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2 Dhul-Hijjah 1437 A.H.- September 4, 2016 Issue # 36, Newsletter #1670

Hadith of the Week

The Quran was not Revealed in Writing but in words Put into the Prophet's,pbuh, soul.

Narrated 'Aisha, r.a.,: (the mother of the faithful believers) The commencement of the Divine Inspiration to Allah's Apostle was in the form of good dreams which came true like bright day light, and then the love of seclusion was bestowed upon him. He used to go in seclusion in the cave of Hira where he used to worship (Allah alone) continuously for many days before his desire to see his family. He used to take with him the journey food for the stay and then come back to (his wife) Khadija to take his food like-wise again till suddenly the Truth descended upon him while he was in the cave of Hira. The angel came to him and asked him to read. The Prophet replied, "I do not know how to read. The Prophet added, "The angel caught me (forcefully) and pressed me so hard that I could not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read and I replied, 'I do not know how to read.' Thereupon he caught me again and pressed me a second time till I could not bear it any more. He then released me and again asked me to read but again I replied, 'I do not know how to read (or what shall I read)?' Thereupon he caught me for the third time and pressed me, and then released me and said, 'Read in the name of your Lord, who has created (all that exists) has created man from a clot. Read! And your Lord is the Most Generous." (96.1, 96.2, 96.3) Then Allah's Apostle returned with the Inspiration and with his heart beating severely. Then he went to Khadija bint Khuwailid and said, "Cover me! Cover me!" They covered him till his fear was over and after that he told her everything that had happened and said, "I fear that something may happen to me." Khadija replied, "Never! By Allah, Allah will never disgrace you. You keep good relations with your Kith and kin, help the poor and the destitute, serve your guests generously and assist the deserving calamity-afflicted ones." Khadija then accompanied him to her cousin Waraqa bin Naufal bin Asad bin 'Abdul 'Uzza, who, during the PreIslamic Period became a Christian and used to write the writing with Hebrew letters. He would write from the Gospel in Hebrew as much as Allah wished him to write. He was an old man and had lost his eyesight. Khadija said to Waraqa, "Listen to the story of your nephew, O my cousin!" Waraqa asked, "O my nephew! What have you seen?" Allah's Apostle described whatever he had seen. Waraqa said, "This is the same one who keeps the secrets (angel Gabriel) whom Allah had sent to Moses. I wish I were young and could live up to the time when your people would turn you out." Allah's Apostle asked, "Will they drive me out?" Waraqa replied in the affirmative and said, "Anyone (man) who came with something similar to what you have brought was treated with hostility; and if I should remain alive till the day when you will be turned out then I would support you strongly." But after a few days Waraqa died and the Divine Inspiration was also paused for a while. Narrated Jabir bin 'Abdullah Al-Ansari while talking about the period of pause in revelation reporting the speech of the Prophet "While I was walking, all of a sudden I heard a voice from the sky. I looked up and saw the same angel who had visited me at the cave of Hira' sitting on a chair between the sky and the earth. I got afraid of him and came back home and said, 'Wrap me (in blankets).' And then Allah revealed the following Holy Verses (of Quran): 'O you (i.e. Muhammad)! wrapped up in garments!' Arise and warn (the people against Allah's Punishment),... up to 'and desert the idols.' (74.1-5) After this the revelation started coming strongly, frequently and regularly."

(Sahih Bukhari. Book #1, Hadith #3)

Comment by Kaukab Siddique: Notice the importance of women here. The original revelation was narrated to Khadija, r.a., by the Prophet, pbuh, who encouraged and advised him. Later in life he narrated it to Aisha, r.a.,, who narrated this hadith and it reached millions. Note the friendly role of a Christian. Also that a message of truth is always opposed by the existing power structure.



Executions of JI Bangladesh leaders condemnable
by Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE, Sep. 3; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the executions of innocent patriotic citizens in Bangladesh was the murder of the entire humanity.

In a statement here on Saturday, he said that the world community had not accepted the trial proceedings of JI central leader Mir Qasim Ali and if the Pakistan government took up the issue at the world level, the executions of JI leaders in Bangladesh could be stopped even now. However, he warned that if Islamabad remained unmoved, it would have to pay a heavy price for that.

Sirajul Haq said that the Hasina Wajid was totally under New Delhi's control while India wanted to eliminate the patriotic elements from Bangladesh before India's armed invasion there.

He said the world had not given any importance to the reports and statement of the Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and fifty members of the EU parliament because those being executed were Muslims. However, he said the situation could change if the Muslim governments and the people of the Muslim countries exerted their pressure on India and Bangladesh in this respect.

 Word Around The Net

Word Around the Net

by Br Kris

In an utterly despicable move, Russia bombed a Syrian Refugee camp on the Jordan Border Killing at least a dozen innocent civilians.

With a blatant disrespect for life, another airstrike kills 16 members of a Yemeni Imam's family members, this time a Saudi-Led Coalition is responsible for this atrocity.

US finds Israel's illegal expansion into land that isn't theirs "particularly disturbing", but those are just words, and actions speak louder.

In what is most likely a publicity stunt to atone for their atrocities against the Palestinians, Israel is donating 30 million cubic meters of water to the Palestinian Authorities

Syrian Foreign Minister Claims ISIL not the most dangerous threat; he proposes other rebel groups pose more danger.

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James Malarik
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The Founder of Makka was an African Woman.
We must save American women from Oppression.

On September 2, Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma khutba at masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeein in central Baltimore. Owing to a violent crime in the nearby community, police blocked all the neighboring streets after the khutba began; thus the late comers to the khutba could not make it. After the prayers, it took a long time to leave the area owing to traffic jams.

Here is an outline of Br. Kaukab's khutba,

  1. "Behold! Safa and Marwa are among the Symbols of Allah...." [The Qur'an 2:158]

  2. " ....She climbed mount Safa and strained to look. Seeing nobody, she came down and started running and climbed mount Marwa, ....thus she did seven times [while her child lay dying}: Suddenly [the archangel] Gabriel appeared and struck the ground with his heel, or pressed the ground with his heel, and water gushed forth...Ismail's mother was amazed... " [Excerpts from a lengthy Hadith in the Sahih of Bukhari, kitab al-Anbiya, narrated by Ibn Abbas, r.a.]

  1. As the pilgrims approach Makka for the Hajj, let us consider an often forgotten fact.

  2. Ibrahim [Abraham] pbuh was commanded by Allah to leave his second wife Hajira [called Hagar by non-Muslims] and her baby, Ismail, in the desert of Arabia where Makka is now located.

  3. People wonder why the hills of Safa and Marwa in Makka are praised so highly in the Qur'an. The answer is in authentic hadith.

  4. When her food and water ran out in the hot desert and her baby lay dying, her faith in Allah surged and she did her best to find a solution to the situation.. This is the finest example of TAWAKKUL or dependence on Allah when there is a seemingly hopeless situation.

  5. The archangel Jibreel [Gabriel] gave Hajira, r.a., the greatest living miracle, second only to the Qur'an, the well of Zum Zum, which not only still exists but has slaked the thirst of pilgrims over 3,000 years.

  6. A passing caravan, amazed at seeing birds in the desert, arrived at where Hajira, r.a., and her baby were located. They SOUGHT HER PERMISSION to let some of them stay at the place of the miracle. That's how the city of Makka was founded with the permission of Hajira, r.a.

  7. The lessons we learn are: depend on Allah's help even in the worst circumstances, strive with all our energy and ability, and learn that a woman can win great distinction without the help of a man.

  8. Islam teaches us to honor and respect women, not only Hajira and Maryam but also Khadija, Ayesha, Sumayya, Umm Ammara, Umm Waraqa, Ruqayya, Fatima and many others, may Allah bless them all.

  9. We have a duty to help the women of America get out of the conditions of oppression now commonplace from coast to coast.

  10. More than 4,000,000 women are battered in America . Rape is so common in this country that it is hardly news.

  11. The latest is from Stanford University, a top level American university. A man who raped a young woman was given only SIX MONTHS in prison. Then, believe it or not, the judge reconsidered and reduced the sentence to 3 months. The judge said that because the girl was unconscious when she was raped, it was not as serious as it would have been if she were conscious!

  12. In Saudi Arabia and Iran, rapists are executed after proper investigation, because in spite of all their problems, they do have Sharia there. When will Pakistan start studying hadith and learn that the punishment for rape, after investigation, is death.

  13. Try to understand why the US, British and French media are constantly claiming that Islam degrades women and are picking on isolated crimes against women by Muslims. . The western powers know that if women in the West know the honor and respect Islam gives to women, they would embrace Islam by the millions. Already women are coming into Islam in spite of the smear campaigns against Islam.
    Du'a: May Allah give us spouses and children who will stand with us during the struggle for Islam.



Hajj and Eid al-Adha are Separate Events. Prophet, Pbuh,, Khulafa Rashideen and Sahaba, r.a.. Kept them Separate.
ISNA and Saudis are Messing up the Basic Festivities of the Muslims.

[Veteran of crescent sighting Dr. Omar Afzal has endorsed this Viewpoint]

Eid al-Adha and its connection with Hajj [from of the archives of Islamic Center of Leicester]

The relationship between Eid al-Adha and Hajj is a hotly debated issue among Muslims all over the world. A small minority of Muslims argue that Eid al-Adha must be celebrated a day after the Wuquf (stay) in Arafa in an attempt to centralise Islam and dictate the Islamic calendar from Makka. The majority argue that Eid al-Adha is not linked to the Day of Arafa or the rituals of Hajj but is a separate Islamic event. Therefore Eid al-Adha must be observed in accordance with local moon sighting.

Here is the simple evidence to support the majority view of the Ahl al-Sunna:

  1. When Eid al-Adha and Hajj were initiated.
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) initiated the two Eids after observing that the inhabitants of Madina celebrated their two local festivals. He introduced the two Eids as the alternative Islamic festivals. The Hadith recorded by Abu Dawud reports:

    Anas ibn Malik reports that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him)came to Madina and saw they had two days of festivity. He asked, 'What are these two days?' They said, 'We used to celebrate these days in Jahiliyya. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, 'Allah has replaced them with better two days: the day of Fitr and the day of Adha.

    There are some reports that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) offered the first Eid prayer at Madina in the first year of Migration. The more authentic and widely accepted report, on the other hand, indicates that the first Eid prayer was observed in the second year of the Hijra.

    Hajj, on the other hand, was made obligatory in the ninth year of Hijra. The Prophet sent Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) as the head of the Hajj convoy in this year . If Wuquf of Arafa (Hajj) and Eid al-Adha were so closely intertwined then they would have been ordained by Allah and the Prophet simultaneously.

  2. Hajj Date Confirmation
    The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) connected Eid al-Fitr with the completion of the month of Ramadan, namely the first day of Shawwal. Eid al-Adha was connected with the tenth of Zul-Hajj. There is no report that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) ever tried to find out the day of Hajj or Arafa during his stay in Madina in an effort to make Eid al-Adha coincide with day of Arafa or Hajj.

    During the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) it was possible to travel between Makka and Madina with ease within ten days. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) never dispatched anybody to find out exactly when was the day of Arafa so as to connect the Eid with Arafa. It was quite possible for him to find out when the Moon of Zul-Hajj was sighted in Makka as the Hajj was performed on the 10th of Zul-Hajj. Ten days were sufficient to establish the exact sighting date in Makka. This historical fact proves that the day of Arafa is not directly connected with Eid al-Adha. Eid al-Adha is connected with the 10th of Zul-Hajj and not with the observance of Hajj.

  3. After Hajj became obligatory.
    Even after the Hajj was made obligatory, Eid al-Adha remained an independent institution. There is no report that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) made any conscious effort to find out the Day of Arafa or to correlate Eid al-Adha with the Day of Hajj or 10th of Zul-Hajj in Makka. Had it been a significant religious issue to link the Adha with Hajj then the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) would have made efforts to search for the Day of Arafa in Makka. Instead he went with the local sighting of Madina.

  4. Practice of Muslims since the Prophet's (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) time
    The Muslim Ummah for the last fourteen centuries has been following this tradition of separating the Eid al-Adha from Hajj. History tells us that no Caliph or scholar has ever tried to search for the Day of Arafa in Makka and connect Eid al-Adha with it. Actually doing so would have been an unsurpassable challenge as Islam is spread across the world and it would have caused undue hardships for the Ummah. That is why the classical jurists have not worried about this issue at all. They seem to be content with the local moon sighting and connecting Eid al-Adha with the locally agreed upon tenth of Zul-Hajj, rather than Makkan tenth of Zul-Hajj.

  5. Differences between those performing Hajj and those who are not.
    The scholars of Islamic Fiqh have clearly established a distinction between the rules and rituals of the Hujjaj (pilgrims) and rules and rituals for the non-Hujjaj.

    For instance Mina is actually classed as part of Makka and falls within its city limit. As such Eid al-Adha is Wajib (incumbent) upon all those in Mina and yet no Hujjaj who is present in Mina on the tenth of Zul-Hajj offers the Salah of Eid-ul-Adha. If Eid al-Adha was the celebration of Hajj and was so closely linked then one would expect the actual people who have performed this spiritual journey to offer the Salah of Eid-ul-Adha - but they do not.

    Furthermore, the sacrifice of Eid-ul-Adha is Wajib (incumbent) upon all those who posses enough wealth to satisfy the least condition of Nisab. However, such a sacrifice is not required by the Hujjaj in Mina according to most Fuqaha (jurists). The sacrifice made by the Hujjaj is not the result of them being Sahib al-Nisab but rather by them combining Umrah with Hajj in the Hajj of Tamattu or Qiran. If the Umrah is not combined with Hajj, then even this sacrifice is not required.

Hajj is the key pillar of Islam and an event of great power and spirituality but this is for the Hujjaj (pilgrims) who are actually performing the Hajj in Makka and the surrounding areas. It is clear that no attempt was been made to directly intertwine Hajj and Eid al-Adha in Islamic history. Eid al-Adha should be marked on the locally agreed upon 10th of Zul-Hajj rather than Makkan 10th of Zul-Hajj.



Islamic Fighters Capture Town and then leave after Setting Afire Administrative Buildings.

92-year old Mugabe Jokes about rumors of his Health going down.

Oromo and Amhara Protestors Torch Businesses Connected to Regime. Hundreds Killed over a Month as Security Forces Shoot protestors.

Al-Shabab Attack Security Conference in Key Hotel in Mogadishu. 22 Killed 30 Wounded including Top pro-west Officials

Protestors and Regime Clash after Narrow Victory for Muslim leader. Only 12% of the Population are Muslims.


 Imam Badi Ali

Punishment is not the Way to a Child's Better Behavior. Think about it.

-Imam Badi Ali leads a large Muslim community in Greensboro, NC

War News

 War News


ISIS Defense of Sirte Inflicting Heavy Losses on pro-West Forces. More than 300 killed 3000 wounded among attacking forces backed by US Air Force.

July 31 to September 4: Every week western sources issue statements claiming that the pro-west military and militias have captured most of Sirte and are about to capture districts three and one.

Then the casualty figures come out. The pro-west forces are being slaughtered by the ISIS mujahideen although ISIS is only using snipers and a few truck bombs. The snipers seem to be well trained.

The US air force joined the fighting three weeks back and has been bombing the Islamic State fighters every day with the result that IS cannot win. There are also reports that some IS groups have left Sirte and joined forces with remnants of Gaddafi loyalists in the desert.

[Sources: Reuters, Al-Jazeera, Telegraph.]


Syria Becoming Several Countries: Islamic forces, Regime forces, Turkey, Islamic State, Communist Kurds on the move. Mohammad al-Adnani, top IS leader, killed in US air strike. Aleppo crumbling under Daily bombing

From August 30 to September 3, Islamic fighters of Jund al-Aqsa, Al-Nasr and other FSA groups outflanked regime forces west of Hama. The mujahideen captured village after village and reached within 11 km from Hama. The Alawite-Shi'ite fighters fled in panic at this unexpected advance. Heavy Alawite losses including a veteran Brigadier General killed. Russian air strikes stopped the offensive.

Around Damascus suburbs, the regime is trying to force opposition populations, entire populations, to leave through indiscriminate bombing, barrel bombs and long range shelling. Food, water and electricity is largely cut off. It worked in Darayya from where everyone left. Its now being tried on other suburbs. Assad does not mind that the cities are smashed and empty as long as they are under his control. Shias cannot fight their way in but wants to make everyone leave for Idlib province which is under Islamic rule [al-Nusra and others].

Hizbullah is again advancing on Aleppo and has reached the supply route from where food for the population can be hit by artillery and cut off. Mujahideen are preparing a counterattack.

Turkey, after helping FSA to capture Jarabulus has sent in 20 more tanks with another FSA column to attack from south west of Jarabulus against IS.

Turkish tanks are remaining in Kobane and are receiving construction machines despite Kurdish protests.

Islamic State is fighting Alawite troops in the desert west of Homs.

IS has also inflcted losses on Communist Kurds northwest of Aleppo. Kurds had two sets of funerals for their troops, 15 and 10.

In Bokamal, extreme southeast Syria, IS executed 5 spies who were helping uS air force in targeting.

US air strikes against IS are proving deadly,. In one strike, Mohammad al-Adnani was killed, top leader and voice of IS second only to al-Baghdadi.

Kurds are carving out a secular "state" of their own from Qamishli Hasakeh and Kobani but are facing Turkish advances.


American bombing continues but no success against IS on the ground. A British expert was killed in a bomb explosion in Ramadi. Kurds have not been able to advance against IS for 2 weeks.

In the south IS attacked near Karbala and north of Baghdad.

The Baghdad regime admitted on September 4 that Shi'ite have destroyed a Sunni village near Kirkuk after looting it.


Serious Blow at Court System in Northern Pakistan

September 2. A breakaway branch of the Pak Taliban blew up a court in Mardan, killing 12 and wounding 52, mostly police, lawyers and their clients.

Jamaat-ul-Ahrar's spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, vowed to stage more attacks in a statement sent to Reuters. "We appeal to civilians to remain away from law enforcement installations and these un-Islamic courts. We will target them more," he said. [Source: Reuters.]An attempt by 4 gunmen to attack a Christian community near Warsak was foiled by Pakistani forces which killed all 4. The Mardan attack is very disappointing for Pakistani military which had just announced that it had wiped out the "militants" and "extremists." The regime uses long range artillery and jet bombers against the mujahedeen.

There is growing support in Pakistan for the Islamic State [IS] and Pak military has announced the arrests of 150 of its supporters.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

New York

The Secret of the Star Spangled Banner and Francis Scott Key
by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]

New York City - Many people sing the one stanza of the Star-Spangled Banner. However, according to Community Cop Show panelist Michael Greys there are four stanzas to the Star-Spangled Banner. Francis Scott Key wrote was inspired to write this song during the War of 1812. He was a slave owner and just like many American symbols, this song did not represent non-Whites living in this society at that time or any other time. The Constitution and the signing of the Declaration of Independence was not created with non-Whites in mind and these documents have never really been altered to do so in an all inclusive way.

Francis Scott Key was an owner of enslaved Africans. According to Michael Greys, the British Royal Army promised runaway slaves, who formed the Colonial Marines, that they would give them freedom if they helped them fight these insurgent Americans. It was during the Battle of Bladensburg that Key, serving as lieutenant, and his men encountered this Black battalion and barely escaped with their lives. After the war, true to their word, the British sent those Blacks who helped them fight, to Canada where they set up their own territory (Of course, Canada is stolen land). Francis Scott made reference to this in the third stanza of The Star-Spangled Banner:

"No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave."

After Francis Scott Key finished licking his wounds and his ego had somewhat healed, he wrote the above lyrics, which are an angry put-down directed at those former American slaves who helped the enemy.

Morgan State University students have created a documentary about the Star-Spangled Banner with the help of actor/producer/director Tim Reid. It's called "What So Proudly We Hail | DOCUMENTARY"

Washington, DC

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Points Out The Hypocrisy Of The People Attacking Colin Kaepernick

 Colin Kaepernick

Last week, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick started a media firestorm when, prior to a game, he refused to stand during the national anthem. Naturally, there were those who saw it as un-patriotic, a slap in the face to the men and women serving in our military and risking their lives on a daily basis and an attack on the very idea of America as a shining city on a hill.

But there's a counterpoint to that argument. Kaepernick, who is bi-racial, says the reason he refused to stand was to protest black oppression in this country. He became just the latest in a string of professional athletes — including several NBA players such as Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Dwyane Wade, and LeBron James — to speak out on the highly-politicized issues plaguing the black community today.

There's an argument to be made that Kaepernick's protest and others like it (flag burning, for instance) are themselves an act of patriotism, a fulfillment of our First Amendment right to free speech. After all, the ability to openly criticize your government, free of consequence from said leaders, is a foundational American value.

That, of course, doesn't mean entirely free from consequence. For Kaepernick, there was clearly great personal risk involved. He's quickly become a pariah in the eyes of a large portion of the population, and there's already been talk that he could potentially be released by the 49ers.

NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, a staunch and outspoken Civil Rights proponent throughout his career and beyond, believes we should celebrate Kaepernick and that there is great hypocrisy involved in how the conversation has hinged on a debate about free speech rather than his initial protest about black inequality in America.

Here's what he had to say in a piece he wrote for the Washington Post on Tuesday:"What should horrify Americans is not Kaepernick's choice to remain seated during the national anthem, but that nearly 50 years after Ali was banned from boxing for his stance and Tommie Smith and John Carlos's raised fists caused public ostracization and numerous death threats, we still need to call attention to the same racial inequities. Failure to fix this problem is what's really un-American here."

There's reason for optimism, however.
 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

The world of professional sports has become increasingly involved in the political arena recently and has a unique opportunity to use that platform to affect social change. Abdul-Jabbar knows this well, and as he's said on previous occasions, it's much harder to respect a high-profile athlete who is more concerned with their personal brand than using their clout to do something positive in the world.


Church Deacon Sexually Molested Girl for 10 Years starting at age 3. The Suffering of Females in America.

Timothy Peltz is being held on $1 million bail on charges he sexually assaulted a girl - starting when she was just 3 years old - over a 10-year period.

In an unusual chronology, the I-Team has learned that the alleged abuse began shortly after Peltz' own baby daughter died shortly after birth.

During the years that the sexual assaults are said to have occurred, Peltz worked as a deacon at a Roselle church and also wrote and recorded gospel music.

On his YouTube channel, Tim Peltz is seen and heard singing gospel songs that he wrote, calling himself "a poet for Christ." In one posted performance, he belts out the Bears' fight song. His most recent congregation was at Living Hope Bible Church in Roselle.

According to DuPage County prosecutors, the Wheaton resident began molesting a little girl 13 years ago when she was just 3. Prior to the alleged abuse, Peltz' own daughter Abigail died 13 days after birth, according to the death notice. In Peltz' book of "Inspirational Poems for the Soul" he wrote that Abigail "had many medical problems" and he dedicates the book to his dead daughter.

In DuPage County Court Thursday, authorities said Peltz admitted the assaults began 13 years ago when the girl was 3 and he blamed the young victim for being too affectionate.

Prosecutors said the assaults stopped when the girl was 13 "because she was able to physically resist," but began again within the past several months. Police said the girl eventually reported the assaults to her mother, who filed a complaint.

In Peltz' mugshot he has a lengthy red scar on his neck. According to his Facebook page, that scar is the result of recent neck "fusion" surgery. He claims to be unemployed, but says he is looking to find work.

In his book, Peltz' first chapter is a parent's prayer that calls children "a heritage from the Lord." DuPage prosecutors said Peltz threatened the young girl that one of them would get in trouble if she disclosed the abuse.

2016-09-04 Sun 19:14:54 ct