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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Muharram 13 ,1435/November 17, 2013 # 47

Powerful article on Homosexuality & Pedophilia: Sis. Aisha writes with insight. Scroll down.

After the murder of an African in India, the whole issue of Indian prejudice against Africans has come up.
With thanks to New Trend activist Shaikh Hyder [from India], please scroll down to end.

Jamaate Islami Leader Munawar Hasan Trying to Change Direction of Pakistan's History

Pakistan's Agony: Top Jamaate Islami leader Syed Munawar Hasan has been under attack all week by the mlitary and secularist media in Pakistan. His fault? He said that Hakeemullah Mehsud, Pak Taliban leader killed in a US drone strike, is a martyr [shaheed]. Munawar was challenged by the Paki military media, ISPR, which claimed that Munawar had crossed the line because the Pak Taliban have been fighting and killing Pakistani troops. How can he be a martyr. The military and the secular media claim that Paki troops killed fighting the Pak Taliban are "shaheed." Munawar, quite unafraid, then went further. How can Pak troops fighting America's war on "terror" be considered shaheed when Islam teaches us that only those fighting in Allah's way are shaheed if they are killed, not those fighting for USA.

Munawar is fighting the well established idea in Pakistan that the Pakistani military are a bunch of heroes.

[Pakistani army committed atrocities in East Pakistan and then surrendered to a Hindu army, something which has never happened in Muslim history.]

Munawar is on solid ground because the Pakistani army has perpetrated much worse atrocities in Frontier Province and Baluchistan than it did in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh.]He admits that against India many times Pak army has been heroic but not in its pro-USA activity

Scroll way down to see what Munawar Hasan has to say. Two astonishing reports. {Please pray for his safetry.}

Breaking News: Syria: Damascus under fire.
November 16: Mujahideen mortar fire is now hitting CENTRAL Damascus as al-Nusra front tightens its grip on the capital city. Assad's TV and radio admitted that the final stronghold of the Alawite tyrant is being hit.

To counter the mujahideen, pressure Syrian tanks and jet fighters are trying to cut the Islamic supply line from Lebanon by attacking the resistance positions in the Qalamoun mountains. Several thousand Hizbullah fighters are crossing the Lebanese border to assist Assad's military. The mujahideen are heavily outnumbered but holding on.

On Ashoura day, Hizbullah leader Nasarallah vowed that his forces will remain in Syria till the "takfiris" are defeated. [Assad and Nasarallah call the mujahideen "takeeris" because they condemn as apostates those who side with the tyrant to oppose the Islamic resistance.] Pro-Mujahideen groups in Lebanon urged Nasarallah to call his fighters back because his actions are destabilizing Shia-Sunni relations in Lebanon. In Tripoli, the two sides exchange fire on a daily basis.

Meanwhile, Assad's claims to be a supporter of Palestine have become doubtful after his continuing siege of Yarmouk camp, the biggest Palestinian refugee encampment on the outskirts of Damascus. They are supporting the resistance. Assad has also condemned Hamas as a group of "deceivers." At this point it is not clear which Palestinians he supports.

Breaking News: Pakistan. Shia processionists kill 3 Sunnis leading to widesprread clashes and curfew.

On November 14, in Rawalpindi, Shia processionists entered a mosque, pulled out three people and shot them dead. The shias claimed that the three shouted insults at them. After the prayers, the sunnis came out and clashed with the Shia processionists. As the conflict spread through the city, 7 more were killed and 44 injured, mostly shias.

The military arrived in force but very late and imposed strict curfew on the whole city. [Source Daily Times and other Pakistani media.]

On November 15, the conflict spread to Multan and Chishtian where crowds clashed in the streets injuring many people. A Shia shrine was attacked. Heavy military and police forces stopped the violence Tens of thousands of police and rangers are patrolling Karachi and many other cities.

[New Trend observers say that Shias have become overbold and insist on taking out processions with chest beating and mourning for Hussain, r.a. which is rejected by Islam. With much money and arms, allegedly from Iran, with support from within the military and the government bureaucracy, they have stopped thinking that if Sunnis turn on them, they will be in bad shape. Certainly Hussain, r.a., did not teach processions and chest beating. Shia support for the US installed regimes in Kabul and Baghdad have made most Muslims suspicious of them and the final debacle for Shia morality is the outright Shia support for the tyrant Assad of Syria.]

Israel and India 1971+ IHR's Scholarly Article on Holocaust Story

Dear doctor sahib:

Thank you for the scholarly article on the holocaust. All opinions were based on facts which in turn were fully referenced.

It is not only India that purchased military equipment from Israel. Even Pakistan did. US had refused to sell Pakistan any warlike stores. Pakistan purchased a number of radio sets, AN/PRC-77, through Shah's Iran. The bottoms of the first pages of the technical manuals had been torn off. These carried the address of the manufacturer, Tadiran Israel.

Incidentally, in Tehran, one could then see large quantities of vegetables imported from Israel. This trade might probably have stopped after Reza Shah.

The elephant has one set of teeth for feeding, another for showing.

Mir Salim Ullah

Jamaat al-Muslimeen Message from Brooklyn, New York.
In remembrance of Husain ibn Ali, r.a., Stand up Against Injustice
by Br. Abu Talib

Thursday, November 14 was the day of Ashoora for the memory of Husain the grandson of our beloved Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be on him and his family and companions.There are many lessons to learn from Husain .

Some Muslims are mourning Husain in the shia world. Husain did not want us to mourn but instead to stand up aganist injustice as he did in kerbala. To say Every day is Ashoora then every day we must struggle aganist injustice and to stand with the oppressed in this world. There is struggle that is taking place in the Muslim world today. Where are the Muslims? Are they speaking out aganist the many injustices aganist their brothers in the Muslim Ummah? We should not be divided into sects. We are one body.

Latest Khutba
Why does Sectarianism Develop, though it is Forbidden in Islam?
Was Ali, r.a., the only great sahabi? Was Hussain, r.a., the only great martyr?

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

و َ ا ل س ّ َ ا ب ِ ق ُ و ن َ ا ل أ َ و ّ َ ل ُ و ن َ م ِ ن َ ا ل ْ م ُ ه َ ا ج ِ ر ِ ي ن َ و َ ا ل أ َ ن ص َ ا ر ِ و َ ا ل ّ َ ذ ِ ي ن َ ا ت ّ َ ب َ ع ُ و ه ُ م ب ِ إ ِ ح ْ س َ ا ن ٍ ر ّ َ ض ِ ي َ ا ل ل ّ ه ُ ع َ ن ْ ه ُ م ْ و َ ر َ ض ُ و ا ْ ع َ ن ْ ه ُ و َ أ َ ع َ د ّ َ ل َ ه ُ م ْ ج َ ن ّ َ ا ت ٍ ت َ ج ْ ر ِ ي ت َ ح ْ ت َ ه َ ا ا ل أ َ ن ْ ه َ ا ر ُ خ َ ا ل ِ د ِ ي ن َ ف ِ ي ه َ ا أ َ ب َ د ً ا ذ َ ل ِ ك َ ا ل ْ ف َ و ْ ز ُ ا ل ْ ع َ ظ ِ ي م ُ

On November 15, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma khutba at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore, Maryland. A sister who has a hair shop around the corner decided to embrace Islam. The masjid was packed but here are the main points for distribution to Muslim imams across America:
  1. Unity in Islam is based on acceptance of the Qur'an and the aurhentic hadith. Those who give up these sources of Islam get bogged down in sectarian issues and create little religions of their own,.

  2. Some Muslims focus on the externals of Islamic rulings, the way to do wudu, how to stand for prayers, the length of the beard, the size of the hijab. They ignore the spirit of Islam and emphasize the details.

  3. Some others get fixated on the internal Taqwa. They emphasize the spirit, the faith and the feelings. Like some Christians they want Islam based on faith alone and ignore the shariah and the Sunnah..

  4. Some others claim that religion is a private matter and politics, economics, social issues shoulld not be brought into religion. They tolerate dictatorship, tyranny, kingship and still consider themselves Muslims.

  5. Some others become political agitators and ignore the importance of prayers and fasting.

  6. A major problem is created by those who build their religion on only ons Sahabi of the Prophet, pbuh.Thus we have the phenomenon of the claim that the only truly great Muslim was Ali, r.a., and the only great martyr was Husain, r.a.

  7. Three of the Sufi tariqas focus on Ali, r.a., and one on Abu Bakr, r.a.

  8. These are great insults aimed at the Prophet, pbuh, as if after 23 years of struggle he could only produce one or two great Muslims.

  9. The Qur'an hails ALL the pure Companions of the Prophet, pbuh,. See Sura 9 verse 100. [Quoted above]

  10. Similarly the Qur'an negates all these incomplete versions of Islam and emphasize that our ENTIRE being should be immersed in Islam.

  11. Text #2: The Qur'an 2:208
    : يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ ادْخُلُواْ فِي السِّلْمِ كَآفَّةً وَلاَ تَتَّبِعُواْ خُطُوَاتِ الشَّيْطَانِ إِنَّهُ لَكُمْ عَدُوٌّ مُّبِينٌ
    : .
    O ye who believe! Enter into Islam completely and wholly; and follow not the footsteps of the evil one; for he is to you an avowed enemy.

  12. As our masjid is a da'wah masjid giving the message of Islam by peaceful means, we accept all schools of Islamic Thought.

  13. This means our message should be based on TAWHEED, RISALAT and AKHIRA and not try to carry out social reform and fiqh in all its details without the basic dawah.

  14. If, people accept Allah, the Prophet, pbuh, and the Hereafter, only then will social reform activity be effective among non-Muslims.

  15. We should go out among all oppressed people and support them against the oppressors but remember that people will not change until they accept the Shariah coming from Allah and the Sunnah coming from Muhammad, pbuh.

  16. America is being ruined by liquor, gambling, drugs, pornography, homosexuality. Remember that America has spent billions of dollars to stop the spread of these evils. America has the best programs and scientific establishments to save people but none of them work.

  17. See how Malcolm X and Jamil al-Amin came from the servitude of America's problems to the transfornation brought by Islam. Even in an extreme right wing state like Texas, women are embracing Islam and wearing the hijab.
    That is the living miracle of Islam.

Letter from an Eminent former Lincoln University Professor
Dr. Shabazz at Lincoln University [ ]

Dr Siddique!

This is William B. Garcia, retired from Lincoln in 2010, and now 73 years of age. I live in Elkton, MD.

THANK YOU! for your insightful enewspaper and for the information that Dr. A. Shabazz spoke for the fall 2013 honor's convocation at Lincoln on 7 November. I hope that his presentation was recorded. If so, I would be delighted to obtain a copy. To this end, I wrote to Victor Kakulu of the communications office to get more information. If you know that it was audio and/or video recorded, please let me know how I might obtain a copy.

I also noted tonight on the Lincoln website that you are now a department head/chair: CONGRATULATIONS!!!

This I do know, you are a dedicated scholar and a proven leader. I look to hear that you have led the students and faculty into a vigorous production of scholarly research, publications, symposia, and seminars featuring nationally recognized speakers on the issues facing our community, the nation, and the world. "Damn the bullets; straight ahead!!!"

William B. Garcia

In response to New Trend's Report on Dr. Shabazz at Lincoln: From one who knows him well.
Penalty for wanting to "Change their World."

Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz is one of my close friends and colleagues. In spite of his being credited as having produced more African American students with doctorates in mathematics than any other professor, instead of being revered, he has often been rebuked by the Black universities and their presidents where he has accomplished his extraordinary achievements.

I am reminded of the frantic comment by a young white assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Pittsburgh, where I was director of University-Community Educational Programs (UCEP). In a meeting of the Committee on Social Justice he blurted out "Why should I teach Black students my precious technology when they want to change my world!".

Dr. Shabazz has paid the penalty for wanting to "change their world".

Donald H. Smith, Ph.D.
[Pittsburgh, Pa.]

From Sis. Aamira in Philadelphia
After forgiving a turkey on Thansgiving, Will Obama Forgive Lynne Stewart?
Was defending the Blind Shaykh too big a crime?

This one is for all the law students, the movement lawyers and legal workers, and anyone thinking of entering the legal profession. From the fearless Lynne Stewart, delivered at the National Lawyers Guild 2013 Convention.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen, NewYork city's message
From acceptance of Homosexuality to Legitimization of Pedophilia:
Zionist "Scholars" Lead the way

by Sis. Aisha [New York, New York]

New York City - The American Psychiatric Association (APA) stirred up controversy, recently, by reclassifying pedophilia from a mental disorder to merely a sexual orientation. The organization indicated that this reclassification was done to rid pedophilia of the stigma associated with it since it only involves lustful feelings an adult has for a child rather than that adult engaging in sex acts with a child. This reclassification was stated in the fifth edition of the APA's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)

Now, due to public outcry, the American Psychiatric Association has stated that its reclassification move was a "mistake." The APA stated in a press release: "'Sexual orientation' is not a term used in the diagnostic criteria for pedophile disorder and its use in the DSM-5 text discussion is an error and should read 'sexual interest.'"

There are two key things to consider about, yet another, APA reclassification:

Number One: The APA backtracked from its pedophilia reclassification as a result of public outcry.

Number Two: The DSM-5 is a manual that comes out every ten years so any "mistakes" made can be argued to have been well thought out decisions made to de-stigmatize an immoral act. This is the same organization that legitimized homosexuality without any scientific support whatsoever but, rather from constant protest from the gays themselves. (

According to Dr. Javed Jamil: Since homosexuality has been removed from the APA list of mental illnesses, so has pedophilia (except when the adult feels "subjective distress")

The APA's effort to de-stigmatize pedophilia allows pedophiles to argue before the courts their right to lust for children in circumstances where they have acted on those lustful desires. Their argument for their cause would be strong since pedophilia will, now, be okay. It would be seen as merely an alternate lifestyle. Bestiality will be next! What these APA "professionals" want society to ignore is that children (and animals) have no say in a sexual relationship. They can only be victims and nothing else!

There has been a repeated effort, on the part of Zionists/Hollywood, to legitimize homosexuality for years! On HuffPost Gay Voices, Cookie Johnson, wife of Magic Johnson (Hall of Fame NBA Player), expressed her feelings about her son Earvin Johnson, Jr "coming out." She stated: "To me, the most important thing is to let them know that you love them," she said. "These kids need that kind of support, they don't want to be ostracized especially at home with their own families...and why should they be? So it was important for us to make sure that he knew...that we loved him and we supported him 100 percent."

There has been such a powerful media blitz to legitimize homosexuality that even parents cannot even question why their children feel the need to choose this lifestyle. New Jersey Governor Christie made it illegal for parents to engage in the practice of Gay Conversion Therapy, in August 2013. The bill makes it illegal for licensed therapists to provide such a therapy to teenagers in their practice. Not only does this move take away a family's choice to deal with immoral behavior but, it shows that politics will override family values.

The significant reduction of parental control over the family has been steady and deliberate. There was the decision to teach sex education in the schools and then, the dispensing of condoms and other birth control by the school nurse to students. Plus, if a parent seeks to remove his/her children from such kuffar environments, the teacher will call child services, who will then remove the children from their home and place them in foster care where they can endure emotional, physical and/or sexual abuse at the hands of strangers.

The destruction of the American family did not begin with gay marriage although, it adds to the further destruction of it. It began with the government's systematic efforts to take away the power of the parents by first emasculating the father. The father's role has been diminished. Now, families need both parents to work to sustain themselves. Of course, politicians would not be successful in their efforts to destroy the American family had it not been for the flagrant dismissal of God from all facets of government in the first place.

Furthermore, any decisions by the APA and the psychiatric profession, in general, should always be scrutinized. Many people with backgrounds in psychiatry have played significant roles in the legitimization of many immoral/amoral behaviors and beliefs such as, the sexualization of young girls of African-descent during slavery, which legitimized their rape by slave owners, promotion of the Myth of White Supremacy, male chauvinism, homosexuality, etc. Anytime, there is a move to de-stigmatize immoral behavior, a psychiatrist is usually in the background as the consultant.

The APA has proven that neither its organization or the psychiatric field should be taken seriously

Pakistan: Changing the course of history
Armed forces have no right to interfere in politics says JI Shoora
by Anwar Niazi

LAHORE, Nov. 11: A high level meeting of the Jamaat e Islami, held at Mansoora on Monday, with the JI Ameer, Syed Munuwar Hasan, in the chair, has resolved that the armed forces have no right to directly interfere in politics or democratic issues.

JI Secretary General, Liaqat Baloch, while briefing media men after the meeting said that the primary issues at present were the NATO supplies and the end of the drone attacks but certain elements having negative approach and ulterior motives were involving these national demands into irrelevant issues. Liaqat Baloch was flanked by JI deputy chiefs Dr Muhammad Kamal and Sirajul Haq.

He said the meeting had discussed the current situation in the country besides the political and non-military press release issued by the ISPR calling for an explanation from the JI. The meeting, he said, was of the considered view that the armed forces had no right to directly interfere in politics.

Liaqat Baloch said the meeting had decided to draw the attention of the federal government to the matter as the armed forces right to interfere in politics could not be accepted at all.

He said the high level meeting however wondered how the numerous resolutions of the JI and the policy statements of Syed Munawar Hasan paying tributes to the Jawans and officers of the armed forces and the security institutions and their martyrs including the martyrs of Salala and Upper Dir, could be ignored by the military high ups.

The meeting also resolved that Pakistan must be pulled out of the US war forthwith as it was the continuation of military dictator Pervez Musharraf's policy.

US is at war with Islam, Leader of Peaceful Islamic Movement says.
by Anwar Niazi

LAHORE, Nov. 13: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Syed Munawar Hasan, has said that the policies of the rulers were running counter to the will of the nation and strengthening the enemy hands.

Addressing the participants of the JI central workshop held at Mansoora on Wednesday, he said that in spite of the martyrdom of thousands of citizens and financial losses to the tune of one hundred billion dollars, the government was playing as host to the US. Whereas the nation's agenda was to throw out the US from the region, the government policies were in the opposite direction. Similarly, he said, while the masses wanted an end to NATO supplies and drone attacks, the rulers were interested in supporting the US.

Syed Munawar Hasan said that unfortunately, all the Muslim rulers were prostrating before the US whereas the Islamic movements stood with the Muslim Ummah. He said the Satanic power wanted to take the whole world in its grip and to thrust its culture worldwide. The US, Europe and the west were attacking the Muslims all over the world as they considered Islam as biggest hurdle in their way.

He said the enemy wanted to harm the Muslims unity by every possible means. In such a situation, it was imperative to highlight the concept of a united Muslim Ummah and to promote unity, rising above sectarian and group considerations.

The JI Ameer said a war was going on between Islam and the US World order. The US had stepped into this region to enforce its World Order but it met a humiliating defeat in Afghanistan. He said, as the world media was under Zionist control, the entire world was not still aware of its crushing US defeat in Afghanistan. On the other hand, he said, the blood thirsty Americans and the west were putting up a mask of peace makers but their double standards were now known to the whole world.

He said the so called champion of human rights and democracy had been exposed in Egypt where the US openly supported army revolt against an elected government. Likewise, at a time when a campaign was going on for abolishing death sentence, elderly JI leaders in Bangladesh had been pronounced death sentence but no one had protested over that.

Syed Munawar Hasan said that the Muslims Ummah was in a deplorable condition at present due to the slavish mindset of its rulers. However, there was a wave of awakening in the Ummah because of the Islamic movements who were working hard to liberate the Ummah from the US stooges and enemy agents ruing them.

He said the pivotal point of the IMF and World Bank policies had been to involve the Muslim rulers in loans, to usurp their independence and to impose their international agenda over them. The IMF loans had been a curse for this country and had done incalculable harm to its economy.

The JI Ameer said the masses had voted for the PML(N) because of its slogans of breaking the begging bowl and freedom from US slavery, but they had been disappointed by the government policies during the last four months.

He said that in order to solve the problems of price hike and unemployment, the rulers must struggle for self reliance and get rid of foreign loans/aid.

Africans in India: Comment by Shaikh Hyder folllowed by al-Jazeerah article
Assalam Alaikum:

After years of prejudice against Muslims of subcontinent and leading to partition. And subscquent harsh treatment of Muslims of Kashmir, Gujrat, etc, Indians think they can invade Africa, plunder its resources and at the same time they can ill-treat Africans, who come to study in India, is wrong and wrong and Hindus will have to learn to leave like honourable, educated people. It is still not too late for India.

Read the following account of Indians filthy behavior with their high caste ideology.

Africans decry 'discrimination' in India

Murder of a Nigerian in Goa turns spotlight on African community, many of whom say they face unfair treatment.

Elizabeth Soumya Last updated: 14 Nov 2013 13:00

 Wandoh Timothy & family
Wandoh Timothy was assaulted by a mob in Bangalore in July this year [Elizabeth Soumya/Al Jazeera]

Ties between India and Nigeria have hit a new low in the aftermath of the recent murder of a Nigerian in the
western Indian state of Goa.

The killing led to angry demonstrations by other Nigerian nationals in the state, besides triggering an ugly spat between Indian politicians and Nigerian envoys in the country. Several senior Goa politicians have described Nigerians in unsavoury terms.

Goa's Art and Culture Minister Dayanand Mandrekar claimed Nigerians were a "cancer", while parliamentarian Shantaram Naik accused them of indulging in drug trade.
 Anti-Nigerian India Protest
Follow our special India coverageWith xenophobia sweeping parts of Goa, signs saying "No to Nigerians, No to Drugs" have sprung up in several neighbourhoods.Following the murder and the subsequent arson, the authorities in Goa have embarked on a drive to detect and deport Nigerians living without valid visas.

The drive has angered Nigerian embassy officials in New Delhi and evoked angry response.

"There are only 50,000 Nigerians living in India, but there are over a million Indians living in Nigeria.Thousands of Indians living there will be thrown out on the streets if the forcible eviction of Nigerians in Goa does not stop," Jacob Nwadibia, an administrative attaché of the Nigerian high commission in New Delhi, said.

The incidents have turned the spotlight on the African community in India - Nigerians included - many of whom say they face discrimination and harassment on a daily basis.

They say the phenomenon is not confined just to Goa, but extends to even other major Indian cities.

Wandoh Timothy, 44, from Chad, came face to face with the hatred on the streets of the southern city of Bangalore a few months ago. Living in India for the past 10 years and married to an Indian, he had got into an argument with two bike riders while on his way to pick up his three-year-old daughter Sya from school. A mob joined the two riders and assaulted Timothy in full public view. "It was three in the afternoon, and though I am known in the area, no one came to my rescue," Timothy says.

His compatriots say racism towards Africans in India is a daily routine. If not physical assaults, most of them have had to endure attitudes ranging from curiosity to irrational phobia to being treated unfairly. "My first day in college, I felt like a tourist attraction. It actually took many students a few days to even come up and talk to me,' Fred Kigozi, 25, from Uganda says. Africans can even inspire reactions such as children running away, women shutting their doors and people staring hard. "It can be very funny sometimes."

Speaking to Al Jazeera, N Mahesh, inspector of police at Yelahanka New Town in Bangalore, said: "The population of Africans in Yelahanka has been growing for the last seven-eight years. There is no discrimination on the basis of race or colour when it comes to African students. "Whether it is the traffic police or the police, we only take action when they have genuinely violated laws.

"The problem is the vast cultural difference. Africans students tend to be more boisterous, they move around even in the night and like to party. This is perhaps not agreeable with the Indian crowd. "We have had no law and order problem with the African students. Whenever there has been any misunderstanding with local residents, we first speak to the students who always comply with our advice. I have not found them to be uncooperative."

'Unfair treatment'

As students from African nations like Kenya, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Sudan flock to India for pursuing higher studies, stories of being treated unfairly multiply. Lesm Sosthene, a member of the Association of Ivory Coast students in India, says each academic year brings more disenchanted students.

Agents use airbrushed brochures and deceptive presentations to lure youngsters to various spurious institutions particularly offering courses in information technology.

They shell out a lot of money on flight tickets and college fees to find that many of the colleges are not recognised, do not possess the agreed infrastructure and sometimes do not even offer the courses promised, he says.

Attempts to change a course or college or intimating authorities begins an endless chain of extortion and intimidation. Students are sent back to Africa to change visas, a process they can't afford. "The decisions are never in favour of the students," he points out.Sometimes we're told a house is not available, only to see it being given to students from other parts of India, says Francis Missumbi, Expat Student, Bengaluru

Finding a place to stay in India is another challenge. Francis Missumbi from Kinshasa in DR Congo, who came to India last year, says: "Sometimes we're told a house is not available, only to see it being given to students from other parts of India." Aisha Kamira, 22, says a landlady turned her away despite saying she liked her as she was not willing to rent out her apartment to an African. "Pesky neighbours complain about noise even when just two friends drop in and we're talking behind closed doors," complains Aisha.

Ola Adeboye, a New Delhi-based exporter of Indian garments to Nigeria, says Africans suffer for being stereotyped as trouble-makers and drug traffickers. This stereotype is then used to exploit and not take their issues seriously.

"The police are always mixing matters. It is not easy for an African to even be heard when one goes to the authorities," Adeboye laments.

Mathew Philip, executive director of the South India Cell for Human Rights Education and Monitoring, concurs, saying non-white foreigners do face discrimination. "The rights of every one living in India and not just Indian citizens need to be protected," he says. "Even racially coloured comments are a serious violation and should not be treated trivially."

Meanwhile, months after being assaulted, Timothy is left to nurse his wounds and come to terms with the harsh reality in India alone. His assailants have been set free - released on bail.

There is a touch of melancholy when he points that India has been less than warm in welcoming Africans, compared to the manner Africans have embraced Indians among them in their own continent.

"Africans are familiar with Indians due to the huge diaspora in most parts of Africa. It's only now that Africans are coming here and I feel they are not prepared for us."

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