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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief Ramadan 7,1435/July 5, 2014 # 27

Distinguished American Islamic Leader calls for Israel's Defeat.
Justice for Palestine is the Key to the Muslim World's Unity.
Oppose, confront, defeat Zionism on every Front

by Badi Ali [The writer is Imam of a large Muslim community in North Carolina.]

Zionism uprooted the entire Palestinian people and replaced them with Jews subsidized and transported to a stolen land from around the world.

Masjid al-Aqsa, the third holiest Islamic mosque has been captured by the Zionists. Our sacred city Jerusalem is occupied by an alien military force.

Every day we see the surviving Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank bullied, humiliated, arrested and murdered by the Zionists. Among those slaughtered by the Jews are hundreds of Palestinian children. We also see the courage and spiritual power of the Palestinians who continue to defy and resist Israel with the sticks and stones they throw at the tanks and armored cars.

Israel is funded, supported, publicized and armed by America, both by the government and the politicians and by the media and a variety of pro-Zionist groups. Thus our enemy is nourished by the control and the lies it has spread among America's people to gain support for legitimizing its terrorism among the American people.

Around the world, tyrants and oppressors are supported by the US because the US wants to use them in support of Israel.

Our task lies right here in America as well as globally to oppose Zionism and Israel at all levels.

I urge you, O Muslims, to identify Israeli and Zionist interests both in America and overseas and defeat them by opposing them and confronting them and by uncovering their nefarious activities.

Boycott all businesses which are Israeli or which support Israel in any way.

I urge armed Islamic groups overseas to achieve unity by entering occupied Palestine and fighting the Israeli terrorists.

We are nine million Muslims in America. If each one of us does even a little against Zionism, we can cut the roots of Israeli support which are unjustly embedded in America.

Inform the American people. Tell the concerned businesses why we are boycotting them.

[Jamaat al-Muslimeen initiated the boycott movement against Israel. Go to and click on BOYCOTT in the search engine, top left.] [ boycott.htm ]

China: Trying to block Islam. The new imperialism.

Chinese who are a minority in Sinkiang province but have the military have imposed restrictions on fasting by the Muslim majority. See report way down.

650,000 Civilians Ousted from their homes by Pakistani army
UN Exploits North Waziristan Genocide

by Sis. Karin Friedemann [Boston, Massachusetts]

On June 10, 2014 ten members of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan joined by Uzbek fighters took over the Karachi airport and engaged in a shootout which left 30 people including all of them dead. According to CNN, the TPP posted on their Facebook page:

"The biggest reason for attacking Karachi airport is because it serves as the biggest air logistics center supplying goods for the Crusaders' war in Afghanistan and Pakistan."

According to Rolling Stone magazine, the CIA got permission to use Pakistani airspace and airports in exchange for doing Pakistan the favor of assassinating a local chief with a Predator drone, even though he posed no threat to the US. "The CIA wanted access to airspace to conduct drone strikes in Pakistan's tribal regions, which that country had previously considered a breach of sovereignty. The two countries made a deal."

In response to the airport attack, the Pakistani government launched "Operation Zarb-i-Azb" against North Waziristan five days later. The military warned the population via pamphlets distributed at local mosques. People had very little advance notice.

Hundreds of thousands of people and their animals marched from their homes in the blazing heat with few provisions. Children are dying of heat exhaustion on the side of the street.

"Poor people were walking on foot. They looked like a human sea, of youngsters and adults. Some people fainted, so people poured water on them to revive them."

"They have launched this operation just before the Holy Month, but these militants were living here for years. Why now?" a man named Khan lamented to a reporter.

Given the advance notice, the Taliban and Uzbek foreign fighters disappeared. The Pakistani government has been shelling North Waziristan with helicopters without actually fighting anyone. The families are the ones facing the hardship of travel.

"We could only manage to get ourselves out of Miranshah," one man told UNHCR staff, referring to the capital of the mountainous North Waziristan region. "We left all our belongings. The Pakistani government was bombing our villages."

The death toll of cattle is a crime in itself - 1.5 million cows have died because farmers were forced to leave them behind, or if they tried to bring them out of the war zone, the cows died of broken limbs or exhaustion along the way.

"I let all my 10 cows loose after they refused to come along," said Gul Wazir with tearful eyes while remembering his animals he "loved like my children."

Why would a government decide to evacuate an area but provide no food or water or transportation along the way? Why do they want the area "cleared out?" For what?

Many have sought safety in the Khyber-Pakhtunkwa province. A former refugee in Pakistan, Wali said: "We were assisted by Waziristanis during the 1980s, when we fled Khost [during the Soviet occupation]. They welcomed us and extended their generous support. It is now our moral duty and obligation to assist and help these needy families."

That is wonderful, but whose idea was it for Pakistan's government to uproot an entire region of the country and then decide that it would be the UN's duty to make sure the people don't die? The US is said to have encouraged these bombings. Why?

According to CNN, talks between TTP and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif led nowhere. The government and the security forces found it impossible to accept TTP demands like enforcement of Sharia, withdrawal of the army from the tribal regions and a peace zone for itself. In retaliation for breakdown of government talks with the Taliban, the army began pounding Chinese Uyghur hideouts in the Waziristan mountains. Why not just give them states rights? Why punish the Uyghurs? It gets crazier.

So far this year, 54 of Pakistan's 83 confirmed polio cases have been in North Waziristan. Taliban militants banned vaccinations in the summer of 2012, denying UN access. Frustrated, the WHO made plans as early as February to be prepared "if anything happened." They were immediately ready for action, despite official claims that they had no advance notice of Pakistan's ethnic cleansing campaign.

The UN is using this upheaval as their glorious opportunity to circumvent local government. Dozens of checkpoints are set up along the roads where refugees are registered and then given drops of the oral polio vaccine. As of June 30, 468,000 individuals had been registered. Reportedly very few are refusing the vaccine. UN officials have already admitted the vaccination campaign is useless since multiple doses are required for immunity to take place. There is no central place in which to give vaccinations. Almost all the refugees have refused to reside in the government-run camp. However, UN officials are now using vaccination as an excuse to do door-to-door registration of all residents of areas where refugees are settling.

This is a very bizarre campaign considering the main way to stop the spread of disease has to be via basic water and sanitation. Huge numbers of people are living in close, dirty conditions creating perfect conditions for every kind of illness, the most commonly reported being upper respiratory infections and heat exhaustion.

Is the UN using Pakistan to unload outdated vaccines? Islamic organizations need to inquire whether these polio vaccines are the "killed virus" used in the West or if they are "live viruses" probably expired since the US stopped using them a decade ago.

World Cup 2014: Algeria to donate $9m World Cup prize money to people of Gaza, because 'they need it more than us'
From The Independent, July 4, via Dr. S. Khan in Australia.
 Fan of Algeria stands and raises Palestine's flag
A fan of Algeria stands and raises Palestine's flag in front of a Germany fan who raises Israel's flag.

Editor's note: Sign of a mentally enslaved people, they love their worst enemies. This is what international Jewry has done to the German people.

Outreach USA: Large Juma gatherings on first Ramadan Friday.
Jamaat al-Muslimeen activity
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. July 4.
An 8 pages document was given to 100 Muslims after juma at the masjid on Walnut street: Mostly African Americans and Arabs with a few Malaysians.
  1. &
  2. Memorial comments on passing of Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz.

  3. &
  4. ISIS victories in Iraq, changing situation in Syria.

  5. Genocide in Pakistan: 500,000 people evicted from their homes by the army in North Waziristan.
    300 killed in daily bombing by Paki air force.

  6. &
  7. Photo of mosque bombed by Paki air force in N. Waziristan. Photo of anti-war rally in Washington.

  8. Palestine is central. [Imam Badi.]+ Chechen innocents in Boston case: [Sis. Karin]

Petersburg, Virginia:

Same 8 page document given to 30 Muslims. [African Americans] at local masjid.

White March Maryland

6 page document given to 100 people, mostly Arabs and Pakistanis, some Indians after juma'.
  1. Laila Yaghi cries out for her innocent son Ziyad

  2. Israeli military terrorists are hunting unarmed Palestinians in the West Bank.

  3. Pakistan's Military on the Rampage: Insulting Elders, beating up Teenagers. [Photo.]
    Pakistani Military's Blasphemy on Prophet Muhammad, pbuh.

  4. &
  5. .. Kingship, Dictatorship, Military Rule, Male Chauvinism, Zionism, Mass Culture are all forms of Modern Day Slavery. [Dr. Siddique's khutba]

  6. Jewish malice: Former Auschwitz Camp Guard, 89, Arrested in US

From Jamaat al-Muslimeen Texas
What is Happening on USA's Mexican border: Human Suffering & Bureaucracy
by Roberto Solano [Shoora leader]

For the last twenty years I have been living near the Rio Grande valley not far from the town of Matamoros (Muslim-slayer, an old Spanish surname), Mexico. Here we literally see illegal aliens trying to swim across into the United States (city of Brownsville), as Immigration Officials (ICE) captures them and after fingerprinting etc send them back to Mexico. Local newspapers sometimes report of stash-houses having been discovered with people from Pakistan or India or China or Nigeria waiting to be shipped to large US cities; these take longer to return to their respective countries because of the distance and bureaucracies. Immigration only has so many beds and detention centers. If they don't fast process those captured they run out of room.

The problem of illegal children go back for over a generation.

A 1982 Supreme Court decision in Plyler forbids schools to inquire about students' immigration status.

Obama Administration is not encouraging their immigration.

But neither is the Federal government presently equipped to stop it. People in Central America and Mexico know this.

However, for some unknown political reason "they" have decided in the last six months to leach-out their Children's Crusade.

Now children with their mothers or somebody passing for a close relative are coming in by the hundreds. And to make matters worse for ICE, they are coming in at points where they can be apprehended.

It is not easy to send them back since they have no passports nor birth certificates with them and they are minors.

Immigration has run out of sleeping room and is asking the local governments to help them out.

Texas Governor Perry came down to the nearby town of McAllen a few days ago and publicly demanded that the Federal Government activate the National Guard in the border. To make matters worse for the government a nearby Air Force Base has been taking in those children with infections. We don't know the number.

I spoke to four teenagers from El Salvador that were been sent by US officials to their immediate families in Washington, DC and a nearby town in Maryland. They were not related but it just happened that that they had not seen their parents for over ten years and things got so bad in their local town that they decided to risk the trip thru Mexico. Mexicans are generally not very nice to illegal Central Americans. Besides word got around that that the US government couldn't send them back immediately like they do with Mexicans. One of the Airline workers saw me talking to them and asked that I get away from them unless i knew them or was related to them. So not much more could be found out by me.

If these children come to join their immediate family that have been here in the US illegally for years I feel the humanitarian thing to do is allow them to join their loved ones. But it is obvious that Congress and the President need to get together on the illegal immigration and prevent it from becoming a real problem.

It will not go away and to ask for a secure border before adjustment of immigration of status for the over ten million already in the country is not the solution.

As I'm writing this the Children's Crusade across the Rio Grande river is getting ready for another migration. I suspect that just like many Middle Ages Crusaders remained in the Middle East and became Muslims, these children will also remain here and become Americans. Not a bad event.

by Kaukab Siddique
It is Time to Change our thinking about Ramadan & go to the Islam of the Prophet, pbuh
Did Muslims do Taraweehs like we do under the Prophet, pbuh, and Abu Bakr, r.a.? No!
Remember Afghanistan and Fallujah, and now Palestine and North Waziristan.

A top level Islamic scholar of modern times, Maulana Abu 'Ala Maudoodi, summed up his life time study of Ramadan in these words:

"Fasting during Ramadan was made obligatory 18 months after the hijra."

"Authentic hadith narratives prove that only during one Ramadan the Prophet, pbuh, prayed tarawih in congregation on three nights and then left it saying that "I am concerned that this should not become obligatory for you,,,,," [Tafheem ul-Ahadith, by Syed Abul Ala' Maudoodi, volume 4, p. 17 and p. 225. compiled by Abdul Wakeel Alavi, reprinted 7 times between 1998 and 2012.]

It should be added that neither the Qur'an nor the hadith use the word "taraweeh." Praying extra after Isha prayers is called "qayyam al-Lail" not taraweeh and can be prayed during any month of the year though it is more emphasized in Ramadan.

So, why do we pray taraweeh throughout Ramadan? The Prophet, pbuh, prayed these extra prayers after isha only in ONE Ramadan for three days and then left it because, as he said, people would think it is obligatory.

What do we do? We pray "taraweeh" EVERY night till the end of Ramadan, either 8 units or 20, depending in ones School of Thought [mazhab]..

So for a whole month, the enemies of Islam know that they have a clear shot at Muslims EVERY NIGHT during Ramadan. There will be no resistance..

Bush bombed Afghanistan during Ramadan. The anti war rallies in Pakistan which had been on full blast petered out when Ramadan began.

The same thing happened in Fallujah [Iraq]. Some of the imams called the people to arms on mosque loudspeakers but most did not. The Americans physically destroyed all of Fallujah.

NOW it is happening in Palestine where Iaraelis are on the rampage, arresting people in their hundreds in the West Bank.

In Pakistan, a huge military force is entering North Waziristan under cover of daily bombardments which have evicted more than 500,000 Muslims, men, women, and children from their homes, and killed more than 350 "militants."

Jamaate Islami, the biggest Islamic force in Pakistan has announced that it will start its "movement" after Ramadan.

Now let's go through the texts of Islam:
  1. Fasting through all of Ramadan was inaugurated 18 months after hijra.

  2. Taraweeh in CONGREGATION was prayed only in ONE Ramadan by the Prophet, pbuh, and that too for only three nights.

  3. There were NO taraweehs in congregation during the caliphate of Abu Bakr, the greatest sahabi,r.a.,and the first adult male to accept the Prophet's message. The Islamic state was in great danger from within Arabia, owing to attacks by arrogant tribes with false "prophets," and from outside by the major powers of the age, [Just like today.]
    Those who wanted to pray extra late at night, did so but not in congregation.

CONTEXT is Essential:

Taraweeh in the present form appeared during the Caliphate of Umar, r.a. At that time and following it in the times of Usman, r.a., and then Muawiyyah, r.a., Islam had become a superpower which had toppled the greatest empires of those times, the Persian and the Roman. There was no problem with praying in congregation every night. Muslims were powerful, their numbers had grown huge and they were comfortable about their way of life.

Umar, r.a., was a great mujtahid [Islamic thinker] and great organizer. He did not like the confusion which arose from large numbers of Muslims praying separately. Hence the taraweeh prayers we have today.

Maudoodi emphasizes that the "taraweehs" which are actually QAYYAM al-LAIL, are not obligatory but are sunnah owing to the three times the Prophet, pbuh, prayed them.

Courtesy Asqfish
ISNA supports the gay and lesbian lifestyle:
 ISNA mosque
Largest U.S. Muslim Organization Supports LGBT Anti-Discrimination Bill

War News
Kabul, Afghanistan: Ramadan 4

A martyrdom operator hit an air force bus in a high security area of Kabul. Regime admits that 8 officers of the [US installed] military were killed and 13 wounded.

War News:
Jerusalem, occupied Palestine: Ramadan 4.

Unarmed Palestinian demonstrators clashed with Israeli police after the body of a 17 year old Palestinian youth murdered by Jewish settlers was found on a side street.

Israeli occupation forces killed 5 unarmed Palestinians and arrested more than 1000 [including 300 children] in sweeps through the West searching for 3 Israeli occupiers who were killed by unknown fighters. Israeli carried our 30 air strikes on Gaza.

[When will the Muslim world end its silence and retaliate against the Jewish occupiers? Al-Aqsa is crying out to the Muslim world: End the occupation! ] If Arabs are scared of the Jews, at least give weapons to the Palestinians, say New Trend observers.]

War News:
Iraq [and Syria] ; Ramadan 1

ISIS declared an Islamic caliphate in the territory it controls from Aleppo in Syria to Mosul in Iraq. The shoora of ISIS appointed Abu Bakar Baghdadi as Caliph.

Shi'ite military from Baghdad continued its attacks on Tikrit for a 4th day but were beaten back again.

Ramadan 2:

ISIS forces fought Shi'ite forces in a town south of Baghdad killing 22 Baghdad troops. New American special forces have arrived in Baghdad to support the US-installed regime. The total now is 800 US troops.

A Russian jet fighter squadron has arrived in Baghdad to press attacks on ISIS.

In the east, Islamic forces led by ISIS have reached Diyala province on the Itranian frontier.

Ramadan 3. Abu Kamal on the Syria-Iraq border was captured by ISIS after heavy fighting with Iraqi shite military.

Ramadan 4: ISIS forces took over Syria's biggest oil well al-Omar in Deir az-Zur province after the rival Islamic group al-Nusra withdrew without a fight.

Ramadan 5: ISIS has besieged the Syrian city of Deir az-Zur but are not attacking it, hoping that Assad's troops in the city will surrender after its supply route is cut off.

Ramadan 6: [Juma] A martyrdom operator hit the military headquarters of Maliki regime at Owainat, south of Tikrit, killing 12 and wounding 27. Al-Maliki's renewed attacks on Tikrit have fizzled out and the city remains in Islamic hands.

For all six days of Ramadan, Syria's Assad air force has been dropping barrel bombs on communities across Syria killing an average of 30 civilians every day. Assad's forces have captured two small villages in the Aleppo area. In some parts of Aleppo, Muslims after prayers swore allegiance to the Islamic Caliphate led by Abu Bakr Baghdadi.

Severe clashes between Assad's forces and al-Nusra and other Islamic groups have taken place on the Damascus, Aleppo and Quneitra areas. They fought each other to a stand still.

ISIS video: There is tremendous anti-ISIS propaganda on Zionist/corporate media.. To know the other side of the story, watch this video. ISIS gives details of its justice system with specific examples:

Thinking outside the box
Islamic Caliphate Established by ISIS:
What does it Signify and will it survive?

by Kaukab Siddique

Caliphate is a requirement of Islam and is reflected in the golden era of Islam under Abu Bakr, r.a. Umar, r.a., Usman, r.a., [in all three of which Ali, r.a., participated as adviser], Muawiyys, r.a., Abdullah ibn Zunair, r.a., and Umar bin Abdul Aziz. Later caliphal regimes of the Abbasids, the Seljuks, the Ayyubides, the Ummayeds in Spain and the Ottomans reflected at least some of this glory.

Thus the Caliphate set up by ISIS is a re-enactment of one of the greatest requirements of Islam.

It may be merely symbolic or the odds against it might be too great; however, the very fact that it has been done is of historic value and important for the future of Islam.

The propaganda coming out of the West proclaims the uprisings in Syria and Iraq as "sectarian" and part of the conflict between Shias and Sunnis. ISIS has belied this claim by calling it the Islamic Caliphate, not a Sunni caliphate. In Mosul, ISIS fighters went from door telling citizens, including shias, that their rights will be respected.

Secondly, the Caliphate has erased the border between Syria and Iraq, thus putting an end to the colonial conspiracy of Sykes-Picot

Thirdly, ALL the oppressive powers have joined hands against the caliphate. Both Iran and Saudi Arabia have come out against the Caliphate, again proving its non-sectarian nature The Saudis have never rallied their forces against anyone, not even Israel, and here they are with 30,000 troops moved to the border with Iraq. To top it all, Israel has offered to help all the Arab regimes against ISIS.

For the western powers, the Caliphate has come as a complete surprise and a shock. USA has rushed 800 special forces to Baghdad. Another US force is being placed in Irbil in the northeast of Iraq. General Dempsey and Secretary of Defense Hagel are coming up with a sophisticated plan to undermine the Caliphate. According to General Dempsey, the US will generate power through the Maliki regime to bomb the ISIS forces. The US, General Dempsey said, is assessing the situation to cope with the situation. USA is willing to work with Iran [which already has forces in Baghdad].
  1. USA hopes that the Iraqi Sunnis will turn against ISIS because ISIS is strict in its application of Islam and takes Qur'an and hadith LITERALLY. Dempsey said the US has to be cautious because Islamic opposition to the West is massive all the way from "South Asia" [meaning Pakistan?] through the Middle East to Africa.

  2. USA is giving $500 million to the westernized segment of the opposition to Assad in Syria to fight against ISIS. Thus the aim is to make Sunnis fight Sunnis. Very sophisticated.

  3. ISIS's relations with other armed Islamic groups may be self-destructive to ISIS if there is no flexibility on either side.

On the positive side, Muslims around the globe are thrilled with the re-emergence of the Caliphate. Reports indicate that volunteers from numerous countries are rushing to join the Caliphate. Significantly, the leader of the Caliphate Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is very humble and seeks no publicity [sort of like Mullah Umar]. The announcement of the Caliphate was made by Adnan, a Muslim from Chile in South America.

The commander of the fighting forces, Umar Shishani, is a pious mujahid from Georgia [formerly a part of Russia.]

Most middle class Muslims, used to the dominance of the West, think the Caliphate will not survive. They do not realize that the Caliphate is a reality on the ground now and even if this one is destroyed militarily by the West and Iran, it will highly encourage other armed Islamic groups to try and establish the Caliphate.

It is an ideal, a dream, a seeming impossibility. Will this Abu Bakr be able to follow the example of the original Abu Bakr, r.a., who faced seemingly impossible odds both from internal tribes as well as from the superpowers of the time?

Inside the Gas Chambers

The Extermination of Mainstream Holocaust Historiography

 Inside the Gas Chambers

By Carlo Mattogno


Since the early 1990s, critical historians have published a steadily growing number of carefully investigated studies on the so-called "Holocaust." Hence the orthodox historians, usually paid by the government, were compelled to do something against the rising tide of revisionist arguments. Therefore, after a conference had been held in Germany to discuss the matter, an anthology appeared in early 2011 under the aegis of the German historians Günter Morsch and Bertrand Perz. It claims to refute the arguments of critical historians.

Indicative for this study is, however, that revisionist arguments are basically not address at all. Hardly any of the many revisionist works which have appeared over the past 20 years is even mentioned.

In the present book, Italian scholar Mattogno mercilessly exposes the embarrassing superficiality and dogmatic ignorance of these historians. Over and over again it become clear that their claims are in part utterly unfounded or are frequently based on the distorted and disfigured use of sources. Based on his unparalleled knowledge of the source material, Mattogno aptly reduces the theses of the court historians to absurdity. This book summarizes the arguments for and against every single gas chamber claim made for any of the German war time camps: Auschwitz, Belzec, Chelmno, Dachau, Majdanek, Mauthausen, Natzweiler, Neuengamme, Ravensbrück, Sachsenhausen, Sobibor, Stutthof and Treblinka. Even the mystical "Gas Vans" are covered plus the euthanasia centers at Bernburg, Brandenburg, Grafeneck, Hadamar, Hartheim and Sonnenstein. This is the most comprehensive and up-to-date summary of revisionist knowledge.
By means of this book, mainstream Holocaust historiography has suffered a defeat which comes close to its intellectual extermination

Committee for Open Debate on the Holocaust | PO box 439016 | San Ysidro | CA | 92143

China restricts Ramazan fasting in Xinjiang

 2 Uighurs pass the Grand Bazaar
A Chinese paramilitary policeman watches two Uighurs pass the Grand Bazaar in China's Xinjiang province. — Photo by AFP

BEIJING: China has banned civil servants, students and teachers in its mainly Muslim Xinjiang region from taking part in Ramazan fasting, government websites said, prompting condemnation from an exile group on Wednesday.

China's ruling Communist party is officially atheist, and for years has restricted fasting in Xinjiang, home to the mostly Muslim Uighur minority.

Xinjiang sees regular and often deadly clashes between Uighurs and state security forces, and Beijing has blamed recent deadly attacks elsewhere in China on militants seeking independence for the resource-rich region.

Rights groups blame tensions on religious and cultural restrictions placed on Uighurs and other Muslim minorities in the vast area, which abuts Central Asia.

Several government departments posted notices on their websites in recent days banning fasting during Ramazan, which began this weekend. During the holy month, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious.

The commercial affairs bureau of Turfan city said on its website Monday that "civil servants and students cannot take part in fasting and other religious activities".

The state-run Bozhou Radio and TV university said on its website that it would "enforce the ban on party members, teachers, and young people from taking part in Ramazan activities".

"We remind everyone that they are not permitted to observe a Ramazan fast," it added.

A weather bureau in Qaraqash county in western Xinjiang said on its website that "in accordance with instructions from higher authorities", it "calls on all current and retired staff not to fast during Ramazan".

A state office which manages the Tarim River basin posted pictures of its staff wearing traditional Uighur "doppa" caps tucking into a group meal on Saturday.

"Although the meal coincided with the Muslim festival of Ramazan, the cadres who took part expressed a positive attitude and will lead the non-fasting," it said.

China has in the past said that restrictions on fasting are meant to ensure the health of government employees.

Dilxat Raxit, a spokesman for the exiled World Uyghur Congress, cited local sources as saying that authorities encouraged Uighurs to eat free meals on Monday, and inspected homes to check if the fast was being observed.

"China taking these kinds of coercive measures, restricting the faith of Uighurs, will create more conflict," he said.

"We call on China to ensure religious freedom for Uighurs and stop political repression of Ramadan. " July 3, 2014
Just Returned from Central Africa: Heart-broken, but Determined this Ramadan!
Assalamu Alaikum

Dear Brothers & Sisters,

I was in Central Africa again and just returned last week. I saw the tragedy, despair and starvation first hand in Central Africa.

I also realized, how fortunate we are and the fact that we will be held accountable by Allah if we don't bring relief and hope to these neglected people.

Alhamdulliah, with your kind donations we were able to visit and offer relief to the Central Africa refugees again.

We delivered pre-Ramadan packages to more than 2,000 Central African refugee families! The package contained a bag of rice, sugar, cocking oil, 5 bars of soap, and a bag of medicine. These items would help them through Suhur and Iftar this Ramadan.

However, there are MANY more families left desperately waiting for our contribution!

Donate URGENTLY, to help us feed the starving, fasting Muslim refugees of Central Africa this Ramadan.
During my visits to different refugee camps, Imams mentioned to me the need for portable mics and speakers for the Azan of Fajr, Maghrib, and Taraweeh prayers as well. A good portable mic and speaker costs around $350 and we will need at least 10 of these.

As I visited the "school" for the refugee children in the camp of Garoua Boulai, I was heart-broken to see that the children had no access to any form of educational material. With $4,500 we can Insha Allah build a school facility, which would accommodate 600 to 800 children.

Please, pray for the voiceless Muslims of Central African Republic!

Please, Donate Now to support Mali Relief so we can deliver urgent care supplies to the refugess in a timely fashion Insha Allah.
"He who relieves a hardship of this Dunya (this earthly life) for a believer, Allah will relieve a hardship of the Day of Resurrection for him..." (Muslim)

Donate URGENTLY, to help us build a school and a Masjid, and provide basic relief to the Central African refugees.

Your brother,
Imam Ousman Drame
Director, Mali Relief
Be part of this unique Muslim effort in the region and gain incredible Ajr (reward) from Allah!

Can You Feed Iftar to the Refugees in Central Africa for Allah's Sake?

News: From Central Africa

Brief History of Conflict in Central Africa

2014-07-05 Sat 14:48:04 cdt