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7 Jamada al-Awwal 1440 A.H. - January 13 2019 Issue # 2, Newsletter #1793

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by Al-Mughira,r.a.:

The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Allah has forbidden you (1) to be undutiful to your mothers (2) to withhold (what you should give) or (3) demand (what you do not deserve), and (4) to bury your daughters alive. And Allah has disliked that you (1) talk too much about others; (2) that you ask too many questions; (3)or that you waste your property."
Sahih al-Bukhari 5975
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

 Breaking News

[With thanks to Sis. Yasmin.]
China's Latest Move to Destroy Islam

Practicing Islam is forbidden in parts of China, with individuals caught praying, fasting, growing a beard or wearing a hijab facing arrest.

China has passed a new law that seeks to "Sinicize" Islam within the next five years, the latest move by Beijing to rewrite how the religion is practised.

China's main English newspaper, Global Times, reported on Saturday that after a meeting with representatives from eight Islamic associations, government officials "agreed to guide Islam to be compatible with socialism and implement measures to Sinicize the religion".

The newspaper did not provide further details or the names of the associations that agreed to the decree.

China has embarked on an aggressive "Sinification" campaign in recent years with faith groups that were largely tolerated in the past seeing their freedoms shrink under Chinese President Xi Jinping, China's most powerful leader since Mao Zedong.

Practicing Islam has been made forbidden in parts of China, with individuals caught praying, fasting, growing a beard or wearing a hijab, facing the threat of arrest.

According to the UN, more than one million Uighur Muslims are estimated to be held in internment camps where they are forced to denounce the religion and pleadge allegiance to the officially atheist ruling Communist Party.

Rights groups have accused China of engaging in a campaign of ethnic cleansing. In August, a Washington Post editorial said the world "can't ignore" the campaign against Muslims.

Islamic crescents and domes have been stripped from mosques, and according to the Associated Press news agency, religious schools and Arabic classes have been banned and children barred from participating in Muslim activities.

China has rejected the criticism, saying it protects the religion and culture of its minorities.

However, in the past week alone, authorities in China's Yunnan province, which borders Mynamar, have closed three mosques established by the marginalised Hui Muslim ethnic minority, the South China Morning Post has reported.


Western countries and now China are all trying to change Islam to their own version of what they want and they're using Munafiq (fake Muslims) to help them.

"They plot and plan, and Allah too plans; but the best of planners is Allah." (Quran 8:30)

Sinicize - Sinicization, sinicisation, sinofication, or sinification is a process whereby non-Chinese societies come under the influence of Chinese culture, particularly Han Chinese culture and societal norms.


Falls Church, Virginia
Impressive Distribution of 7-page Jamaat al-Muslimeen Document to 200 Muslims

On January 11, 2019, after Juma' at Darul Hijra masjid in northern Virginia [Falls Church] 200 Muslims were given a 7-page Islamic document ;produced by Jamaat al-Muslimeen.

The document was well received and only two people showed dislike.

Here is an outline of the contents of the 7-pager"

  1. Jamaat al-Muslimeen shoora resolutions calling on Muslims"

    1. To support Islamic political prisoners.

    2. To support migrant caravans coming to the USA.

    3. To support critics of Israel.

    4. To support Africa particularly Ethiopia-Eritrea unity

    5. To support children in Gambia, Ethiopia and other countries.

    6. To oppose police shootings.

    7. to oppose Israel and Saudi atrocitie, particularly Israeli attacks on Gaza and the murder of Kashhoggi.

    8. To oppose all tyrants and occupiers, particularly in Syria, Iraq Afghanistan, Egypt and Somalia.

    9. To condemn the destruction of Muslim cities, Aleppo, Raqqa and Mosul.

    10. To condemn the slaughter of civilians in Deir ez Zor by US air force.

  2. Report on the Jamaat Shoora meeting led by Dr. Kaukab Siddique with important presentatio0ns by Br. Kalem, Br. Br. Abu Talib, Sis. Ayesha and Sis. Ashira.

  3. Latest war news from Syria, Afghanistan, Somalia and Iraq.

  4. Guidance on repentance [Sis. Yasmin]

  5. Hadith presented by Sis. Kristi.

 Word Around The Net

by Br. Nazeer, Texas

White House asked the Pentagon for plans to strike Iran

Man Arrested After Suspicious Packages Sent To Consulates Throughout Australia

US Businessman Kidnapped in Costa Rica: 12 Arrested

Can robots transform Chinese architecture?

6 militants killed in US air strike in Somalia, US says

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show


[Thanks to Salim Mansur Khalid]

Bangladesh Elections were Bogus.

[Human Rights Watch Warns]

An independent and impartial commission should investigate the serious allegations of abuses in the Bangladesh elections, Human Rights Watch said today. The allegations include attacks on opposition party members, voter intimidation, vote rigging, and partisan behavior by election officials in the pre-election period and on election day.

After a campaign marred by violence, mass arrests of the opposition, and a crackdown on free speech, the election commission announced that the ruling Awami League won the December 30, 2018 election, returning Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to a third consecutive term, with the ruling party winning 288 of the 298 parliamentary seats contested. The prime minister said the election was "free and fair," while the opposition described the election as "farcical."

"The pre-election period was characterized by violence and intimidation against the opposition, attacks on opposition campaign events, and the misuse of laws to limit free speech," said Brad Adams, Asia director at Human Rights Watch. "Reports of ballot stuffing, intimidation of voters, and ruling party control of voting locations on election day mean that an independent and impartial commission should be formed to determine the extent of the violations."

Thousands of opposition supporters were arrested before the election, and journalists described having to censor their reporting for fear of arrest and violence. The Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission required all telecommunication operators to shut down 3G and 4G internet services ahead of the election, preventing communication and information sharing. At least 17 people were killed in violence related to the voting on election day.


Demonstrations are continuing in Sudan. They started with opposition to rising prices but now have turned into demands for the removal of the dictator Bashir.

Growing resistance to American support for homosex has led to Tanzania's ruling against this deviance. It is now punishable with imprisonment for many years.



[Saudi Arabia is doing serious damage to the message of Islam. The oppression in Saudi Arabia is so serious that women are fleeing the country even at the risk of their lives. They will be used by the enemies of Islam.]

Does Islam say that the Wife Should Obey the Husband? Why are Marriages under Stress?
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

Several readers and listeners (to my presentations on women and islam) have pointed to certain lists and posts which are propagating the claim that according to Islam, the wife should Obey the husband. These scholars are saying that if a wife leaves the house for any reason, she must ask her husband's permission.

Answer by Br. Kaukab Siddique: We must realize that according to the Qur'an, authority belongs to ALLAH ALONE. [1] Any attempt to give authority to any human being is SHIRK, which is the only sin Allah does not forgive.

The Qur'an is a progressive revelation which went through stages of development of the Muslim woman and the Muslim male. In the final analysis, male-female relations in Islam are based on TAQWA [Fear of Allah, God-conscious behavior], not on gender. [2]

In the FINAL revelation about men and women, the Qur'an proclaimed without ambiguity that the believing men and women are EACH OTHER'S protecting friends and guardians, not the woman under the domain of the male. [3]

The Qur'an proclaimed the EQUALITY of men and women even in such an advanced, complex and cooperative venture as jihad.[4]

Allah Almighty categorically places women TOGETHER in ALL aspects of Islamic endeavor, without the slightest shade of inferiority for women. [5]

The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, took an oath of allegiance from women which covered their entire existence but does not include obedience to the husband. [6]

In the earliest stage of the Muslim community in Madinah, Muslim men were given the authority to discipline their wives in cases of sexual misconduct [without causing any significant hurt], but this was taken away at the next stage when in cases of alleged sexual misconduct, all that a man could do was to swear that he was telling the truth. If the wife took a similar oath, the marriage would be dissolved. [7] Most apologist Muslims focus on this early development in Islam and ignore the rest of the Qur'an.

So, if obedience to the husband is not a part of Islam, how should the family be organized? Wouldn't there be chaos if there is no "captain" of the team? This argument ignores the Islamic principle of organization which is called SHOORA or mutual consultation leading to decision making based on discussion, consent and consensus. There is a chapter of the Qur'an titled Shoora. Allah ordains in this chapter that ALL matters of Muslim activity must be carried out by mutual consultation and consent. [9] Even the Prophet, pbuh, divinely inspired as he was, received the command to consult with the believers. [10]

Maulana Maudoodi's tafsir [commentary] on the verse of Shoora is the best among all tafsirs. Here is the key excerpt:

"...Mutual consultation [shoora] is an essential requirement of the moral character Islam wants to teach the human being. Evasion of shoora is a major immorality which islam can never permit. The Islamic way of life requires that the principle of shoora should be used in all social relationships, big or small. In domestic life, the husband and the wife should do mutual shoora and when children grow up, they too should be included in the family shoora. When matters of the entire extended family are involved, all the sane and adult family members should be involved. If an entire tribe or clan is to be affected and all of them cannot be in the shoora process, by an agreed upon method their representatives should be included in a tribal majlis. If an entire nation is involved, the leader of the nation should be chosen by the will of the people and should manage national affairs with the help of the shoora members whom the nation considers trustworthy...." [Tafhimul Qur'an, vol.4, p.509]

In Islam, the husband and the wife are each others' friends and comrades. It's not a relationship of dominance and submission. Communication and discussion are the keys to successful Islamic marriage. Attempts at dominance and control are bound to create stress and the slow deterioration of the relationship, however well it might have started.

Men often do not listen to the nuances of what the wife says. Muhammad, pbuh, did. Women communicate differently from men. The Prophet, pbuh, knew that. Let's follow his example. If one searches in ALL of Hadith literature, with a fine tooth comb, one won't find him (pbuh) , trying to suppress and subordinate 'Ayesha, r.a., or any other woman.

Textual notes: [Emphasis added.]

  1. "Say: For me, I have an obvious sign from my Lord, but you reject it. What you would see hastened is not in my power. Authority belongs to Allah alone. He declares the Truth, and He is the best of Judges." [The Qur'an 6:57.]
    "Men are then returned to Allah, their Protector, the Reality. Authority belongs to Him Alone. and He is the swiftest in taking account." [6:62]
    [Yusuf, pbuh, said] "If not Him, ye worship nothing but names which ye have named - ye and your fathers - for which Allah has sent you no ruling: Authority is for None but Allah; He has commanded that ye worship none but Him; that is the right religion but most people understand not." [12:40]
    [Jacob, pbuh, said] "O my sons! enter not all by one gate: enter ye by different gates. Not that I can benefit you against Allah! None has authority other than Allah. On Him do I put my trust, and let all that trust put their trust on Him." [12:67.]
    "And He is Allah: there is no god but He! To Him be praise at the first and at the last! To Him belongs Authority and to Him shall ye all be brought back." [28:70]
    [Notice that even Prophets like Jacob and Yusuf have no authority. There is no question of an ordinary person like the husband having authority.]
    [Some translators use the word "command' for hukm or Authority but that is an incorrect translation. Command is 'Amr. However hukm has other uses too depending on the Qur'anic context.]

  2. "O mankind! We created you from male and female and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other. Surely the noblest of you with Allah are the ones among you who are best in conduct [taqwa]. Surely Allah is All Knowing, Aware." [49:13]

  3. "The believers, men and women are protectors and guardians [awliyya] of each other. They enjoin what is just and fobid what is evil: they establish prayer , give zakat regularly, and they obey Allah and His messenger. On them will Allah pour His mercy, for Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise. Allah has promised the believers, men and women, gardens under which rivers flow, to dwell therein, and beautiful mansions, in Gardens of everlasting bliss. But the greatest Bliss is the Pleasure of [acceptance by] Allah. That is the supreme felicity." [9:71-72]
    [Commentators agree that these were the final verses revealed on this subject.]

  4. "And their Lord has accepted of them and answered them: 'Never will I allow to be lost the efforts of any of you, be ye male or female: Ye are from each other. Those [men and women] who left their homes, or have been driven out from there or suffered injuries in My cause, or fought or been slain, - surely I will blot out from their sins and admit them into Gardens with rivers flowing beneath, - a reward from the presence of Allah, and from His Presence is the best of rewards.' " [3:195]

  5. The Qur'an 33:35

  6. 60:12

  7. 4:34. Modernists have expended much energy on this verse, in trying to change its meaning. They forgot that the Qur'an was revealed progressively over two decades. If this progression is not taken into account, one can be involved in tahrif [distortion] of the Qur'an, a deadly sin. For instance, see the next development of the husband-wife relationship in 24:6-9, where the husband is no longer called on to discipline his wife. [Islam followed a similar progression in dealing with intoxicants, interest and jihad.]

  8. Used in a separate article

  9. The Qur'an, chapter 42, verse 38.



Kashmir is a central issue.
Rule of Law is needed in tribal areas.
Rs. 56 billion with PPP.

by Qaiser Sharif.

LAHORE, Jan. 12; The central Shoora of the Jamaat e Islami has called upon the government to give top priority to the Kashmir issue and approach the world community after India's repeated refusal to hold talks.

The Shoora said that since New Delhi had time and again violated the Simla agreement, a meeting of the UN Security Council should be called to discuss the situation in occupied Kashmir. It further suggested that a special meeting of the OIC or Foreign Ministers conference be convened in order to intensify diplomatic pressure on India.

The JI central body said that Azad Kashmir and Gilgit and Baltistan were a part of the base camp for the Kashmir liberation movement. Therefore, these areas should be provided authority and funds under the constitution to motivate them to play their role in this respect. Both these areas should be provided more funds for development, Especially, the amount of Rs. 56 billion transferred for the quake affected people during the PPP government should be immediately released to facilitate the construction and rehabilitation of the infrastructure and educational and health institutions.

The Shoora condemned the repeated unprovoked firing by India at the working boundary and the Ceasefire line and called upon the government to take necessary steps for the security of the citizens on the border.

Through yet another resolution, the JI Shoora urged the government to provide a judicial system to the people in the former tribal areas and also extend the police system to the area. It also exhorted the government to fulfill its promise of providing one hundred billion annually and three per cent of the NFC to open the door of development of the tribal areas.

War News

 War News


January 13, 2019. According to the Tribune News Service, Taliban are attacking regime forces in and around Balkh, Takhar, Baghlan, Kunduz and Sar=e-Pul provinces. Stars and Stripes [US military paper] reports Taliban have captured "several villages, destroyed several bases, took weapons and ammo and killed/wounded 150 regime troops" as claimed by Taliban.

Impressive IS Victory in northern Nigeria

According to residents fleeing from the town of Baga, on Lake Chad, Islamic State fighters destroyed the naval base located on the lake and raised the IS flag on the town.
Prayers in the mosque were led an IS commander and the gathering included IS fighters.

The Nigerian has lost heavily as can be noted here:

"The fighters identified themselves as being members of the Islamic State's West Africa Province (Iswap), an IS affiliate which has distanced itself from Boko Haram, the main insurgent group in north-eastern Nigeria.

"The militants had captured heavy armored tanks, boats and a large cache of weapons during the raid on the military and naval bases, other residents said. "The military base was the local headquarters of the multinational task force, which includes troops from neighboring states fighting the militants, the residents added."Some troops fled with civilians, as the militants stormed the town, in north-eastern Borno state, on Wednesday night, the residents said." [BBC report.]

The fighters left last week after Nigerian air strikes.

January 13
IS kidnapped 3 businessmen supporting the regime in the Tuz Kharmatou area and released them after extracting $30000 ransom from them.

A large bomb attack caused multiple casualties in al-Qaim near the border. Reuters figures:
3 killed 23 wounded.

Scattered fighting and air strikes in the Kirkuk and Diyala provinces.

Both Iran and US are supporting the regime and their tensions are rising,


Heavy Fighting along Euphrates east bank. Civilians fleeing: Tahrir [al-Nusra] becomes major force facing Assad military.
Rainstorms Sweep refugee camps.

January 7 to January 13, 2019. SDF [Communist Kurds] with US-British-French air support are continuing their steady advance east of and around Hajin on the east bank of the Euphrates river. Civilians, children, women and older men, are fleeing the area in large numbers. Some members of ISIS mixing with the refugees were captured by SDF.

The US coalition air forces have inflicted heavy casualties on Islamic State fighters.

However, on January 11, Islamic State fighters counterattacked and took back the towns of al-BughazFoqani and al-Susa. They are holding back SDF's armored columns with the use of mines, booby trapped vehicles and human bombers. According to SOHR, IS also has weapon manufacturing local facilities.

In the northwest, after week long clashes between pro-Turkish Ahrar al-Sham and National Liberation group on one side and Tahrir al-Sham [al- Nusra, affiliated at one time with al-Qaida] on the other side, Tahrir now has 80% of the territory liberated from Assad, about 7200 square kilometers.

Both SDF and pro-Turkish FSA are pulling back from Manbig [north central Syria] so as not to get into conflict with each other, as requested by USA.

In southern Syria [Deraa], Assad's terror groups are hunting for individuals suspected of opposition to the regime.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

A joyous meeting with Native American groups celebrating their culture with Pow Wow.

Commanche and Sioux tribes were represented, and there was a large display of Native American cultural exhibits.

Dr. Kaukab Siddique and his wife met various participants in the groups that were playing the traditional drums and songs of the Native Americans; very sad, but at the same time, hopeful.

This land belongs to the Native Americans, and what happened to them is a long and tragic history.
 This land belongs to the Native Americans  This land belongs to the Native Americans

Crime is rampant in America.
Man who kidnapped 13 year old girl and killed her parents, is apprehended.

Teacher Kristin Kasinskas was at her home, in Gordon, Wis., on Thursday afternoon when a neighbor started frantically knocking on her door.

The neighbor had been walking her dog in the area, a subdivision known as Eau Claire Acres, when a teenager girl came up to her in the cold and asked for help. The girl was Jayme Closs, who had been missing since October, when her parents were found dead, having been shot and killed in their home in Barron, Wis., about an hour away.

"Call 911!" the dog walker told Kasinskas.

The moment marked the end of the 13-year-old's escape after being held captive for months.

Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

Introduction: He was able to break the biggest hoax of the 20th century.

Robert Faurisson - A Long View

By Arthur R. Butz

Great men do not need praise as much as they need an understanding of what they have done. I believe I have known Robert Faurisson longer than any other person currently active in 'Holocaust' revisionism, except for one relative of his, so it is incumbent on me to attempt to provide a long view of his work and the problem of its appreciation.

I Make the Acquaintance of Robert Faurisson
After my book The Hoax of the Twentieth Century was first published in 1976, I received many letters from people, most of whom I have forgotten and who did not sustain their interest. Among these communications was a letter from a French literature professor I had never heard of. I corresponded with this Robert Faurisson for almost a year with somewhat mixed thoughts about him. On the one hand, it was clear that he was very active in researching the subject of our mutual interest. On the other hand, he had no finished work or even manuscript to show me. He said he intended to publish a book entitled Le Mythe des Chambres à Gaz Hitlériennes, but activity, wishes, and intentions do not equal results, as I have observed countless times as a professional academic. This failure to show me evidence of significant work in 1976 is the major theme that I shall develop here; it is a key to understanding the problem of appreciating his work.

In the summer of 1977, I visited with him in Paris for a few days. That meeting with him was not the reason I went to Paris. During that trip, the principal points of my itinerary consisted in a visit to my publisher in Brighton, England, then a visit to Udo Walendy in Vlotho, Germany. Walendy was the distributor/translator of the German translation of my book. Beyond that, I had an intention to visit Wilhelm Stäglich in Hamburg and Robert Graham in Rome. Paris, mid-way between Brighton and Vlotho, was of interest to me mainly because I wanted to inquire into certain documents said to be held at the Centre de Documentation Juive Contemporaine (CDJC).[1] In addition, there was a man in Paris interested in publishing a French translation of my book.

Meeting Faurisson was not a principal concern of mine at the time, and it may be that his eagerness to be hospitable to me had a lot to do with my agreeing to meet him. As I left England and headed toward Paris, I must have wondered if this man would be worth any of my time. Though he professed great interest in the subject matter and even expended great energy pursuing it, he seemed to have made no significant contributions.

Faurisson had indicated to me earlier in our correspondence that he had written some letters, which caused angry and stupid reactions from some quarters. For example, his letters raising earnest questions about the alleged gas chambers, and requesting earnest replies resulted in accusations that he denied the existence of the camps. When I met him in 1977, there had been a recent column in Le Monde by Pierre Viansson-Ponté, criticizing the French version of the booklet Did Six Million Really Die?, and Faurisson attempted to publish a rebuttal there.[2]
My apprehensions concerning Faurisson were justified but were quickly dispelled. Faurisson was a regular researcher at the CDJC, and he took me there. I remember the lady at the reception desk when we entered together. She stared at me incredulously, pointed to Faurisson, and asked "Vous êtes avec Monsieur?" (Are you with this man?)

In our conversations, Robert described his work to me. He had interviewed Otto Frank, father of Anne Frank, and done additional work on that subject. He had visited Auschwitz, and he showed me engineering plans of crematoria, which he had obtained there and which he was not to publish until several years later. I realized that this man was resourceful and serious indeed. Bear in mind that my conversations with Robert are now being recollected after 26 years, and it may be that he showed me more of his work.
After I returned home in September 1977, I continued my correspondence with Robert with new respect. I may have been the only person in the world at that time who had any comprehension of his work. Faurisson continued his letter writing and attempts to publish an article of decent length and breadth expressing his views. As of mid-1978, he was unsuccessful in the latter, but in June 1978, he was able to publish a short article in Maurice Bardèche's obscure neo-fascist Défense de l'Occident.[3]

Robert Faurisson Becomes a Public Figure
In late 1978, there were two interesting developments in Europe. In Germany, Hellmut Diwald published his thick tome Geschichte der Deutschen (History of the Germans), which had a few pages that seemed to have an unacknowledged dependence on my book. Diwald's book did not last long in that form. As many copies as possible were recalled and the revisionist pages were replaced with politically acceptable ones.[4]

In France, the weekly L'Express published an interview, in its issue of 28 Oct. - 4 Nov. 1978, with Louis Darquier de Pellepois, who had been in charge of the Jewish policy of the Vichy regime during the German occupation. Darquier asserted that the only creatures gassed at Auschwitz had been lice and that the 6 million legend was "An invention pure and simple. A Jewish invention." Of course there was a great uproar, but Darquier's enemies were frustrated by the fact that he was long and safely established in Spain. A substitute villain had to be found. Faurisson became the target.[5] A vicious campaign against Faurisson ensued, but a consequence was that Faurisson was able to publish a well researched article in Le Monde (29 Dec. 1978).

Faurisson thus as a vicarious target became a public figure. In this he was handicapped by the fact that there existed no substantial corpus of writings of his that could accurately represent his views against the distortions of his enemies. In contrast, I remained silent until my book was published in 1976 so that, when the storm broke around me in early 1977, I was satisfactorily represented in print.

Faurisson In Print at Last
At my urging, Faurisson was invited to speak at the first conference of the newly-founded Institute for Historical Review (IHR) in California, held in September 1979. At about the same time, the Italian popular history magazine Storia Illustrata carried an interview with Faurisson.[6] This interview was quite fair to him, but an interview is seldom an effective way to present one's views, as the journalist chooses what is to be discussed. Happily, the IHR established its new Journal of Historical Review in 1980, and Faurisson gained an English language outlet for his work that served well for about twenty years.

About simultaneously some of Faurisson's research became directly available to the French public in a book formally authored by Serge Thion, entitled Vérité historique ou vérité politique? Le dossier de l'affaire Faurisson. La question des chambres à gaz., published in 1980 by the small leftist house La Vieille Taupe, Paris. In this book, which I have cited above, Thion related in detail the 1974-1980 events surrounding Faurisson.

However, Faurisson was the real author of this book, as only the first half is attributed to Thion, and that half consists mostly of reproductions of Faurisson's letters and some reactions to them. In the second half Faurisson presents the results of his research on gas chambers, Anne Frank, and related matters. Thus there was finally a Faurisson book, but it did not look like a Faurisson book, and its publication was a hasty defensive reaction to media hysteria.

In the aftermath of the Darquier affair Faurisson was denied use of the archives of the CDJC. However, I introduced him to Mark Weber, then a young historian living in Washington, D.C., who was able to help Faurisson gain access to the resources of the U.S. National Archives.

Thus, by the year 1980, it seemed that Faurisson was finally situated to conduct and publish his research as he deemed appropriate.

Faurisson's Career a Sequence of Battles
That happy situation, commonplace in scholarship, was not attained. A good way to grasp Faurisson's career as a revisionist since 1978 is to understand that the post-Darquier affair never ended for him, except in the sense that he was quickly barred as a contributor to the major press outlets. The long past events I have described above have been the pattern for his entire career as a revisionist. Virtually everything he has produced for the public has come forth from him in the context of some battle. I am not saying that his research was purely a defensive response. Most of it was not. However, its expression in written works has been governed to a great extent by his running battles. On the day after I started writing this chapter with this 'battle' theme in mind, a 'speak of the devil' message came to me by e-mail, which brought an article on Treblinka that Faurisson dated 12 Oct. 2003. It opens with the words:[7]

"With regard to the wartime Treblinka camp, I have mentioned over the years - in a few conference addresses, in a video presentation, and in some correspondence - the testimony of Marian Olszuk. But because I have been absorbed in the ordeal of the revisionist struggle over the past 15 years, I have put off writing a report about my meeting with that exceptional Polish witness."

This largely proves what I am trying to say, but some of the implications may not be clear.

The main point is that, in gaining an appreciation of the work of Faurisson, the first problem is finding the work of Faurisson. Some has not been published and what has been published is largely scattered about in obscure journals or websites. Some of it is misleadingly labeled. A researcher who searches a library catalog for author Faurisson will not find the Thion book that was mostly authored by Faurisson.

Again to provide some contrast, I cannot describe any phase of my revisionist years as involvement in the 'revisionist struggle' in the sense that Faurisson uses the term.

I would say that Faurisson was 'the whole thing' in revisionism during the eighties, that assessment being close enough to being literally true for us to adopt it. However, I fear people who were not involved at the time could honestly fail to understand that fact, on account of the difficulty of determining both his intellectual output and its importance.

The most significant failure of his intellectual output to be properly credited to Faurisson came in 1988 at the second Zündel trial. It was Faurisson, in Toronto for the trial, who asked the vital questions that led directly to the famous Leuchter Report and furthered subsequent forensic investigations. I consider this activity to be essentially a product of Faurisson's work, and yet his name is not on it. As things stand now, it will be easy for even a conscientious researcher to miss Faurisson's crucial role in this important development. What actually happened is that, by asking the right questions of Fred Leuchter, Faurisson founded a fertile field of revisionist investigation. In the intellectual process the right questions are usually harder to determine than the right answers. When crucially important questions seem to follow from no pre-existing process of logical deduction, we call it 'genius,' and one of the purposes of the present book is to give the genius Faurisson the credit he deserves.

Historical circumstances obscured Faurisson's role - it was "in the ordeal of the revisionist struggle," namely in a court case. The Leuchter Report should have been a formal work co-authored by Faurisson and Fred Leuchter. As things turned out, the original version of the Report had an introduction authored by Faurisson, which was dropped in some later versions.[8]

A second 'speak of the devil' came to me from Faurisson while writing this chapter. It was his letter to the German lawyer Horst Mahler, dated 20 Oct. 2003. Faurisson briefly summarized his revisionist work and with regard to the Leuchter Report, he told Herr Mahler:

"In 1988, thanks to an investigation commissioned by the German-Canadian Ernst Zündel, the professor's [Faurisson's] findings were confirmed by the American Fred Leuchter, designer of the gas chambers used in several United States prisons and author of a report on the alleged gas chambers of Auschwitz and Majdanek."

Here there is not even a hint that Faurisson had anything to do with this trailblazing forensic investigation. The reader could reasonably infer, from Faurisson's own words, that Faurisson never heard of Leuchter until his Report was issued. The present inner circle of revisionists knows that is far from true, but can those who have not been close to such events be faulted for not understanding that?
The eighties - whose revisionist activity Faurisson utterly dominated - ended in France with the infamous Fabius-Gayssot law of 1990, a sort of Lex Faurissonia, if I may use Latin here for 'the Faurisson Law,' that is, the law specifically targeting Faurisson by the State. This was both a disaster for Faurisson and revisionism, but at the same time also a back-handed compliment to, and confirmation of, the intellectual significance of revisionism.

Faurisson Remains Inadequately Represented
It was not until 1999 that a serious compilation of Faurisson's writings appeared, as the four volume Écrits révisionnistes. The Fabius-Gayssot law forced the production of this set as an "édition privée hors-commerce", i.e., something printed by a private group of individuals strictly for its private use and not to be sold to the public. The arrangement of Faurisson's writings is chronological, implying that much of the presentation is not what Faurisson or most readers would consider optimum today. Moreover, these four volumes lack an ingredient that Faurisson has repeatedly stressed as important: pictures.

Here I am not being critical of the publishers of this set. I have some comprehension of the great difficulties the circle around Faurisson has faced in the post-Gayssot era. The fact remains that this four volume set does not satisfactorily represent the work and mature and refined views of this remarkable man.

For some time there has been an intention to publish an English language work entitled Faurisson on the Holocaust, whose schema, content, and progress as of today I am not well informed about. If it is to amount to an English translation of the Écrits révisionnistes, then it will contribute to our understanding of Faurisson's work, but will not be what we might hope for.

Does Faurisson need a biographer? Though I suppose he will get one, I believe that a biographer would not be helpful as we would just be given an account of the 'struggle.' That account may be so interesting as to obscure for us that the main problem we, and even more so the future student, face today is the problem I faced as I left England in 1977 and headed toward Faurisson and Paris. What has Faurisson actually done? At this point Faurisson does not need a biographer as much as he needs somebody to summarize his work in a concise but thorough way. As we old comrades of Robert Faurisson gather here to honor him and his work, let us note that the expression of the latter remains both incomplete and cumbersome, and that others will come not filled with the awe that tends to obscure that fact for us. He is not in danger of being forgotten, but he is in danger of being misunderstood.

Arthur R. Butz, U.S. citizen, was born and raised in New York City. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from M.I.T. and his Ph.D. in Control Sciences from the University of Minnesota in 1965. In 1966 he joined the faculty of Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, where he is now Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is the author of numerous technical papers. Dr. Butz is the author of the book "The Hoax of the Twentieth Century. The Case Against the Presumed Extermination of European Jewry" (1976), one of the basic texts of 'Holocaust' revisionism. He has also published numerous revisionist articles, mostly in the "Journal of Historical Review." For more details see

  1. My meeting with Graham was described in the Journal of Historical Review, March/April 1998. The immediate basis for my interest in the archives of the CDJC is also described there. This material was reproduced in the 2003 printing of my book The Hoax of the Twentieth Century, Theses and Dissertations Press, Chicago, pp. 361ff. It is also posted at [now at] .

  2. These events are related by Serge Thion, Vérité historique ou vérité politique, La Vieille Taupe, Paris, 1980, Ch. 2.

  3. Ibid., pp. 83-89.

  4. These events are related by Armin Mohler and Robert Hepp in Josef Eibicht (ed.), Hellmut Diwald, Hohenrain, Tübingen 1994, pp. 110-120, 121-147; online at Editor's note.

  5. Serge Thion, op. cit. (note 2), Ch. 3.

  6. The interview was published in the August 1979 issue and controversy continued in the letters section in the September, October and December issues. The August interview appeared in a French translation, corrected and annotated by Faurisson, in S. Thion, op. cit. (note 2) , pp. 171-212. Later posted at An English translation was published in the Journal of Historical Review, 2(4) (1981), pp. 319-373 and later posted at

  7. R. Faurisson, "Treblinka: An Exceptional Guide," The Revisionist, 2(1) (2004), in preparation.

  8. British Historian David Irving published a version with a preface of his own, The Leuchter Report, Focal Point Publications, London 1989; German Historian Udo Walendy published a German version with a lengthy introduction about his involvement in the second Zündel trial, "Ein Prozeß, der Geschichte macht," Historische Tatsachen, no. 36, Verlag für Volkstums und Zeitgeschichtsforschung, Vlotho 1988. Editor's note.

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

The Parable of the Straight Path and the Limits.
'Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim'.
'Assalaamualaykum Wa Rahmatuallahi Wa Barakatahu'.
Nawwaas Ibn Sam'aan (Allah be pleased with him) reported that ALLAH~{Azza wa Jall} has set forth the following Parable...
PROPHET~{Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam} said...
ALLAH {Azza Wa Jall} set forth the following Parable...
There is a Road which leads Straight to the Destination...
On either side of this Road there is a Wall....{!} in which there are Open Doors...{!} with Curtains hanging on them ... From the remote end of the road, a voice calls...
'Proceed straight and don't turn to any side...!'
Whenever someone intends to lift a curtain from the door, another voice calls from above 'Beware, Don't lift the Curtain or you will be Lured inside!

PROPHET~ {Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam} Explained...
The Straight Path is 'ISLAM'.
The Walls are the Limits {'Hudood'} of ALLAH which HE has placed on Actions {!}
The Open Doors are the things HE has Prohibited... !
The Voice which calls from the end of the road is the 'QUR'AN' {!}
The Voice which calls from above is ALLAH'S
Monitor in the Heart of Every Believer {!}
{'Alhamdullilah'} {'Alhamdullilah'} {'Alhamdullilah'}


اللَّهُم§َ أَعِنِّي¨ عَلَى ذِكْرِكَ وَشُكْرِ£َ وَحُسْنِ عِبَادَت¦ك

Transliteration: "Allahumma a'inni ala Dhikrika, wa Shukrika,
wa husni Ibadatika"
Translation: O Allah, help me remember You, to be grateful to You, and to worship You in an excellent manner.
{"In Shaa Allah"~Aameen~}
~ My 'Salaams' to All ~
~ Y a s m i n ~
"All that is on earth will Perish. But will abide {Forever} the Face of thy LORD, full of Majesty, Bounty and Honour"
{'Quran'- Surah Al-Rahman-55.26-27 }

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