it is deafening. It is such a peaceful and relaxing environment. Being around these "Muslims" is so frustrating!

Salaam, Sis. 'Aisha

A Slightly Funny Report: Entire Police force Captured.
New York Times. July 25

KABUL, Afghanistan — The few hundred people of Kala Khel, a village in southern Afghanistan, on Thursday got some of the best news they had heard all year: the entire Afghan Local Police unit posted to the hamlet had disappeared the night before, apparently betrayed by two of their own and abducted by the Taliban.

The police, villagers said, had been beating people and stealing from them nearly every day since they arrived five months ago, and few in Kala Khel seemed sorry to see them gone. "People are happy they have been kidnapped," said Mahmadullah, a villager who uses a single name.

The abduction, and the villagers' apparent indifference to the fate of the men, is another stormy chapter for the Afghan Local Police. The militia force has found itself the target of frequent Taliban attacks, as well as criticism from human rights advocates and ordinary Afghans, who say some of the militias are made up of nothing more than common criminals, village toughs and sometimes even Taliban sympathizers.

The American-led military coalition began raising the militias three years ago to protect remote villages and, it was hoped, give Afghans a stake in fighting the Taliban. In some areas, the militias have indeed given the fight a local imprimatur, persuading villagers to stop aiding the insurgents and start helping Afghan and coalition forces.

Elsewhere, though, the local police have earned a thuggish reputation. That appears to have been the case in Kala Khel, where the local 14-man unit was sent to protect a stretch of unpaved road that bisects the village, in Zabul Province.

The officers arrived five months ago and quickly began to take what they wanted, bloodying anyone who got in their way, villagers said. "They were not good — they are illiterate and morally corrupt people," said Hajji Asham, one of a handful of Kala Khel residents reached by phone on Thursday.

The abuse worsened after the Taliban began attacking the post, apparently using the village as a staging ground and for cover.

Villagers said no one in Kala Khel aided the Taliban. But the local police, perhaps not without reason, appear to believe villagers did support the insurgents.

"Anytime they were attacked from anywhere within the village, they would go there and beat people and confiscate their belongings, especially motorcycles," Mahmadullah said.

The latest beating was meted out on Wednesday, he said. The victim was a farmer whose tractor accidentally collided with a motorcycle ridden by a local policeman. After being beaten, Mahmadullah said, the farmer was fined $30, a vast sum for most Afghans.

One of the problems seems to have been that the local police unit was made up of people from different areas of Zabul and other provinces. In general, the most successful local police units have often been drawn directly from the villages they patrol.

Afghan officials said that they were investigating, and that what exactly happened had not yet been determined.

Villagers said two policemen spiked the food of their 12 colleagues with crushed sleeping pills. The Taliban then came in and took away the near-comatose men along with a pair of police pickup trucks and all the weapons in the post. The sleeping-pill ploy is often cited by Afghans in cases of infiltration or betrayal, though hard evidence backing it up is rarely produced.

The Taliban, for their part, claimed responsibility for the abduction, which they said was aided by two infiltrators.

Qari Yousuf Ahmadi, a Taliban spokesman, said the original plan was to kill the policemen outright. But "the cowards did not resist," he said, so the Taliban "blindfolded them and led them away to a safe location."

He said the men would be tried under Islamic law and then the Taliban would "punish them." He did not elaborate.

Army Assault on Islamic village: Retaliation on Shi'a Village Supporting Army

On July 24, Pakistan launched air strikes and heavy artillery attacks on a village in Bara area of Khyber near Afghan border. Many were killed. Pakistan has collected the bodies of 20 "Taliban suspects" [in the words of Dawn daily] [in other words, civilians] after the bombardment.

On July 25 Shi'a village in Parachinar area near Afghanistan was bombed by "suspected Taliban." Government sources say 39 were killed and 140 wounded.

[The government does not try to explain these attacks. An investigation could reveal the army's use of Shi'ites to track and kill Islamic opponents of the military.. editor]

An Israeli tank in occupied Palestine?
No! this is a Pakistani tank in a poor Islamic village in Khyber
 Pakistani tank in a poor Islamic village in Khyber

2013-07-28 Sun 17:55:34 cdt