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14 Safar,1436/December 7, 2014 Issue # 49, Newsletter # 1579

Astonishing info about China, the new imperialism. Thanks to Jamaat al-Muslimeen Virginia. Please scroll all the way down.

Scroll down to end for Sis. Aisha's brilliant report from New York on the people's uprising after the tragedy of Eric Garner.

Also, see report by Sis. Karin on how the British are helping the tyrant of Syria indirectly by punishing Muslims who have any contact with the anti-Assad resistance even for peaceful purposes..

Breaking News:

In Syria, Mujahideen from IS are on the verge of capturing the Assad air base outside Deir ez-Zor. Heavy casualties on both sides as Assad put full weight of his air power to stop ISIS.

Also, in Kobani mujahideen are still holding half the city in spite of reinforced Kurdish Peshmarge and YPG Communist forces backed by ferocious US air attacks.

Breaking News Iraq: Iran admits air attacks on Islamic State after mujahideen approached Iranian border through Diyala province. Numerous bomb attacks by IS fighters on Baghdad. [See more below.]

Kashmiris are resisting India's attempts to further integrate Kashmir into India.

Our web site shows: 56302 hits and 13621 visits in November 2014.
1876 hits, 454 visitors a day.
Thank you Br. Rich. May Allah bless your volunteer work.

Check out the site for Masoud Khan, Islamic prisoner of conscience, given 90 years by Bush's attorney general Ashcrof. The site is linked to New Trend.

Sis. Laila Yaghi needs our support as she weeps for her son Ziyad, an innocent youth, imprisoned by USA.

Shameful: ICNA did not allow Justice and Peace group to put up a display for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui..

Innocent Muslims go to ICNA conferences not knowing the facade of Islam which ICNA puts up.

Humanitarian Project for African Children

Jamaat al-Muslimeen Calls for Urgent help for Families in Africa, particularly Ethiopia.

Dear Readers:

Briefly, we are inviting you to assist us with "Feeding the Needy in Ethiopia," in this our 3rd year effort. We have travelled to Addis Ababa and a town called Dessie to initiate this program two years in a row. The equivalent of $3 to feed a meal to a family of 5 is a good estimate. We do not give less than 17 birrs ($1 US) in an envelope to an individual. Far too many children are hungry on the streets and many of them are homeless.

Make your donation payable to Jamaat al Muslimeen (note: for Ethiopia) and mail to

P.O. Box 10881, Baltimore, MD 21234.
Extend this invitation to others. Thank you in advance and may Allah (Almighty God) reward you.


Ashira Na'm, Secretary General - Jamaat al Muslimeen

Latest Khutba

 Dr Kaukab Siddique

Youth Rallies Awakening Our Conscience: Police Brutality is Moral Bankruptcy of US Power Structure.

Evils of Racism, Zionism and Exploitation of Women: Why Christianity has Failed.

On December 5, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma' khutba at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in central Baltimore. Here is a summary of the main points for distribution to communities across America.

"Among mankind are such as say 'we believe in Allah' but when they suffer affliction in the Cause of Allah, they treat oppression by people as it were the wrath of Allah! And if help comes from your Lord, they are sure to say 'we have always been with you.' Does not Allah know best all that is in the hearts of all creation." [The Qur'an 29:10]

Text #2:
When the angel came to ask the Prophet, pbuh, if the mountains should be toppled over the people [of Taif] who were oppressing him, he said: "No! I am hopeful that from among them will arise such people as will worship Allah who is ONE and has no partners." [ Sahih Bukhari, vol.1, kitab bud al-khalaq and Sahih Muslim vol 2, kitab al-jihad wal seer.]:

  1. Across America, masses of young people are protesting the brutal behavior of the police against poor, unarmed and disenfranchised Black people. We as Muslims hail and honor the efforts of these youths,

  2. The spirit of goodness is alive in these youths. Their situation is difficult and the power structure of America wants to defeat them through large formations of police, an unjust legal system and very crafty and vicious media.

  3. America is suffering from the root cause of racism which is embedded in its history of slavery and subjugation.

  4. Racism is a historic cause but it has morphed in our times into the evil of Zionism. Every aspect of America's power structure is controlled by International Jewry and the supporters of Israel.

  5. It came as no surprise that America's specialized police units were trained by Israeli security forces to break and humiliate the people of America. Unfortunately most African Americans have no idea what is Zionism and how evil it is.

  6. Look at how they humiliate the people, making them lie face down on the street and handcuffing them at the slightest affront. Refusal to be handcuffed is called "resisting arrest.." When convicted, the prisoners are stripped and cavity searched. It's a form of rape.

  7. These Grand Juries are a joke. They refuse to indict even the most blatant and open police murders. Compare this with what the government does to Muslims, where even "thought crimes" lead to HUGE sentences.

  8. The media, controlled directly by Jews or indirectly by Zionists, carry out a charade of "analysis" which almost always leads to trivialization of the victim. The victims of the police are usually poor and uneducated. So, the police looks into their private lives and comes up with their wrong doings to exonerate the police.

  9. Pressure is also applied through the families of the victims. The parents of the victims are brought on TV to urge people not to be angry. Usually Dr. Martin Luther King is invoked to calm them down.

  10. Allama Iqbal long ago ridiculed the process by which the huge weaponry of the government is ignored but the defenseless people are urged to be peaceful and restrained!

  11. The people have nothing in their religion, Christianity, to rebut the attacks of the media and government propagandists.

  12. The Jews who called for the crucifixion of Jesus, pbuh, are so crafty, they claim to be friends of the Christians and have coined the term Judeo-Christian which negates all of history.

  13. In Christianity, there is no Shariah or Law which would help the oppressed people to call for justice based on the Law of God.

  14. There is no Sunnah too in Christianity. So the young people have no role model. They are not taught how to face the power of authority and the tyrannical State.

  15. Jesus, pbuh, was given many miracles but they were unable to spiritualize the Jews. Miracles were for his time. Today they have no relevance. So the people are left without guidance and without role models.

  16. The Jews do not believe in Jesus, pbuh. The Christians do not follow Moses, pbuh, and the problem is further aggravated by the fact that no one knows who wrote the books of the Jews and when were they written.

  17. None of them believe in Muhammad, pbuh. Thus the only religion which endorses Moses, Jesus and Muhammad, peace be on them, is Islam.

  18. This is the time for Muslims to stand up in support of the oppressed people of America, be they in Ferguson or New York or any of the scores of other cities where young people are marching against police brutality.

  19. As if racism and Zionism were not enough to hurt the very soul and conscience of America, we have the mortal sin of the exploitation and denigration of women. Half of humanity has been turned into objects of entertainment and commerce. Look at the men on the media over dressed in their three piece suits and the women half naked. As a philosopher said, you can see the mindset of the men in the way women dress: Shorter and shorter skirts till they are like underwear and the breasts plunging out.

  20. These were the clothes slave women were forced to wear. Hadith shows that in the Age of Ignorance [jahiliyya\ that's how women used to dress.

  21. Then you have men battering women: 4,000,000 women battered every year. and then you have rape. A man who was respected as the daddy of America, looking so good on TV, is charged with rape by 13 women.

  22. The Qur'an is the only book which has a whole chapter named after Maryam [Mary], the mother of Jesus. Many chapters of the Qur'an honor Mary. So respect, honor and compassion for women is rooted in the heart of Islam.

  23. The Prophet's, pbuh, hadith says: Paradise is at the feet of your mother. The Prophet, pbuh, said, the Best among you is the one who is BEST to HIS WIFE. He ended the violation of female captives and gave property and leadership rights to women. There is no woman greater than Ayesha, r.a., in any religion in scholarship, leadership and jurisprudence.

Dear Muslims, the children of this great nation are crying out for help. Open the Qur'an, study the Sunnah and go forth with the message of STRUGGLE and Truth and JUSTICE which is the essence of Islam.

Spotlights and Guidance

An Invitation to Think From Imam Badi Ali

 Imam Badi Ali

How the Oppressors think of us: Understanding the double talk.

  1. They are killing us and they tell the world that we deserve to die.

  2. They are killing us and then they appoint a committee to investigate our "crimes."

  3. When they shoot my dad, they want me to join them to kill the rest of the "terrorists" in my family.

  4. They shoot our children and they get a promotion.

  5. There is an evil culture behind "shoot to kill" but it does not stop there. It is "shoot to kill" and then broadcast the story to sell it.

  6. Slavery is racism and racism is slavery.

  7. Slavery is not just an ideology. It is a culture with its institutions to justify the enslavement of the poor and the weak with different names, and business outlets.

  8. In America, it is "hands up, don't shoot," in Palestine it is "we are unarmed, don't bomb." They are no threat to you, please don't kill all Muslims.

  9. In the past it was slavery. Now we are forced to buy from the slavers businesses globally, rent and live in their apartments, and become part of their system.

  10. They talk about peace and justice. I don't think they know what peace is and what justice is.

{Imam Badi Ali is a Palestinian American who leads a large congregation in Greensboro, North Carolina}

Message for our Future Generations

by Shamim Siddiqi [Long Island, New York]

 Shamim Siddiqi

Shamim Siddiqi
is known as the leader of the da'wa movement in America; he has a large following all across America.
He is also the adviser of Jamaat al-Muslimeen

Mohtram Rufaqua [Respected friends], Salaam

On last Sunday morning after Qur'anic Session, we discussed our concern as to how to protect our children/ youngsters from the evil effects of "Munkar" that are spreading around us like a jungle fire.

I thought over this serious issue. The more I though the more I discovered that it is due to our own fault. We, the individuals as parents couldn't do our job and put ourselves as models before our children nor could make our houses as models, as such children couldn't get the environment in houses to compare the right at home with the Batil outside in the society.

In fact, we are living/leading a life totally contrary to command of Allah and His Prophet. I will just give one Hadith of our beloved Prophet Muhammad (S) and one command of Allah (SWT) and that will present the true picture showing as to where we have/are neglecting His guidance in this respect and with what consequences.

  1. The famous Hadith of Rasulullah (S); "kULLOKUM RA'EE WA kULLOKUM MASOOLU LE Raeyatehi" [Each one of you is shepherd and each of you is responsible for your people under your protection (command);.

    It makes every father and every mother as shepherd and it is their individual responsibility to take care of the children and be model for them and keep them upright. This needs elaboration and fro that we need mutual discussion. I hope ICLI will arrange it.

    Muslim fathers and mothers haven't done their job well and hence lost a generation and again they are not doing their job well and hence are losing the generation at hand. So blame yourself for this great loss. If parents become self conscious NOW, this generation at hand can be saved.

  2. The Qur'an is still more clear on this issue when it commands the Muslims [ both male and female] : in Surah Al-Tahreem Verse # 6: O ye who believe ! Ward off from yourselves and your families a fire whereof the fuel is men and stones, over which are set angles strong ,severe , who resist not Allah in that which He commands them but do that which they are commanded" .

    This Verse clearly commands the believers to protect themselves and their families from hell fire......

    Now each of us must think" Are we doing our JOB, If not, who is responsible for this neglect to lose out generations to Batil societies of the age? Definitely "US "

    So our Community leaders must think for this gross neglect and must plan and program to get it out of this mess. If not. they all will be accountable to or Lord for this neglect.

Shamim Siddiqi .

War News:


December 3. BBC Reports that Iranian jet bombers are attacking Islamic State forces in Iraq.

USA sold these to the Shah: Israel providing Spare Parts.

Iran's Phantom jets
 Iran's Phantom jets

Iranian Phantom jets on a fly-past in Tehran, 18 April 2010

Iran: Speaking the language of Obama: "Eradicate""Extremism."

[From Tehran Times, Dec. 5]

World peace requires eradication of extremism in Islamic world: Iran VP

TEHRAN - Iranian First Vice President Es'haq Jahangiri has said that to establish world peace, "violence and extremism" must be totally eradicated in the Islamic world.

Jahangiri made the remarks at the 10th Session of the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers (ICIM) in Tehran on Wednesday.

Muslims must not allow the merciful image of Islam to be ruined by extremism, the Iranian first vice president added.

The 10th Session of the Islamic Conference of Information Ministers kicked off in Tehran on Monday. Senior officials met on Monday and Tuesday, and the information and communication ministers of OIC member states or their representatives met on Wednesday.

Special Forces Operation in South Yemen Personally Ordered by Obama

9 Muslims and a US Hostage and a White South African killed in US raid.

[Dec. 7. Latest reports a Muslim woman and a 10 year old were among those killed by US.]

December 6: According to AP & AOL, 9 Islamic "militants" were killed in a raid in South Shabwa province of Yemen ordered by President Obama. The US Special Forces were trying to rescue two men held by the local al-Qaida. Both men, one an America were alive when rescued but died of their injuries soon after.

Large areas of Yemen, including most of Hadramawt and Shabwa provinces, are in the hands of Yemeni Islamic fighters affiliated to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula. [AQAP].

[New Trend analysis is that for several years, US forces, particularly drones, have been targeting Islamic fighters trying to set up an Islamic state in Yemen. America has killed several Yemeni Muslims in these attacks.

The regime in Sanaa has been under the sway of dictators controlled by the US for 40 years with support from Saudi Arabia. Recently, with US getting linked to Iran, Houthi shias have agreed with the regime to rule north western Yemen jointly, including the capital Sana'.]

USA is violating international law by carrying out air attacks in Yemen without the permission of the Yemeni people and without the assent of the American people.]

Attempts at hostage release were underway but were forestalled by the US raid.

AP adds: "A team of Abyan leaders met in Aden this morning and were preparing the final security and logistical arrangements, related to hostage release mechanisms, to bring Pierre to safety and freedom. It is even more tragic that the words we used in a conversation with Yolande at 5:59 this morning was: 'The wait is almost over.'"

LATEST: The Islamic fighters in Yemen, AQAP, have joined the Islamic State, IS, after getting a message from the Caliph Abu Bakr al-Qureshi al-Hussaini al-Baghdadi.


ISIS takes control on al-Jafra village and kills no less than 30 soldiers in regime forces.
al-Nusra enters Military center of Deraa City.

December 5

SOHR was informed that the IS took control on al-Jafra village between Hweja Saker and the military airport and reached the gates of the airport after violent clashes against regime forces, what led him to besiege regime forces in the airport with a supply road connects the western section of the airport with the 137th brigade, the clashes led to death of 37 fighters from ISIS and 30 soldiers in regime forces. 15 ISIS were killed by 4 air strikes by coalition warplanes, targeted ISIS convoy in al-Bokamal countryside " al-Furat State "

December 7

Syrian activists say Nusra Front, an al-Qaeda-linked group battling the Syrian regime, is in full control of a military residential compound in Deraa city.

The Sunni group reportedly set off two suicide-car bombs on Sunday, targeting the sleeping quarters of soldiers and officers from the Syrian army.

With the latest gains, Nusra Front has come a step closer to the strategic town of Azraa, one of the last defence lines of Bashar al-Assad's regime before Damascus province.



Muslims face Chinese tyranny.

[Courtesy Jamaat al-Muslimeen Virginia.]

Ilham Tohti, a university professor, blogger and member of the Muslim Uighur minority, chats with students after a lecture in Beijing in 2010. Frederic J. Brown / AFP / Getty Images

China sentences Uighur scholar to life in prison

Ilham Tohti, an advocate for rights of Uighur minorities, sentenced for 'inciting separatism' in his native Xinjiang

September 23, 2014 6:40AM ET

by Massoud Hayoun @mhayoun Google+

A Chinese court on Tuesday sentenced Ilham Tohti, a prominent advocate for the rights of China's Uighur minority, to life in prison for "inciting separatism," his lawyer said. The verdict came months after Tohti said he would likely face harsh legal consequences for his advocacy amid mounting ethnic tensions between Uighurs and China's majority ethnic Han.

The court also ordered Tohti's assets confiscated, according to his attorney Li Fangping, leaving Tohti's wife and three children without any means of supporting themselves.

Li, a prominent human rights lawyer, said he is "very much intent" on appealing the decision. Tohti earlier this month pleaded not guilty to his charges.

Tohti, who had been an economics professor at Beijing's Minzu University, penned a blog called, which documented what he called the socioeconomic and religious repression of Uighurs in their native region of Xinjiang, and in the rest of China, where many are migrant laborers.

Tohti, a member of China's Communist Party, told Al Jazeera he had never received any backing from international Uighur rights organizations, one of the charges lodged by Beijing, and that he hoped through the Chinese legal system to improve the conditions faced by Uighurs.

"I have never committed any crime or done anything against Chinese law," he said. "I am calling for people's rights, rule of law, freedom of religion and against discrimination" for Uighurs and all Chinese citizens.

Tohti likened himself to other Chinese human rights activists attempting to preserve rule of law in the People's Republic through what he said were purely constitutional means - activists including Hu Jia, who spoke in support of Tohti in March after he was charged with separatism, and dissident artist Ai Weiwei.

Tohti appeared to foretell his incarceration in a September interview with Al Jazeera.

"The [Chinese] government's relationship with me and Xinjiang is similar. When they crack down on Xinjiang, they crack down on me," Tohti said of his perennial house arrests, adding that he may face torture and imprisonment for his advocacy amid mounting tension with China's predominantly Muslim Uighur minority.

"This is my destiny," he added.

Xinjiang, which abuts South and Central Asian nations including Pakistan and oil- and energy-rich Kazakhstan, is of great strategic and economic value to Beijing. In September last year, China signed a slew of contracts with neighboring nations to import oil and gas directly into the region. Uighur rights activists have said religious repression is one means of controlling a restive Uighur public that Beijing sees as a threat to its commerce.

In recent months, Tohti, both in interviews and through his website, has helped bring to light other religious restrictions imposed in Xinjiang. Local governments have barred women wearing traditional headscarves from entering public venues. In one case in Aksu, local officials placed the Chinese flag at the head of a mosque, in an apparent bid to make worshippers bow to a symbol of the state.

Before Tohti's sentencing, his daughter, Juer Yilihamu, said she had hoped recent calls for legal reform by high-ranking Chinese officials - which some activists said would aim to prevent defendants from systematically being treated as guilty until proven innocent - would mean a fair trial for her father.

But Fordham University Chinese law expert Charles Minzner said that politically charged trials like Tohti's are decided by committee, long before sentencing.

Beijing has blamed Uighur "terrorist groups" for a recent string of attacks on Chinese public venues, including a car crash that killed five at Tiananmen Square, a symbol of Communist Party rule, in October 2013. Rights groups say that virtually all information on the attacks is funneled through Chinese authorities and state media and have called for transparency about the circumstances.

Despite calls for legal reform, high-ranking officials have in recent months called for expedited trials and sentences that would set examples in terrorism-related cases.

China: #2: The New Imperialism

China May Have Committed A Tiananmen Square-Scale Massacre This Year -- And Totally Covered It Up

Courtesy: Business Insider Australia

 local woman on a crutch shouts at Chinese paramilitary police wearing riot gear
A local woman on a crutch shouts at Chinese paramilitary police wearing riot gear as a crowd of angry locals confront security forces on a street in the city of Urumqi in China's Xinjiang Autonomous Region on July 7, 2009.

Many feared that the recent pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong would end with a crackdown reminiscent of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre, when the Chinese army crushed a peaceful student occupation of central Beijing and killed hundreds or even thousands of people in the process.

This speculation, and the global attention to Hong Kong, ignores a crucial piece of context: The Chinese government already killed scores of demonstrators in a single incident earlier this year. And it did so under circumstances that are the exact opposite of the situation in Hong Kong far from the prying eyes of the international media, in a distant and peripheral part of the country that's home to a restive minority group with a whole different set of grievances against Beijing.

In early August, the president of the Germany-based World Uyghur Congress claimed that at least 2,000 members of China's Uyghur minority had been killed the previous month in and around Elishku, a town in China's far west. China's 12 million Uyghurs are Muslims who speak a language related to Turkish and who enjoy few civil, national, political, or religious rights under China's nationalistic and authoritarian system.
 map of Yarkand County China
Beijing eventually admitted to killing 96 people in the incident, but did not allow any international or independent media or human rights monitors into the area. The incident took place in a very remote area; the violence likely involved police opening fire on demonstrators, rather than tanks or heavy vehicles.

There were riots in the Uyghur city of Urumqi in 2009, and Uyghur separatists are responsible for various acts of terrorism throughout China, like a March 2014 knife attack at a train station in Kunming that left over 30 people dead. The incidents that have been met with increased levels of oppression. The alleged massacre in Elishku came as the result of a local, semi-spontaneous march on a police station in the township, according to Radio Free Asia.

A few photographs of the unrest ended up on Weibo, China's version of Twitter, some of them depicting bloodstained streets and burned-out vehicles. They were quickly deleted. No one outside of China has publicly verified what happened in Elishku, but experts won't dismiss the possibility of a significant death toll with witnesses telling Radio Free Asia that it's possible over 1,000 people were killed.

"In my opinion, the truth lies somewhere in between what state media says and what diaspora groups like the World Uyghur Congress say," Thomas Nelson, an observer of Uyghur affairs and editor of the Uyghur Update newsletter, told Business Insider by email. "But with a discrepancy as large as this one, where you have one side say less than 100 deaths and the other saying more than 2,000, there's still the potential for a frighteningly large number of casualties."

In September, Nelson wrote that a series of security incidents in China's west had caused an uptick in the possibility of a future state-led mass killing incident targeted at Uyghurs, based on the conclusions of the Early Warning Project's expert opinion pool.

Henryk Szadziewski, senior researcher for the Uyghur Human Rights Project, told Business Insider it was difficult to confirm the Elishku incident's death toll, thanks to Beijing's obstruction of any independent monitors. But he added that Beijing is currently pivoting its priorities in Uyghur territory towards more security-oriented policies.

"What we've seen in the past year is a shift among the central leadership for policies in the region away from the emphasis on development," Szadziewski told Business Insider. He said that Chinese president Xi Jinping made "a key statement" in January emphasising that security would be Beijing's top priority in the west, after years of attempting to pacify the region through large-scale government building projects.
 protest in Hong Kong
A very different type of protest in Hong Kong was met with a different type of response.

Since July, China has imprisoned major Uyghur civil society figures, most notably a prominent rights advocate and scholar who was sentenced to life in prison in late September. "It's a very clear signal that the government won't tolerate opposition to its ethnic policies," Szadziewski said.

Which is a reminder of just how unique an event the Hong Kong protests have been.

In a cosmopolitan center of international finance, Beijing has had to carefully tread around its handling of mass dissent. It wants to impose its will on a restive population without having to resort to measures that could tarnish China's image or risk a further escalation.

Out in the hinterlands, the Beijing government can essentially do whatever it wants. Despite the global media attention on Hong Kong, the government has a free hand in how it deals with dissent in much of the world's most populous country even if it involves killing on a massive.scale.

British Support for Dictator Bashar Assad is Clever: This will help to See how Brits Work

British Muslims Receive 12+ Years for Syria Travel

Sis. Karin Friedemann [Boston]

Mohammed Ahmed and Yusuf Sarwar, both 22, were arrested at Heathrow Airport in January 2014 as part of a government crackdown on "radicalized jihadists." These days, this term could mean anyone who went to Syria including for humanitarian reasons. In May, the two pled guilty to one count of engaging in conduct in preparation of terrorism acts contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act.

Ironically, the Guardian reports that Police did not know the men had travelled to Syria, where they spent eight months, until one of their mothers contacted detectives in May last year, shortly after the pair had left, reporting her son missing. She had found a note written by her son saying he had gone to fight and wished to "die as a martyr." Instead of receiving help in locating her son, police raided her home and arrested her son when he tried to return home.

The mother of Yusuf Sarwar, in a press release distributed by CAGE, insisted that her son had "not committed any offenses, killed anyone or fought against any armed forces. He has simply secured areas, dug graves, fasted and given food to areas which were in need of dire help... I feel prison is not the answer, neither is my son radicalized neither is he a terrorist."

Farooq Siddiqui, of the Prevent programme, is calling for the UK to stop criminalizing young Muslims who travel to Syria to fight against Bashar al-Assad. Mr Siddiqui asked why the government has threatened to arrest British Muslims who return from Syria while it allows young people to fight for Israel and other countries with impunity. And yet there is no enforcement of prison for those British that join IDF.
"They [Ahmed and Sarwar] willingly, enthusiastically and with a great deal of purpose, persistence and determination embarked on a course intended to commit acts of terrorism," Judge Michael Topolski said. "Both of these defendants are fundamentalists who are interested in and deeply committed to violent extremism."

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg however insisted the pair had been branded "terrorists" despite having "no intention of harming anyone". Begg was interviewed by Sky TV about the situation.

"They are very young; they appear bewildered by their situation, I think especially Yusuf. It seemed to me that these two young men had gone for benign reasons, I guess they might of thought of it as a little bit of adventure, but I think they never for one moment thought they were committing a crime, certainly not a crime against the United Kingdom. And when they returned and were arrested, they were placed in Belmarsh just like anybody else who's been accused of terrorism, as Category A prisoners. Now that would put them alongside, in the same category as people who have killed police officers, people who have committed gang violence with sentences of 38 to 40 years, and it's that level that they're at. The reason they have gone to Syria, were like most of young people, at a time when they saw the Assad regime was using brutal policies using chemical weapons even barrel bombs against the civilian population, so they felt like it was a duty, a moral duty, an Islamic duty to go and help. They came back, crucially, because of the infighting... they didn't want to be part of that rebel infighting or involved in any group fighting other rebels. They hadn't came for that. So they decided to come back and say, "we've had enough" and we want to go back home."

Begg stated: "I spent several months in prison with these two men and I do not consider them to be a threat to the British public in any way, just in the same way the police that arrested them said they posed no threat whatsoever.
"How can it be that former soldier Ryan McGee, who was found with a bomb with 187 pieces of shrapnel and evidence of a hate ideology was given 2 years and described as a misguided teenager, while these men have been given over 12 years and branded as terrorists despite them having no intention of harming anyone?'

"If by handing down these harsh sentences the judge wanted to send a message, then they message that has been clearly received: there is a double standard when it comes to Muslims accused of terrorism... This case must be taken to appeal and the sentence must be challenged."

British security forces have stepped up surveillance and arrests of terrorism suspects in recent months, and lawmakers are set to toughen anti-terrorism laws in a bid to stem the flow of Britons joining Islamic State (IS) jihadists fighting in Syria and Iraq. An estimated 500 Britons are reported to have travelled abroad to become "jihadists."

The controversial anti-terrorism powers, which are being widely used to harass and gather intelligence on Muslims traveling to and from the UK are being challenged by several human rights organizations. Schedule 7, which forms part of the Terrorism Act 2000, allows police to hold someone at a UK port for questioning for up to nine hours about whether they have been involved with acts of terrorism. Anyone detained must "give the examining officer any information in his possession which the officer requests" or face arrest. Police need to have no reasonable suspicion to stop, interrogate or detain anybody.

Our America:

New York, New York

The Zionist Media Ignore these facts about Police Murder of Eric Garner

Family Tells Sharpton to Back Off+ Policeman killed and Ran

by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York City.]

New York City - This no indictment ruling from the grand jury sends a very, very dangerous message to all of us!!!
You see, Houseboy Obama and HNIC Eric Holder are both calling for officers to wear body cameras. How many times have officers been caught misbehaving on their own dashcam and not been disciplined for it? There were two videos of Eric Garner's run in with murderous cops. One disturbing video caught not only the murder but, the fact that Eric Garner was still breathing and no police officers or EMT workers gave him CPR! He died of a heart attack in the ambulance! But, no indictment!

The message being sent is that camera or no camera....witnesses or no witnesses, we are going to set it up so that police officers will get away with harming or killing you! The prosecutors and the judges are all in on it! There is all sorts of prosecutorial misconduct in how these grand juries are handled yet, the judges stay silent. The attorney general, boss of all prosecutors in that particular state, never investigates. The attorney general's boss, the governor, never replaces the attorney general.

Sociologist Michael Eric Dyson stated, in a CNN interview, that in 165,000 grand juries only 11 did not indict in 2013! A prosecutor could indict a ham sandwich if he wanted to do so!

In other news, Brooklyn DA Ken Thompson promises a thorough grand jury investigation into the shooting death of Akai Gurley by rookie cop Peter Liang. Gurley was shot in a dark stairwell in the Pink Houses projects. The elevator was not working and he took the stairs. Peter Liang was told not to do rounds in that housing project but, ignored orders. Now, a young father is dead because this cop got frightened in a dark hallway. The officer called his union rep rather than call 911 for medical assistance. He and his partner even ran after the shooting!! A neighbor is the one who made the 911 call after hearing shots fired.

I am wary of this Brooklyn DA because he was the lawyer for Dominique Strauss Kahn's rape victim and he did nothing to get her justice. The grand jury voted to indict DSK on her rape but, the Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance refused to move forward with a criminal trial! He just decided he was not going to do his job plus, he was leaking information about the victim to the press in an effort to discredit her. That should have been grounds for his disbarment or something! Illegally disbarred attorney Alton Maddox brought it to Community Cop viewers' attention of the legal shenanigans that was going on at that time on the part of the Manhattan DA and the DSK rape victim's attorneys. (Note: Alton Maddox represented a Latino 16 year old accused of raping the Central Park jogger in 1989 and got him off. The police see him as the one who got away. Had history been different these boys would have been known as the Central Park 6 rather than the Central Park 5! This is one of the reasons why Maddox was disbarred!)

I commend Sylvia Palmer, Akai Gurley's Mother, for telling Rev. Al Charlatan (Sharpton) to back off! According to the New York Post, a tabloid paper, he sent out press releases announcing his attendance at this Saturday's funeral and that he was delivering the eulogy! However, Kevin Powell of BK Nation is the family spokesperson. Palmer stated that she did not want a circus surrounding her son's death and that every time Sharpton get's involved in these types of matters they end in confusion. Talk about a bully pulpit! Sharpton stated that he was contacted by Gurley's girlfriend, Kimberley Ballinger, but his family's preferences were not considered. People have always accused Sharpton of imposing himself on the families of shooting victims but, his retort was that they always contacted him. Well, this time Sharpton has admitted defeat and will stay away but, he has stated that the family's division and confusion has led to their decision not to use his "services."

2014-12-07 Sun 22:06 ct