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28 Rabi' al-Thani 1439 A.H.- January 14 2018 Issue # 2, Newsletter # 1741

Hadith of the Week

Do You Know What Backbiting Is?

In order to describe the meaning of backbiting, the Prophet (pbuh) asked his companions: "Do you know what backbiting is?" They said, "Allah and His Messenger know best." He then said, "It is to say something about your brother that he would dislike." Someone asked him, "But what if what I say is true?" The Messenger of Allah said, "If what you say about him is true, you are backbiting him, but if it is not true then you have slandered him."

(Sahih Muslim: Haidith No 2589)

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]


Jamaat al-Muslimeen on Facebook.
On December 18, we reached 9411 people on facebook. On these we got 1901 LIKES.
These were mostly in Pakistan and England. Most prominent were:

  1. Imam Ali Siddiqui's article on the repression of Uighur Muslims in CHINA

  2. Dr. Kaukab Siddique on the faithfulness of the masses and the hypocrisy of the rulers on PALESTINE.

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

 8th marriage anniversary

Our 8th marriage anniversary


The Poison of the Caste System: And Islamic Antidote.

The Future of Muslims in the Indian Subcontinent

Waheeduddin Ahmed
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Should India really rejoice when the one lecturing and threatening Pakistan is Trump, a disgrace to all that is good about America? Have we Indians become so blind with prejudice as to forget that America and other western powers have contributed enormously to the growth of terrorism and Islamist extremism around the world?."

Thus laments Sudheendra Kulkarni (Jan. 02, 2018, NDTV), who was an aide to India's former prime minister: Atal Bihari Vajpayee. His is a voice in wilderness, drowned in the boisterous celebrations in India on President Trump's new year tweet accusing and insulting Pakistan. Donald Trump is popular at only two places on the globe: half of Israel and almost all of Hindu India, not even in America, where his approval rating is around 30%. What a disgrace for a people, whose leader once led the Non-aligned nations and who was a vocal advocate of peace and justice and where Gandhi stood as a demigod to become a subject of fascination for dreamers all over the world! The reason for the Hindus of India to abandon the core principles, which their leaders endeared for so long, is obviously the resurgent hatred of Muslims.

So why have the Sudheendras become almost extinct in India, as the Narendras proliferate? Well, India is a country of contrasts and contradictions. Many of the gods and goddesses of Hinduism have multiple faces and multiple arms. In the Indian Hindu society virtue and vice always remain dormant, either of which could easily be brought to the surface by the Rishis, Mahatmas, Buddhas, Gandhis, Godses and Savarkars. What we are seeing today is the black face of the goddess of darkness, casting its shadow on Hinduism from the Himalayas to Ras Kumari. The social malaise in India has now been transformed. The post-independence generations have been fed with new interpretations of history, which has been condensed into a goulash of resentment and retribution. Victimhood at the hands of invading Muslim armies is constantly replayed and refurbished, which are supposed to have converted temples into mosques and low caste Hindus into Muslims. Under the BJP government, all the educational institutions, as well as the media are now fomenting this culture. People are now living in history and look across the border in Pakistan with disdain and the Muslim populace inside India with contempt. They see nothing but their past humiliation and shame. Alas! They forget that if you live in history, your present becomes the past.

Here is a nation of scientists, mathematicians and the highly enlightened Individuals, which believes that the Babri Masjid was built on the temple marking the birth place of the mythological Rama, an incarnation of the god Vishnu; although excavations so far have shown no signs of a temple under the mosque. No historical indicators have pointed to Rama's existence in the timeline assigned to him and placed his birthplace in Ayodhya. His date of birth is variously given as 5114 BCE and 7323 BCE (a difference of more than two thousand years: not bad!) His story is told in the epic poem Ramayana, supposedly written by the sage Valmiki, either in the fifth century BCE or the first century BCE or over a period of several centuries. The story tellers do not agree among themselves with the timeline, giving a range of 2,000 years and yet his place of birth has been agreed upon with quite a precision, a great scientific feat!

However incredible it may seem, a Hindu temple had been built on the site of the spot he was born on, in Ayodhya, a city in the present day Uttar Pradesh and supposedly destroyed by the Moghal conqueror Babar between 1526 and 1530 A.D. and replaced with a mosque. Imagine how many layers of civilizations may have passed over this place in 9000 years with panoply of architectural styles, from caves to grass huts to stones to bricks. The science of paleontology is helpless in finding any clues as it did with respect to the Indus Valley Civilization in the subcontinent.

The Hindu paranoia about history is one of the causes of the bifurcation of the Indian subcontinent. It could be named as Somnath Syndrome, the temple which was looted by Mahmood of Ghazni in perennial raids in the eleventh century A.D., leaving a wound in the Hindu psyche which never seems to heal.

Long before the adoption of the Pakistan Resolution by the Muslim League in 1940, the Hindu Mahasabha and the Rashtriya Sevak Sangh were nurturing the idea of Hindu Rashtra. There was no dearth of Hinduist leadership in the All India Congress Committee either. Gandhi was being deified as Mahatma to the disgust of secular minded M.A. Jinnah, who saw that after the British left, the Hindu majority would be vindictive towards Muslims due to the Somnath Syndrome. The congress leadership was already intransigent and was refusing to address the fears of Muslims. Seventy years on, with the hatred of Pakistan, the grand injustice in Kashmir and the Dalitization of Indian Muslims, Jinnah has been vindicated.

The Hindu attitude towards Muslims is rooted in the caste system. Manusmriti, the ancient text of the laws of Dharma (religion) divides the society into four Varnas (colors): Brahmins (priests, scholars and teachers), Kshatriyas (rulers, warriors and administrators), Vaishyas (agriculturists and merchants) and Shudras (laborers and service providers). Outside these four Vernas are Avernas, who are outcastes. They include the undesirables, tribes and the conquered people and those who went out of the religion. They are referred to as Dalits and untouchables, who are ostracized and are treated as lowly human beings. The bulk of Muslims, who are considered to be converts from low caste Hindus fall into this category in the Hindu subconscious mind, although they could not be openly treated as Dalits since Muslims were the ruling class before the colonial rule and were protected by the kings. The caste system in India proved to be very resilient and even infectious as Muslims themselves began to practice it among themselves. Some Muslims would go to great length trying to prove that they were not Indian converts but their ancestors came from abroad. They applied the four Varnas categorization upon themselves and created the four Muslim castes: Saiyeds, Shaikhs, Pathans and Moghals. Intermarriages between the categories were resisted although not very successfully.

A few incidents come to mind, which would highlight the Hindu mindset:

Shabbir Hussain Khan Josh Malihabadi was an Urdu poet, a friend of Jawaharlal Nehru and Abul Kalam Azad. In his autobiography entitled: Yadon Ki Baraat (procession of memories), he writes about his encounter with Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, deputy prime minister in Nehru's cabinet and the second most powerful man. Josh was nominated to be the editor of Urdu magazine "Aaj Kal", an organ of the Ministry of Information, Government of India. This ministry was in Sardar Patel's portfolio. Nehru asked Josh to meet with the minister before taking up the editorship. Josh was apprehensive about the meeting because of Patel's reputation of being anti-Muslim. In the beginning of the conversation Josh told Patel of his apprehension. Patel answered that he had great respect for people like Josh, who were outside the milieu of the Indian society. (I am paraphrasing.) Josh was an Afridi Pathan, light in color. Patel explained that in fact, his contempt was for the regular Muslims who were low caste Hindus, converted to Islam by the Muslim rulers. In spite of being in minority they want to rule the Hindus, he said. This narrative does not need any elaboration. It sums up the sentiments of the mainstream Hindus towards mainstream Muslims.

Dr. Mulk Raj Anand was a celebrated India-based novelist who wrote in English. His novel "Untouchable" was prompted by an incident in his family, where one of his aunts committed suicide because she was excommunicated by her family for sharing a meal with a Muslim woman.

A story from my own personal experience: While I was growing up in a southern city in India, most homes had no electricity and no running water. The villages had communal wells --- like in the Radha-Krishna movie --- and the urban areas had communal water taps which opened for a few hours a day. There would be a line of women with gharas (water containers) waiting for the water outlet to open. These were mostly Hindu women since the Muslim women observed purdah and would not go out. We were gangs of Muslim kids disposed to committing mischief. So while the women were collecting water in their brass containers, we would go, touch the gharas and run away. The women would curse us, throw away the water and start rubbing the outside of the gharas with cow dung to clean them of the pollution caused by our touch: the Muslim kids. For us it was fun and frolics but for the future of Muslims in India, it was a horror story.

So, much of the conflict in the subcontinent is rooted in the Caste consciousness of Hindus and the Brahminical arrogance. Hindus think that Muslims are of lower intelligence and are incapable of creativity, a myth, which from my own experience, can be broken. Remember that for every Aryabhata there is an Al-Khwarizmi. The subcontinent has produced great Muslim mathematicians and physicists. Examples are: Allama Mashriqi, Raziuddin Siddiqui and Abdus Salam; chemists like Salimuzzaman Siddiqui and Atta-u-Rahman. The problem however is that the systems on both sides of the border are suffocative for initiative. In India, as the Sachar Commission Report has indicated, opportunities for Muslims are so much diminished that the Muslims are falling behind the Scheduled Caste. In Pakistan, the corrupt governments are criminally negligent of the systems of education.

The solution is obvious: In India, Muslims must establish their own institutions as other minorities have done, instead of depending completely on government. The shadikhanas must give way to parhaikhanas. In Pakistan, the madrasah education must be replaced with comprehensive basic education by legislation and the private sector must step in to fund scientific research as in the United States. Excessive religiosity must be discouraged as it is counter-indicated in the Quran and the Sunnah. The future of Muslims will depend upon the quest for knowledge, competitiveness, inventiveness and enterprise.
January 2018

Latest Khutba

 Dr Kaukab Siddique

Latest Revolutionary Khutba
Surah al-Hajj Teaches us an essential Lesson on How to be United.
America is infected with great Evil which only Islam can defeat
Islamic movements have never defined themselves as Black or White or in Nationalistic Terms

Text #1.
It is He Who has named you Muslim, both before and in this (Revelation); that the Messenge rmay be a witness for you, and ye be witnesses for mankind!.[The Qur'an 22:78]

Text #2:
Jubair ibn Mut'im reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said:

لَيْسَ مِنَّا مَنْ دَعَا إِلَى عَصَبِيَ§ةٍ وَلَيْسَ مِنَّا مَنْ قَاتَلَ عَلَى عَصَبِيَ§ةٍ وَلَيْسَ مِنَّا مَنْ مَاتَ عَلَى عَصَبِيَ§ةٍ

He is not one of us who calls to narrow nationalism [tribalism]. He is not one of us who fights for the sake of narrow nationalism. He is not one of us who dies following the way of narrow nationalism..

[Hadith: Sunan of Abu Dawud 5102]

On January 12, 2018 Br. Kaukab Siddique gave the juma khutba at Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen in Baltimore. This community is steadily is increasing participation and responsibility. There are two imams and there are two sister activists, there is a security team, there is a historian and Br. Kaukab is the amir. The masjid is looking for two more khateebs.

On this juma' the non-Muslim mother of one of the brothers had passed away and br. Kaukab and the sisters were condoling with him and advising him on how to deal with the sad situation.

The masjid is small but it was packed with worshippers. Here is an outline of Br. Kaukab's khutba for distribution online.

  1. Sura al-Hajj has three characteristics which are often missed by Muslim preachers:

    1. It is the only sura which has TWO sajdas [prostrations[ during recitation.

    2. It is the first sura in Which Muslims were permitted to offer armed resistance against aggression.

    3. Allah commanded in this sura that the followers of Islam must ONLY identify themselves as MUSLIM and nothing else.

  2. In America there is a deep disease of racism and sometimes even Muslims are infected by it and identify themselves as Black or White.

  3. Recently I was informed that a new group is identifying itself as "Black, American" Islamic group. This racial identification is alien to Islam and in all of Muslim history it has never been legitimized.

  4. Also, nationalism, pride in ones nation, is not part of Islam. Groups supporting the government have tried to come up with the idea of "moderate, American" Islam. Again, there is no such legitimacy in Qur'an and authentic hadith. We are FIRST and LAST, Muslims.

  5. This correct identification which Allah has given us can unite us. All other labels disunite and fragment us.

  6. The evil hidden within the genesis of America is so powerful that it is now overwhelming all that is good in this nation.

  7. Look at what White people did to each other during the Civil War. As many as 20,000, or 10,000, or 5000 men were killed in each big battle. These were White people, Christians, killing each other with intense hatred. Tens of thousands were wounded and could not be saved from lifelong suffering owing to lacks of modern medicines.

  8. Think of what happened to women who were widowed or were left behind the battlefields. Is it strange that there is little or no punishment for crimes against women. Even rape with mutilation does not draw execution.

  9. Whatever is good in America is being marred by the people in power supporting the illegitimate entity known as Israel. The "miracle" of media distortion does not let Americans see that Jews supporting Israel are racists siphoning off America's wealth to an aggressive military entity. Israel is not based on the religion coming out of Judaism but sees Jews as a race. They hate the whole world because they are not based on the teachings of Moses, pbuh, but on racist ideas of national superiority.

  10. See how the rulers have tried to legitimize homosexuality which is totally undermining the values of Christianity and Islam. LGBTq are not limiting themselves to civil rights or their brand of sex within the privacy of their homes but as an aggressive media oriented movement imposing their "religion" on the whole country.

  11. The Governor of Pennsylvania has declared an opioid [drug drug] emergency. The entire young generation is being wiped. At least 64.000 people have actually died, in America, most in the prime of their youth. The materialistic culture and the lack of higher values is eliminating an entire generation. [1]

  12. America needs Islam. We must care for our neighbors through ourselves as examples of humanity:

    1. No alcohol, drugs or intoxicants of any kind.

    2. No gambling.

    3. No sex outside marriage.

  13. Respect and honor women. See how vulnerable they are, unable to progress without giving in to the abuse, humiliation and demeaning behavior coming from men who are in positions of power..

  14. Zionist media are playing a very dirty game. They pinpoint, magnify and disseminate any brutal crime in a Muslim country. Every day similar crimes are committed in America but the world does not get to know them. That's why Immigrants think this is a land of milk and honey. The best of American men, Dr.King, Malcolm X have been murdered, Imam Jamil is in prison.

  15. Young Black men have been shot down by police in the streets: no legal process, no law. The Muslim world has no idea what is happening in America. Why is there no Islamic media?

Ya Allah, help us to study the Qur'an with translation, help us to follow the Sunnah of Muhammad, pbuh.

  1. For point #1, a,b,c see Maulana Maudoodi's introduction to Sura ai-Hajj in Tafhimul Quran,

  2. Among the more than 64,000 drug overdose deaths estimated in 2016, the sharpest increase occurred among deaths related to fentanyl and fentanyl analogs (synthetic opioids) with over 20,000 overdose deaths. Source: CDC WONDER


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Fighting someone else's war as 'gun for hire' bred terror in Pakistan, Imran tells Trump

By News Desk

Published: January 4, 2018

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has said that he has always opposed Pakistan fighting the 'war on terror' on behalf of the United States (US).

Fighting someone else's war as a 'gun for hire' had bred violence and terror in the country, said Imran.

The remarks were part of PTI chief's official statement regarding the ongoing foreign policy crisis sparked by a tweet from US President Donald Trump, in which the latter had urged Pakistan to 'do more' to eliminate terrorist safe havens on its soil.

Safdar Ali: A Dedicated Worker for Jamaate Islami

LAHORE, Jan. 13: A dedicated worker of the Jamaat e Islami and former Information Secretary of the JI, Ch. Safdar Ali, breathed his last after protracted illness. He was 76. He had been suffering from diabetes for the last several years.

Ch. Safdar Ali joined the JI in 1967 when the founder of the JI, Maulana Syed Abul Ala Maudoodi, was the Ameer of the party. He was associated with the media section of the JI. He was highly popular among the journalists. He devoted his entire life for the service of Deen and the JI.

Ameer, JIP, Senator Sirajul Haq, former JI chief Syed Munawar Hasan, JI leaders including Ch. Rehmat Elahi, Ch. Muhammad Aslam Saleemi, Hafiz Muhammad Idrees, Prof. Muhammad Ibrahim, Asadulah Bhutto, Rashid Naseem, Mian Muhammad Aslam, Dr Farid Ahmed Piracha, JI Secretary General, Liaqat Baloch, deputy Secretary Generals of the JI, Muhammad Asghar, Syed Waqas Ja'fery, Azhar Iqbal Hasan, Hafiz Sajid Anwar, and Khalid Rahman, besides Maulana Abdul Ma'lik, JI Information Secretary Amirul Azeem, former Information Secretary M. Anwar Niazi, and deputy Secretary Information, Qaiser Sharif, have expressed deep grief over the demise of Ch. Safdar Ali.

In a joint statement , they paid rich tributes to late Ch. Safdar Ali. They said that the deceased was associated with the JI from his youth and devoted all his life for the service of Islam. They prayed that Allah Almighty may accept the good deeds of the deceased and grant him best place in paradise. They also expressed condolences with the members of the bereaved family.

War News

 War News


Murderous Battle on Idlib border expels Regime forces. Shelling & bombing of towns around Damascus Continues. Turkey warns about Kurdish Communist forces on Syria border.

IS advances in southeast Deir ez Zor.

January 14. Damascus. Mujahideen mortar fire hit the al-Qassaa area in the center of Assad's capital. Casualties not disclosed.

Shelling of Damascus centers in retaliation for Assad's shelling of Islamic suburbs around Damascus has become a daily affair but the shelling of the regime capital is still light.

In western Daraa province Jaysh Khalid bin Walid which has accepted the Islamic State repelled an Assad forces advance. The Jaysh controls 250 square miles in this strategic area of Syria.

Regime forces have been have been strafing and machine gunning Daraa city.

January 10-14. southern and eastern Idlib province. Islamic groups counterattacked Lebanese Hizb, Iranian, Alawite and Shia militias which had advanced into the borders of Idlib. The fighting has been ferocious. Attacks by Tahrir [Nusra], Turkistan [Chinese Uighur]. Jaysh al-Islam, Ahrar al-Sham, Nuruddin al-Zinki and other groups drove the regime forces out of 21 villages which they had captured. 82 of the regime troops were killed, including 3 colonels. The mujahedeen too lost heavily owing to their martyrdom attacks on tanks and being subjected to attacks by the Russian air force and Assad's helicopters. 95 mujahideen were killed. including 6 leaders. The big success for Islamic fighters was that 31 of the regime troops were captured. In much of the fighting the Chinese Turkistani Islamic fighters led the mujahideen.

Observers say that if regime forces continue to attack Idlib province, there could be another huge wave of refugees fleeing Syria.

In the bombing of Idlib City by the Russians, there was a big explosion killing 27 civilians including 14 children and 7 women. 16 Islamic fighters from Russia were also killed who were probably the real target of the Russian bombing.

Meanwhile, January 8-12, Assad's helicopters, Lebanese Hizb artillery and Russian jets continued to blast Islamic-controlled towns around Damascus, particularly Douma and Harasta. In one day's bombing and shelling, 16 civilians, including 8 children and 5 women were killed in Harasta city, 7 civilians including a child were killed in Douma city and 3 civilians, 2 of them children, were killed in Saqba city.

In the extreme south east of Deir ez Zor province, Islamic State fighters have stopped the Kurdish SDF advance south along the Euphrates river and Assad forces advances frontally towards Bukamal were pushed back further 20 miles. In the latest fighting 10 regime troops and 7 Islamic State fighters were killed.

A large Kurdish [Communist] force is being armed and organized along the north central Syrian border with Turkey. Turkish leader Erdogan has warned of military intervention if this force tries to consolidate along the Turkish border.

North of Raqqa, the IS city destroyed by the US air force, the man given charge of the reconstruction of Raqqa has been assassinated by unknown gunmen.

News Within the U.S.
 News within the US

Texas man charged with capital murder in adopted daughter's death

A Texas man has been charged with capital murder in the death of his three-year-old adoptive daughter, who was found to have died from "homicidal violence."

 Wesley Mathews

Wesley Mathews, 37, who authorities have said admitted to causing the child's death and then hiding her body in October, could face the death penalty or life in prison if found guilty of the charge, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office said Friday.

"We have not yet decided if we are going to actually seek death. We do go through a process to make that determination," District Attorney Faith Johnson said at a news conference after a grand jury returned the indictments.

Mathews was additionally charged with abandoning a child and tampering with evidence, both in the second degree and carrying two to 20 years in prison, Johnson said. He was previously charged with injury to a child, which is a first-degree felony.

Mathews initially told authorities that his daughter, Sherin, had gone missing after he left her outside as punishment for not drinking her milk in the early morning hours of Oct. 7.

Authorities said he later admitted to physically forcing her to drink the milk, causing her to choke and die. He said he then moved her body, which was found two weeks later, an affidavit stated.



[This is the best article from among many New Trend received about Trump's "s...hole" comment. Dr. Leon, top Black intellectual, is an old friend of ours.]

When Someone Tells You Who They Are, Believe Them!
By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III


"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump said, according to these people, referring to African countries and Haiti. He then suggested that the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway, whose prime minister he met Wednesday." Washington Post January 11, 2018

When someone tells you who they are you should believe them. President Donald Trump has once again made it very clear; he is a racist. Before he decided to insult Haitians and immigrants from African countries he efficiently targeted Mexican's and African Americans in the same Tweet, "Sadly, the overwhelming amount of violent crime in our major cities is committed by blacks and Hispanics..." We can never forget one of Trump's most infamous forays into bigotry, "When Mexico sends it people, they're not sending their best...They're bringing drugs...They're rapists."

The late Dr. Francis Cress Welsing defined racism/White Supremacy as, "The local and global power system structured and maintained by persons who classify themselves as White...This system consists of patterns of perception...thought, speech, action and emotional response..." Trump's historic patters of thought expressed through his words, actions and policies fit this definition to a "t".

When someone tells you who they are you should believe them. President Donald Trump is also a sexual predator. Again, the well-publicized foray into misogyny, "You know, I'm automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them...I don't even wait. And when you're a star, they let you do it. You can do anything...Grab 'em by the p@%%y. You can do anything."

When someone tells you who they are you should believe them. President Donald Trump is a liar. According to The New York Times, after admitting that the voice on the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape was his and making a feeble attempt to apologize for it, "Mr. Trump told a Republican senator that he wanted to investigate the recording that had him boasting about grabbing women's genitals. "We don't think that was my voice..."

This recent demonstration of Trump's racism has many people shocked but few are surprised. Most of us are just disgusted. It is interesting to watch those hacks at FOX News attempt to spin this into a them vs. us or partisan creation " distract Americans from Trump's accomplishments".

America, the international global hegemon, the waning empire - finds itself dealing with the reality that its president has once again inferred that he sees Europeans as superior and people of color as inferior, "...the United States should instead bring more people from countries like Norway." He sees people of color as "other". It is a "us vs. them" binary world. Racist rhetoric is the language of racists. When someone tells you who they are, believe them.

This "Trumpian" mindset is not new. During WWII President Roosevelt was asked why Italian Americans were not being interned like Japanese Americans, he replied, "I don't care about the Italians...They are a lot of opera singers..." The Japanese Americans were "other", Italian Americans being of European decent were like him. Even though Italian and German Americans did suffer indignities, they were never interned and mistreated like Japanese Americans.

As I have listened to the debate about Trump's latest comments, many pundits and analysts are outraged about his "shithole country" reference. However, few are asking the more fundamental question, "what made these countries "shitholes" (and not to say that they really are)?" The answer, American foreign policy and European settler colonialism. Haiti struggles to this day simply because after the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804) it was the first Black republic in the world to overthrow a European power. America and France never want Haiti to be the shining example of successful liberation and freedom that it should be. People should be asking the Clinton Foundation what happened to the $13B in aid that went to Haiti after the earthquake.

Mineral and resource rich African countries such as Zimbabwe and Congo will never be allowed to organically develop. They will always be oppressed by America and European forces because these colonists and neo-colonialists will never allow the strategic minerals held in these countries to be controlled by Africans.

Another question to ask is where is the outrage from Republican leadership? When engaged in analysis historical context is very important. Trump and his base did not develop in a vacuum. Sen.'s McConnell and Graham, et al's failure to condemn Trump's "shithole" comment is consistent. They were conspicuously silent in 2010 when Tea Party members spat on Rep. Emanuel Cleaver called Rep. John Lewis a "nigger" and Rep. Barney Frank a "faggot." Their inability to condemn Trump is not necessarily because they agree with him (even though in my opinion they probably do) it's because they are afraid. They fear what Dr. King called "the white backlash" and what Dr. Walters called "the politics of resentment. They fear the well-financed echo chamber called The Tea Party and the Freedom Caucus.

The ethnic demographics of America are changing. This change is striking fear in the hearts of many White Americans. Looking back at the rhetoric it is even easier to see that when Trump discusses "protecting the American worker" and bringing in highly educated wealthier "English speakers" with "higher job skills" he's is speaking to White people about White people. Therefore, even though many Americans are appalled by Trump latest raciest display, the White House is defending it. According to CNN, "The President's 'shithole' remark is being received much differently inside of the White House than it is outside of it. Though this might enrage Washington, staffers predict the comment will resonate with his base, much like his attacks on NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem did not alienate it."
As we move closer to the 2018 mid-term elections the ideological lines are becoming clearer and clearer. Just when the good people of Alabama dispatched the alleged petafile Roy Moore, Arizonians will now be faced with the anti-immigrant, racial profiler and birther Joe Arpaio and his bid for the US Senate. These mid-terms will be a true litmus test. Will the bigotry and hatred of Trump's base continue to carry the day, wreak havoc on our system of justice and control the Republican Party? Or, will people of good conscience and good will come to the polls in record numbers to reject Trump's politics of racism and hate in an effort to truly Make America Great Again instead of making America White again?

People have been apologizing for Trump since he announced his candidacy, saying, "he's not a politician" and "it will just take time for him to grow into being presidential". This is the same guy who was sued by the DOJ in 1973 for housing discrimination. He had his employees secretly mark the applications of minorities with codes, such as "No. 9" and "C" for "colored," according to government accounts filed in federal court.

I have always known, when someone tells you who they are, believe them. The key is to act on what they tell you.

Dr. Wilmer Leon is the Producer/ Host of the nationally broadcast call-in talk radio program "Inside the Issues with Leon," on SiriusXM Satellite radio channel 126. Go to or email: and Dr. Leon's Prescription at
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 Aga Khan World

What Aga Khan does for the Muslim World
by Akbar Khoja

Recently there has been some feeble propaganda attempts by Ismailis to convince Muslims living the in the West and the 'liberal' Muslims living in Muslim lands about how 'philanthropic' is Aga Khan and how humanitarian are his projects for everyone and not just Ismailis.

Nothing can be further from the truth. All of Aga Khan's attempts at establishing institutions are strictly, compulsorily and firmly, for-profit institutions. The poster child of Aga Khan's public welfare institutions is Aga Khan Hospital and the Aga Khan Hospital is also a testimony to the 'for-profit' claim which I mentioned above. The Aga Khan Hospital is not just one of the expensive, but the most expensive healthcare institutions in the cities where it is present. In Kenya, the cost of delivering a baby at Aga Khan Hospital is a whopping KSh 400,000. Together with that, it has had an outstanding number of malpractice and medical negligence cases in Karachi, Pakistan and Nairobi, Kenya. These are not mere claims of medical malpractice, but are civil cases against the hospital and it's trustees and are publicly available for viewing on the internet.

 Serena Hotel in Kabul

The newly opened Serena Hotel in Kabul offers rooms starting at $250-a-night, that's what an average Afghan makes in a year - including the ones employed at the Serena Hotel in Kabul. These Serena Hotels also openly sell alcohol contradictory to what Islam teaches, but that's another topic and already addressed in the Inside Ismailism blog previously.

 Serena Hotels acknowledgement

An acknowledgement by General Manager of Serena Hotels, of the review posted on TripAdvisor for the Johnny Walker Black Tie Dinner. Courtesy of TripAdvisor.

Aga Khan's institutions do focus on poverty alleviation, but these programs are only inward-facing - strictly focused towards the Ismaili community. The aim is to get as many family 'on their feet' as possible, for each family which is able to feed itself is required to pay 12.5% of it's monthly income to Aga Khan.

This 12.5% paid by Ismaili families is called 'dasond' which means 'tenth-part'. Modern day Ismaili missionaries claim that this is a combination of zakat (2.5%) and ushr (10%). However, that's simply not true because zakat is never ever paid on income and is paid on excess and unconsumed wealth which lies with a Muslim for more than a year. The history of dasond is revealed in Ismaili 'ginans' or hymns which are written by their 'pirs' or saints in gujrati language.

Ismailis at that time were required to pay their dasond (tenth part) to the then present-day Imam (spiritual father), and were required to pay 2.5% to the pir (spiritual mother) - both from their monthly earnings, completely contradictory to Islamic teachings. However, when Aga Khan came into power, he claimed both positions, Imam and Pir, for himself and asked to be paid both of these shares to himself. This is also a reason why Ismaili missionaries, such as Kamaluddin Alimohammad and Abu Aly A. Aziz can be heard calling the Aga Khan as 'ruhani ma baap' or spiritual father and mother in their sermons. All of these historical facts are completely hidden from the present-day Ismailis and the dasond is just equated to zakat and ushr.

It's not just the issue of dasond vs. zakat. It's also the issue of the Islamic prayer vs. The Ismaili prayer and the issue of Hajj vs. The Glimpse of Aga Khan and the issue of Ramadhan fasting vs. Shukarvari Beej which distance Ismailism from Islam. All Muslims, including Shia and Sunni adhere to the five basic pillars of Islam of the testimony of faith, prayer, zakat, hajj and fasting whereas Ismailis come in and claim that prayer means not praying as the Prophet (pbuh) did, fasting does not mean abstaining from food and drink, zakat is not paid yearly on excess wealth to the poor but monthly on the income to the Imam (Aga Khan), and Hajj is just getting a glimpse of Aga Khan with your very own eyes.

Obviously on a religious ground, Ismailis have not feet to stand on, as all their claims of following Islam just do not make any sense whatsoever, and they then cite the Aga Khan Hospital and other highly profitable institutions which are just businesses run by Aga Khan. The list of these business is not small, it's a HUGE list.

Aga Khan has cleverly banded all of these institutions under AKFED (Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development) which on the face of it, sounds very philanthropic, but it's not. AKFED is nothing but a private holding company under which all of Aga Khan's highly profitable institutions including banks, insurance companies, telecommunication companies, airlines and hotels operate such as:

Banks and Insurance Companies:
Habib Bank Limited
Development Credit Bank
Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank
Jubilee Insurance
Diamond Trust Bank

Air Mali
Meridiana Fly
Air Uganda

Roshan Telecommunications
Mwananchi Communications
Tcell Tajikistan

Kabul Serena Hotel
Faisalabad Serena Hotel
Islamabad Serena Hotel
Quetta Serena Hotel
Swat Serena Hotel
Nairobi Serena Hotel
Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge
Mara Serena Safari Lodge
Kilaguni Serena Safari Lodge
Serena Mountain Lodge
Polana Serena Hotel
Kampala Serena Hotel
Lake Victoria Serena Resort
Mivumo River Lodge
Selous Wildlife Lodge
Lake Manyara Safari Lodge
Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge
Ngorongoro Serena Safari Lodge
Arusha Mountain Village
Zanzibar Serena Inn

Azito Energie
Pamir Energy

Auction Houses:
Arqana - One of the world's largest racehorse auctioning and breeding houses

The Aga Khan Foundation in Canada (AKFC) was recently under investigation and did not reveal it's audited financial statements to the public. It received $41.9 government funding in 2013 and did not spend that money. In fact, it was found that the AKFC had "enough cash-in-hand to operate for 8 years without even raising even a single penny". This was reported in Toronto Star and Bloomberg.

Aga Khan's relationship with the current prime minister was also recently questioned, and is currently under investigation for calling Justin Trudeau's family to a vacation. Canada has given AKFC $310 million since 2004 and Aga Khan's vacation call to Trudeau seemed more like a 'generous cut' than a generous gift.

Investigation into the Trudeau-Aga Khan relationship resulted in the striking discovery that the island at which Aga Khan hosted Justin Trudeau was owned by an off-shore company. The Panama Leaks database contained the name of this company through which it was found that this company is owned by two other companies. Even the helicopter which was used for transport was owned by an off-shore company. This is the modern way of weaving private property ownership into layers and layers of companies registered in off-shore tax havens. It is impossible for anyone to determine wealth of individuals who use these off-shore companies.

 Aga Khan yacht

A few weeks into this and the Paradise Papers were revealed in which Aga Khan's name was prominently featured. Aga Khan was found to hide the ownership of his expensive multi-million dollar yachts under an off-shore company called Bravo Romeo. Just one of the yacht he owns was valued at 200,000,000 British Pounds in 2014 (See photo of Aga Khan enjoying vacation on one of his 200 million pound yachts).

Aga Khan was also highly criticized when he milked the Canadian government to grant him $30 million dollars from the tax payers money to establish the Global Center for Pluralism. Moreover, Aga Khan got the premises for the Global center for Pluralism against just $1 for a 99-year lease and later got permission for sub-lease half of the property at market rate to other tenants. This prime piece of real estate was formerly the Canadian War Museum.

Aga Khan and his Ismaili community were also under investigation, this time by the FBI for money laundering when Ismaili community members were found smuggling dasond money (yes, the same 12.5%) across the US-Canadian border. Fortunately for Aga Khan, the Ismailis involved took the blame and the prison sentence upon themselves. The entire saga was covered by CBC's Fifth Estate documentary called "God's Money".

Aga Khan was also revealed to have funded Tajik separatist terrorists against the current Tajik government and the story was published as 'West plans new country for Ismaelites' [sic] in Press TV.

The Aga Khan also owns a $100 million island in the Bahamas, a superyacht with which he breaks speed records, racehorses which win him derby money and settles record million-dollar divorces with Western supermodels who go back to Christianity after 'accepting Islam' while married to Aga Khan. But that's a another bunch of topics.

Whether you are a Ismaili or a Muslim, whenever you are giving your 'time and money' to anything owned and operated by Aga Khan, know where you time and money is going, as the money trail always leads to the truth behind the facade.

2018-01-14 Sun 22:29:28 ct