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Zulhijja 7 ,1434/October 13, 2013 # 42
Munawar Hasan, Jamaate Islami Pakistan leader, links US
drone attacks to Paki government.
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Astounding: Der Spiegel, leading German paper, uncovers
Syrian tyrant Assad's elaborate campaign of abuse and
disinformation against Islamic groups in Syria.
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Even more astonishing. Top Saudi scholar Suleiman al-Ulwan,
has refused a deal for immediate release after spending
EIGHT YEARS in solitary confinement. He was pressured to
stop criticizing Europe and America and to stop supporting
the mujahideen. This is a different Saudi. Worth reading.
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Eid al-Adha : October 16 [not 15]
Eid prayers will be held at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen at 9
AM on October 16.
Address: 4624 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212. [Half block
north of York at Cold Spring road.]
The date issued by the Saudis, October 15 is incorrect but
big mosques follow them.
The Saudis do this every year.
Alhamdulillah, more and more Muslims are following crescent
sighting. To understand the Saudi error, go to:
islamicmoon.com where Dr. Omar Afzal uses his expertise of
many years to help Muslims follow the Sunnah.
[In countries which do follow the Sunnah and not the
Saudis, such as Pakistan, Eid will be on October 16.]
National Islamic Shoora on October 26.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Planning group [Shoora] will meet in
In addition to the representatives listed earlier, Sis.
Aisha from New York City has confirmed she will be there..
She is an alumna of Lincoln University and writes for New
Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz
[Louisiana] has just returned from
South Africa. He will address the shoora on Zionism and
Dr. Shabazz will also be speaking at Lincoln University,
Pennsylvania, on November 7.
Br. Shamim Siddiqui, from Long Island, New York, has sent
some thought provoking ideas on how to work peacefully to
strenghten Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Islamic understanding and
With thanks to Imam Badi Ali [North Carolina]
It's in Urdu with Arabic dubbing but from the pictures
you'll get the message.
A tribute to the unarmed Islamic masses of Egypt who are
sacrificing themselves to confront and defeat the tyrant
General Sisi and his Israeli and imperialist backers.
From our Brothers and sisters in Pakistan to the Ikhwan..
Our sisters in Egypt have made such great sacrifices, but
the West only recognizes Malala who was working with the
occupiers of our lands.
President Obama met Malala in the White House. October 12.
[NT media monitor]
Pakistani men, women and children have suffered so much at
the hands of American war activities that this welcome to
Malala can only be described as a slap in the face of
A Pakistani journalist, Orya, writing for Dunya.com, has
described his disgust at the western use of Malala in
desperate attempts to infiltrate Pakistan. Orya points out
that elite US troops in Iraq, BURNED alive a 14 year old
Muslim girl, ABEER, and killed her entire family and burned
down their house. Hundreds of Pakistani children have been
killed in US attacks. Thousands of Afghan civilians have
been killed by the US.
Obama, a supporter of homosexuality, is not seen even as a
decent ;person in Pakistan. Whatever little chance Malala
had of becoming popular in Pakistan has been ruined by this
visit to the drone master.
[Does President Obama think Pakistanis will be sympathetric
to him for inviting this stupid Pakistani girl who was
working with US and Pakistani intelligence agencies? ....
The Rights of Muslim women: Fatima Mernissi was wrong.
Thousands of SINGLE women went to Jihad against Persian
Empire under Umar's, r.a. Caliphate.
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
"The likeness of him who remembers his Lord [Allah], to him
who does not remember his Lord is as the likeness of the
living to the dead." [Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, in Sahih
Fatima Mernissi was one of those westernized women who took
it upon themselves to attack the truth of Islam. Other women
like her have tried to subvert the foundations of Islam by
proclaiming a "mixed" prayer in which men and women stand
next to each other. None of them have the courage to stand
up against the Zionists and the Imperialists.
Fatima Mernissi went beyond all limits by claiming that
Umar, r.a.,, the second rightly guided Caliph of Islam, was
responsible for secluding women from all activities outside
the home. For Mernissi, hijab is a form of oppression. She
claimed that owing to Umar, r.a., the hijab CAME DOWN OVER
MADINA and after that women were simply cut off from life
outside the home.
Looks like the westernizing women and the Saudi "salafis"
have one thing in common. They have not studied the history
of Islam in its most normative stage. In the overthrow of
the superpowers of the time, Persia and Rome, comparable to
Russia and America today, thousands of Islamic women took
part in jihad and often played a decisive role.
I wll focus on the most famous battle, Qadesia, which
signalled the death knell of the Persian empire. A huge
Persian army led by the best general of Iran, Rustum, moved
into Muslim terrirory and tried to crush the heavily
outnumbered Islamic forces. There were 120,000 Persians with
50 elephants against only 10,000 Islamic fighters.
The date of the battle is year 15 after the Hijra. The dates
of the battle are not very specific because for FOUR months
tthe two armies camped in front of each other snd
skirmished, checking out each others weaknesses. Umar,
r.a.,had sent the best Islamic fighters led by Sa'ad ibn Abi
Waqqas, one of the famous Companions of the Prophet, pbuh.
Umar, r.a., himself wanted to lead the army but his
consultative committee persuaded him to stay in Madinah.
The Persians were out maneuvered and slaughtered by the fast
moving Islamic horsemen. Among the Islamic fighters were
HIJABI women in large numbers. Here is one quote from the
most authentic historian:
"The largest number of SINGLE women were from the tribes of
Bajalia and Nakha'. Of these SEVEN HUNDRED WOMEN wer from
the tribe of Nakha' and ONE THOUSAND from Bajalia.. After
the battle, most of them married men from other tribes and
thus these tribes became each others in-laws. " [Ibn Jarir
Tabari, Tarikh Umam w al-Mulook, Volume 2. ] 2
These women were quite ferocious in the battlefield. One of
them, a married womam, Umm Kathir, wife of Humam bin
al-Harith al-Nakhai, said that even married women were on
the battlefield in a supporting role. She added: "we went
around giving water to wounded Muslim warriors and killing
the wounded idolaters who were still alive. Our children
were behind us and we gave them similar responsibilities."
The most interesting aspect of the battle of Qadesia is that
the single women CHOSE the men they wanted to marry.
Three of the warriors were interested in marrying a woman
named Arwa Hilalia Nakhia, daughter of 'Amir. Her sister
Hunaida, was the wife of Qa'q'a bin Umru Tamimi, one of the
greatest battlefield commanders Umar, r.a., had sent to
Qadisia. Urwa asked the commander, through his wife, about
which of the three she should marry. Q'aq'a, instead of
telling her what Arwa should do gave his answer in poetry:
"If you want wealth and comfort, marry Samak Ansari or 'Utba
ibn Farqa./ If you want a veteran fighter, then try for
Bukair, because when even horses stampede in the melee of
battle, he will not run./ All three are leaders and at a
high level of behavior. It is up to you to choose the one
you want." [Tabari, Ibid.]
Notice the great commander's respect for the woman's right
to choose. This was Umar's caliphate. This was Umar's
commander. [Allah be please with him.]
When much later Umar, r.a., was assassinated by a Persian
prisoner whom he had shown kindness, the women of Madina
cried as they had cried for no man.
The one who cried the most, and almost lost control of
herself, was Umar's wife, Umm Kulthum, the DAUGHTER of ALI,
This hadith was quoted by the great scholar Taqi-ad-Deen
ibn Taymiyya [661 to 728 hijri] in his personal collection
of hadith known as al-Kalim al-Tayyib.
Abi Jafar Muhammad bin Jarir al-Tabari was one of the
greatest historians of all times. His writing about the
Rashideen Caliphate, Abu Bakr, r.a,, to Ali, r.a., alone is
700 pages long. He was born 224 hijri and died 310 hijri.
[839 to 922 c.e.] . people in Europe at that time were
China: Emerging New Imperialism.
New Trend has been receiving information about the
mistreatment of Muslims in Sinkiang [Xinjiang] province. See
map. China shot dead 25 Muslims in August because they were
carrying out "religious activities." There are many jobs in
Sinkiang now but Muslims are not allowed. Chines HAN
settlers are pouring in, somewhat like the Jews in
Palestine, and taking the jobs.
Muslims should not be fooled by China.
Islam vs Bigotry in UK
[With thanks to Br. Khalid Baig.]
His family Wiped out by British Racists, he Continues to
Pak doctor in UK undeterred even after loss of family
Monday, September 30, 2013
ISLAMABAD: After losing his entire family to an anti-Muslim
hate attack earlier this month, a Pakistani-origin
neurosurgeon based in Ireland has announced to step up the
community work for Christians with even more vigour.
On September 13, the wife, daughter and two teenage sons of
Ireland's top neurosurgeon Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Satar were
killed in an arson attack, allegedly by white racists, at
the family's home in Leicester UK.
"The calamity that has hit me was the will of Allah and I
submit to that. But that would not stop me from doing what I
was doing before. In fact the time I used to spend with my
family would now be used in more community service for my
neighbours from all faiths," Sattar said in his first
interview to Irish National Radio (RTE).
"I want to show the world the real Islam that is peaceful
and caring. It commands us to look after our neighbours and
not to harm anyone," he said while speaking even before the
burial of his family.While praising his wife for 20 years of
her services for the family, Sattar attributed his
incredible calmness and composure over this horrible loss to
his strong faith.
"We have been taught through Quran and life of Prophet
Mohammad (PBUH) how to deal with such calamities. The
Prophet himself lost his six children during his lifetime
but he never complained," he told the host Seán O'Rourke
during the radio programme.
Sattar said the last conversation he had with his family was
just few hours before their death. The bodies of Shehnila
Taufiq, 47, her daughter Zainab, 19, and sons Bilal, 17, and
Jamil, 15, were recovered from their house in Wood Hill in
the early hours of Friday, September 13.
"My wife had raised my children in such a way that they were
not only good practising Muslims but also good neighbours
involved in a lot of community work," he said adding that
the family had been running a community welfare centre for
last three years.
Sattar left Pakistan in 1990 and worked in several UK
hospitals before being appointed as the second paediatric
neurosurgeon of the Ireland in 2007.He said his wife and
19-year-old daughter Zainab were due to move to Ireland in
July to work with the Dawah Community Centre in Castleknock.
His daughter had wanted to pursue a career in primary school
teaching in Dublin and also teaching religion.His sons
Jamal, aged 17, and 15-year-old Bilal were to remain in
Leicester to pursue their studies.
Sattar said his future was in Ireland, where he would focus
more on the community centre where he works.He said he would
work to be part of Irish society to show how Muslims
practise their religion.The Leicestershire Police have so
far charged four people with murder of Sattar's family.
Dr Muhammad Taufiq Al Sattar: "We all know that we are going
to die one day"
A man whose wife and three children were killed in a house
fire in Leicester has spoken of his upset that their
funerals have not taken place two weeks on from the tragedy.
Swallowed Iranian Propaganda that Assad Supports Palestine?
This should wake you up.
Yarmouk Palestinian refugee camp, #Damascus, 12-10-2013:
The senior imam at the Palestine Mosque in Yarmouk Camp
today isued a fatwa (Islamic religious ruling) ...permitting
the eating of the meat of donkeys, cats, dogs or other
animals to prevent residents from starving to death under
the regime siege. Like the rest of south Damascus, the
Yarmouk camp has now been under a brutal and unrelenting
regime siege, along with daily regime bombardment, for over
seven months, with Assad's troops preventing all supplies of
food, medicine, fuel and other essentials from entering the
Regime forces also cut off the camp's water and power
supplies some months ago. Any resident caught by regime
troops stationed at the checkpoints surrounding the camp
while attempting to smuggle food, medicine or any other
essential item in is summarily executed. A number of
residents, including babies, have already died of
malnutrition-related causes, with levels of malnutrition and
disease rising daily. Regime forces will not allow any
residents - men, women or children - to leave the camp for
medical treatment or any other reason, no matter how urgent,
with one baby boy recently dying because his mother could
not take him to hospital.
Similar fatwas permitting the eating of the meat of
non-livestock creatures (including rodents) to prevent
people starving to death have been issued in other areas
across Syria under regime siege, some of them for over a
year, where the levels of malnutrition and starvation among
the besieged people are even worse. The UN and the world
leaders are complicit both actively and tacitly in the Assad
regime's very deliberate perpetration of a holocaust, with
the world's 'civilised' pseudo-humanitarians watching
indifferently as civilians are bombed daily and starved to
death simply for demanding their freedom from dictatorship
which views them as expendable 'collateral damage.' Special
mention should also be given here to prominent Western
'pro-Palestinian' activists, including George Galloway and
Cynthia McKinney, who continue to support the genocidal
Assad regime which is terrorising, bombing and starving
Palestinian, as well as Syrian, men, women and children.
From: Syrian Media Centre.
Fisk, Cartalucci, Lamb and Chedovsky are also busy with
pro-Assad, pro-Iran propaganda... Editor
Pakistani Regime linked to US drone attacks+ NATO supplied
LAHORE, Oct.11: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed
Munawar Hasanhas said that the talks with the Taliban won't
be fruitful if Pakistan did not pull out of the terror war
and the drone attacks continued.
Addressing the Friday congregation at Mansoora mosque, he
said that the situation was getting complicated every day
due to the delay in the commencement of the talks. He said
that the Pakistan was providing necessary information to the
US for drone attacks. Besides, the sensitive air base was in
US control and logistic support was being provided to the US
and NATO forces. NATO containers were also passing through
the Pakistan territory. He said if the government wanted
successful talks with the Taliban, it would have to pull out
of the so called war on terror. He said the Islamabad had
never lodged a serious protest over drone attacks. For
instance, the US envoy had never been summoned and handed
over a strong protest on this score, which implied that the
drone attacks were being made with Islamabad's consent.
The JI Ameer said that while the nation wanted Pervez
Musharraf's trial for treason, the government under Prime
Minister Nawaz Sharif was ready to allow the former dictator
flee from the country under outside pressure. He said the
way the former dictator had been granted bail in the murder
cases of Benazir Bhutto and Akbar Bugti, gave rise to
serious doubts. He said that Pervez Musharraf's biggest
crime was the abrogation of the constitution and the
imposition of emergency and the PML(N) leadership had been
crying to try him for that under article six of the
constitution. But now that the PML(N) was in power, it was
completely silent on the issue.
Commenting on the appointment of the NAB Chairman, he said
the Prime Minister and the Opposition Leader had several
meetings in this respect at which the names of some
ex-judges came under discussion. However, there had been no
breakthrough. Now the name of a former bureaucrat and a
grade 22 officer had been finalized on a single phone call
between the PM and the Opposition Leader, adding that the
two parties alone offer explanation in this regard.
Syed Munawar Hasan said that as many as six references were
pending against Asif Ali Zardari while three references were
pending against Mian Nawaz Sharif. He said if the NAB
chairman worked honestly, he should begin with the cases
against the big fish otherwise all slogans of controlling
corruption would remain hollow.
Fascist gangster Party', MQM's 90% "popularity" was based on
Comment by Munawar Hasan on NADRA investigation
by Anwar Niazi
LAHORE, Oct. 8: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed
Munawar Hasan, has saidthe massive bogus voting in the May
elections in Karachi revealed by the NADRA report on one NA
seat has exposed the MQM's 90 per cent mandate from the port
In a statement here on Tuesday, he said that bogus votes
were cast on mass scale in Karachi and Hyderabad on the
National Assembly and Sindh Assembly seats from where the
MQM had won. He said the MQM had been securing false mandate
on gun point for the last here decades, the security
institutions and the agencies knew every thing but were not
ready to speak out the truth and all past governments had
been patronizing the MQM
Syed Munawar Hasan said, had the constituencies been
demarcated anew and the polls conducted under army's
supervision under the orders of the Supreme Court Chief
Justice, the results would have been quite different. He
said, in a city where death was looming large, it was
difficult for the people to vote freely. He said the JI had
accepted the election results only to prevent bloodshed and
foil the conspiracies to create anarchy and chaos in the
The JI Ameer said the position all over Karachi was the same
as had been revealed in NA 256. He said, one or two
constituencies where the PTI and other parties had been
shown as the winner, had been left out under the plan to
prevent total boycott of the elections. He said if all other
parties had boycotted the polls like the JI, the MQM could
not have succeeded in its evil designs.
Syed Munawar Hasan said that in order to ensure the success
of the on going targeted operation , the Karachi
administration needs to be pulled out from a state of fear
and harassment. To achieve this end, all the patriotic
forces must sit together and find out a way out to free the
entire country, especially Karachi from the Qabza mafia.
He said all the operations carried out in Karachi so far had
failed only because there was no guarantee for the security
of the personnel engaged in these operations and the police
officers who carried out the operations were killed one by
The JI Ameer was sure that like Karachi seat, the truth
about the rigging all over the country would come out
Syria: Uncovered by Der Spiegel [German paper].
Thanks to Br. Ather in Canada
'Sex Jihad' and Other Lies: Assad's Elaborate Disinformation
By Christoph Reuter
Syrian President Assad's regime is waging a PR campaign to
spread stories that discredit its rivals and distract from
its own crimes. Aided by gullible networks and foreign
media, it has included tales of rebels engaging in "sex
jihad" and massacring Christians.
Sex sells. And al-Qaida is eager to grab attention. But the
combination of the two -- sex jihad -- is simply
irresistible. Scores of young women are reportedly offering
themselves to jihadists, according to one of the latest
horror news stories coming out of Syria. A sheik from Saudi
Arabia has allegedly issued a fatwa that allows teenage
girls to provide relief to sexually frustrated
In late September, 16-year-old Rawan Qadah appeared on
Syrian TV and gave a detailed account of how she had to
sexually satisfy a radical insurgent. After the Tunisian
interior minister stated that young women from his country
were traveling to Syria for sex jihad -- and having sex with
20, 30 and even up to 100 rebels -- the story started to
make headlines in Germany, as well. In Germany, the websites
of the mass circulation Bild newspaper and Focusmagazine
have titillated readers with articles about this supposed
In the wake of the poison gas massacre on Aug. 21, the
regime in Damascus has launched a major PR offensive. Beyond
the official line of propaganda, though, there is a second
campaign: a secret and elaborately staged effort to sow
doubt and confusion -- and divert attention away from the
Syrian government's own crimes. Like many of these bogus
news stories, the sex jihad tales aim to convince supporters
at home and critics abroad of the rebels' monstrous
No other leader in the region -- not Saddam Hussein in Iraq,
nor Moammar Gadhafi in Libya -- has relied as heavily on
propaganda as Assad. His PR teams and state media are
churning out a steady stream of partially or completely
fabricated new stories about acts of terror against
Christians, al-Qaeda's rise to power and the imminent
destabilization of the entire region. These stories are
circulated by Russian and Iranian broadcasters, as well as
Christian networks, and are eventually picked up by Western
One prime example is the legend of orgies with terrorists:
The 16-year-old presented on state TV comes from a prominent
oppositional family in Daraa. When the regime failed to
capture her father, she was abducted by security forces on
her way home from school in November 2012. During the same
TV program, a second woman confessed that she had submitted
to group sex with the fanatical Al-Nusra Front. According to
her family, though, she was arrested at the University of
Damascus while protesting against Assad. Both young women
are still missing. Their families say that they were forced
to make the televised statements -- and that the allegation
of sex jihad is a lie.
An alleged Tunisian sex jihadist also dismissed the stories
when she was contacted by Arab media: "All lies!", she said.
She admitted that she had been to Syria, but as a nurse. She
says she is married and has since fled to Jordan.
Two human rights organizations have been trying to
substantiate the sex jihad stories, but have so far come up
empty-handed. It appears that the Tunisian interior minister
had other motives for jumping on this rumor: Hundreds of
Islamists have left his country and traveled to Syria, and
he is apparently trying to stem the tide by discrediting
these fighters. Furthermore, Sheikh Mohammad al-Arifi, the
man who is allegedly behind the sex jihad fatwa, denies
everything. "No person in their right mind would approve of
such a thing," he says.
It is difficult -- and, at times, even impossible -- to
verify all the horror stories emerging from the civil war in
Syria. This holds especially true when they are disseminated
in a roundabout way, as is the case with most of the reports
of persecuted Christians.
For example, on Sept. 26, the German Catholic news agency
KNA issued a report -- citing the Vatican news agency Fides
-- stating that Muslim legal scholars in the opposition
stronghold Douma, near Damascus, had called for "the
property of non-Muslims to be confiscated." Fides said that
it had a copy of a document that was signed by 36 Muslim
religious figures. Yet although this appeared to be a
serious story, it turned out to be based on a forgery: a
fictitious text with real signatures. It actually came from
a 2011 statement calling for civilians to be spared during
the fighting. On a number of occasions, Fides has accepted
as true propaganda fabrications released by
regime-affiliated portals, such as Syria Truth.
This also includes the myth of the beheading of a bishop --
a story also spread by Assad in an interview with SPIEGEL.
The fact of the matter is that a jihadist from Dagestan
killed three men in this way, but they weren't Christians.
After getting the stamp of approval from the official news
agency of the Vatican, such rumors generated by Assad's
propaganda machine are circulated around the world as
bona-fide new stories.
The facts were twisted in a similar manner when an image of
a woman tied to a pillar in Aleppo appeared on the LiveLeak
video portal in mid-September. The website claimed that the
woman was a Christian from Aleppo who had been abducted by
al-Qaida rebels. In reality, although the photo was taken in
Aleppo, it dates back to a period when Assad's troops still
controlled the entire city. A video of the scene, posted on
YouTube on June 12, 2012, shows regime-loyal militias
berating the woman.
The regime also concocted the legend of the destruction of
the Christian village of Maaloula. In early September,
rebels belonging to three groups, including al-Nusra,
attacked two military posts on the outskirts of town held by
members of the local Assad-loyal Shabiha militias. Then the
rebels withdrew. But the regime's version, which even
managed to become an Associated Press story, was as follows:
Foreign terrorists looted and burned down churches -- and
even threatened to behead Christians who refused to convert
This didn't match with reports from the nuns of the Thekla
convent in Maaloula and the Greek Orthodox patriarch of
Antioch. They said that nothing had been damaged and no one
had been threatened on account of their beliefs. A reporter
from the satellite news network Russia Today unwittingly
cleared up the confusion. While accompanying the Syrian
army, he filmed the tank attack on Maaloula -- in which the
local monastery was shelled.
This ongoing reinterpretation of events reflects a conscious
policy -- and bending the truth is much easier now that
Syria has become such a confusing and chaotic theater of
war. Most news publications shy away from the risks and
efforts of verifying stories on the ground. Actual events,
such as when jihadists burned down a church in the northern
Syrian town of Rakka, are mixed together with trumped-up
atrocities staged to sway global opinion.
Even blatant inconsistencies are often accepted without
question. After all, tangible evidence to the contrary
rarely exists. When state-run media reported that the
prominent imam Mohammed al-Buti, a supporter of Assad, was
killed by a suicide bomber at his mosque in the heart of
Damascus on March 21, all rebel groups denied having
anything to do with the attack. Of course, that doesn't
necessarily mean much. But even an untrained eye would have
to notice that the photos showed no signs of an explosion:
Chandeliers, fans and carpets were all intact. Instead,
there were bullet holes clear across a marble wall, and
pools of blood apparently showed where the bodies had lain.
Many of the victims were wearing shoes, which is highly
unusual for Muslims in a mosque. There were also no
witnesses. All of this feeds the suspicion that the victims
were forced into the building and murdered -- as a backdrop
for an attack that never occurred.
Pinning the Blame
After the poison gas attack in August, though, the
propaganda cover-up failed. Inundated by a global wave of
indignation, the regime floundered in its attempts to
explain the situation. First, Assad said that nothing had
happened. Then state television showed images of an alleged
rebel hideout containing a barrel with the blatantly obvious
label: "Made in Saudia." The TV report maintained that this
was sarin gas from Saudi Arabia for "terrorists" who had
inadvertently gassed themselves to death.
The source of the story was a little known news website
called Mint Press, based in the northern US state of
Minnesota. One of the authors later denied having anything
to do with the research. The other, a young Jordanian who
writes under a number of pseudonyms, merely responded to
queries by saying that he was currently studying in Iran. In
an online comment on an article in Britain's Daily Mail,
though, he gave the following detail that was missing on
Mint Press: "Some old men arrived in Damascus from Russia
and one of them became friends with me. He told me that they
have evidence that it was the rebels who used the (chemical)
weapons." A few days later, the Russian foreign minister
quoted the report from Mint Press as proof of Assad's
An entirely different explanation for the alleged gas attack
by the rebels was presented to British broadcaster Sky News
by Assad's top media adviser, Buthaina Shaaban: She said
that terrorists had abducted 300 Alawite children from
Latakia, taken them to Damascus and murdered them so they
could be presented to the world as victims.
And now comes a new line of defense that neither relies on
chemicals nor argues that the rebels killed themselves: In a
SPIEGEL interview, Assad states that sarin is a "kitchen
gas" because "it can be made anywhere." But this flies in
the face of a United Nations report, which states that
rockets carrying sarin gas could only have come from a
military base run by government forces.
Although Assad likes to cover up his crimes with a
crisis-driven media blitz, he actually prefers to meet with
the press and directly tell his side of the story. This
includes presenting his regime as a final bulwark against
global terror, even though he has his agents carry out the
very kinds of attacks he is warning the world about and
attributing to his rivals. For example, police in Turkey and
Lebanon have charged the Syrian intelligence agency with
responsibility for the most devastating attacks in years.
After two bombs in Tripoli killed 47 people on Aug. 23, a
Lebanese court issued an arrest warrant against two Syrians
-- for planning acts of terrorism.
[With thanks to Br. Ali in Virginia.]
Saudi authorities offered deal to Sheikh Suleiman al-Ulwan.
He refused it
Publication time: 5 October 2013, 15:56
Sources in Saudi Arabia reported that after Sheikh Suleiman
al-Ulwan was sentenced to a prison term of 15 years, he was
asked to give up two things in return for immediate release
and cessation of persecution;
Declare that the rulers of Saudi Arabia are legitimate
rulers of the Muslims.
Declare that the courts of Saudi Arabia are ruled by
Sharia, and not by the whims of kings (not according to the
Law of Allah).
On receiving the proposal, the Sheikh replied: Even if you
cut off my head, I will not say that!
We ask Allah to help our scholar and humiliate all his
opponents as they deserve it. These are our Imams, each of
them passes tarbiyah as per Prophet Joseph (pbuh)!
Sheikh Sulaiman ibn Nasir ibn Abdullah al-Ulwan is one of
the most respected Islamic scholars of our time.
He was arrested in 2004 for refusing to issue a fatwa
pleasing the royal regime. Up until December 2012, he was
held in prison incommunicado, even with his relatives. He
spent of most of the time in solitary confinement.
He was released in December 2012 (video).
However, a few months later, he was arrested again for
Here you can read the fatwa of Sheikh al-Ulwan about
martyrdom operations in Palestine and Chechnya.
On October 3, at 9:00 am, a court hearing was held in Riyadh
- Saudi tyrants sentenced Sheikh al-Ulwan to 15 years in
The website published photos of the residents of the
province Qasim who meet the scholar at the exit from the
metropolitan court. Another photo captured a large group of
Muslims who came to support the sheik. Saudi tyrants allowed
to enter the courtroom to only four of them.
"When Sheikh left the court, he smiled, and his supporters
began singing a nasheed dedicated to him, as they believed
that he was acquitted of some charges. Praise be to Allah,
the Sheikh was happy with all what Allah bestowed upon him",
said the statement. In this video, you can view an
anti-Saudi demonstration for ceasing the persecution of the
Students of Suleiman al-Ulwan also provide information about
the judge who headed the case of Sheikh - the name of the
"judge" is Fahd al-Humaydani. It was he who sentenced the
Sheikh to 15 years in prison. Here is a photo of the Saudi
It is to be recalled that Sheikh al-Ulwan was released after
the Mujahideen of Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP)
demanded to free from the prisons all Ulema inmates and
preachers (among these names was the name of al-Ulwan, Fahd,
Khudayr and Khalid al-Rashid) in exchange for the release of
the Saudi Consul al-Khalidi, captured by the Mujahideen in
Aden (the consul gave several interviews in which he
denounced the Saudi anti-Islamic policies).
Sheikh Suleiman al-Ulwan is known for his firm stance in
supporting the Mujahideen. The Islamic scholar was accused
of allegedly staying "behind the September 11 attacks" in
New York. In his sermons, he called for Jihad against the
west, for which he was arrested.
Shaikh al-Ulwan is one of the most knowledgeable Ulema of
the world today.
Department of Monitoring
2013-10-13 Sun 20:07:34 cdt