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16 Jumaada al-Thaany 1436 A.H. - April 5, 2015 Issue # 66, Newsletter #1596

Hadith of the Week

Narrated Hudhaifa bin Al-Yaman (Radi Allahu anhu) :

The people used to ask Allah's Messenger (SalAllahu alaihi wasallam) about good, but I used to ask him about evil for fear that it might overtake me .
Once I said, "O Allah's Messenger! We were in ignorance and in evil and Allah has bestowed upon us the present good; will there be any evil after this good?"
He said, "Yes."
I asked, "Will there be good after that evil?"
He said, "Yes, but it would be tainted with Dakhan (i.e. little evil)." I asked, "What will its Dakhan be?"
He said, "There will be some people who will lead (people) according to principles other than my As-Sunna (legal ways). You will see their actions and disapprove of them."
I said, "Will there be any evil after that good?"
He said, "Yes, there will be some people who will invite others to the gates of the Hell, and whoever accepts their invitation to it will be thrown in it (by them)."
I said."O Allah's Messenger! Describe those people to us."
He said, "They will belong to us and speak our language."
I asked, "O Allah's Messenger! What do you order me to do if such a thing should take place in my life?"
He said, "Adhere to the Jamaat of Muslims and their leader."
I asked, "If there is neither a jamaat (of Muslims) nor a chief (what shall I do]"
He said, "Keep away from all those different sects, even if you have to bite (i.e. eat) the root of a tree, till you meet Allah while you are still in that state."
Sahih Al-Bukhari 4:803

Spotlights & Guidance

 Imam Badi Ali

Rights of
non-Muslims and Muslim minorities should be safeguarded. Live clean, honest lives.

  1. In a nearby masjid, the imam spoke of the prohibition of Muslims fighting and killing each other. After the prayers, some Muslim sisters said of the imam:He is pro-Shia. This inability to think outside narrow margins has become common.

  2. According to conservative Christians literally following the Bible, the entire region from Iran to Saudi Arabia to Egypt to Libya belongs to them. That's the other side of the picture.

  3. Sunni majorities have not taken responsibility for assuring Muslim minorities of their rights and that they will be safeguarded. Protecting non-Muslims too is a requirement in Islam. That too is not being fulfilled.

  4. Muslim leaders have failed to create community and Islamic environment. They should step down.

  5. Arabs are busy building hotels, clubs, entertainment centers while Iran has been doing research, building facilities and trying to fulfil the needs of the people.

  6. Hate will hurt you and confuse your emotions and ruin your hard work.

  7. Hate is lack of sympathy and love.

  8. Some of us think it is smart to use and deceive the system. It is not Islamic to use Medicaid and food stamps when you can live without them

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

A Daughter's Rights in Islam

 Rights in Islam

Important Hadith from Sahih Muslim & Sunan Ibn Maja

In Islam bringing up girls is strongly appreciated. Prophet Muhammad promised the one who brings up their girls properly that he would accompany him in paradise. To understand why the noble Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, empathized the well bringing up of girls we have to know that in the Arabic society before Islam, fathers used to feel disgraced when a daughter is borne to him. They used to burry the girl alive to get rid of the shame. They considered the daughter as inferior to the son. In fact only few of them were a bit fair to girls.

Fighting such an unfair attitude was one of the main issues in Islam that came with the major concept of equality between all races, "An Arab is not better than a non-Arab and a non-Arab is not better than an Arab"

To fulfill this concept Islam had to fight sex discrimination. Islam fought this discrimination in various ways in which Islam ensured the rights of women whether as a mother, wife or daughter.

Among the sayings of the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, regarding daughters are :

Malik reported Allah's Messenger, may peace be upon him, as saying: He, who brought up two girls properly till they grew up, he and I would come (together) (very closely) on the Day of Resurrection, and he interlaced his fingers (for explaining the point of nearness between him and that person).

Mother of the believers, A'isha, the wife of Allah's Apostle, may peace be upon him, said: A woman came to me along with her two daughters. She asked me for (charity) but she found nothing with me except one date, so I gave her that. She accepted it and then divided it between her two daughters and she ate nothing out of that. She then got up and went out, and so did her two daughters. (In the meanwhile) Allah's Apostle, may peace be upon him, visited me and I narrated to him her story. Thereupon Allah's Apostle, may peace be upon him, said: He who is involved (in the responsibility) of (bringing up) daughters, and he accords benevolent treatment towards them, there would be protection for him against Hell-Fire.

Mother of the believers, A'isha, may Allah be pleased with her, reported: A poor woman came to me along with her daughters. I gave her three dates. She gave a date to each of them and then she took up one date and brought that to her mouth in order to eat that, but her daughters expressed desire to eat it. She then divided the date that she intended to eat between them. This (kind) treatment of her impressed me and I mentioned that which she did to Allah's Messenger, may peace be upon him. Thereupon he said: Verily Allah has assured Paradise for her, because of (this act) of her, or He has rescued her from Hell-Fire.

Translation of Sahih Muslim, Book 32, The Book of Virtue, Good Manners and Joining of the Ties of Relationship (Kitab Al-Birr was-Salat-I-wa'l-Adab) - Chapter 44: THE MERIT OF ACCORDING BENEVOLENT TREATMENT TO DAUGHTERS

A daughter always belong to the paternal family. Marriage does not break this bond. The Islamic social order makes elaborate arrangements for fair treatment of the daughter.

The daughter has the right to be financially supported by her father till she gets married (where she is financially supported by her husband). If the father dies then her financial support becomes the responsibility of her brother.

Daughters must receive love and best maintenance.

Daughters have as much rights as the son in educational, physical and mental uplifting. Daughters have their share in the father's property, which is recognized and granted at every cost. Daughters have the right to choose their husband. The father is not allowed to oblige her to marry a certain person.

If, by chance, a woman becomes a widow or is divorced, Islamic law reverts her back to the paternal home where she is supported financially (if widowed} while if divorced she is financially supported by her ex-husband during her period of Iddat then by her father) and looked after with love and affection.

The Noble Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, "should I not tell you what is the best charity. That you should show kindness to that daughter who(becoming a widow of having been divorced) has been returned to you, and who has no other maintainer or supporter." (Ibne-e-Majah, Abwabul Adab).
[Courtesy, via Ms. Ameejill.]

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The Man Who literally Set German Cities on Fire. Leading Supporter of Zionism.

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India: Then and Now


Hashimpura: Crying Shame !!
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April 2, 2015

Since the Hashimpura killings, governments of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati have come in and gone out. Despite their tall claims of sympathy for Muslims, they did everything to thwart justice.
By Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam,

How do we judge the justice delivery system in India? Is it good, shoddy, or great? In fact, it is all the three at different times and levels. To be fair to it, its shoddiness does not always come from within it, but mostly from outside: the political culture, the police and the state itself.

Before coming to the crying shame part, let us mull over a rather comical point. After coming out of jail where he had languished for years on charge of killing innocent people in false encounters, Gujarat Police officer DG Vanzara declared: " Achche din aa gaye" (Good days are here), which was a take on a BJP's electoral promise " Achche din aaengay" (Good days are coming).

One wonders whether with the achche din of criminally-oriented policemen, bure din (bad days) for law-abiding citizens have also come. The vicious criminality and partiality of elements in the Gujarat state, including the state judiciary, had forced the Supreme Court to shift several cases of anti-Muslim violence out of the state in the interest of justice. That was a reasonable move on the part of the apex court as it did lead to some victims getting justice, after all.

As Vanzara's achche din have come we have reason to fear for the safety and security of common people in Gujarat, especially if they happen to be Muslims.

Now, for the crying shame part. After 28 years of the Hashimpura massacre of Muslims by UP Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) men, a Delhi court decided last week that nobody was guilty of the massacre. The survivors of the massacre and families of victims asked in unison, "If the PAC did not kill our men, then who did it?"

Almost echoing them, a leading English daily from the national capital asked in its first editorial of March 24: "Then who?" That is, if not the PAC, then who? On May 22, 1987, PAC men picked up 48 young Muslim men from the Hashimpura locality of Meerut, put them in a truck and brought some of them to the Hindon Canal near Delhi and others to the Ganga canal, shot 42 of them and threw them into the canals. A few of them survived with bullet wounds and, at the dead of night, swam to safety and in the darkness of night hid themselves in nearby areas.

Some were rescued by a police team from Ghaziabad, led by the legendry IPS officer VN Rai, who was district SP at that time. He also recorded the crime.

Not that the PAC men who had done it were unknown, or untraceable. The truck they were driving was a PAC vehicle, with the number of the truck, the name of its driver and personnel travelling in it, the time of its leaving camp and its destination, every detail registered in the official logbook. All of them could be recognised immediately by victims, their families, survivors, and even press photographers who had photographed them while they were "loading" the condemned victims in the truck.

Despite all that, the court could not decide who killed them, though the failure was not the court's alone.

Courts need the support of state machinery to be able to deliver justice. Everybody, right from the head of government, cabinet ministers, bureaucrats to police and intelligence officials have to contribute to the process.

Whether it was Moradabad (1980), Delhi (1984), Bhagalpur (1989), Mumbai (1992-93), Gujarat (2002) or Muzaffarnagar (2013), perpetrators went largely unpunished. Between them these massacres claimed thousands of innocent lives. Bhagalpur (anti-Muslim), Delhi (anti-Sikh) and Mumbai (anti-Muslim) massacres account for the largest number of deaths. Even Moradabad (anti-Muslim) claimed more than a hundred lives.

More often than not, the state is complicit in such massacres. PAC is responsible for hundreds of deaths of Muslims in Moradabad, Hashimpura and Muzaffarnagar. Government complicity and judiciary's failure to bring them to justice has conferred impunity on them. Since the Hashimpura killings, governments of Mulayam Singh Yadav and Mayawati have come in and gone out. Despite their tall claims of sympathy for Muslims, they did everything to thwart justice.

The UP government took nine years to file a charge sheet in the case. As it allowed the case to drift, it was shifted to Delhi in the 15th year. It took 19 years to appoint a public prosecutor and allow the first prosecution witness to give his testimony.

It is no wonder if the court failed to make a head or tail of the case against 16 PAC men.

The question arises as to who is responsible for this sorry state of affairs? The first culprit is the political class, which mobilises anti-minorities opinion for electoral gains. Then there is government and its machinery which refuses to come to the rescue of victims. Successive governments (from the 'secular' Congress to SP, BSP and the 'communal' BJP) are responsible for deploying PAC in Muslim areas knowing their communal character and their involvement in massacres of Muslims.

Then come the police and intelligence officials who derail justice. Finally, the common citizen too has his share of the responsibility as he never opposes such criminality. Practically, it is a conspiracy of silence on the part of the large masses of our citizenry.

Activist and film-maker Anand Patwardhan has said that every day one dalit is killed and two dalit women are raped in India. There is no protest against this from the well-to-do classes, for whom it is normal. It is "normalisation of violence", as activists call it. Once it is "normal," there is no need to react against it.

Rape by security forces in Kashmir and tribal areas of India is a common occurrence. It is "normal". So, nobody says a word. It is also normal because the victims are Muslims and adivasis. This is against the idea of India itself. Hence, it must change, sooner than later.

(Dr Mohammad Manzoor Alam Chairman Institute of Objective Studies and General Secretary of All India Milli Council.)


Jamaat al-Muslimeen Activity in Masjid Taqwa, southern MD.
119 Muslims Reached.
Studies on Understanding Crimes Against Women.

On April 3, after juma salat, an 8-page document of Jamaat al-Muslimeen was given to 119 Muslims mostly from Pakistan, India and Arab countries.

The 8 pages were:

  1. Imam Badi Ali's criticism of imams who live in luxury and laziness.

  2. Mujahideen advances in Syria & bombing attacks on civilians by Assad air force.

  3. Sis. Ashira's visit to Ethiopia to feed the needy.

  4. &
  5. Rape in Hindu India & Rape in Buddhist Cambodia: Widespread & unchecked.

  6. &
  7. &
  8. Br. Kaukab Siddique on punishment for rape in Islam and Islam alone gave rights to female captives, plus rebuttal of anti-Taliban propaganda.

The documents were eagerly and well received.

Our Message (Answering an Emailer)

 Islam is my Deen

Islam is a Deen [Complete way of Life], not a Religion.
by Shamim Siddiqi

[Long Island, New York]

Please be clear that Islam is a Deen and not a "religion" as Judaism and Christianity have become. Islam has accepted and recommended Islam as a Deen - a System of life that covers the entire spectrum of human life both in individual and collective spheres but Muslims are taking it as a total of some individual Ebadah, some rituals and some days and a myth that is created by centuries old customs and influence of Sufism.

Secondly, you must please understand that no doubt he (S) is total mercy to mankind in his dealings and behavior with all humans and animals too. But his (S) Mission was to deliver Justice to mankind, the suffering humanity as Qur'an gives due emphasizes in Verse # 25 of Surah # 57: Al-Hadeed.

That is why he (S) for the whole of his (S) struggled for the Iqamah of Allah's Deen in order to deliver the justice to mankind. History proves it that wherever Islam was established in the body politic, all injustices were removed which was also accepted even by Jews and Christians of the time. And the world will again get it back ONLY when Islam becomes a reality which the West does not want to understand due to its centuries old prejudices against Islam. SO THE INJUSTICES ARE CONTINUING IN EVERY PHASE OF HUMAAN LIFE EVERYWHERE AROUND THE WORLD due to incorrect man-made systems and all have failed and are likely to fail soon.

If this concept of Deen is missing in any Muslim's mind, belief and approach, he/she is DEVIATED form Allah's Deen, howsoever, he/she is educated and may be called "Allamah".

It has nothing to do with the so-called "Jihadists" that are in effect the creation of Western ZULM (oppression) and Fasad [transgression] of Kuffar and Mushrikeen in the Muslim world. If they stop it, these "false" Movements will automatically come to an end immediately. West must understand, if it is sincere in PEACE.

The problem lies with our Muslim brothers who take as correct what West says whereas their system of life is simply a deception in the words of the Qur'an Verse # 196 of Surah Al-Imran.

So Br Rafiq please think over this prevailing situation very calmly with patience that what we are saying is correct in terms of the Qur'an and you don't belief us but what the devil is saying you have faith in it.

Currently, the Muslim Ummah is lost in the doldrums of 'deviation, uncertainty, inaction, lethargies and it is "shopping" on Islam.

I have no complain against West. They are doing as per their conception and to protect their myths and mythologies whereas they have unfortunately turned a deaf ear to their Abrahamic faith for centuries together. So they are nowhere near truth. They have lost their tail and want us to become "tailless". What a clumsy situation it is. The truth has become untruth and the falsehood has become the currency of the day and you all are happy, unfortunately and unconsciously are becoming the integral part of Western deceptions.

Request you all please share this discussion with whom you can. It will be a Ssdqaua- e-Jariyah for the Ummah.

Shukrun wa Jazakallah
Shamim Siddiqi

Latest Revolutionary Khutba

 Dr Kaukab Siddique

Muslims love Jesus, pbuh. What should we say to Christians?
Why is Homosexuality sweeping away all Opposition?

On April 3, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the Juma' khutba and led prayers at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in central Baltimore, Maryland. Owing to improvement in the weather, the little masjid was absolutely packed.

Important visitors came all the way from southern Virginia. Thank you.

Here are the main points of the khutba for distribution to Muslims across America, inshaAllah.

Text #1: Sura 4:165
وَقَوْلِهِمْ إِنَّا قَتَلْنَا الْمَسِيحَ عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ رَسُولَ اللّهِ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ وَمَا صَلَبُوهُ وَلَـكِن شُبِّهَ لَهُمْ وَإِنَّ الَّذِينَ اخْتَلَفُواْ فِيهِ لَفِي شَكٍّ مِّنْهُ مَا لَهُم بِهِ مِنْ عِلْمٍ إِلاَّ اتِّبَاعَ الظَّنِّ وَمَا قَتَلُوهُ يَقِينًا
[They incurred Allah's displeasure...] ... because of their saying: We slew the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, Allah's messenger - they slew him not nor crucified him, but it appeared so unto them; and lo! those who disagree concerning it are in doubt thereof; they have no knowledge thereof save pursuit of a conjecture; they slew him not for certain.

Text #2: Sura 29:29
أَئِنَّكُمْ لَتَأْتُونَ الرِّجَالَ وَتَقْطَعُونَ السَّبِيلَ وَتَأْتُونَ فِي نَادِيكُمُ الْمُنكَرَ فَمَا كَانَ جَوَابَ قَوْمِهِ إِلَّا أَن قَالُوا ائْتِنَا بِعَذَابِ اللَّهِ إِن كُنتَ مِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ
For come ye not in unto males, and cut ye not the road (for travellers), and commit ye not abomination in your meetings? But the answer of his folk was only that they said: Bring Allah's doom upon us if thou art a truth teller!

  1. Jesus, pbuh, was one of the great messengers of Allah. The Qur'an tells us about him and honors and exalts him.

  2. We also honor the mother of Jesus, the blessed Mary, pbuh, about whom there is a chapter in the Qur'an.

  3. We also honor those who supported Jesus, pbuh, and we believe he had some of the greatest miracles.

    1. The only living miracle is the Qur'an. Religion is based on Guidance, not miracles.

  4. We are not taught to fight Christians or people of any other religion.

  5. Our conflict is with oppressors, be they Muslims or of any other religion.

  6. However, Islam and Christianity are separate religions. Tolerance and sensibility does not mean that we should claim that there is little difference between them.

  7. Christianity does not have Sunnah or Sharia, It was a religion for its own time, not for eternity,

  8. The New Testament was written in Greek while the language of Jesus, pbuh, and his disciples was Aramaic. Little or nothing is known of the compilers of the New Testament. There is certainly no cross referencing as we have in Hadith. The first writing about Jesus, pbuh, was 50 years after he left this world.

  9. Owing to its immediate needs, the New Testament does not oppose alcohol or gambling which are major problems in America today. Nor does it talk about jihad or resistance to oppression.

  10. The Qur'an denies the crucifixion of Jesus, pbuh, which is so important in Christianity.

Part II.
  1. Homosexuality as a political movement is rampaging across America. Again it is not opposed in the New Testament.

  2. The Old Testament does have the story of the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah but the New Testament has over ridden it with the concept of love for all.

  3. The Zionist media have played an important role by knocking down the moral foundations of society by glorifying fornication and adultery and combining it with alcohol and gambling.

  4. The Zionists turned homosexuality from a demand for civil rights to the claim that it is as sacred as marriage in the Sight of God.

  5. The family system has collapsed under the triple assault of adultery, random sex and now homosexual marriage.

  6. Fortunately, Africa, under Islamic influence, is strongly in opposition to the homo wave coming from America.

  7. Those who see homosex as a violation of the Law of God will have no choice except to come under the banner of Islam.

Teach people, give a good example, make the masjid hospitable. People will either embrace Islam or at least understand.



An Islam Hater Rules Ottawa: Readers, Does this Sound Like an Oppressed Muslima?.. NT Editor

Harper's crusade against lone niqabi woman
by Khadijah Ali

Zunera Ishaq, a university-educated mother of three (and a former high school teacher) from Mississauga, Ontario wears the niqab and wanted to wear it at her citizenship swearing-in ceremony in 2013. The department of Citizenship and Immigration would not let her take the oath in niqab. She challenged the government and took the matter to court. Federal Court Judge Keith Boswell ruled in early February that there is no law banning the niqab during citizenship swearing-in ceremony. Harper is hell-bent on denying this Muslim mother her legal right and is challenging the ruling.

Harper and his ministers have levelled outlandish allegations against Zunera. While the subject of debate and her name has even been mentioned in the House of Commons, not once has Harper or any of his band of rightwing zealots bothered to talk to her to inquire whether she is forced to wear the niqab or this is her choice? He has appointed himself authority on Islamic law and has taken to issuing "fatwas." He is assisted in his crusade by a band of opportunistic Muslims — no more than five or six individuals that would do anything to curry favour with the powers that be — and declared that the niqab reflects a culture that is "anti-woman". In one broad sweep, Harper has condemned 1.6 billion or more Muslims worldwide.

Let us dispense with some basic facts first. According to some Muslim scholars, perhaps a majority, the niqab is not mandatory for Muslim women; hijab is. Others, however, interpret the Qura'nic injunction to mean that niqab is mandatory using the understanding of the verse in Surah al-Ahzab (33:6) that addresses the dress code for the Prophet's (pbuh) wives.

The question, however, is not whether it is or it is not mandatory under Islamic law. The real issue is that of a woman's choice. She should be free to wear what she chooses. That is her basic right under Canadian law. If women are allowed to go topless in public — and it happened at the University of Western Ontario in July 1991 when then student Gwen Jacob did just that and the court ruled that it was her right to do so — why can't a woman wear the niqab?

 Justice Boswell

In rejecting the niqab ban, Justice Boswell did not resort to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedom except in passing. Instead, he looked at the law as it stands and offered two hypothetical scenarios: a monk who had taken a vow of silence and a person who is mute. Justice Boswell asked whether a judge would be affording a monk the "greatest possible freedom" by forcing him to betray his vow? And what if a person is physically incapable of saying the oath and cannot be heard taking it? He pointed out that the Citizenship Act is a law passed by Parliament and the policy manual is a directive from a cabinet minister; the act naturally trumps the policy manual.

When necessary, Muslim women have taken off the niqab for identification purposes. Thus, they have done so for security reasons at airport screening points and for driver's license photo. They have also done so while testifying in court to allow the defendant to face his or her accuser. But what practical consideration is involved in oath-taking ceremony when the person has already gone through the process of citizenship exam and faced a judge to answer questions without her face covering? The ban is motivated by malevolent intent.

The rightwing zealots that are hell-bent on tearing off the veil from Muslim women's faces argue that such women are oppressed. If they had only bothered to talk to any of these women, they would not make such ludicrous statements. Zunera Ishaq penned an opinion column in the Toronto Star (March 16, 2015) in which she outlined her passions: she believes in saving the environment so she joins campaigns to plant trees; she loves to play with her boys in the snow; she even shovels snow (in Canada this is a full-time job in winter!) and also volunteers her time at women's shelter, for political candidates and at school.

"I also wear a niqab," she wrote in her opinion column. "And according to my prime minister, that is all you need to know about me to know that I am oppressed." She went on, "It's precisely because I won't listen to how other people want me to live my life that I wear a niqab. Some of my own family members have asked me to remove it. I have told them that I prefer to think for myself."

Does this sound like a woman who is oppressed? Zunera Ishaq further wrote, "My desire to live on my own terms is also why I have chosen to challenge the government's decision to deny me citizenship unless I take off my niqab at my oath ceremony... I will not take my niqab off at that same ceremony for the sole reason that someone else doesn't like it, even if that person happens to be Stephen Harper."

Her courageous stand against the hysteria Harper and his cronies have deliberately tried to whip up has garnered her support from unexpected quarters. For the first time, most mainstream media outlets reached out to niqabi women to find out the reasons behind their decision. In addition to the Toronto Star, the CBC's radio program, "The Current" also interviewed several niqabi women. They spoke eloquently and laid to rest many of the stereotypical assumptions about them. Even the rightwing Muslim-baiting National Post came out in her favour.

Most niqabi women — and there are only a handful of them — say that prior to Harper's derision of their dress and making it an issue, they had encountered few problems. Zunera Ishaq recounted one episode on a bus ride when a woman sitting next to her asked if she remained covered at home as well. When she replied in the negative, the woman then asked if she had difficulty breathing. She assured the woman she could breathe just fine!

Harper's anti-niqab diatribes have emboldened racists and bigots inside and outside his party to come out openly against immigrants in general and Muslims in particular. Larry Miller, a Conservative backbench MP from rural Ontario, told a radio station, Muslim women should "stay the hell where they came from" if they wish to keep their faces covered during citizenship ceremony! When his remarks caused a storm, Miller apologised but it was clear he was only going through the motions for damage control reasons. The conservative backbencher appeared not to be familiar with the Citizenship Act but that is not surprising since most racists have a reputation for being ignorant.

Given the controversy her courageous stand has generated, it would be appropriate to give Sister Zunera Ishaq the last word. She wrote in her opinion piece in the Toronto Star (March 16), "I am not looking for Mr. Harper to approve my life choices or dress. I am certainly not looking for him to speak on my behalf and "save" me from oppression, without even ever having bothered to reach out to me and speak with me."
She is still willing to join the conversation about herself when she offered, "And now that Mr. Harper is so busy speaking about me in public, I am looking for him to include me in the discussion." She should not expect a phone call from Harper or any of his minions anytime soon. They are neither interested in speaking to her or deal with her in a fair and decent manner. They deliberately instigated the controversy to play on people's ignorance and unfounded fears.

Anti-Islamic Hate. Canadian Judge Refused to Listen to a Woman in Hijab

A Quebec judge refuses to hear a woman's case while she's wearing a hijab.

" What happened yesterday made me feel afraid. I felt that I'm not Canadian anymore."....



After State Terror against Muslims, 500 killed, Execution of Islamic Elders, Blasphemers Under Attack.
Second Machete Attack in Dhaka. Earlier, Hindu American was Behind Atheist Network.

by New Trend Bangla observers.

On March 30, Washiqur Rahman, a 27 year old atheist blogger known for his blasphemy and attacks on Islam, was killed by two assailants wielding machetes in Dhaka.

Earlier in February, Adjivit Roy, an American Hindu, the mastermind of the organized abuse and blasphemy against Islam was similarly hacked to death.

Observers say, there is an unreported war going on in Bangladesh against the Muslim majority. The government, working in tandem with India, brought up 40 year old accusations against peaceful scholars and teachers of Islam and sentenced them to death one at a time. The elder leader of Jamaate Islami too was not spared: 90 year old, he was allowed to die of mistreatment in prison, cut off from friends and family.

Young Muslims have been protesting across the country but have been crushed by security forces led by Hindus. More than 500 have been killed.

According to the British paper the Guardian, "Biplob Kumar Sarkar, is deputy commissioner of the Dhaka Metropolitan police."

Islamic people are not allowed to voice their suffering in the media. One paper which publicized the massacre of unarmed Muslim protestors was severely penalized.

Secularist bloggers have been unleashed to attack Islam and perpetrate blasphemy. The killing of the two bloggers has been condemned by the regime as attacks on "freedom o expression."



Christian Missionaries Eye Morocco
There are some 800 active European proselytizers in Morocco where some 1,000 people converted to Christianity in 2004

A new breed of Christian missionaries is turning to the North African Muslim kingdom of Morocco in search for new ground to spread their faith.

The goal is to give a clear presentation of the Gospel," Tyler, a member of an Ohio Baptist church who set up Project North Africa in Morocco, told Reuters on Monday, December 15. "If you had the cure to the AIDS virus, would you not want to take it to the people?"

Tyler, who says his work could be disrupted if he gave his surname, has come to Morocco some three years ago. "Three years ago I began praying about parts of the world that had not taken up the Gospel."

Since then, he has been preparing the ground for colleagues, mostly from South America, who would learn Morocco's dialect and seek to set up small businesses to fund the group's evangelical work. Christian proselytizers like Tyler say their clandestine status allows them to set up businesses or language schools at which converts are sometimes employed.

Like across the Arab Maghreb, missionary groups in Morocco currently range from broad alliances such as Partners International and Cooperative Baptist Fellowship to small Baptist and Pentecostal churches based in the Americas and Europe.

There are some 800 active European proselytizers in Morocco where some 1,000 people converted to Christianity in 2004, according to unofficial estimates. Muslims make up 99 percent of the Arab country's population, while Christians and Jews represent a meager one percent.

New Breed
Experts affirm that missionaries in Morocco reflect the rise of a new "untrained" breed of Christian proselytizers. "With the internet and the increase in travel, you have a democratization of missions where anyone who feels like it can go anywhere they want," Dana Robert, world Christianity professor at Boston University, told Reuters.

This new generation, Robert says, lacks the training and knowledge of old ones. "The new breed of missionary doesn't have the same historical training as the older established denominations, nor necessarily the cultural training," she stressed.

"So there's a bull-in-a-china-shop effect." Western and Arab reports have repeatedly spoken about increasing proselytizing activities in the Arab Maghreb.Proselytizers traditionally eye troubled and disaster-stricken Muslim areas like Iraq, Sudan's Darfur and Indonesia's Ache.

The vigorous proselytizing in developing countries has led to kidnapping of missionaries as well as anti-conversion laws in some countries.

Mohammed Yssef, general secretary of the Superior Council of Ulemas, Morocco's highest religious authority, insists missionaries typically target the poor and the sick.

"When people respond positively (to missionaries), it is when they don't have their full freedom," he told Reuters. "Once they recover their normal health and situation, they recover their ability to decide."

Yssef noted that missionaries also try to win over communities like North Africa's Berbers by telling them Islam was imposed on them by Arabs.

"These are unethical methods."


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Ruling Elites are one Class: The Oppressed Should Unite Against them.
Jamaate Islami launches Membership drive
by Qaisar Sharif

LAHORE, Apr. 3: Launching the membership drive of the Jamaat e Islami at Gujranwala on Friday, the JI Ameer, Senator Sirajul Haq told the people that their power of vote was like a nuclear bomb that should be used against the corrupt politicians who were responsible for the miseries of the common man.

" When the people know that the feudal lords, vaderas and capitalists ruling the country were tyrants and oppressors, why do they bring them to power through their vote" he asked, at a press conference at Gondalanwala chowk, Gujranwala.

Sirajul Haq said that he would gather the poor living in huts, at footpaths, and build them as a big force against the oppressors ruling the country.

He said that the ruling elite, whether they are from the Punjab, Sindh, Khyber P. or Balochistan, were the same class and had darkened the future of the nation, burdened very citizen under heavy debts obtained from the IMF or the World Bank, and built their bank balances abroad. The sons of the poor were compelled to work in workshops, hotels and as vendors on footpaths while the children of the rulers studied at most expensive schools and colleges, he added.

Sirajul Haq noted that India had abolished Jagirs soon after partition which resulted in an increase in their farm produce. On the other hand, the feudal lords in the country wedded their daughters with the Holy Quran only to preserve their Jagirs. He said that the JI on coming to power, would confiscate all Jagirs and distribute the lands among Haris and landless tillers.

The JI chief also noted that many political parties did not have democracy within their own ranks and revolved around some families, and asked what right these people had to talk of democracy.

To a question about the Gulf situation, the JI chief said that any conflict within the Muslim world would only benefit the enemy. He said that Pakistan should try to extinguish the flames of fire, and Pakistan and Turkey should play the role of mediators between Saudi Arab and Yemen. However, he said, that an attack on Saudi Arabia would be an attack on this country as every Muslims would deem it an honour to lay down his life for the protection of the Haramain Sharifain

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Saleh vs Hadi is the real Show: Saudi Aggression not Related to Iran
New Trend report.

Saleh ruled Yemen for thirty years. He was forced to leave under popular pressure. With him went most of Yemen's wealth: Countless millions of dollars. Saleh was supported by America. He was replaced by Hadi who is also supported by America.

Saleh made a big come back with the help of the Houthis who live in the western mountains of Yemen. With Saleh's tremendous wealth, the Houthis came well armed and well funded. The civilian population in the major cities protested against the Houthis but could not stop them. Hadi was dramatically pushed out of the capital Sanaa and took refuge in Aden, the major sea port of Yemen.

As the Houthis are a relatively independent force, Saudi Arabia saw a threat to its control of Yemen. With support from Washington, the Saudis decided to what they had done in Bahrain: Keep in place their favorite dictator.

Owing to the rugged desert between Arabia and Yemen, sending ground troops sounded difficult, so the Saudis decided to us their late model air force. They were going to "train" by bombing the Houthis. The relentless bombing day after day has killed scores of Houthis and hundreds of civilians. Many more have been wounded.

The Saudis decided to continue the bombing because the Houthis continued their advance to Aden and finally entered the key city. Hadi skipped town and took refuge first in Riyadh and then with General Sissi in Cairo.
Saudi and US propaganda has tried to give the impression that bombing the Houthis is a way of stopping Iranian influence. Invoking the "threat" from Iran was necessary to cover the tragic bombing which is hitting Houthis who do not have defenses against air attacks.

Only 6 miles from Assad's Palace: ISIS & Nusra Unite in Yarmouk Camp.

April 5: Mujahideen forces of ISIS advancing from Hajar Aswad have entered the vast Palestinian refugee camp known as Yarmouk on the outskirts of Damascus. They hooked up with al-Nusra fighters in the east of the camp.

About 90% of the camp is now in ISIS hands putting the fighters only 6 miles from Assad's palace in Damascus.

On April 4, Assad's air forces bombed and shelled the camp and dropped barrel bombs to stop the ISIS advance but failed to stop the mujahideen.

Abbas, the secularist Palestinian leader who works with Assad in Damascus, has condemned the ISIS takeover of the camp.

April 3. There were demonstrations in various parts of Aleppo to demand that all flags other those proclaiming the kalmia of Islam should be taken down.

Assad's air force again bombed Idlib causing civilian casualties. The city and the province are firmly in Islamic hands.

Horrific Massacre in Garissa: Kenyan army was in Somalia & Could not defend the victims.

April 5: Kenya is mourning the massacre of 148 college students at the University of Garissa, near the border with Somalia. The campus was invaded by 4 gunmen.

The Pope has condemned the massacre because the victims were Christians..The Pope however did not call for the withdrawal of the Kenyan army from Somalia which is helping the western powers to install a puppet regime in Mogadishu.

The Kenyan invasion of Somalia began in 2011. More than 10,000 Kenyan troops, with tanks and artillery, are in Somalia. They have destroyed more than 10 Somali villages and killed an estimated 1000 young people associated with al-Shabab over 4 years.

The US air force, in intelligence rapport with the Kenyan invasion force, routinely bombs suspected al-Shabab groups in Somalia. Those killed by the US include 5 top al-Shabab leaders,

Tikrit Captured by Massive Shi'ite Force after high tech bombing by the US.

On April 1, after one whole month of fighting, the Shi'ite forces captured Tikrit, the hometown of President Saddam Hussain [shaheed].

The small mujahideen force defending the city with great heroism withdrew with superb discipline. Only a few fell into the hands of the Shi'ite forces. One of them was seen being stabbed to death in the street after being captured. Another Islamic prisoner was dragged behind a jeep. [Source Reuters]

The Shi'ites have burned 400 homes in Tikrit [by April 5] and are looting private properties.

This was an expensive battle for the Shi'ites. Several thousand of them were killed and wounded by the mujahideen.


General Sissi's Forces Being Hit by Guerrilla Fighters.

On April 3, an attack by the ISIS affiliate in northern Sinai, near the town of Sheikh, killed 15 Egyptian troops and wounded several.

On April 5, there was a bomb attack on police in central Cairo which killed one police officer and wounded several others,

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Indianapolis, Indiana

Secularism Rules America...No, Wait! The Love of Money Does! [Re: Homosex!]
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen New York City]

Well, well, well. It did not take long for Governor Mike Pence to back track from his Religious Freedom Bill (So-called Anti-Gay Bill) and demand that politicos come up with wording that will appease the sodomites. This was all done for the love of money. He feared that there would be so serious a backlash to this Religious Freedom Bill that key businesses and corporations would all soon divest from the State of Indiana. This evening (4/2/2015) he was able to get his wish and sign a newly amended Religious Freedom Bill prohibiting businesses from discrimination against sinning homosexuals.

These politicians are not our salvation. Our salvation comes from following the Qur'an. We Muslims know that there can be serious repercussions from being a Believer but, we must be willing to pay that price.

Many Christians have been tricked into believing that the Republicans stand for Christ (pbuh) and his values! These politicians have been caught in so many homosexual and extramarital trysts, it is laughable. These people pray to the almighty dollar, not God. They are chameleons who know what to say to get what they want from certain populations. They will not protect Christianity in America!

The kuffar don't make it easy. Only Allah is omnipotent. The power that a human being has is the power other human beings give him/her! White Gays are being given power and influence that they should not have. This type of influence should not have ANY affect on the Muslim community...but it can if we don't speak up and out!

This White Gay Power, it doesn't really extend to Black Gays, just crept on all of us or didn't it? It is the weakness of religious leadership that brought this on. Boot licking "imams" want us to believe that we Muslims are our own worst enemies and the Christians declare war on anyone who does not take Christ (pbuh) as lord and savior. The sword was either pointed at our selves or at people who did no one any harm. We could be a united force against the homosexual agenda, if we understand who our common enemies are.

Before he went on his tirade against the homosexuals, Rev James Manning (Atlah Ministries) went on continuous rants against Muslims to the point where he isolated many of Harlem's religious leadership, for years. Now that he has shifted focus, somewhat, to speaking out against the Gays, he has no support, which is a shame. He is also a Zionist Christian and was miffed about the back lash for his support of Israel, recently.

Ever since the Religious Freedom Bill was signed, last week, there have been organizations speaking against it, from the NCAA to the NBA, as well as a whole host of celebrities. The Gays have gotten very good with their preemptive strikes! There have been protests and rallies against the idea that someone or a group of people would have the temerity to refuse to allow their business services to be used to celebrate Gay marriage or lifestyles!

No one has a problem with Gays patronizing their businesses. The problems have occurred when people have been asked to commemorate the Gay lifestyle in some capacity, such as baking cakes for Gay weddings.

This newly revised law had to be approved in both houses before the Indiana Governor even signed it. Didn't take much time for both houses to reach an accord on this issue, did it? You see how quickly they respond when money is an issue? This law is also being proposed in other states, such as Arkansas. I am sure that these Gays have other states shaking in their boots! The Arkansas Governor just stated that their proposed Religious Freedom Bill would need to be amended before he signs it! Politicians are cowards.

Isn't it amazing how the number of states with anti-Muslim legislation numbered 11 and growing, at one time? I wonder what that number is now. Yet, the Gays love touting the fact that there are a whopping 37 out of 50 states, so far, that have approved Gay marriage!

The Unbelievers are protectors, one of another: Unless ye do this, (protect each other), there would be tumult and oppression on earth, and great mischief. (Holy Qur'an 8:73)

Lucasville, Ohio

Prison Hunger Strike Continues: Please Call or Email

Ten prisoners at OSP have been on hunger strike since Monday March 16th. Supporters have been calling the prison and the legal services department at ODRC central office with no discernable effect.

The Warden and OSP staff refuse to take the hunger striking prisoners seriously. Unit manager Charmaine Bracy and Major Hurst have both said that range rec will not be returned at all and that 5B prisoners will have access to religious programming through their cell doors. See below for what that means and why it is unacceptable.

Trevor Clark in legal services either ignores calls or re-directs callers in meaningless circles. It seems there is no one in legal services at the ODRC is taking responsiblity for making sure OSP does not abuse its captives' basic constitutional rights. So, we're going to their boss, and then to his bosses.

Gary Mohr is the director of the ODRC. Please call him and tell him that the Warden at OSP is refusing to take the ten hunger strikers seriously. Demand that Mohr reverse this Warden's illegal policy changes. Tell him that it is not okay for him to turn a blind eye when his employees pursue collective punishment by putting through illegal and unconstitutional policies because of a few incidents with one or two prisoners.

Gary Mohr- 614-752-1150.
Write letters: Gary Mohr, ODRC Director, 770 West Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43222

Gary Mohr is the top of the ODRC hierachy, but the ODRC is supposed to be accountable to the people of Ohio. The mechanism for that accoutnability is the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC).
Please join other supporters in filing complaints on their website:

You can also contact these elected officials (especially if you live in their district) and ask them to investigate the recent policy failures at OSP.

Sandra Williams (D) Senate District 21 (614) 466-4857
Cliff Hite, Vice Chair (R) Senate District 1 (614) 466-8150
Edna Brown (D) Senate District 11 (614) 466-5204
John Eklund (R) Senate District 18 (614) 644-7718
Mailing address:
Senate Building,1 Capitol Square, 2nd Floor, Columbus, Ohio43215

Paul Zeltwanger (R) House District 54 (614) 644-6027
Nicholas J. Celebrezze (D) House District 15 (614) 466-3485
Bob D. Hackett (R) House District 74 (614) 466-1470
Michelle Lepore-Hagan (D) House District 58 (614) 466-9435
Mailing Address:
Vern Riffe Center
77 South High Street 13th Floor, Columbus, OH 43215-6111

Religious programming through a cell door means that a clergy person or spiritual leader will speak with the prisoner through the closed cell door on the range for less than 5 minutes. The doors at OSP are solid steel. They are thick, and the range is a loud echoing concrete room with a dozen of these doors looking out on it. Prisoners behind each door attempt to converse with each other by shouting to be heard. It is a very loud place with no privacy.

Imagine being a catholic giving confession at the top of your lungs through a steel door while other prisoners carry on shouted conversations around you. Imagine trying to receive any kind of religious instruction in that environment. It is absurd for OSP staff to pretend that is a suitable replacement for the one hour long sessions in a seperate space that they are depriving these prisoners of.


Study Predicts 2050 Population by Religion: Fastest Muslim Growth Rate is North America. Children: The Reason Why Muslims are still not Confused.
by Sis. Karin Friedemann

The Pew Research Center just released a new study on Thursday, April 2, 2015, which details global population growth expectations according to region and religion. Self-identification as Muslim according to census records are being used. No differentiation is being made on Sunni vs Shia populations in this study. The most exciting prediction is that the world Muslim population is increasing from under 24% to 30% of the world, the largest groups being Indians, Pakistanis, and Indonesians.

Most immediately astonishing is that Iran's population growth is slowing along with Russia and Eastern Europe, though countries that broke off from the old Communist regimes such as Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kosova, Albania and Bosnia are continuing to flourish! The percentage of Muslims in the Middle East/North Africa remains steady at 20% of all Muslims. Meanwhile, Muslim populations are growing steadily in Iraq and Afghanistan despite military occupation.

Religious switching is not playing a major role in these statistics, although there are slightly more people converting out of Islam than are converting into Islam, except in sub-Saharan Africa. In all regions, childbirth statistics and relative young age are the main cause of these numbers. The average Muslim family worldwide has 3.1 children, compared to the world average of 2.5. Muslim women in sub-Saharan Africa have nearly one more child on average than other women in the region between 2010 and 2015. 63% of Muslims are under the age of 30, half of these being under 15. So we are going to be seeing a lot more babies and grandbabies in coming years!

Between 2010 and 2050, the most rapid Muslim population growth in percentage terms is projected to occur in North America (197%) — more than seven times the expected increase in the region's overall population (26%). In the US, the Muslim population is expected to rise from 1% to 2% of the population and Canada will see Muslims go from 2.1% to 5.5% while in Europe, Muslims will go from 5% to 10%. Nigeria, where about 4% of the world's population is expected to reside in 2050 (up from about 2% in 2010), is also doubling its Muslim population.

The only place in the world that sees no population growth of Muslims is the Caribbean-Latin America. Growth rates for all groups are expected to slow after 2045, but all Muslim groups are expected to decline at less than half the speed of others.

While the study does not go into any of the psychological factors contributing to Muslim population growth, I have read that people have the most children when they are enjoying a stable life in terms of employment and housing and/or when there is enough societal flexibility that it is relatively easy to quit one job and take up a new one somewhere else. These statistics show that, despite whatever political instability is going on in the world and whatever massacres are horrifying the senses, the Muslim population is staying stable or increasing in all regions.

This demonstrates that the religion of Islam is in itself a stabilizing force for society. People whose family identifies with Islam are most likely to trust the future enough to have another baby. While so many Christians and Christians-turned-agnostics think that the world is too cruel of a place to bring a child into, Muslims feel that having children is their contribution to the world.

So basically, we are winning. And all we have to do to keep winning is keep doing what we are doing. Training our sons to become wage-earning responsible fathers when they grow up as well as emotionally intelligent contributors to the family dynamic; and teaching our daughters to take responsibility for their babies and households when they grow up, regardless of how much money they are able to earn. Grandparents being there for help when a babysitter is needed, friends showing up with food when the situation calls for it. Being home when your kids come out of school. Being there to break up fights between siblings, never letting the situation to escalate.

We as Muslims do not share the idea that each child needs to have a private room where they can sneak vodka or cut themselves. They will learn the most social and other survival skills from not being isolated, from sharing with their siblings. At the same time, by encouraging prayer we allow for personal inner growth and expansion even in the most crowded of situations.

The most beautiful thing about Muslim society after the prayer-based daily schedule, is how they revolve their lives around their children. Adults, male and female, are both "oppressed" - strenuously obligated - to live a child-centered lifestyle. We don't force our children to accommodate our needs, we live to accommodate their needs. We don't expect our children to give us a sense of self esteem, we help give our children self esteem through clear, specific guidance and a stable, predictable home to the best of our ability. Unlike other religions, Islam is not only a faith but comes with a clear set of instructions. This is why we are not confused.

2015-04-05 Sun 20:45:21 ct