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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Rajab 19,1435/May 19, 2014 # 20

For Pakistani response to Modi's election in India, please scroll to end.

Breaking News: Syria

May 17: Islamic fighters re-entered the town of Mliela on the outskirts of Damascus. They then attacked the headquarters of Assad's Air Defense Headquarters. In the heavy fighting which followed, General Hussein Ishaq, chief of Assad's Air Defense was killed. Fighting continues. [See major hits on Assad's forces in latest fighting below] Please scroll down.

Breaking News: Nigeria

May 18: Islamic fighters blew up a liquor drinking center in Kano, an Islamic city in which the regime had brought Christian settlers. The explosion was huge. The exact casualties are not being revealed.

[See discussion of Boko Haram below by Nadrat Siddique and Ameejill Whitlock.]

Breaking News Pakistan

May 18: The curfew in Northh Waziristan seems to have been lifted. The military blocked roads in and out of the area after an attack on the army killed 9 troops and injured a dozen others. The population faced starvation. 500 families fled to Khost in Afghanistan. Several thousand were stuck in Bannu and could not come home.

The latest US drone strike killed 10 Afghan Taliban on the Afghan :Pak border.They had taken refuge in Pakistan.

From the editor's Diary
Little Known Facts about Hadith: Written during my stay in Georgia.

May 19: There is a narrative in Sahih Bukhari about the age of Ayesha, r.a., when she married the Prophet, pbuh. This narrative has prompted some Muslims to support child marriages. It has also attracted abusive attacks on the Prophet, pbuh, from non-Muslims, Pervaizis and Ismailis.

Most people do not know that the narrative about the age of Ayesha, r.a., is NOT a hadith. For a narrative to be a hadith, it should reach the Prophet, pbuh, with an unbroken chain of narrators, or at least quote the Prophet, pbuh, directly or indirectly.

The narrative about Ayesha's, r.a., age is not from the Prophet, pbuh. In fact, there is absolutely no hadith from the Prophet, pbuh, himself, which gives her age.

Also, the Prophet, pbuh, never mentioned Ayesha's, r.a., age in ANY of his hadith which were about her. Nor did he ever assign a specific age for marriage.

So, for decades Muslims have been wrangling with non-Muslims about a "hadith" which is not a hadith. We Muslims often do not study hadith and we make this blunder.

Imam Bukhari himself does not claim that all the narratives in his Sahih are from the Prophet, pbuh. In fact his own tafseer, in the form of segment headings, some pf them brilliant, are part of the Sahih.

Others who attack hadith do not know that Hadith were NOT narrated by Bukhari. He collected hadith narrated by sahaba, r.a.,

So is the narrative about the age of Ayesha, r.a., fabricated by Ismailis and others who hated her and wanted to reduce her importance? It is possible but there is no evidence that it was fabricated. Most probably it was some later day narrator's opinion or rumor which was linked to the name of Ayesha, r.a.

It should be noted that Bukhari's collection is at least 98% correct and authenticated [sahih] which has no equal in human writings. Only the Qur'an is 100% correct.

[Kaukab Siddique. To be continued.]

Jamaat al-Muslimeen Washington DC activity

The May 12 issue of New Trend, with Dr. Kaukab Siddique'a khutba on Boko Haram and numerous other items was posted on 32 yahoo groups on line. These yahoo groups have memberships ranging from 200 to 5000..

Advance notice for good works from Atlanta, Georgia
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Photo: We are asking all groups to help us collect the toys, gifts, and or gift cards this year for the drive, in shaa Allah. Giving gift cards can help us save on shipping it has gone up a lot due to gasoline prices going up, in shaa Allah. We serve the entire nation with this campaign, in shaa Allah. Inbox me if you want to help by hosting a toy drive at your masjid/Islamic center, as an individual with your family or you are a member of an organization, in shaa Allah.

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Helpless Muslim minority Comes Under Hindu attack in Hyderabad area.

On May 14, Hindu-Sikh mobs attacked attacked Muslims near the Old City area of Hyderabad. The Hindus were openly carrying swords and other weapons. When the Hindus started setting fires to Muslim properties, the Muslims countered with stones and drove them loff.

The police then came in and opened fire on the Muslims killing 3 and wounding 4 in the Kishanbagh area of Hyderabad. There are large Muslim populations within the Old City. Fearing that the violence could spread Indian xsecurity forced rushed in and closed down the whole area.

[A Hindu edxtremist looks like becoming the next Prime Minister of India. This clash could be a harbinger of future events.].

Also see what's happened to Muslims in India's Assam province. Scroll to end.

Muslim Outrage Over Imam Khalif Latif (and Other Propagators of Lies on Boko Haram)

May 19, 2014 at 3:14pm
By Nadrat Siddique

Special to the New Trend

I noticed large numbers of repostings of a Huffington Post piece on the putative kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram. Muslims and non-Muslims alike seem to view the Huffington Post as an authority on Africa, Islam, and on Boko Haram, a Muslim organization with deep-seated roots in Nigeria. Here is the link, along with some initial musings on it:
Being the daughter of a journalism professor, the first question I ask upon reading a piece on a controversial topic is: Who is the author, what are his political affiliations, and to whom is he financially ingratiated? Imam Khalid Latif, the writer of the Huffington Post piece has quite a resume. New York Mayor Bloomberg selected him—of all New York City residents—to fill the position of NYPD Muslim chaplain. Previously he was Muslim chaplain at one of the most racist and war-policy formulating institutions in the country—Princeton University. And—according to his self-description—he offers his services to the State Department. The State Department is the entity bombing Muslims all over Africa. So, from the gecko, I'd take anything he said about Africa with a grain of salt.

The piece begins with a misplaced parallel. Latif, in his infinite empathy for Muslim women, lists the various tragic situations of Muslimahs he's encountered in the course of his work as a chaplain: Rape and molestation victims, abused wife, resistor of an arranged marriage who was beaten, and so on. These likely occur in the U.S., where his work as chaplain is centered. The pertinence of such experiences, however heartrending (and I say that as a Muslim woman who has personally endured several of the situations listed), is irrelevant to a very specific and complicated situation in Nigeria, and seems at best a mudslinging campaign (sling enough mud, and some of it, however irrelevant, will stick).

A few paragraphs into the piece, he engages in an outright (but cleverly worded) fabrication on the philosophy of Boko Haram:

"Education is a basic right in Islam, regardless of what the Boko Haram believe. The Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, has said that 'Seeking knowledge is compulsory on every Muslim'.. Boko Haram's ideology is attacking this God-given right."

But Boko Haram's statements make it very clear they are not against all education, only Western-style education, which they view as indoctrination in jahiliyyah. In other words, their efforts are geared at preventing the mental colonization of their people. This is not unusual, and most movements against imperialism and colonialism/ neo-colonialism—from the Algerian anti-colonial movements, to the Lakota Sioux to the Taliban—have historically resisted the educational institutions of the invading/ colonizing power. The attribution of blanket anti-education sentiment to the group is dishonest and furtherance of propaganda against a group targeted for genocide by the puppet government and its masters (the military powers seeking to recolonize Nigeria).

Saying "no" to Western-style education is a bulwark against cultural imperialism and the amplification of Western corporate presence in Nigeria—and by extension all of West Africa, since many of the largest and most influential African universities are located in Nigeria. From the imperialist standpoint, this threatens Western corporate interests, providing a measure of protection for Nigeria from junk goods typically dumped into Third World nations, whose valuable resources--oil, diamonds, petroleum, and the like—are then extricated. Islamically-educated girls and women are not ideal customers for useless garbage such as hose, high heels, and mini-skirts.

Saying "no" to Western style education also creates a mind-set which challenges Western nihilism. Gay marriage, pornography, pedophilia, premarital sex, and identification with the oppressor become a hard sell, as desensitization is avoided.

Another question no one, including Latif, has asked is: Why, in a region which is the wellspring of the most renowned, powerful, and influential centers of learning--those established by the Muslim Kingdoms of Timbuktu, Mali, Ghana, and others--an alien education with no relevance to African or Muslim peoples is needed. The spectacle of Michelle Obama and the #Saveourgirls campaign endeavoring to reinstate the "right" to a superior education—in their view, one that is not Afrocentric nor Islamic—to poor, ignorant Africans is classic cultural imperialism .

As a group opposing Western-style education, what are the characteristics of Boko Haram? Are they fundamentalists? If they are, would they permit the kidnapping or rape of young girls? Fundamentalists are known for their exceedingly strict moral codes; avoidance of pre-marital sex; "shot-gun weddings" in cases where a man has even associated closely with a woman, let alone had sexual relations with her; and for embrace of children born out of any union. They do not stand for the abandoning of raped mothers with children in the countryside, as the Western media bizarrely claims. So, either the group is, or it isn't fundamentalist. The practiced and professional liars of corporate media need to decide on one fabrication and stick with it. The continual vacillation in the story is exposing their lack of basic journalistic integrity. And the story they tell is beginning to resound of the incubator babies story--preposterous and far-fetched, yet swallowed by the American masses--concocted by the U.S. to justify the first invasion of Iraq. At some point, the American public must wake up and realize that Western militaries and AFRICOM will lie through their teeth to eliminate or discredit any group which gets in the way of their military designs.

On a journalistic level, Latif, like most Western journalists covering the Boko Haram story, does not ask the key question which bears asking: When has Whitey ever cared about Africans? Why is a White Supremacist government suddenly concerned about Nigerian girls to the extent of investing U.S. military assets there? How is it that all the nations standing with the U.S. in the effort are members of AFRICOM? Is it possible that this is an imperialist pretext to cement U.S. military bases in and around Nigeria (and West Africa in general)? Finally, are the kidnappings fact or fiction? If they are fact and not fabrication, why does the numbers of girls ostensibly kidnapped, released, and remaining in custody in the storyline propounded by the puppet government, its masters, and their propaganda arms—fluxuate like a pendulum daily? How is it that a tiny group of at most 40 Boko Haram could walk into a town like Chibok, seize the girls who were on their home turf (surrounded by their families, teachers, village elders, etc), and depart with the girls in tow, without any resistance from the families, teachers, etc.? Suppose a kidnapping did occur (I'm not contending it didn't occur at all, but rather that the manner in which its being reported and the blame ascribed are highly suspect), what is the certainty that it was carried out by Boko Haram? It is a classic imperialist strategy to engage in all manner of war crimes, and then blame the victim. This was done to the FIS in Algeria; to the Taliban massacred by Dostum; to Iraqis murdered by U.S. forces; to young Black men murdered in Baltimore, New York, Oakland, and elsewhere murdered by U.S. police, and others. If the stage on which this story is being told, was instead a court of law, the storytellers would be thrown out of court for lack of credibility.
One thing we can be sure of: Boko Haram is hated by, and has been massacred by the unwaveringly pro-West Nigerian government in very large numbers. For example:
It serves the purpose of killers to demonize their victims.
© 2014 Nadrat Siddique

[From Jamaat al-Muslimeen Virginia]
Nigerian Army's Slaughter of unarmed Nigerian Muslims.
[Backed by Imperialists and Zionists.]
Please keep children away..

Letter: Strongly Opposed To New Trend's Reporting on Boko Haram

Yours on Boko Haram has been a source of concern for me of recent. The activities of Boko Haram in Nigeria can only be analysed effectively by Nigerians who are witnesses to the atrocities committed on a daily basis. Boko Haram have killed innocent Muslims, destroyed the livelihood of the Muslim community, kidnapped Muslims for ransom, intimidated Muslims that don't support their ideology, distorted the image of Islam and the Muslims and destroyed family relations. I am from Borno and know the activities and destruction caused by Boko Haram. I am surprised and flabbergasted by your constant support for Boko Haram and it's activities. I have told you before to cross check your sources of information before going to the press from your former contacts in Borno or Nigeria, but it seems you are convinced and stand by Boko Haram. All Muslims in Nigeria have condemned the kidnapped of the Chibok girls by Boko Haram, but you seems to have a contrary view. The kidnapped was real and the protest in Abuja and other cities were not staged managed but held by well meaning Nigerian's both Muslims and Christians. You can only know the dangers and atrocities of Boko Haram only if you live in Borno, Yobe, or Adamawa States. Our people have suffered and continued to suffer from the activities of Boko Haram and your reportage of their activities is unfortunate.

It is on the basis of the above that I request you to kindly remove me from your mailing lists.

Dr. Asheikh Ahmad
[Abuja, Nigeria]

Editor's response: New Trend checks facts on conflicts before they are published. You have not been able to contradict even one of the facts we have published. The Nigerian government does not permit indepewndent journalists to enter the area of conflict. Whatever comes out through witnesses indicates that the government and its military are the aggressors. If you have any eyewitness account, send it to us.

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Letter: : A different Letter about New Trend on Boko Haram

Asalamu alaikum. Thank you for letting me know what is really going on with Boko Haram. Believe me, I always scour the internet for information, knowing that CNN is an example of corporate media serving the needs of corporations and corrupt governments. I'll never forget what Elijah Muhammad said when I was in the Nation: "You cannot even fathom the depths of their evil." Though, at the time, I thought he was limiting this to a certain race---I now see it globally. And it never ceases to amaze me.

Sis. Karen English
[Los Angeles]

Another view: Thanks to Ms. Ameejill Whitlock, Baltimore activist.
Kidnapped Girls Become Tools of U.S. Imperial Policy in Africa

Saudi Arabia [Courtesy Jamaat al-Muslimeen Virginia]
Washington's Saudi joker

Publication time: 12 May 2014, 23:20
 Washington's Saudi joker

Saudi Arabia, the world's largest producer and exporter of oil, on Monday sought to reassure markets by stating that it is willing to increase the supply of crude if the ongoing crisis in eastern Ukraine created a shortage.

Hostilities between Ukraine's government and pro-Moscow militants in several Ukrainian cities over the past few weeks have heightened tensions in the region and resulted in one of the worst stand-offs between Russia and the West in decades, giving rise to worries about the supply of oil from Russia to Ukraine and Europe, and keeping Brent futures near $ 108 a barrel, after prices hit an annual high of $ 112.39 on March 3. Russia's state-owned Gazprom, which controls about a fifth of the world's gas reserves, meets more than half of Ukraine's gas demands while supplying nearly a third of Europe's gas each year.

"We are willing to supply any shortage which may arise," Ali al-Naimi, the Middle Eastern kingdom's petroleum and mineral resources minister, reportedly said on the sidelines of an energy conference in Seoul, before adding: "Supply is highly sufficient. Demand is great. And the market is fairly stable. There's no reason for a change. Absolutely no reason."

Tom James, managing director of Navitas Resources in Dubai, told Bloomberg: "The market is concerned now about Ukraine and oil rises on that situation," adding: "Without anything like that, the real picture is softer."

Abdalla El-Badri, secretary general of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, said that the 12-member group, which pumps about 40 percent of the world's crude, will maintain production at about 30 million barrels a day in the near term, Bloomberg reported.

[With thanks to Jamaat al-Muslimeen Virginia.]
SYRIA. Islamic Front explosion wiped out military base of Assadites in Idlib (video)

Publication time: 14 May 2014, 22:16
 Islamic Front explosion in Idlib

An unprecedented operation has been conducted by the Mujahideen of Jabhat al-Islamiyya/Islamic Front (IF) against the forces of Assad in Idlib. Digging several kilometers long underground tunnel under the military base "Wadi Deif" and laying tons of explosives, the Mujahideen detonated a blast, destroying the base and everyone in it together with military equipment.

Infidels' base completely wiped out. There was headquarters of the Assad's troops in Idlib in the base.

Iran Recruiting Afghan Shi'ite Refugees to Fight in Support of Bashar Assad.
[Some of them alreasdy got killed.]
[Courtesy Foreign Polict daily briefing: May 16]

Iran is recruiting Afghan refugees to fight for the regime in Syria.The WSJ's Farnaz Fassihi on Page One: "Iran has been recruiting thousands of Afghan refugees to fight in Syria, offering $500 a month and Iranian residency to help the Assad regime beat back rebel forces, according to Afghans and Western officials. The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, recruits and trains Shiite militias to fight in Syria. Details of their recruitment efforts were posted this week on a blog focused on Afghan refugees in Iran and confirmed by the office of Grand Ayatollah Mohaghegh Kabuli, an Afghan religious leader in the Iranian holy city of Qom.

"A member of the IRGC also confirmed the details. 'They [IRGC] find a connection to the refugee community and work on convincing our youth to go and fight in Syria,' said the office administrator of Ayatollah Kabuli, reached by telephone in Qom. 'They give them everything from salary to residency.' Iran is offering the refugees school registration for their children and charity cards in addition to the $500 stipend and residency. Many Afghan young men have written to Ayatollah Kabuli to ask whether fighting in Syria was religiously sanctioned, his office said. He responded only if they were defending Shiite shrines. Lately, his office said he has kept silent and not even attended funerals of Afghans killed in Syria

Out Flanking Assad's Highly Fortified Position: Heavy Fighting continues on May 16.

Syria. Flanking attack on Alawite Assad Army in Layramoun. 20 objects captured
 Flanking attack in Layramoun

The offensive in the Az-Zahraa neighbourhood, Layramoun (aka Balleramoun) district, where the Assad regime air force intelligence and an artillery base are located, continues, reports Akhbar Sham.

Overnight on 9-10 May, Mujahideen from Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar/Army of Emigrants and Supporters (AES), the Imam Bukhari group, Saifullah al-Chechen group, an Uighur group and several other groups carried out a flanking offensive on Assad's position.

After a huge burst of firing, the offensive groups went on the attack. The infidels' fierce resistance was broken by the determination of the Mujahideen.

Having smashed the next line of defense of the Assadites, the Mujahideen started to take one target after another. By morning on 10 May 16 objectives were taken. Earlier, overnight on 8-9 May, the Mujahideen took 4 houses. In such way, 20 objectives were taken in 2 nights.

During the day of 10 May, positional fights went on, at times turning into heavy fire fights. As dusk fell, the storm group once again went on the attack.

As of midnight on 10-11 May, the Mujahideen took another major foothold in az-Zahraa. At the time of writing, 7 infidels [Assad's forces] were taken captive. During the attack 30-50 Assadites were killed. Exact numbers are not yet known.

It is to be noted that the flanking blow against the infidels was taken after the Mujahideen had gotten close to the main base of the Assadites — the air force intelligence base — which is very heavily defended.

The flanking maneuver and the offensive operation subsequent to that took the Assadites by surprise, because they were preparing for a frontal attack. Judging by their radio transmissions, the infidels called an additional four warplanes in to help their besieged comrades in Layramoun, which were used for air attacks against the Mujahideen positions with the aim of stopping the offensive.

Offensive operation in Layramoun continues.

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Astonishing Video on Mali: What the West's Media hid from the World
French intervention owing fo Gold, Mali's hidden wealth
May 15 at 11:59 PM French with English sub titles.
The Light Reloaded Pt. 29 (Mali: Guardians Of The...:

With thanks to Br. Mahboob in Canada.
Holocaust or Holohoax?
Woman who MADE UP entire bestselling holocaust memoir is forced to pay back $22.5 million after her lies are revealed 17 years later... and she's not even Jewish

By Alex Greigand Associated Press
Published: 15:52 GMT, 11 May 2014
Updated: 13:23 GMT, 12 May 2014

A woman who invented a wild tale of survival during the holocaust has been ordered to forfeit the $22.5 million judgement she won from her publishers by a Massachusetts court.

Published in 1997, Misha: A Mémoire of the Holocaust Years is about a Jewish girl from Brussels who walked across Europe by herself after her parents were seized by Nazis.

Misha Defonseca, 76, and her ghostwriter Vera Lee won $32.4 million from publisher Jane Daniel and Mt Ivy Press in a copyright registration claim in 1998 in which Daniel was found to have conducted 'highly improper representations and activities.'
 Storyteller: Misha Defonseca
Storyteller: Misha Defonseca admitted to making up most of her memoir about her childhood as a Jewish orphan in WWII

Daniel appealed, but in 2005 the Massachusetts Appeals Court upheld the judgement.

However, during the appeal process, inconsistencies in Defonseca's outlandish tale began to attract the suspicion of Daniel, journalists, forensic genealogists, reports the Courthouse News Service.


In her memoir, Defonseca wrote that she trekked 1,900 miles across Europe in search of her parents. She spent months living in the forest with a pack of wolves, hiding from Nazis and in one encounter, stabbed a Nazi rapist to death.

These events all occurred when she was aged between seven and 11 years old, according to the book.

Following her trial loss, Daniel set out to determine whether Defonseca's tale was truthful.

She eventually located a document that included Defonseca's maiden name - which in the book was Levy - and her date and place of birth.
 Storyteller: Misha Defonseca
One of the pack: In her memoir, Defonseca wrote that she lived for a time with a pack of wolves while hiding from Nazis

Her real name, Daniel found, was Monica Ernestine Josephine De Wael, and she was not Jewish.

During the time she was supposed to have been communing with wolves and killing Nazis, Defonseca was in actual fact enrolled in a Brussels school.

Defonseca, now living in Massachusetts, has admitted that her best-selling book was an elaborate fantasy she kept repeating, even as the book was translated into 18 languages and made into a feature film in France.

'This story is mine. It is not actually reality, but my reality, my way of surviving,' Defonseca said in a statement given by her lawyers to The Associated Press.

'I ask forgiveness to all who felt betrayed. I beg you to put yourself in my place, of a four-year-old girl who was very lost,' the statement said.

She admitted that her parents were arrested when she was four and she was taken care of by her grandfather and uncle.
 Storyteller: Misha Defonseca
Bestseller: The book was not a huge hit in the U.S. but sold millions in Canada and Europe

Defonseca said she was poorly treated by her adopted family, called a 'daughter of a traitor' because of her parents' role in the resistance, which she said led her to 'feel Jewish.'

She said there were moments when she 'found it difficult to differentiate between what was real and what was part of my imagination.'

Defonseca had been asked to write the book by publisher Jane Daniel in the 1990s, after Daniel heard the writer tell the story in a Massachusetts synagogue.

Daniel and Defonseca fell out over profits received from the best-selling book, which led to a lawsuit. In 2005, a Boston court ordered Daniel to pay Defonseca and her ghost writer Vera Lee $32.4 million, of which Defonseca received $22.5 million.

In 2012, the Superior Court found that Defonseca had committed a fraud and set aside the verdict. She appealed and on April 29, Judge Marc Kantrowitz, in what he described as 'the third, and hopefully the last' opinion on the matter, agreed that the truth of Defonseca's story would have made a difference to the jury's deliberations.

Judge Kantrowitz noted that Defonseca and Daniel had both acted 'highly inappropriately,' and expressed the Court's hope that 'the saga has now come to an end,' reports Mondaq.

India's Assam
Hindu Mobs attack Unarmed Muslim Minority

 India's Assam

Islamic Leaders Respond to Victory of Hindu Extremists in India.

LAHORE, May 16: A high level delegation of the Jamaat al Dawah, led by its chief, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, called on the Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul Haq, at Mansoora on Friday and discussed with him the situation in the region, especially the anti-Pakistan outbursts of Narendra Modi and the killings of the Indian Muslims during the recent elections.

The two leaders called for and end to the atrocities on the Muslims in India, and solving the core issue of Kashmir in the light of the UN resolutions.

Hafiz Muhammad Saeed was accompanied by Maulana Amir Hamza. JI Secretary General, Liaqat Baloch, and JI deputy chief, Hafiz Muhammad Idrees were also present at the breakfast meeting..

2014-05-20 Tue 00:04:19 cdt