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25 Rabi' al Awwal, 1438 A.H.- December 25, 2016 Issue # 52, Newsletter #1686

Hadith of the Week

Seeking health & treatment is an Islamic duty.
The Prophet, pbuh, said: Seek treatment for health and disease because there is no disease Allah has creared but He has also created its cure, except old age.

[Hadith narrated by Usama bin Shareek, r.a., collected by Abu Dawood, Tirmidhi and ibn Maja in the kitabut tibb section of their Sunan and by Ahmad ibn Hanbal in his Musnad.]

Comment by Kaukab Siddique:

Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, initiated what we now call medical and health research. Muslims are being told here that health, vitality and treatment are religious obligations. This hadith should be read along with well known hadith on seeking knowledge.


Jamaat al-Muslimeen activity in Baltimore County

4-page Document Given to 142 Muslims after Juma: Sensitive Material No Masjid Mentions.

On December 23, at Baltimore's biggest masjid, Masjid Rahma [known as ISB], there was a large crowd for Juma' salat.

It was a crowd of great variety but the biggest numbers were Pakistani Americans, Arab Americans and African Americans. There were smaller numbers from various African countries, Kosova, Bangladesh, India and even a few White converts to Islam.

The khutba was as usual totally non-political. The khateeb lectured the audience on respect for elders and family unity and gave Islamic texts to support his points.

The 4-page Jamaat document contained the following items"

  1. Buddhist crimes against Muslims in Burma: Rally in Karachi, Pakistan to highlight the suffering.

  2. Boycott of pro-Israel businesses might persuade Mr. Trump that Israel is bad for business.

  3. Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, greatest revolutionary of all times. [Kaukab Siddique's khutba]

  4. Russian-Iranian-Shia-Alawite entry into Aleppo with massive atrocities.

  5. Week 8 of Massive Shia assault on Mosul, ISIS stronghold in Iraq, fails despite US air strikes.

Political Prisoners :

 Breaking News

December 24.

A Russian military plane which was flying to Syria to participate in "victory" celebrations crashed into the sea. All 92 abroad were killed. Was it gunned down? No proof yet. Dancers and singers were samong those on the plane.


Why is Netanyahu so Upset? He was so Coddled by Obama, he thought Settlements were Legitimate!
by New Trend's Media Monitor

Over 8 years of Obama's presidency, Israel's process of turning occupied territory into "settlements" continued. Israel "proper" [occupied Palestine] could not be challenged but even the so-called settlements became legitimate in the eyes of the Jews.

This time, Obama's representative decided to abstain on the UN resolution urging an end to settlement activity. Such resolutions don't mean anything . Israel continues to be heavily armed and received more military aid under Obama than ever before.

Even the advice not to continue to further develop the settlements makes Israel angry.
General Sissi wanted to fool Muslims by initiating the current UN resolution but froze in his tracks when Trump went over Obama's head to oppose the resolution


Jordan Attacked by ISIS Supporters

There were two attacks in Jordan's Karak province. In the first attack in the evening of December 18, 7 Jordanian security officers, two affiliated civilians and a Canadian tourist were killed. Another 15 security men, 17 affiliated civilians and 2 Canadian tourists were wounded. The 4 gunmen in the attack were also killed.

In the second attack, on December 20, 4 Jordanian securfity and one attacker were killed and 2 attackers captured.

[Jordan is the leading ally of Israel in the region and a participant in bombing raids on ISIS.]



Was the fall of Eastern Aleppo a Victory for Russia or a Crime of International Proportions?

by Kaukab Siddique

People often forget that the people of Syria rose up against the regime of Bashar al-Assad in peaceful demonstrations. They had no weapons and were helpless when the regime took military action against them. Bashar wanted to follow the example of his father Hafez al-Assad who had destroyed the rebellion in Hama in 1982 with unexpected brutality. Thousands were killed by Hafez and mosques were demolished and casinos built on their sites. More importantly Hafez was able to isolate Hama from the rest of the country and even more importantly from the entire Muslim world. I was visiting Iran at that time, basking in the glory of the revolution there. The Iranian media brushed off the Hama tragedy as a minor insurrection. Before most people knew about Hama, it was over, rapidly and ruthlessly suppressed.

The uprising against Bashar al-Assad rapidly spread from city to city owing to social media which had made the Arab Spring successful in Egypt. The Zionist Jewish writer for The New York Times Judith Miller, had advised Arab dictators to crush uprisings using the "Hama methodology." Bashar tried utmost brutality but it backfired. Syrians, encouraged by the Arab Spring in Egypt and Tunisia thought that they too could get rid of their dictator by rallying in the mosques and streets in large numbers. Bashar had a well trained mercenary army which though consisting mainly of Sunnis was led by the Alawite-Shiite relatives and friends of Bashar as well as his Christian allies.

As the uprising became national and Bashar's attempts to suppress it became more violent, the Sunni lower ranks and some of his Sunni officers defected and joined the crowds of Syrians trying to stop Assad's forces from entering their cities . The desire to fight back was also spurred by Assad;s death squads known as the Shabiha who arrested, tortured, raped and killed several thousand Syrians. The horrors of suppression made news in the Muslim world and "militant" Muslims including those from al-Qaida streamed into Syria and helped the defectors to train and organize ordinary Syrians who wanted to fight back.

Aleppo was one of the last cities to fall to the resistance. Many Sunni businessmen there did not want to oppose Assad as it was a huge center for business which supported the regime. However the extreme volence of the regime turned the people against Assad and they supported the organization of resistance which came to be known as the Free Syrian Army [FSA]. Heavy fighting took place within the city and most of the city fell into the hands of the resistance Some areas in the west of the city were Alawite in their population and were helped by the regime to stop the complete takeover of the city.

The Islamic fighters though few were the most staunch in their ability to fight back and the FSA forces they trainec were among the best. The people soon realized that in the time of breakdown of established order, Sharia or Islam Law was the best way of maintaining decency and organization. The influence of al-Qaida under the banner of al-Nusra grew. There were numerous factions all of which claimed to be Islamic and wanted to outdo al-Nusra.

Assad's forces repeatedly tried to re-take Aleppo but failed after bitter fighting. The situation all over the country start to tilt against Assad when eastern and south eastern Syria joined the burgeoning Islamic State or ISIS with its capital in al-Raqqa. It seemed that Assad's regime would be toppled.

At that point, probably at the instigation of Iran, well trained units of the Lebanese Hizbullah came into Syria to defend Bashar Assad's regime. Hizbullah suffered heavy losses but it gave Bashar's regime enough latitude to assault Aleppo on a daily basis with air attacks and helicopters dropping barrel bombs meant to cause civilian casualties. Hizbullah was joined by Iranian generals and then by Iranian revolutionary guard forces which with the maximum support of Assad's air force tried to force their way into Aleppo from the south. They approached Aleppo but were beaten back by self-sacrificing FSA volunteers and hard core al-Nusra and other Islamic groups.

Aleppo continued to be bombed every day but the Russian entry into the war tilted the balance. The Russians wiped out all the resources which helped the civilian population to survive, including hospirals, clinics, bakeries, water supplies and electric supplies.

Entire blocks of buildings collapsed under the deluge of bombs from the Russian air force. The bombing continued around the clock. The people stood firm with the resistance forces despite opportunities to leave. At that stage of extreme suffering of the population, Hizbullah, Iranian and Russian forces entered Aleppo from the north.

The resistance had no anti-aircraft weapons, no artillery and no tanks. Still they put up a resistance which has no equal. They could not be re-supplied but they would not surrender. Finally they were able to leave the shattered city when al-Nusra and other groups encircled two Shia villages in the western part of Aleppo province and an exchange of populations ensued.

The Assad-Iranian-Russian methodology is to bomb civilian populations till it becomes impossible to fulfill the needs of the people. Notice that the people did not want to live under Assad's regime however helpless they might have been.

This was certainly no victory for Assad and the Russians. This was a stupendous crime against the people of Syria which America and Turkey watched with masterly inaction. Most of Syria remains under Islamic rule and there is ,little chance that Assad can rule Syria although he may destroy kits cities and enslave its people.

The Islamic spirit to fight back is very much alive and no one has surrendered.



Movement of Islamic Youth is the hope for Pakistan's Future.
Jamaate Islami leader's Blistering Criticism of the current Regime.

by Qaiser Sharif

Islamabad. Dec. 21; Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, said that if the process of accountability was laughably started from 1947 as desired by the rulers, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's turn would not come till the Day of Judgment.

Speaking at the Talent Hunt programme of the Islami Jamiat e Talaba Expo, in the federal capital on Wednesday, he said that the Pakistan as envisioned by the Quaid e Azam was not the Pakistan dominated by the corrupt, dacoits and cheats. He said that the rulers had given nothing to the nation except poverty, hunger, unemployment and exploitation.

Sirajul Haq said that all state institutions in the country at present were running in losses only because of the corruption of the rulers. He said that if the 375 billion dollars of the Pakistanis lying in Swiss banks were transferred to the country, all citizens could be provided fee education and health besides employment.

The JI chief said that a public awakening was essential to end the prevailing system of exploitation and injustice. If the masses rejected the political pundits, the politics of the elite would automatically come to an end.

Sirajul Haq reiterated that if the JI got a chance, it would provide universal free education under a uniform education system. The unemployed youth would be given unemployment allowance besides along with old age allowance to senior citizens.

It was a matter of shame that the President and the Prime minister of the country lived in palaces, while thousands of poor people were forced to spend their lives on the footpath.

Sirajul Haq lauded the role of the Islami Jamiat e Talaba and its services for the country and the nation. He said the IJT had offered huge sacrifices while safeguarding the Pakistan ideology as around ten thousand IJT workers had embraced martyrdom in Bangladesh during their struggle to save the country.

War News

 War News

Heavy Fighting Continues as Turkish, Kurdish and Alawite Forces move towards al-Raqqa.
Battles in Damascus suburbs, Homs desert, Hama countryside. El Bab bombed by Turkey thrice.

December 25: Shia-Alawite troops were blown up by mines in the ruins of eastern Aleppo. Russia and Hizbullah had warned Shia Alawite troops not to enter the ruins to loot and steal. They ignored the warnings and were blown up by series of mine explosions which killed 63 Damascus troops and injured many others.

Also the evacuation of Aleppo seems to be complete but western Aleppo Alawite enclave is coming under sporadic fire from FSA fighters in the countryside.

There is one report that the Zahraa district of Aleppo is still under Islamic control but there is no verification.

Also December 23-25 heavy clashes are reported from the eastern Ghouta suburbs of Damascus between the Jaysh al-Islam fighters and Assad's elite troops.

Setback for Turkey and Turkish air force massacres El-Bab Civilians:

On December 21. a Syrian faction under Turkish leadership tried to capture the IS stronghold of El Bab north east of Aleppo. After heavy fighting the Turkish led assault was beaten back. Both sides suffered heavily with 51 Turkish led militia and 33 ISIS fighters killed.

The defeat seems too have aggravated the Turks, so from

December 22 to December 25, the Turkish air force has been indiscriminately bombing the people of El=Bab. According the Observatory. Turkey has massacred the covilians killing 1o4 including 26 children and 13 women. Many more are wounded.

Meanwhile the SDF force consisting mainly of Communist Kurds is swooping down to isolate the ISIS capital of Raqqa. By December 25 SDF was only 5 miles from al-Tabaqa where the Euphrates dam is llocated and where some ISIS leaders live. The US air force supporting SDF is reported to have killed 25 fighters of ISIS in this advance.

Heavy fighting is going on ]in the desert around Palmyra with ISIS trying to advance towards Homs and being bombed by the Russian air force.

ISIS and Assad's forces are locked in battle around the T4 air base. ISIS is gaining but not much owing to the Russian air force.

Assad's death squads have infiltrated the Islamic province of Idlib [north west Syria] and have assassinated three people including one who had defected from Assad's troops.

FSA and ISIS are trying to advance towards Hama from two different direcions. and being shelled by Hizbullah artillery.

December 25. There has been some shelling of Assad's stronghold of Damascus. Its not clear if it was done by ISIS or by FSA.

Mosul. Week 10

A Defensive Victory for the Caliphate, Confirmed about 5,000 Shia & Kurd Elite Forces Killed.

December 19-25. . The fighting continues with ongoing US air strikes. The Shia armada and the Kurdish forces have been fought to a standstill. More than 100 martyrdom operators in truck bombs have terrified the assaulting forces.

The mujahideen forces too are slowly being whittled down but for two weeks now, the raiders have come out of Mosul to attack the massive Shia & Kurdish forces.

Latest reports are that US forces are now embedding deeply with the Baghdad forces.

The people of Mosul seem to have stayed loyal to IS. A force of 5000 [now down by a few hundreds] cannot stop 1.5 million people from leaving.

The US-backed Baghdad regime has complained to the UN about leaking out the figure of about 5,000 Baghdad troops killed which is about the same figure released by IS which is meticulously keeping count of the besieging troops it is killing.

The American general supervising the operation has admitted that the operation has failed and the RESET BUTTON needs to be pressed, he said.


A sunni legislator in Baghdad has brought up the issue of the massacre in Qaim which was indiscriminately bombed by the Baghdad air force on December 8. The legislator is complaining that the air force was not careful about its bombing of Sunni civilian population.

Failure at Tal Afar

The hard core Shia militias who were eager to take part in the battle to capture Tal Afar [they were chanting "Ya Ali"] have failed to defeat the Islamic State fighters defending the city. It is the doorway from Iraq into Syria.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Washington, DC
Incredible story of Muslim restaurant owner in Washington who feeds the homeless and feels Blessed.

The Ongoing Persecution of a Palestinian American Woman.
Rasmea Defense Committee statement - December 21, 2016

Rasmea retrial set for May 16, 2017. Support the defense now!

This morning, Rasmea Odeh and her defense attorney Michael Deutsch were called into Judge Gershwin Drain's courtroom in Detroit, where the judge and Assistant U.S. Attorney Jonathan Tukel were in attendance. The parties all agreed on May 16, 2017, as the new starting date for Rasmea's retrial.

The defense committee will continue to send regular updates regarding any pre-trial hearings or other appearances that Rasmea must make between now and the retrial, as well as requests to participate in regular defense organizing and activities.

In addition, we urge supporters to continue to call U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade at 313-226-9100, or tweet @USAO_MIE and demand that she stop wasting taxpayer money, that she stop persecuting a woman who has given so much to U.S. society, and that she #DropTheChargesNow against Rasmea.

Lastly, and in the spirit of the season, please help us win #Justice4Rasmea by making your end-of-year donation to the defense fund! We thank you all for your continued support!

Background info on Rasmea

Statement from Tuesday, December 13

U.S. Attorney extends political attack on Rasmea, brings new indictment against the Palestinian American

Today, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade announced that a grand jury she had empaneled returned a new, superseding indictment against Rasmea Odeh for unlawful procurement of naturalization. This new indictment, just four weeks before her retrial, is a vicious attack by prosecutors desperate after a series of setbacks in their case against the Chicago-based Palestinian American community leader. From the outset, the government has attempted to exclude and discredit evidence of Rasmea's torture at the hands of Israeli authorities, but the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the prosecution, which led to the retrial; and the government's own expert affirmed that Rasmea lives with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

Knowing that it faces the real prospect of losing a retrial before a jury, the U.S. Attorney's office has reframed its case against Rasmea, putting allegations of terrorism front and center. In the first trial in 2014, prosecutors were barred from using the word "terrorism," because Judge Gershwin Drain agreed the word would bias the jury. The new indictment adds two allegations that preclude this protection: first, that the crimes she was forced by torture to confess to are "terrorist activity"; and second, that she failed to report an alleged association with a "Designated Terrorist Organization." Despite the government's claim that this is a simple case of immigration fraud, this new indictment is written to ensure that Rasmea stands before a jury as an accused terrorist.

The Rasmea Defense Committee is urging supporters to call U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade at 313-226-9100, or tweet @USAO_MIE, and demand that she stop wasting taxpayer money, that she stop persecuting a woman who has given so much to U.S. society, and that she #DropTheChargesNow against Rasmea. In addition, the committee is calling on supporters to help win #Justice4Rasmea by donating to the defense and organizing educational events about the case.

"They [the prosecutors] are switching course because they know that a jury will believe Rasmea," says Nesreen Hasan of the Rasmea Defense Committee and its lead organization, the U.S. Palestinian Community Network. "We have always said, from day one, that this is a political case, and that the government is prosecuting Rasmea as part of a broader attack, the criminalization of the Palestine liberation movement. This new indictment is literally the same charge, with the same evidence - immigration forms. Only now, they want to paint Rasmea, and all Palestinians, as terrorists. The real criminals in this case are the Israelis who brutally tortured Rasmea 45 years ago, as well as those in the U.S. government who are trying to put her on trial for surviving the brutality committed against her."

Prosecutors will be disappointed to find that these new allegations fail to erode Rasmea's support. People have mobilized by the hundreds for countless hearings, every day of her 2014 trial, and her appeal earlier this year. "We have people ready to come from across the Midwest to stand with Rasmea in Detroit on January 10, but we are also prepared to adjust those plans to be there whenever we are needed," says Jess Sundin of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, who lives in Minneapolis and has mobilized dozens of Minnesotans and others in support of the defense. "We will redouble our organizing and fundraising work, and make certain Rasmea has the best defense possible."

According to lead defense attorney Michael Deutsch, "We also intend to challenge this indictment as vindictive and politically-motivated."

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Women nowadays can be very Aggressive.
How Should Men Respond?

by Sis. Aisha [Jamaat al-Muslimeen]

Another Black College Football Player Gets "Castrated" in the Media

New York City - I believe that anyone has a right to defend him/herself against anyone else. I am not concerned if the scenario is a woman defending herself against a man or a man defending himself against a woman. Oddly enough, even women, who legitimately defend themselves against abusive men are the ones jailed!

This latest case concerns University of Oklahoma football player Joe Mixon. Everyone, including washed-up actor Mickey Rourke and NFL Analyst Jay Glazer, have said that this young man does not deserve a second chance.

Two years ago, in 2014, there was an incident where a group of Whites allegedly antagonized 18 year old Joe Mixon while he was in the student cafeteria. Joe Mixon is of African-descent. The White female student blew cigarette smoke in his face. The White male who was with her dropped the word "nigger" a few times, as well. Then, the White female student slapped Joe Mixon and tried to attack him further, according to witnesses....and a video This is when Joe Mixon hit her back. TMZ Sports has been showing the tape but, the media already has already seen it but were prevented from showing it until now.

The University of Oklahoma Football coach, Bob Stoops, has received criticism for taking Joe Mixon back onto the team but, he has been steadfast in saying that everyone deserves a second chance. However, the coach did say that may be Mixon should have received a stiffer penalty.

Now, a day ago, Joe Mixon was in front of a mic to apologize to the female student, who assaulted him. He said, "It's never okay to retaliate and hit a woman." He also went on to say that he disappointed his mother. What???

When a woman hits a man she runs the risk of being hurt should he defend himself. Mixon punched this woman in the face and he had no choice. The fact that no one is even discussing the fact that he was attacked first and was protecting himself is quite disturbing.

His public castration is so Earth shattering that even Black athletes are not coming to his defense! The only person who has somewhat come to his defense is a pastor to the celebrities, Carl Lentz. He is calling for all to forgive Mixon. I say there is nothing to forgive and if the White female was the aggressor then how come she was not charged?
Hopefully, Joe Mixon can rebound from all of this coverage. But, I know the media will make it as difficult as possible for him to do.



David Irving, Leading Historian of World War II , is continuing research on Churchill.
Calling for Support in Great Endeavor.
Ground Breaking Investigation.


Scotland, Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Dear Kaukab,

Forgive me if I sent you this a few days ago. We are approaching Christmas and a date almost more important: December 20 is the tenth anniversary of the date when five wise Viennese judges sitting in the Austrian Court of Appeal ordered my immediate release from prison ( see photo below): I had been ambushed in Vienna and held for over a year in solitary confinement for "Wiederbetätigung," a mysterious political offence created by Stalinist courts in 1945; I was accused of trying, with my famous biographies, to "reactivate" the German Nazi party. The decision rescued me, and I was able to get back to England and my little girl, and resume writing Real History.

 David Irving

The following day saw the unleashing of a worldwide Press campaign against the judges who ordered my release. Prof. Deborah Lipstadt, who a year earlier had told the press it was wrong to lock me up, announced to the US newspapers straightfaced that it was now totally wrong to release me. As you know, some people are hard to satisfy!

My daughters are now all grown up, and Lipstadt has written a movie, which is as truthful as only Hollywood movies can be, funded by millions of Hollywood dollars, attacking me. It has been going around since September. It's coming to England next month. Its very first scene is a lie.

I am in Scotland now, and have three more books to write: the Churchill biography, vol.3 (which takes the story to Potsdam and Hiroshima); my own memoirs, which I first drafted when I was still in the thick of it; and I am currently putting final touches to Himmler's War, which is finished, bar the final polish: Part I is subtitled, 'Always be decent and brave and kind', a quote from a letter to his daughter, little Gudrun Himmler in 1930.

I think I told you that I've beaten Germany, where the permanent ban (imposed in November 1993) was lifted last year, after two Court hearings and a three-year battle by my brave lawyer - because such a ban violates a European law on freedom of movement which did not exist at the time. The Court even ordered the Bavarian Government to pay all the costs. The same freedoms do not hold in freedom-loving Canada, New Zealand, Australia - I can't even visit my daughter and her family living Down Under - and other countries where the traditional enemies of Real History have momentarily gained the upper hand.

The United States is changing. Back on October 18 my emails show I was telling people that in my judgment Donald Trump had his heart in the right place and was going to win: "I don't think Hillary will make it." Three weeks later all the pundits had egg on their faces. They all just quote each other: like conformist historians. The Internet is changing everything.

My books are not prohibited anywhere in the world, nor the YouTube videos of me speaking; but Hollywood and its lies hobble on. Join the fight! We print my latest books at top quality, which is costly, and I have only you folks as a back-up to fall back on. Since the 1990s, mainstream publishers have not dared print my books. So contribute what you can, if you can, by check, cash, or bank transfer. You'll get a personal letter of thanks from me if you do and, if and when I next speak near you, a personal shake of the hand. In my years it has shaken a lot of famous hands, I don't have to tell you!

Yours sincerely,
and with best wishes for Christmas,
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David Irving

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Turkish Regime Fooled and Betrayed the Muslims.
Iran, Russia and Turkey will unitedly fight the Mujahideen and Stabilize the Assad Regime.

From New Trend's Media Monitor

Betrayal multiplied by THREE.

Sometimes we ignore facts staring us in the face. We publish war news in New Trend [properly documented]. I just re-read two years of these news and realized a hard fact: Turkish military has NOT FOUGHT Assad's forces even once!

Erdogan talked a lot of Islam but never did anything.

Now [December 20] Turkey has joined Iran and Russia and produced a document which would legitimize Assad's rule all over Syria. It would be peace but it would LEAVE ...OUT and DESTROY all the Islamic groups. Here it is in the words of these three treacherous regimes: {Available on all news services.}

"Russia's foreign minister said that Moscow, Teheran, and Ankara have come up with a document that aims to improve the situation in war-torn Syria.

These measures are intended to help bring about "the revival of the political process to end the Syrian conflict," he said.

"The document confirms respect for the sovereignty, independence, and territorial integrity of Syria," Lavrov said.

The ceasefire should be implemented in all parts of Syria, Lavrov's Turkish counterpart, Mevlüt Cavuşoğlu, said at the conference.

"Today we are talking about the ceasefire, and the ceasefire should be in all Syria," he said, adding this shouldn't apply to attacks on terrorist groups such as Islamic State or Al-Nusra Front (now rebranded as Jabhat Fateh al-Sham).

Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif said that the three countries should join forces in fighting Islamic State, Al-Nusra Front, and other groups affiliated with them.

"We should also separate these groups from other formations in Syria. This is the first, very important and necessary step in creating the conditions for a permanent ceasefire in Syria," he said.. "

2016-12-26 Mon 15:05:15 ct