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17 Jumaada al-awal 1436 A.H. - March 8, 2015 Issue # 62, Newsletter #1592
Hadith of the Week
On the authority of Jabir, may Allah be pleased with him,
who narrated that the Messenger of Allah,
peace be upon him, said:
"Indeed, Satan has
despaired of getting
those who perform
prayer to worship
him, but rather he
Jami At-Tirmidhi, Chapters on Righteousness, #1937
Tribute to Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz Top Islamic Thinker USA
by Dr. Kaukab Siddique
Posted on March 6 by jamaatalmuslimeendc
Contains facts about Dr. Shabazz' inner struggle not only
against racists and Zionists but also against his own
community before he came to Jamaat al-Muslimeen.
In Honor of Dr Shabazz :
Hitler's Deputy: The Man Who Wanted Peace!
Review by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
Hess:the Missing Years 1941-1945 with new documents by David
Irving: Focal Point Publications, Dorney, Windsor SL4 6Qs,
UK., 403 pages, 2010
[Available in hard cover from New Trend, P.O. Box 84,
Oxford, Pa. 19363 for a donation of $40.]
Rudolf Hess was second only to Hitler in Germany when Hitler
was challenging the western powers. Hess saw the necessity
of peace. Germany was powerful but could not sustain open
Hess decided to sacrifice his high position in Germany and
put his life on the line to achieve peace. He was an expert
pilot. He flew to Britain and parachuted into an area where
he though British elites who were desirous of peace were not
too far away. He allowed his plane to crash thus making sure
that there was only one way forward, to achieve peace.
Hess had been in contact with British elites who did not
want war. He thought he could convince them that Hitler
would be amenable to peace if negotiations for peace were
carried out. Unfortunately for him, Winston Churchill was in
charge of Britain at that time and was determined to carry
on the war and to drag USA and USSR into it.
Churchill realized the danger to his agenda from the sudden
arrival of Hess, a man second only to Hitler in Germany.
Churchill made sure that Hess would not be able to meet
anyone, not even the media. The peacemaker became a prisoner
right from the beginning..
In the years that followed, Churchill took severe measures
that sealed Hess off from the world. How this man following
the highest ideals of peace survived solitary confinement is
a heart wrenching story well told by Britain's greatest
historian David Irving.
After the war ended, all of Germany's top leaders who had
survived the war were brought to trial at Nuremburg as
criminals and the enemies of Jews.
They were tried for crimes which the western allies and the
Soviet Union too had committed. It was a war in which there
were no angels,
In the show trials enacted to punish the leaders of Germany,
Hess showed that in spite of years of isolation, he had not
lost his will power and his sanity. He fooled the victorious
western powers into thinking that he had amnesia and could
not remember anything. His captors tried everything to break
his silence but he was unshakeable. Thus he saw the drama of
the fake trials as a critical observer. Finally, when even
his attorney was fooled into thinking that he could not
speak for himself, he broke his silence to reject all the
charges and to regain his dignity and his loyalty to Germany
and Hitler, the greatest hero Germany has ever had. This
stern moral stance of Hess was tantamount to putting an end
to his own existence because after the war ended, no one
dared to say a word favorable to Hitler. Irving has
translated Hess' final statement in court which could make
any human being proud. He sounds like a Muslim.. The book is
worth reading only for that.
At the points of serious provocation by Jews against
Germany, Hess as Hitler's Deputy had clearly ordered that no
violence or inhumane steps be taken against Jews, So, he
cannot be accused of anti-Semitism. Irving has documented
Hess' orders forbidding such violence. People often forget,
owing to Zionist control of the media, that the war was not
about Jews but about Germany's honor and selfhood.
Those who claim the holocaust of the Jews often forget that
German cities, ALL of THEM, were literally incinerated,
burned to the ground at the express orders of Winston
Churchill. That was the holocaust. The British leader was
undoubtedly the mass murderer of the German civilian
Jewish Power Waning:
French Jewish Leader Calls For US Help to Remove 'Jew
Hatred' From Internet
CRIF, the umbrella representative group of the French Jewish
community has called on its "American friends" to fight
against the dissemination of Jew-hatred on the internet, in
an appeal published in the New York Times. "For French Jews
this battle is vital. We can neither fight nor win it
without you,'' CRIF's president Roger Cukierman wrote. ''On
the Internet anti-Semitic ravings, rooted in centuries-old
myths (the Rich Jew, the Powerful Jew, etc.) go unchecked
..." Cukierman noted that all these Internet service
providers, search engines, video-hosting services are
American. "They are subject to American laws. We need the
United States; we need you to convince them to set a limit
to this swarm of hate."
Women: Oppresion and Rape
India: Rape Center of the World: BBC Movie Banned. Hinduism
March 4: India has banned a BBC movie which documents the
prevalence of rape in India. The Delhi government is
insisting that the movie should not shown anywhere in the
world but hundreds of thousands have already seen it,
The center piece of the movie is an interview with Mukesh,
the gang leader, who raped and multilated a woman on a bus
and then threw her off the bus leading to her death.
After the horrific gang rape and death of the young woman,
there were countrywide rallies by women calling for an end
to rape. The ring leader of of the rapists was caught and
sentenced to death. However, he remains unrepentant. He told
BBC that she would have survived if she had not fought back.
He put his hand "inside" her and took out her
Gang rapes continue in India almost on a daily basis. Some
recent victims have been foreign tourists.
[Muslim women are leading the protests and calling for
The Emmet Till Effect: Using "Rape" Charge to Lynch a Muslim
March 5: In the northeastern Indian state of Assam, a Muslim
falsely accused of rape was lynched. Thousands of Hindus
gathered at the prison where he was held, broke the prison
and lynched him.
Nothing like this has happened to actual Hindu rapists all
over India. Reports indicate that he was an immigrant from
This is like the Mississippi lynching in 1955 of the African
American boy Emmet Till by Whites who accused him of rape
when he allegedly flirted with a White woman, He was
mutilated and defaced before being killed. A White jury
acquitted the murderers.
Cambodia: Pnohm Penh
Gang Rape in A Buddhist Country is Well Organized on a
March 7: Al-Jazeerah [English] broadcast a detailed report
on rape in Cambodia. It's a common practice there that a man
takes his girlfriend to a date and invites all his buddies
to rape her. It's illegal but so widely practiced that the
government cannot stop it.
In an interview with al-Jazeerah, the ring leader of
organized gang rapes stated that he spends money on his girl
friends and if they resist gang rape, they are severely
Al-Jazeerah thoroughly investigated the gang rape culture
and found out that the situation in Cambodia is worse than
in India. The difference is that in India, the rapes are
publicized and protested owing to Muslim influence while in
Cambodia, the ongoing process of gang rape remains "off the
[UN report on Cambodia: Asked whether there are times when a
woman deserves to be beaten, 32.8 percent of 620 Cambodian
women interviewed believed there was, compared with 27.8
percent of men; 67 percent of women—the highest of any
country surveyed—believed a woman should tolerate violence
to keep a family together, compared to 59.8 percent of
What's more, female attitudes to the act of rape itself
reveal a worrying ignorance of the principle of consent—81.7
percent of Cambodian women answered that if a woman does not
physically fight back it is not rape, compared with 65.1
percent of men who think the same.]
[Approximately 95% of Cambodia's population follows
Theravada Buddhism, heavily influenced by Brahmanical
religions (Shaivism and Vaishnavism).. Source: Wikipedia.]
What does Islam say about Rape?
Merit in the Qur'an & hadith is Based on Behavior, not on
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
Basis of merit and Superiority in Islam.
Hadith Indicate Process of Gradual Transformation of
Women's Situation. Death for Rape.
Facts about Taliban go Against U.S. Propaganda. We reject
Afghanistan, Iraq, Palestine are Examples of Global Rape
We Muslims must not let the opposing forces trap us
into a debate about male and female superiority and
inferiority. Gender is not the criterion for merit in Islam.
For instance, if a woman knows more Qur'an than a man, there
is no Islamic basis for saying that we will not listen to
her because she is a woman and that we will listen to a man
even if he is a fool.
The Qur'an makes it very clear that it bases merit and
superiority on Faith-based BEHAVIOR, rather than on gender.
Here are the relevant quotes: Is the Qur'an a source of
guidance relating to men or to women? That question is not
relevant because the Qur'an says about itself: "This is the
Book in which is no doubt, a Guidance sure for THOSE WHO
HAVE TAQWA." [The Qur'an 2:2]
Taqwa is translated as conduct/piety/virtue based on fear
and consciousness of Allah. It is not limited to either
All the forms of Islamic worship are similarly related to
TAQWA and not to gender. Let us take one of the most
important: Fasting in the month of Ramadan. The Qur'an
states its purpose in these words: "O ye who believe!
Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those
before you that ye may learn to have TAQWA." [2:183] Thus,
as the Prophet, pbuh, explained in Hadith, fasting is mere
hunger if it does not change behavior and brings about
patience and self-restraint [various forms of taqwa.]
Where the Qur'an affirms the male and female identity, as
well as the differences between nations and tribes, it
restricts merit/nobility/superiority to those who have
TAQWA. There is powerful emphasis here on the affirmation of
TAQWA which makes gender and nationality/tribe secondary, if
not unimportant: "O people! We created you from male and
female and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may
know each other [not that ye may despise each other.] Surely
the noblest/best of you with Allah is the one who is best in
conduct [has the most taqwa] among you. And Allah has full
knowledge and is well acquainted [with all things]."
Muslims who don't study Hadith are being told that Hadith
goes against the rights of women or that perhaps that it was
even fabricated. [The RAND Corporation was involved in this
campaign against Hadith.] Some people genuinely do
misunderstand Hadith because they are unaware of the purpose
of Hadith. The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, did not right away
change the conditions of oppressed people, including women.
It took 23 years through a process of teaching, organizing,
hijra, jihad and consolidation of the Islamic community.
Hadith record the words and achievements of the Prophet,
pbuh, but they also record the terrible conditions of
oppression which continued to exist for years and were
gradually removed. For instance, the Hadith tells us that
some men used to beat women. It also tells us the
methodology the Prophet, pbuh, used to put an end to
beatings as well as psychological mistreatment of women. The
Prophet, pbuh, knew more women than any man ever has but the
Hadith tells us that he NEVER RAISED HIS HAND AGAINST A
WOMAN. In Islam, the Prophet's, pbuh, interpretation of
Islam is final in all matters.
Hadith tells us that Muta [temporary marriage] was rife and
polygamy was rampant and unrestricted. It also tells us that
the Prophet, pbuh, prohibited Mutah and put severe
restrictions on polygamy. The Hadith tells us that SLAVERY
was commonplace in Arabia and Persia and Rome. It also tells
us that the Prophet, pbuh, condemned slavery outright and
carried out various reforms to put an end to it.
In finality, Hadith in Bukhari's Sahih tell us that Allah
does not accept the prayers of a slaver. It also tells us
that the Prophet, pbuh, did not have a slave. Again, the
Prophet's, pbuh, example is final in all matters.
In war, Christians, Jews and pagans enslaved women captives.
The Muslims too did this for quite a while. The Prophet,
pbuh, gave a superb example in this matter, when he MARRIED
a captive women, Safiiyah, may Allah be pleased with her,
and honored her, and she became a Mother of the Believers.
Guess which of these Hadith, the enemies of Islam list? They
will always select Hadith about the transitional stage. One
will NEVER find a FINAL Hadith on these matters in the
collections of the rejectors of Hadith. These people are
Finally, the Prophet, pbuh, instituted the death penalty for
the RAPIST. Muslims of our times are so far from Islam that
they have not implemented this Hadith.
If superiority is given to anyone in Islam, it is given to
women who are mothers. The prophet, pbuh, put the mother 3
times above the father. The Qur'an puts the mother second
only to Allah. The Prophet, pbuh, in Hadith guarantees
Paradise to those who bring up their daughters well. He told
men that the best among them are those who are best to their
The enemies of Islam know that many women in the Muslim
world have not received their Islamic rights. This situation
gives these enemies an opportunity to project their power
into Muslim lands in the name of "justice for Muslim women."
The most important example of this projection is the
propaganda blitz which was used to demonize the Taliban.
Afghan women outside Kabul wore the chadri before the
Taliban rose to power, and Afghan women wear it today.
However the Taliban were blamed for the chadri as if they
invented it. A communist splinter group working with the
Zionists distributed pictures of a woman being executed in
Kabul stadium by the Taliban. [A man was also executed, but
this agent group focused on the woman.] The claim was made
that the Taliban are woman haters. Here are a few facts:
Taliban leader Mullah Omar first came forth to punish and
execute the rapists of a woman. No woman was ever raped
under Taliban rule.
Yvonne Ridley, a British journalist captured by the
Taliban, has provided a detailed account of the way she was
treated by the Taliban. Her account contradicts all the
stories against the Taliban distributed by the Zionist
The Taliban did execute a woman and did beat up a few
women in Kabul, a city which they took by armed force. By
comparison, look at the treatment of German women by the
allied victors in 1945. The Russian armies raped EVERY
GERMAN WOMAN from the age of 8 to 80. The American forces
"bought" German women for one chocolate each. The French and
the British too instituted a reign of terror in conquered
During the Vietnam war, the Americans turned a friendly
city, Saigon, into a vast brothel even without conquest. So
when we want to condemn the Taliban, let's ask: Whom are we
comparing them with?
Why do American activists who are skeptical of news and
features broadcast by the Zionist-controlled media become
very naive when the same media report on the Taliban? Is
there any reason why the media reporting on the Taliban will
We must understand RAPE, the ultimate crime against a
woman, to be able to understand the world we live in. Most
sociologists, psychologists and criminologists agree that
rape has little to do with sex and is mostly related to the
projection of male power against a helpless victim. It is
the ultimate form of terrorism.
The problem we are facing in uniting activist groups is
that those who are politically organized do not focus on the
rights of women [or rarely do], and those who support
women's rights do not oppose, actively, war and political
From the life of Muhammad, pbuh, we learn that there is a
natural link between human rights and women's rights.
Westernized women in Muslim societies are often linked to
dictators and oppressors who are backed by western powers
and hence are ineffective
The condition of women in the Muslim world can NEVER be
changed by the forces of secularism linked to the West.
America oppresses women, with 4,000,000 women battered here
every year. On what basis can forces linked to America claim
to be liberators of women in the Muslim world?
People like [names deleted] played, deliberately or by
circumstances, into the hands of Imperialism and Zionism.
They have misunderstood Islam. We can never change Muslim
society by attacking our traditions and sacred norms. A
WOMAN WHO PRAYS BEHIND A MAN IS NOT INFERIOR. The form of
prayer is sacred because it was taught by the Prophet,
Umm Sulaim, r.a., prayed behind her son. Only an ignorant
person would claim that she was inferior to the boy she
brought up and taught. The form of prayer, the formal
separation between men and women, has nothing to do with
inferiority and superiority. It has to do with MODESTY,
which, we learn from Hadith, is an essential part of Faith
Muslim women should participate in activism against the
Zionist Jews and the racist power structure in America. Do
we not know that a blind scholar of Islam [Shaikh Omar
'Abdel Rahman] has been buried alive in the American
Muslim women should join Jamaat al-Muslimeen's BOYCOTT of
businesses which support Israel.
Help the families of innocent Muslims either in prison
[like Imam Jamil and Ahmed 'Abdel Sattar] or standing up to
the power structure .
Once you are part of the struggle and become part of the
Islamic family, academic issues of male/female will become
meaningless. Remember why ABU BAKR, r.a., was chosen by the
Muslims of Madinah. They knew he had served Islam with the
Prophet, pbuh, every step of the way. He was with the
Prophet, pbuh, when he was in the cave and being hunted by
the kuffar. He did not need an election campaign. The
Muslims knew that he was the servant of Allah who had
sacrificed everything for the DEEN [the Islamic way of
The U.S. invasion of Afghanistan and occupation of Iraq
should be seen as violation of humanity on an INTERNATIONAL
SCALE. This is the projection of power at a scale unknown in
previous human history: daisy cutters vs RPGs, B-52s vs
defenseless villages, 'shock and awe' vs puny ack ack guns.
The victim struggles and screams but the victimizer is too
strong. Here also we learn the lesson of RESISTANCE. The
world is changing because the Iraqi and Afghan people are
resisting the most powerful military machine in the world.
The violated VICTIM must resist to retain some dignity for
Understand PALESTINE as a case of violation of humanity
The Zionist Jews project their power into Palestine and then
label the resistance as 'terrorists.' The Jews insist that
the victim must acknowledge the violator Jew as legitimate.
The victim must let the Jew have his home, his goods, his
olive groves and be content with the Jews' leftovers.
Finally the violator here wants the victim to speak to him
with respect and to give up all resistance. "ISRAEL" is the
ultimate in legitimization of violation of humanity. The
violator puts the victim on trial!
Spotlights & Guidance
Corruption and Injustice and Luxury Loving Imams
by Imam Badi Ali
Whosoever fights corruption should see to it that he does
not become corrupt himself.
Obamacare is becoming nightmare. A corrupt system
Hypocrisy means that we claim human rights in America but
we don't observe them overseas.
Those who fight corruption should be clean
Fighting corruption is a responsibility and a duty.
There is no compromise with corruption. Confront it!
Americans nee to be sincere when talking of human rights.
Give every human being the rights we claim for
Corruption is the enemy of humanity.
Mass media is like a were wolf. If you are not careful,
you will be another of its prey.
Some of those who claim leadership in the Muslim
community, confuse personal rights with Muslim rights. They
thinl by defending their personal interests, they are
defending Muslim rights.
Plenty of imams will help themselves only. They don't
even answer the phone. They don't care to even answer the
questions their community members have. They are like movie
stars living a life of luxury.
- Imam Badi Ali is a Palestinian American who leads a large
congregation in Greensboro, North Carolina
Dessie, Ethiopia - Feed The Hungry : Shocking Scenes of
Deprivation and Suffering
by Sis. Ashira Naim [Jamaat al-Muslimeen Baltimore]
Narrated 'Abdullah bin 'Amr: A man asked the Prophet, "What
Islamic traits are the best?" The Prophet said, "feed the
people, and greet those whom you know and those whom you do
not know." [Sahih Bukhari]
Dessie, Ethiopia is a hub town for Ethiopians and others,
like myself, travelling to and from Addis Ababa, Kambolcha,
Hike, and several other towns. Near the large outdoor
station, buses can be seen moving between these towns all
hours of the day and night for short distances of one or two
hours. For longer distances, offices are located in the same
area for arrangements to catch buses like Selam Bus or Sky
Bus. So, here in this town you see the hustle-bustle of
regular taxis and larger taxis that hold as many as 22
people and bajans that hold up to 3 people. In addition,
there are the individual cars and trucks being driven by
their owners and/or company employees.
Alongside these automobiles is the amazing mix of sheep,
donkeys, mules (accompanied by their attendants), an
occasional dog or two and literally thousands of human
beings on the streets--all going somewhere. Here on these
streets is a vivid picture of respect being shown for
all--from the college professors, engineers, and the insane
and homeless, it is all the same, no matter, just keeping
going. It appears to me that the animals in the mix provide
assurance that the speed of traffic will be restrained so as
to decrease injuries. The animals actually "control" the
traffic. This is the way of life, and I hope I have conveyed
the idea as I intended--Amazing! Oh, but what must be
included is the dress styles. Can you imagine seeing the
present day styles all mixed in with styles since the days 2
thousand years ago--all at the same time in droves??
Now with this as our backdrop, the stage was set for us to
give envelopes with 60 birrs (enough to feed 4 or to feed
one person 4 times) as we walked amongst the people in
villages and downtown where the poorest of the poor are easy
to find. And we were successful over a week's time of
walking amongst these people and discerning those we just
could not pass by without giving an envelope and saying
"from Allah" or "Alhumdullilah" --mothers with little
children, one on each side of her and one hanging inside a
sheet tied carefully onto her back; mothers who along with a
small child, living in a mud hole covered by a piece of tin
that served as a roof, the hole covered by a piece of wool
sack or other cloth as a door; little
children--boys--travelling in groups, homeless and orphaned,
torn, torn shoes, torn shirts, torn pants--torn and hungry;
the blind man or woman who would suddenly stand still with
arms raised making supplication to Allah; the hungry man or
woman who simply held out a hand pleading for help. We feel
pleased with our work to feed the hungry on the streets and
pray Allah's acceptance of our efforts.
We thank the Believers in America and especially in the City
of Baltimore who gave to feed the hungry in Ethiopia. We
pray Allah's Blessings and Mercy upon you.
Inshallah, we are moving to Addis and Nazareth where, with
your contributions, we will feed (by envelopes with birrs)
those we can, by the Grace of Allah.
Founder of Pakistan. Qaide Azam Mohomed Ali Jinnah: One of a
[With thanks to a reader in Iowa.]
From being wholly westernized Indian nationalist, he became
a Muslim nationalist and then a totally selfless Islamic
Born and brought up in a sect, he transformed himself into a
He learned Urdu and changed his dress and his life
He told Pakistanis to seek guidance from the Qur'an.
The masses knew he could not be bought or sidetracked, that
he would never betray them.
In this speech, the huge crowd chanted Nara e takbeer Allahu
Akbar and Qaide Azam Zindabad. [The greatest slogan, Allah
is the greatest. Long live Qaide Azam.]
He began in Urdu though it was very difficult for him, Then
he apologized and switched to English. The masses loved him
even when he spoke English.
They knew he could be trusted.
Thousands of Women Rally Despite Heavy Rain on International
Women's Day. Sirajul Haq Speaks.
100% Female Literacy is Jamaate Islami's Objective
by Qaiser Sharif [JI information]
LAHORE, Mar. 8: Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul
Haq, has said that Islam has given respect and honour to the
womenfolk and those who were making them a market commodity
were their enemy and not well-wishers. He was addressing
Khadijatul Kubra Women's Conference at Mansoora in
connection with the international women day.
Sirajul Haq said that the women rights were simply on paper
as these could not be seen in the practical world. He said
the JI would protect the high status of the women given by
Islam as sisters, daughters and mothers.
He said that for the protection of women's rights, all the
candidates for the assemblies should be directed to submit
certificates of having given the rights of their sisters,
daughters and wives.
The JI chief said that a tyrannical, exploitative and class
based system prevailed in the country and poor people were
committing suicides. He said that France and Britain were
providing old age allowance to its senior citizens, and why
can't this allowance be given in Pakistan. He said that the
reason was that the rulers in the country had taken over all
the resources of the country.
Secretary general, JI women wing, Dr Durdana Siddiqui, Dr
Humaira Tariq, and other women leaders also addressed the
moot. Thousands of women and children attended the
conference despite heavy rain.
The JI chief said that the JI on coming to power, would
establish separate colleges and universities and health
institutions for women, girls education would be made
compulsory and the JI would ensure hundred percent female
literacy. He stressed that Sirajul Haq said that in
occupied Kashmir, Hindu brutes were disgracing Muslim girls
and women and had martyred thousands of Kashmiri youth
whereas the Pakistani rulers were keen for trade and
cultural relations with India instead of lodging protest
against the excesses of Indian troops.
He said the JI had declared war against status quo and it
won't allow the tyrannical system run by the US agents to
continue. He said that the common man did not get an aspirin
tablet from the government hospitals whereas the assembly
members traveled abroad frequently on state expense. The
rulers had plundered billions from the public money and
deposited in foreign banks. He said the JI would recover all
this ill gotten wealth on coming to power
Islamic State Advancing on Tel Tamer: Assad's Intel HQ blown
up in Aleppo.
Alawite & US Air Raids Kill Scores. All Christian Civilians
Released. Women in IS.
March 8. Mujahideen from the Islamic State are slowly but
steadily advancing against Kurdish forces in Tel Tamer, a
key stronghold in northeast Hasakeh province. More than 50
Kurdish troops and Assyrian Christian militia have been
killed in trying to stop the IS advance
Assad's air force bombed the suburbs of Damascus killing 11
civilians and injuring many others. US air force bombed IS
positions in north eastern Syria. Casualties unknown.
Assad's jet fighters hit an Islamic State convoy in Hama
province killing 25 Muslims including a local commander.
March 7: Assad's Shi'ite allies advanced into the Jazal area
of Homs province but met stiff resistance which killed 7 of
the Shi'ite troops.
March 6: In Hasakeh province, all Assyrian Christian
civilians detained by the Islamic State [IS[ were released
after Friday prayers following a fatwa given by an Islamic
Assad's forces beheaded 4 Islamic State prisoners in revenge
for their heavy losses in fighting IS.
March 5: Syrian Human Rights Group reported that 12
prisoners have died of torture in Assad's prisons this year.
Assad's intelligence service is still operational leading to
an air attack in Idlib province which killed three al-Nusra
March 4. In Aleppo's government held area, the headquarters
of the notorious Air Force Intelligence branch of the Assad
regime was blown up by al-Nusra mujahideen. The explosion
was so powerful, it was heard all over Aleppo which is
Syria's biggest city. It felt like an earthquake. It turned
out that mujahideen had dug a tunnel near Assad's
headquarters, filled it with dynamite and blew it up.
Non-Muslim fighters from European countries are arriving in
Kobane area now in YPG Kurdish Communist hands. In fighting
as YPG advances into Kobane countryside, an ex-British Royal
Marine was killed as was an Australian soldier by IS sniper
Three Muslim young women from Britain, two BANGLADESHI and
one ETHIOPIAN are reported to have arrived safely in IS held
area of Syria in spite of efforts by their parents to stop
them. British propaganda labelled them as gullible kids but
they are STRAIGHT A students and knew exactly what they were
Last month, Hayat Boumedienne, a hijabi woman of Algerian
origin, suspected of organizing the Paris attack on French
blasphemers of the Prophet, pbuh, also reportedly joined IS
in Syria. The Western media released photos of her on a
beach BEFORE SHE BECAME Muslim to harm her credibility.
Awoman who left IS because she was aggravated by having to
wear niqab, inadvertently released the information that IS
has a whole BRIGADE of hijabi women known as the Khansa
brigade [named after a heroic Islamic woman from the era of
Caliph Umar, r.a]
Islamic State [IS] receives Pledge of Allegiance from Boko
[Now known as Da'wa wal Jihad]. Reaching the Heart of
[Courtesy Jamaat al-Muslimeen Virginia]
[All information about organizations outside USA are for
information and discussion, not for endorsement.- New Trend
March 7. From Abu Bakr Sheikau to khalifa Abu Bakr
al-Qureshi al-Hussaini, pledge to hear and to obey.
Arabic with English and French subtitles. [This is the
pledge which was instituted in the golden era of Islamic
Boko Haram attacking Maiduguri, captures town South of the
city. Also advancing in Cameroon, Niger and Chad.
March 7. The regime has announced heavy casualties in bomb
attacks in Maiduguei. At least 50 killed. Are they civilians
or vigilantes armed by the regime? There is no way of
knowing because regime refuses to allow journalists to come
The regime claims to have re-taken Baga but again refuses to
allow anyone to check the situation.
In Cameroon, the regime rallied its supporters to mobilize
support against growing Islamic threat.
Shi'ite Troops Slaughtered in Massive Attacks on Tikrit.
A few hundred Mujahideen facing 30,000 Iraqi troops, Shi'ite
Militias & Iranian Military with Iraqi & US Air Support.
On March 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 a huge armada of 30,000 troops
with heavy artillery and air support attacked Islamic [IS]
forces in Tikrit.
On March 7 General Dempsey admitted that US air strikes
around Baiji had helped the Iraqis to advance. All sources
state that an Iranian general Suliemani is leading the
Also General Dempsey claimed that ultimately Tikrit will be
captured because there were only a few hundred IS
However, the slaughter of the Shi'ite troops has been
terrible. AFP reported on March 7:
Entire convoys of Shiite dead bodies are being carried away
from the battle field:
"The government has provided no casualty toll for the much
larger operation aimed at retaking Tikrit, which was
launched on March 2."
Residents living on the road between Samarra, where the
operation's command centre is located, and Baghdad further
south say convoys bringing back bodies have been passing
Then a there are other Shi'ite troops whose families want
them to be buried in Najaf:
"An official with the religious authority in the holy city,
where many Shiites want to be buried and which has the
world's largest cemetery, said the bodies of 64 fighters
killed in the Tikrit battle and elsewhere had been brought
in since March 4"
New Trend is sorry that we posted on facebook that there are
2000 Islamic defenders. Dempsey may have better intelligence
that there are only a few hundred.
Casino/bar Attacked in Bamako, the capital of Mali. Three
Europeans, two Security Killed. Revenge for Cartoons.
On March 6, four gunmen opened machine gun fire and threw a
grenade at a Casino and liquor bar in Bomako.
Those killed included a French man and a Belgian and a third
Two Malians, a security guard and a police officer, were
killed and 18 people injured.
According to Reuters, an Islamic group knowb as
al-Mourabitoun has taken responsibility and has announced
that the attack was in revenge for the French cartoons of
the Prophet, pbuh.
Setting up a casino and a liquor outlet in a Muslim
community is considered an abomination and an act of war on
Islamic Map of Libya:
Islamic State is Gaining Rapidly. Analyst Explains Why.
"Many of the younger generation of militants in Derna, and
in eastern Libya more generally, are the sons and nephews of
those who were rounded up, tortured or killed by Gaddafi
during his crackdown on Islamists in the 1990s," said Mary
Fitzgerald, an analyst and author based in Libya. "[Now]
what has happened in Derna is similar to what is happening
in Sirte and Benghazi. [ISIL] is peeling away younger
militants from other groups because it is seen as
increasingly assertive and more powerful than the
Many men from Derna were part of the Libyan Islamic Fighting
Group (LIFG), who went to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets
in the 1980s, and comprised the majority of Libyan fighters
in Iraq after the 2003 US invasion.
Air Strikes Kill 25: Explosion near Cairo: Spontaneous
Rallies on Friday against Al-Sissi
March 7: Egyptian air force struck suspected mujahideen
groups near Sheikh Zuwaid in northern Sinai and claimed to
have killed 25 people.
A bomb exploded in a Cairo suburb near a police post killing
one officer, wounding 7.
Spontaneous demonstrations took place against General Sissi
in Cairo and other towns after Juma prayers.. The regime has
outlawed all rallies and was surprised by the sudden
outburst of protests.
Mysterious Boston Trial Begins. Defense Attorney not
Defending the Accused!
by Sis. Karin Friedemannn
The trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev began Wednesday, March 4. If
anyone still held out any hope that we were going to get
some answers, that the government would now be asked to
prove their convoluted story related to the 2013 Boston
Marathon bombing, or that Jahar's lawyers were going to put
up a fight, they were brutally disappointed like a slap in
the face. I attended opening statements as well as court
proceedings the following day and I am as baffled as anyone,
for this is the most bizarre criminal trial anyone in
history has ever seen.
The prosecution's opening statement was as expected. It
echoed what has already been leaked to the mainstream media,
with a few embellishments that sound preposterous. Suddenly
now they are saying Jahar's UMass ID was found on the floor
of his Honda Civic, covered in the blood of Officer Collier,
the MIT cop who was killed while sitting in his car, as well
as his blood covered gloves. Why would any murderer take off
the victim's gloves and then put them in his car? There was
so much about the government testimony that begged to be
ripped to shreds. Attorney William Weinreb drew upon public
prejudice against Islam, calling the defendant a "holy
warrior" whose actions were motivated by a desire to die as
a martyr and reach "paradise."
Defense attorney Judy Clarke then shocked everybody by
beginning her opening statement by conceding responsibility
for "a series of senseless, horribly misguided acts carried
out by two brothers: 26-year-old Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his
younger brother, 19-year-old Jahar."
Isn't a defense attorney's job to cast doubt on the
government's accusations? We all expected her top priority
to be defending her client's life but saying, "He did it" in
the opening statements went above and beyond most people's
expectations. Seems to be a strategy to make the trial go by
as fast as possible so they can focus on the sentencing
phase, with the presumption that he is assured of a
conviction no matter what arguments are presented. The
defense did not cross-examine a single government
I searched Jahar's face for some sign of guilt or innocence
but could find no information except that he is resigned to
his situation and trying to stay positive. I watched his
long, bony white fingers play with a pencil, standing it up
on end, holding it upright awhile with one finger at its
tip. His eyes remained downcast most of the time, though he
occasionally glanced at a speaker. There was one particular
cop that he glared at. Chatting with his legal team, he
seemed almost too content with their decision, given that
neither death nor life in prison seem like particularly good
options. The second day, he looked pale and subdued. There
is nothing about his demeanor that seems tense, angry, or
fearful. One observer described him "like a lost puppy."
Similarly, a schoolteacher and potential juror that didn't
end up getting selected, blogged:
"There was no cloud of evil that floated around him, nothing
that marked him as being different from one of my doofy
I turn to his family for some kind of insight. Jahar's Aunt
Maret posted on weebly:
"That team of defense was forced on Dzhokhar. Dzhokhar, I
know that from my brother Anzor, apparently was REFUSING
those lawyers back in May-June of 2013, he told them to go
away, that he did not want them (obviously, he did that
since he detected that they were not there for his benefit).
When the parents raised the issue before Judy Clarke and
William Fick for the first time in June 2013, in
Makhachkala, during their first visit, that they (the
parents) would want to get a private lawyer to defend
Dzhokhar, because they knew that public lawyers are
government paid lawyers. Fick's (mostly, it was him
pressuring this issue through) and Judy's response to that
intention of the parents was "there is no way" you can do
that and you will be allowed to do that. Fick said if one of
the attorneys go, then the whole team goes. So, Judy Clarke
and William Fick also were pushed down Dzhokhar's throat by
the government. And, this team got Zubeidat somehow under
their influence and that is how they worked out their
defense strategy, according to which, they are painting
Tamerlan as "self-radicalised" mastermind of the crimes and
Dzhokhar is a follower. And there, you should see why
Dzhokhar would be seeming indifferent during the court
proceeding to those, who report from the courthouse. It was
mentioned the other day that Dzhokhar felt nauseous on
Thursday, would that be side effect, he was having as a
result of drugs he was pumped in before that day's court
hearing? Because I cannot image Dzhokhar feeling ok and
sitting quietly, while Judy Clarke was given that murderous
speech, knowing that that kid is totally innocent."
It appears to me that both defense and prosecution agreed to
steer clear of any mention of FBI involvement in the
brother's lives, in exchange for sparing Jahar's life.
Nevertheless, the judge is acting outrageously, constantly
interrupting the defense and even at one point inserting his
opinion that "there isn't much evidence" that the
accusations against Jahar are not true! How can that be
legal? Whose job is it to censure a Federal judge?
Someone in touch with Jahar's family shared with me several
audiotapes of Jahar's loving mother, which make clear that
he comes from an intensely affectionate and deeply religious
family. Whatever he did or did not do, he is not the victim
of poor upbringing. "I wish you would have known how full of
love we all were... how happy we all were..." Tamerlan used
to kiss all of his mother's toes, saying, "This is my
paradise!" Jahar would become possessive and demand to
massage her other foot insisting that he should be allowed
to share in paradise!
According to his mother's descriptions of her weekly phone
calls with her son, Jahar seems to be in a highly elevated
state of iman:
"Allah is with us, Allah watches us always... Everything is
by Allah's will. This is another test for us and we are
thanking Allah, we never complain and we know that
everything Allah does is for our benefit if not in this
dunya then in the Hereafter... inshallah we all will rejoin
in Paradise... Tell her (his sister Ailina who cannot visit
him due to false accusations) to be patient and not to
cry... whatever Allah's decision is, that is what we are
Interpret it how you will, this the mental state of the
surviving brother. His sister Ailina gets up late at night
to pray for all the Believers.
"We need to love each other like one body," Jahar's mother
Zubeida implores us.
"Alllah azza wa jal. He knows how his brother loved him and
his brother will be waiting for us inshallah by Allah's will
in Hereafter and we will be all together inshallah."
Sis Karin Friedemannn
Unarmed Black Teen Killed by Police Officer: Selma failed to
save African Americans?
Protesters carrying signs reading "Black Lives Matter"
gathered Saturday, hours after an officer fatally shot a
19-year-old black man who authorities said assaulted the
officer in the man's apartment.
Police Chief Mike Koval said the man was shot Friday night
after an altercation in which the officer was knocked down
by a blow to the head. Koval did not know whether the man
was armed, but said "initial findings at the scene did not
reflect a gun or anything of that nature that would have
been used by the subject." The officer's name and race has
not been released.
Authorities also did not release the name of the victim, who
died at a hospital. But Sun Prairie High School
Superintendent Tim Culver said in a statement that it was
Tony Robinson, who graduated in 2014.
Dozens gathered outside the Dane County Police Department on
Saturday chanting and holding signs that said, "Black Lives
Matter" - a slogan adopted by activists and protesters
around the nation after recent officer-involved deaths of
unarmed black men.
History was Made in 1965: Voting Rights: Ramsey Clark Was
Among the Marchers
On 2 January 1965 King and SCLC joined the SNCC, the Dallas
County Voters League, and other local African American
activists in a voting rights campaign in Selma where, in
spite of repeated registration attempts by local blacks,
only two percent were on the voting rolls. SCLC had chosen
to focus its efforts in Selma because they anticipated that
the notorious brutality of local law enforcement under
Sheriff Jim Clark would attract national attention and
pressure President Lyndon B. Johnson and Congress to enact
new national voting rights legislation.
The campaign in Selma and nearby Marion, Alabama, progressed
with mass arrests but little violence for the ï¬rst month.
That changed in February, however, when police attacks
against nonviolent demonstrators increased. On the night of
18 February, Alabama state troopers joined local police
breaking up an evening march in Marion. In the ensuing
melee, a state trooper shot Jimmie Lee Jackson, a
26-year-old church deacon from Marion, as he attempted to
protect his mother from the trooper's nightstick. Jackson
died eight days later in a Selma hospital.
In response to Jackson's death, activists in Selma and
Marion set out on 7 March, to march from Selma to the state
capitol in Montgomery. While King was in Atlanta, his SCLC
colleague Hosea Williams, and SNCC leader John Lewis led the
march. The marchers made their way through Selma across the
Edmund Pettus Bridge, where they faced a blockade of state
troopers and local lawmen commanded by Clark and Major John
Cloud who ordered the marchers to disperse. When they did
not, Cloud ordered his men to advance. Cheered on by white
onlookers, the troopers attacked the crowd with clubs and
tear gas. Mounted police chased retreating marchers and
continued to beat them.
Television coverage of ''Bloody Sunday,'' as the event
became known, triggered national outrage. Lewis, who was
severely beaten on the head, said: ''I don't see how
President Johnson can send troops to Vietnam—I don't see how
he can send troops to the Congo—I don't see how he can send
troops to Africa and can't send troops to Selma,'' (Reed,
''Alabama Police Use Gas'').
That evening King began a blitz of telegrams and public
statements, ''calling on religious leaders from all over the
nation to join us on Tuesday in our peaceful, nonviolent
march for freedom'' (King, 7 March 1965). While King and
Selma activists made plans to retry the march again two days
later, Federal District Court Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr.
notified the movement attorney Fred Gray that he intended to
issue a restraining order prohibiting the march until at
least 11 March, and President Johnson pressured King to call
off the march until the federal court order could provide
protection to the marchers.
Forced to consider whether to disobey the pending court
order, after consulting late into the night and early
morning with other civil rights leaders and John Doar, the
deputy chief of the Justice Department's Civil Rights
Division, King proceeded to the Edmund Pettus Bridge on the
afternoon of 9 March. He led more than 2,000 marchers,
including hundreds of clergy who had answered King's call on
short notice, to the site of Sunday's attack, then stopped
and asked them to kneel and pray. After prayers they rose
and turned the march back to Selma, avoiding another
confrontation with state troopers and skirting the issue of
whether to obey Judge Johnson's court order. Many marchers
were critical of King's unexpected decision not to push on
to Montgomery, but the restraint gained support from
President Johnson, who issued a public statement:
''Americans everywhere join in deploring the brutality with
which a number of Negro citizens of Alabama were treated
when they sought to dramatize their deep and sincere
interest in attaining the precious right to vote'' (Johnson,
''Statement by the President,'' 272). Johnson promised to
introduce a voting rights bill to Congress within a few
That evening, several local whites attacked James Reeb, a
white Unitarian minister who had come from Massachusetts to
join the protest. His death two days later contributed to
the rising national concern over the situation in Alabama.
Johnson personally telephoned his condolences to Reeb's
widow and met with Alabama Governor George Wallace,
pressuring him to protect marchers and support universal
On 15 March Johnson addressed the Congress, identifying
himself with the demonstrators in Selma in a televised
address: ''Their cause must be our cause too. Because it is
not just Negroes, but really it is all of us, who must
overcome the crippling legacy of bigotry and injustice. And
we shall overcome'' (Johnson, ''Special Message''). The
following day Selma demonstrators submitted a detailed march
plan to federal Judge Frank M. Johnson, Jr., who approved
the demonstration and enjoined Governor Wallace and local
law enforcement from harassing or threatening marchers. On
17 March President Johnson submitted voting rights
legislation to Congress.
The federally sanctioned march left Selma on 21 March.
Protected by hundreds of federalized Alabama National
Guardsmen and Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, the
demonstrators covered between 7 to 17 miles per day. Camping
at night in supporters' yards, they were entertained by
celebrities such as Harry Belafonte and Lena Horne. Limited
by Judge Johnson's order to 300 marchers over a stretch of
two-lane highway, the number of demonstrators swelled on the
last day to 25,000, accompanied by Assistant Attorneys
General John Doar and Ramsey Clark, and former Assistant
Attorney General Burke Marshall, among others.
During the ï¬nal rally, held on the steps of the capitol in
Montgomery, King proclaimed: ''The end we seek is a society
at peace with itself, a society that can live with its
conscience. And that will be a day not of the white man, not
of the black man. That will be the day of man as man''
(King, ''Address,'' 130). Afterward a delegation of march
leaders attempted to deliver a petition to Governor Wallace,
but were rebuffed. That night, while ferrying Selma
demonstrators back home from Montgomery, Viola Liuzzo, a
housewife from Michigan who had come to Alabama to
volunteer, was shot and killed by four members of the Ku
Klux Klan. Doar later prosecuted three Klansmen conspiring
to violate her civil rights.
[With thanks to Jamaat al-Muslimeen Virginia.]
US senator admits "we are fighting the Caliphate ...:so that
Islam may collapse.
Durham, North Carolina
An Invitation to Dr. Kaukab Siddique: Islamic Message on
Please publish "Islam in America" Dawah TV show
viewed in Research Triangle area in North Carolina Raleigh
Channel 97-6 Saturdays 4:30pm to 5:30pm
Chapel Hill, Channel 97-5 Saturdays 4pm -5pm
Durham, Channel 97-3 Saturdays 4pm-5pm
Please also send me more of your lectures on DVD's (one
What about getting your speech on " Maintaining an Islamic
Family in Challenging Times" (1 hour DVD) for my show?
Mother seeks answers 3 weeks after son's alleged beating at
by Julie K. Brown
[VIA SIS. HAMDIYYA, JAMAAT AL-MUSLIMEEN, CHARLOTTE, NORTH
It has been three weeks since Shurick Lewis was beaten at
Columbia Correctional Institution, allegedly by three
officers who kicked him and left him bloodied and bruised on
the floor of his cell for the next shift to clean up.
One day after the Feb. 12 incident, the Florida Department
of Corrections issued a single paragraph news release
announcing that the inmate's injuries were serious but not
life threatening, and that the Florida Department of Law
Enforcement was investigating.
FDOC suspended three corrections officers. And in short
order, Columbia's warden, Monroe Barnes, was forced to
But there was one person the agency never called, even to
provide the most basic of information: Lewis' ailing
63-year-old mother, who as of Wednesday still did not know
whether her son was OK.
Anti-Semitism or Fact?
Another Shade of Grey !? Top [Jewish?] Official Involved.
Iraqi Muslim Shot dead While Watching First Snowfall in
Is this Continuation of the KKK Lynching Heritage?
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York]
Ahmed Al-Jumaili, 36, was observing his first snowfall in
Dallas, Texas with his wife and brother-in-law, when he was
shot dead by a group of four men lurking in the shadows.
Many of the neighbors saw these men enter into the area but,
of course, no one could identify them. Al-Jumaili and his
wife Zahara were married in Iraq 16 months ago. Zahara moved
to America for safety reasons. Her husband stayed behind to
work and save money to move, which he did only 3 weeks ago.
It is said that he sold everything to come up with the money
to make his move to America.
Witnesses state that the four men just started shooting off
a gun and that some cars were also damaged. [Source:
These men are not described at all. But, this could be a
pattern started by Clint Eastwood's American Sniper movie.
New Trend readers all ready should know the power of the
media to influence thought and actions. This is what
happened during the White reign of terror against Black
Americans beginning in the 1870's.
The Ku Klux Klan was founded in 1875 and began terrorizing
freed Blacks all over America by raping, assaulting, and
murdering innocents with impunity! (Note: The white sheets
that the Klansmen wear were copied from an African
brotherhood from Brazil that exists even today). During this
period, there were the White minstrel shows with the
intention of ridiculing and parodying Black culture. These
minstrel shows traveled nationwide spreading its lies. It
was these White minstrels who played a major role in shaping
America's belief about Black people and race relations.
Then, in 1910, D.W. Griffith directs a movie called Birth of
a Nation, which lauds the Ku Klux Klan as the defender of
America against the savage Black Race (Note: the Blacks in
the movie were played by White "actors" in black-face). This
film further legitimized the Klan but, dehumanized Black
people to the point where the average White family, yes,
this was a family affair, did not think twice about lynching
Black folks for sport. Many of these events were planned
after church or during picnics!
I hate it when people make the "Never Again" claim or say
how we're doomed to repeat history if we don't study it. All
White America has done, along with its government, is repeat
history! A nation that is truly on the mend will atone for
its sins and try to repair any damage inflicted. That is not
If this is a new reign of terror, Muslims, particularly
those who dress the part, need to take heed. America will
never have a more formidable foe!
The Emmett Till murder sparked the Civil Rights Movement
BUT, the White liberals played just as big of a role with
the emphasis on assimilating Blacks into society, just like
during the Reconstruction Era. Remember that part of
history? Well, remember how they reversed those
Reconstruction laws, which became known as the Black Codes,
and then, Jim Crow.
A revolution based on the Qur'an will be more potent because
aligning with the oppressor is expressly forbidden by Allah.
The mindset would be purely based on commanding respect and
fueling self-empowerment, not loving one's enemies and
assimilation, which is unrealistic.
We need to be aware, especially in the South. Protect
yourself by any means necessary, as Malcolm X is famously
quoted as saying. It is an Allah-given right!
Gulen Movement more dangerous than CAIR: Working to
Overthrow President Erdogan. Re: Rumi Forum
by Professor Suleyman Kurter [Wisconsin]
Trudy Conway is a professor of philosophy at Mount St.
Mary's University. She and many others academia's are flown
to Turkey (wined and dined) in Turkey for Fetullah Gulen's
cause. They return and become part of the Rumi Forum. The
Rumi Forum was established for advancing Zionist causes as
well as redefining Islam. With the help of the Zionist
controlled media, like the New York Times (yesterday, they
published an opinion page supposedly by Fetullah Gulen) and
other newspapers, The Rumi Forum gives a Sufi name but it
functions as a Zionist Forum. In fact, President Erdogan
just recently pointed out on Turkish TV that the Gulen
movement is working with the Mossad.
It appears that the Rumi Forum has two functions; first to
legitimize Israeli politics in regards to the Palestinians.
Second, to redefine Islam and make it equal to Christianity,
so that the fast rate of conversion would be curbed. Third,
to confuse the minds of young Muslims to be subservient to
western interests. Alhamdullilah, with the help of Allah
(SWT) and the strong courage of President Erdogan, the Gulen
movement has been exposed on all fronts in Turkey and Arab
That is why our brothers from Bangladesh, Pakistan and other
countries (like you) should study this deception by Fetullah
Gulen and should be exposed to all Muslim countries and
communities. Remember I gave you the Rand Report and
mentioned to you how we have to watch out for people like
Fetullah Gulen. I recommend that you read the report one
more time because they are following that road map. One
final thought, the role of the Gulen group resembles the
Fatimids in Egypt during the Selahuddiin Ayubi Era.
Viewpoint & Analysis
Netanyahu Doubles Down on Bush's Big Lie: Analysis of
Zionist Leader's Attempt to Mislead America
ByDr. Wilmer J. Leon, III
"So when it comes to Iran and ISIS, the enemy of your enemy
is your enemy. The difference is that ISIS is armed with
butcher knives, captured weapons and YouTube, whereas Iran
could soon be armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles
and nuclear bombs." Benjamin Netanyahu March 3, 2015
Republican Congressional leaders invited Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of
Congress. Netanyahu proclaimed that his visit was not
intended to be political, stating "I deeply regret that some
perceive my being here as political. That was never my
intention." Netanyahu lied. His visit was entirely
Often times during an election or in anticipation of an
election, sitting politicians will attempt to create "boogie
men". They will exaggerate external threats in a desperate
attempt to stir nationalist sentiments. This "rally 'round
the flag syndrome" is a tool often used by politicians to
create fear in the electorate in the hopes they will turn to
them for protection. Better the devil you know than the one
you don't. A recent example of this in American politics
(even though it was not tied to an election) was the 2001
approval rating of former President G.W. Bush. On September
10, Bush had a Gallup Poll rating of 51%. By September 15,
after the 9-11 attacks his approval rating had increased by
34% to 85%.
According to a Times of Israel poll published in February,
only 41% of likely Israeli voters said they viewed Netanyahu
favorably as his re-election effort enters its final weeks.
According to Mondoweiss.net, "Netanyahu's address was widely
thought to have doubled as a late campaign pitch." Also,
post speech analysis indicates that of those that did listen
to the speech, 43% said Netanyahu was unable to change their
vote. This was according to polls released Wednesday evening
by Israel's Channel 2.
In terms of US politics, it was House Speaker John Boehner
(R-OH) who took it upon himself to invite Netanyahu to
address the joint session of Congress, thus ignoring how
powers are clearly delineated in the Constitution. In
inviting Netanyahu to speak to Congress, Boehner had three
objectives: first, continue to humiliate the first African
American President of the United States, second, impact the
ongoing negotiations between the Obama administration and
Iran in the favor of Israel, third, throw Netanyahu a
lifeline two weeks before the Israeli elections as his
political position in Israel flounders.
Were Boehner's efforts successful? It depends upon whom you
ask. Many conservatives such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)
compared President Obama to Neville Chamberlain while
praising Netanyahu's speech. Rush Limbaugh said that
"Benjamin Netanyahu today was everything Barack Obama is
Democratic leader Nancy stated, "I was near tears throughout
the Prime Minister's speech - saddened by the insult to the
intelligence of the United States as part of the P5 +1
nations, and saddened by the condescension toward our
knowledge of the threat posed by Iran and our broader
commitment to preventing nuclear proliferation." Christiane
Amanpour called the speech "dark, Strangelovian" in its
hysteria about Iran as Nazi Germany.
Whether you are conservative or liberal facts still matter.
It is the responsibility of the American mainstream media to
accurately and consistently report the facts. One cannot
debate that Netanyahu's claim that Iran could "...soon be
armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear
bombs" has been debunked by his own intelligence service,
the Mossad. As reported by The Guardian, "Israel's
intelligence agency concluded that Iran was "not performing
the activity necessary to produce weapons". Yet, American
mainstream media seems to be conveniently ignoring The
Guardian's revelation. We have heard Netanyahu's "Chicken
Little" lie that the nuclear sky is falling before.
Netanyahu doubled-down on the Bush administration's lies
that convinced Americans of the need to illegally invade
Iraq. The Bush administration's deceptions and lies have
been painstakingly documented by former Congressman Henry
Waxman's report, Iraq on the Record.
On March 1, 2015 Secretary of State John Kerry went on the
record and reiterated the Obama administration's position
that Iran has lived up to an interim agreement reached in
late 2013, known as the Joint Plan of Action (JPOA). Kerry
stated that as a result of that agreement, "Israel is safer
today." What part of progress does Netanyahu have a problem
In his speech, Netanyahu omitted some very inconvenient
truths. He stated, "The people of Iran are very talented
people... But in 1979, they were hijacked by religious
zealots... who imposed on them immediately a dark and brutal
dictatorship." He conveniently omitted the fact that the
Iranian Revolution of 1979 was in response to the 1953 US
backed overthrow of the democratically elected Iranian Prime
Minister Mohammad Mosaddegh and the installation and support
by the US of the dictator Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi aka the
"Shah of Iran". This was all done at the behest of Royal
Dutch Shell and British Petroleum (BP) and led by US
operatives Kermit Roosevelt and H. Norman Schwarzkopf, Sr.
It can be argued that had the US not intervened in the
politics of Iran in 1953 the world would not be dealing with
"radical Islam" to the degree to which it is in 2015. As
they say on the corner, "don't start nothin', won't be
Netanyahu said, "Before lifting those restrictions, the
world should demand that Iran do three things. First, stop
its aggression against its neighbors in the Middle East.
Second, stop supporting terrorism around the world. And
third, stop threatening to annihilate my country, Israel,
the one and only Jewish state."
How about this, first, Israel should stop the occupation in
Occupied Territories and stop attacking Syria and Lebanon.
The US should be a true unbiased arbiter and force Israel to
abide by the more than 140 UN Resolutions supporting the
Palestinians. Second, Israel should stop selling weapons to
conflicted regions such as in Africa and Sri Lanka. Israel
was a big supporter of the South African apartheid regime.
Third, Israel should allow for the right of
self-determination for the Palestinian people, a free
Palestinian state and the right of return for Palestinian
exiles and refugees.
Israel has to give security to get security. In algebra what
you do on one side of the equation you must do on the other
side in order for the equation to remain balanced. Up to
this point, the Israeli equation has been unbalanced.
I realize that many people who read this Op Ed may interpret
my analysis and its presentation as undiplomatic. Since
diplomacy has failed, let's try honesty. In his March 3,
2015 before the joint session of Congress, Netanyahu
doubled-down on Bush's Big Lie. We have seen this movie
before; it was called Iraq.
Dr. Wilmer Leon is the Producer/ Host of the Sirius/XM
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