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6 Jamada al-Awwal 1441A.H. - JANUARY 5 2020 Issue # 1, Newsletter #1844

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by 'Aisha, r.a.:

The Prophet said, "The most hated man in the Sight of Allah is the one who is the most quarrelsome." Narrated 'Aisha: The Prophet said, "Or do you think that you shall enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed away before you?" (2.214)

Bukhari, Volume 6, Book 60, Number 48
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

 Word Around The Net

by Br. Nazeer, Texas

US service member, two civilians killed in attack on Kenyan military base

Did Soleimani killing violate international law?

Iraq's parliament calls for expulsion of US troops from the country

Trump warns US may strike back in 'disproportionate manner' if Iran attacks American people or targets

Israeli Occupation Forces arrests 16 Palestinians

Iraqi demonstrators stormed US embassy in Baghdad's Green Zone to protest US air raids.

Iran abandons nuclear deal limits

Australia wildfires reach new level - firefighters vent rage at Prime Minister.

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show



China destroys Muslim graveyards.

China demolished more than 100 Uighur graveyards in what human rights groups described as an escalation of the communist regime's campaign to destroy the Muslim minority's culture.

Hundreds of satellite images analysed by CNN showed burial sites in western Xinjiang province have been wiped out, with some turned into car parks and playgrounds.

The US broadcaster found the majority of the cemeteries, where generations of Uighurs had been buried, were destroyed over the last two years.

China did not deny destroying the cemeteries, and at least one official notice said one of the burial sites been relocated "to meet the demand of city planning and promote construction".

Sophie Richardson, China director at Human Rights Watch, told The Independent: "Authorities in Beijing and Urumqi don't seem content tormenting Turkic Muslims alive today - it appears their hostility to that community also extends to the dead.

"Trying to justify the destruction of cultural property on the grounds of fighting terrorism or urban planning fools no one - instead it reinforces the urgent need for an independent international investigation into gross human rights violations across the region."

Source: Independent


Gaza divided over future of border protests against Israel

The Higher National Commission, an umbrella organization that has been overseeing what for the past 20 months has often been referred to as the "Great March of Return," announced in a recent statement that the protests will be resumed on a monthly basis, with additional rallies on national holidays.

Organizers of the weekly demonstration along the enclave's frontiers with Israel, which support the Palestinian right of return and protest the siege on Gaza, believe it has accomplished much at the political and practical levels.

Ismael Redwan, a Gaza-based leading Hamas member and a member of the Higher National Commission of the "Great March of Return", says that "the protest has gained attention for the Palestinian cause, achieved unity in the field, and affirmed the Palestinian right of resistance against Israeli occupation."

However, some believe the protest's results have been incommensurate with the amount of time invested in it.


Latest Muslim Political Prisoner
Samuel Baptiste

by Younes Kabbaj

The charges filed against him are as follows:

18 USC 842(p)(2)(A) - Distributing Information Pertaining to Explosives

18 USC 2339B(a)(1) - Attempting to Provide Material Support to a Foreign Terrorist Organization

I established a blog site and posted a copy of his entire docket at the following link (as per his request): Click here to see the site and entire docket.

I spoke to his current attorney Mr. Casuso (his email is LCLOUIELAW@AOL.COM), and he basically informed me that he does not want to defend Mr. Baptiste and that he was "drafted against his will" into defending him, but then when Mr. Baptiste instructed his attorney to provide me all the discovery on the case so that we can find other people who are actually willing to help him, he is refusing. So even though the attorney does not want to help Mr. Baptiste, it appears that he does not want anyone else to help him because he has already joined with the prosecutors. So that is where we are at right now with his attorney.

The prosecutor is Marc Anton; his information is:
Marc Stuart Anton
United States Attorney's Office
500 East Broward Blvd.
Suite 700
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33394
Fax: 954-356-7230


People Consider them BOTH as Evil Forces, but a small group is Protesting Loudly.

By Abdulkabir Oyemomi

Shia in the Northern Nigeria took to streets in protest of Iran's war representative in Iraq Qauzeem Sulaimani,who was killed in the last American air raid.

Recall that Nigerian Shia under the leadership of Ibrahim Elzakyzaky pledges allegiance not to the government of Nigeria, but to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Shia in Nigeria are de- facto Iranians domiciled in Nigeria.

There are many Shia members in almost all parts of Nigeria, even though others are deceptive and not as bold as their Northern counterparts.

Shia came out in protest with inscribed placard such as " death to Israel", "death to America".

News of the death of Sulaimani was followed with mixed reactions amongst Nigerians in general and Nigerian Muslims in particular.

Some Muslims were not so perturbed owing to their beliefs that Sulaimani had been responsible for loss of many souls on the soil of Iraq. These set of people do not necessarily support any dastardly policies of American government under Trump, but hold the beliefs that both America and Iran are world terrorists.

Neutral discussants of international politics strongly believe that the killing is just a card for Trump to win back his moribound respect and score a cheap acceptance for re-election as the next American president.

Shia group and their sympathisers on the other hand regard this killing as a serious violation of natural international peace treaty and crossing of red lines by the government of United States of America. This group therefore clamors for harsh retaliation by the government of Iran.

At the time of putting this article together, the writer was not aware of any government's pronouncement of the killing of Sulaimani. Therefore, it is safe to say that government of Nigeria is neutral from the feud between America and Iran, until the contrary is proven.



Why was it so easy for the US to kill the Iranian General? Why did Trump do it?
by Dr. Kaukab Siddique

On January 2, top Iranian general Qassim Soleimani was killed in a US air strike along with the Deputy Commander of Iraqi Moiblization forces and 5 other senior Iraqi officers.

Observers around the world were shocked by America's assassination of General Soleimani. How could President Trump successfully kill a top Iranian general so blatantly and easily.

Most people don't understand because they have not been studying the war in the Middle East.

People don't know that America never protested the entry of Iran forces led by Soleimani into Syria. In fact there is little doubt that the Assad regime in Damascus would not have survived without the help of primarily Iran, and then Lebanese Hizbullah and Russia.

Iran supported the sanctions regime which undermined Saddam Hussain's regime and when America installed a Shia regime in Baghdad, Iran invested a BILLION dollars in the new regime, and America did not object.

The Baghdad regime was almost brought down by the Islamic State [ISIS] but was saved by the joint action of the US, Iran and USA's coalition. The central ISIS city Mosul was literally reduced to rubble by joint US and Iranian action. According to the Independent [UK} and other sources 40,000 plus civilians supporting IS wwre killed in Mosul [along with 5000 fighters]. More than a million civilians from Mosul were made homeless.

As a follow up, the ISIS capital of al-Raqqa in Syria was also destroyed by the US and was occupied by SDF Kurds.

Syrian cities around Damascus as well as Aleppo were destroyed by Iran, Russia and Hizbullah. In all this USA did not object. USA, according to SOHR, bombed the families of IS fighters who had taken refuge in Mayadeine [Deir ez Zor province]. Iran did not object that women and children were being killed. Iran used the opportunity to send its troops into Deir ez Zor province.

Once ISIS was defeated, Iran started establishing itself in Syria as it had done in Iraq. General Suleimanie played an important role. He used proxies instead of open Iranian presence.

Russia and Israel started objecting but America did not object. Israel started several strikes a month against Iranian positions and proxies. About 20 Iranians were killed but Iran did not respond to keep the Iranian role low key.

General Solieimani became over confident. He moved around openly and did not consider that he could be hit. In the meantime, large scale protests broke out in the Shia cities of IRAQ and were very hostile to the Iranian presence. Soleimanie went to Iraq and tried to calm down the protestors.

It didn't work. He then used the pro-Iranian militia to crush the protestors.

More than 400 Iraqi shias wre killed but the protests still did not stop.

Soleimanie launched large scale propaganda claiming that America was behind the protests. The protestors were offended. The Pro-Iran militia tried to make it real by firing a missile at an American camp killing an American contractor. The US air force responded with strikes killiing 25 of the militia.

In the meantime in AMERICA, Trump was being impeached. In the middle of this turmoil Trump struck killing Soleimanie and 6 top officers of pro-Iran militia.

The Iranian general had taken. no precautions, no cover at all. He had never thought that USA would kill him. He had served them so well that he could not think that he could be their target.

He was an easy target, openy visible at Baghdad International Airport. He felt invincible. [Saddam used to send out six identical cars when he went out.]

Trump successfully removed or at least diverted attention from his impeachment.

Iran and Trump are now trading threats.



{Rare but mild JI opposition to army.]

Not Right for Imran to Extend Army Chief's Appointment.
We have a rubber stamp Parliament.

by Qaiser Sharif.

ISLAMABAD- JAN 3: The Jamaat-e-Islami will not back the government proposed amendments in the Army Act and will take a principled stand on the matter.

JI chief Senator Sirajul Haq announced this while talking to the reporters outside Parliament House on Friday.

He said the decisions being made on the basis of the prime minister's liking or disliking were tantamount to weaken the national institutions. It would have been in the benefit of the institution, had the government introduced the amendment before November 15, he added.

He expressed regret over the manner the amendments were proposed, saying the ruling party displayed an undue haste in proposing changes in the act.

"The entire process adopted by the government seems an attempt to prove the parliament a rubber stamp."

Siraj said the country desperately needed to bring out of the "doctrine of necessity" as it always caused embarrassment for the entire nation before the international community.

To a question, he said it was a good omen that two main opposition parties (PML-N & PPP) were backing the PTI on the Army Act, adding it was the high time the three parties displayed unity to bring the country out the prevailing crises of bad economy, inflation and poverty.

"If the three parties [the PTI, the PML-N & the PPP] can portray unity to safeguard their interests then what is the hurdle in becoming them united to resolve the problems of the masses."

Expressing surprise over the politics of three parties, he said it was proved that they all were virtually on same page but sometimes acted differently.

The JI Emir said a powerful army was the need of the country keeping in view the regional situation. He said India could anytime attack across the boundary to divert the world attention from India's internal situation and human rights abuses in Kashmir. In case of any Indian aggression, he said the JI would be at forefront and stand shoulder to shoulder with the brave armed forces to protect the country's sovereignty.

War News

 War News

Ongoing Clashes after New Year.
Soleimani Met tribal leaders on Dec. 26.
[Sohr Reports.]

Irbid province.
January 1. Assad's forces fired surface to surface missiles on the town of Sarmin [border of eastern Irbid] killing 9 civilians and injuring 15. The dead include 5 children and 2 women. In the Talmanas town area, mujahideen and Assad's troops exchanged heavy fire for several hours.

Most important :

January 2. Mujahideen group attacked Assad's heavily armed militia in the villages of Jarjnaz and al-Tah. eastern Irbid border.

18 regime troops were killed but mujahideen withdrew after losing 10 of their own.

Mujahideen infiltrators killed 4 regime troops and injured 8 but lost two of their own. [Lattakia province, Jabal al-Akrad.]

January 4. Assad's regime carried out 39 bombing raids on Ma'arat al-Nu'man city , 5 villages and the Damascus-Aleppo highway which are in Islamic control.

In addition, Assad's helicopters dropped 24 barrel bombs on 6 villages,

Lattakia province and Aleppo province. Assad regime fired 175 shells and missiles at Islamic positions. [Re: SOHR].

Deir-ez-Zor province: 100 American and allied military trucks carrying military supplies for SDF Kurds through the al-Walid crossing from Iraq.

SDF headquarters [backed by the US] came under IS gunfire in Busayrah city. Also an IED explosion near al-Omar oilfield now controlled by the US.

January 3.
Near Al-Sukhna in the Homs countryside, ISIS attacked Assad regime troops on the Palmyra highway "Many soldiers' became casualties in these explosions.

January 2, ISIS raiders attacked an SDF checkpoint in al-Hawaij village [eastern Dei ez Zor province.] A largw explosion also rocked Al-Suhayl town held by SDF.

January 3.
Deraa province., gunmen attacked the headquarters of Assad's military in al-Harak city.

[Syrian Observatory for Human Rights is reporting that on December 26, 2019, Iranian general Qassim Soleimanie met a delegation of Arab tribes at the official invitation of Tehran ."The meeting discussed carrying out attacks against American forces and the SDF. Tribes named are al-Ma;amra clan, the al-Boasi clan, the commander of NDF in Qamishli, the Sheikh of al-Sharayin, and Sheikh of Harb clan.'

[NDF is the collection of irregular forces supporting Assad.]

Al-Shabab Overran US Military Base and Left. 6 Aircraft and numerous vehicles destroyed.

On January 5, Al-Shabab from Somalia, according to TIME overran a US military base in Kenya near the Somalia border.

Shabab, which are reportedly supported by al-Qaida caused 17 US casualties in the raid. US has admitted that two army contractors and an army soldier were killed

but did not mention the wounded. Also, 7 Kenyan soldiers working for US were killed.

An internal Kenyan police report seen by the AP said two fixed-wing aircraft, a U.S. Cessna and a Kenyan one, were destroyed along with two U.S. helicopters and multiple U.S. vehicles at the Manda Bay military airstrip. The report said explosions were heard at around 5:30 a.m. from the direction of the airstrip. The scene, now secured, indicated that al-Shabab likely entered "to conduct targeted attacks," the report said.

Turkey to support Government in Libya after attempts by General Haftar to capture Tripoli.

January 4.
Over 30 students have been killed and over 40 others have been injured in airstrikes by Khalifa Haftar's warplanes on the headquarters of the military cadet College in Hadba neighborhood in Tripoli, Libya, Health Ministry spokesman confirmed Saturday.

Those injured were sent to Khadra Hospital, which has called for emergency blood donations for the serious injuries.

[Haftar's military is supported by Egypt, UAE and Russian mercenaries along with mercenaries from Chad. UAE has been bombing civilians in the Tripoli area.

Hafter is based in Benghazi. He worked for many years for Qaddafi.]

Turkey has sent troops to help the government in Tripoli. They are Syrian volunteers who decided to help Turkey.

On January 5. a Turkish drone hit Haftar's military camp 135 miles south of Tripoli, killing 5 and injuring 8 of Haftar's troops.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Within US Military.
Praying or Preying?

by Sis. Aisha
[Jamaat al-Muslimeen.]

New York City -January 4
There is a saying, ".The family that prays together, stays together." But, when it comes to the U.S. military unfortunately, the saying should be, "The family that preys on others together, preys on each other."

Photojournalist Mary F. Calvert has documented rape among U.S. military personnel for over six years. At first, she focused only on female victims but, realized that there was a silent group of male sexual assault victims that needed to heard. Reading any account of rape is disturbing enough but, the fact that some of these rapes were reported, immediately, and either the victims were threatened with a homosexual misconduct charge or it was completely ignored is even more disturbing!

The article states that a 2018 biannual Department of Defense report found that rapes increased by an astonishing 38 percent. There were 20,500 complaints in 2018 compared to 14,900 in 2016. This article states that more men than women were rape victims. However, a 2014 article (Author: Hayes Brown) reported that the Associated Press found that it was actually more men than women who were victims of sexual assault in the military.

There is definitely a rape culture in the military. In spite of proof that sexual assault is an act of power regardless of the victim, there are still people who try and distinguish the reasons behind why men rape women and men rape men. By the way, females sexually assault males, too, but because of society's belief that women are always the victim and men the victimizers (sic), there are very few women charged and/or convicted.

People join the U.S. military under the guise that they are defending our freedoms (from someone else's backyard?). There have been serious accusations of sexual assault by U.S. military personnel of civilians in Muslim countries but, only one or two convictions. Many people also join the U.S. military to earn income when finding civilian jobs proves too difficult or to learn discipline but, end up being victimized, instead.

The accounts of these male victims are very disturbing. Some of these men have slept very little for years or they only take baths because of shower rapes.

Many people assume that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a result of the "enemy" setting roadside bombs. But, it also includes rapes by fellow soldiers. It is because of PTSD that few employers hire ex-soldiers. There is a stigma with being in the military to the point where people try to hide it as they would a conviction.

The NBA's Hoops for Troops and other American professional sports efforts to honor the U.S. military are propaganda vehicles that cater to the ignorance of so many fans. They make being in the U.S. military seem like such a lofty ambition. It is only in recent years that the media has even put a spotlight on military rapes and these rapes do not only occur in the military. Sexual assaults have occurred on military college campuses. Perhaps, people will start to think twice about enlisting, now?

I remember walking on the Upper West Side and seeing a gay newspaper with a headline accusing the Taliban of homosexual activity among their ranks. As a matter of fact, the mujahiddeen have been assailed by such unfounded accusations by gay publications for years. But, rather than engage in such baseless discussions with sinners, I do what athletes do when they've taken a cheap shot from an opponent whose team is down by thirty points: Point to the score board!

I am not saying this to be dismissive about rape nor to taunt. I am questioning how a people, who have to dodge bullets to find food and water during the Holy Month of Rammadan can still have the stamina to keep fighting while engaging in the same shenanigans that the U.S. soldiers have been proven to engage in but, with better results?!

Allah is always on the side of His believers but, why? Because the mujahiddeen submit to his Will. They do not prescribe to these sorts of dysfunctions prevalent among U.S. soldiers. The U.S. military is not the defender here but, the aggressor and their aggressive behavior has caused them to implode!


Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

Inside the U.S. military's raid against its own security guards that left dozens of Afghan children dead.
with thanks to T.
source: USAToday

AZIZABAD, Afghanistan - Once the Americans left, the survivors started digging.

There were too many dead and not enough shovels, so a local politician brought in heavy machinery from a nearby construction site. He dug graves deep enough to fit mothers with children, or children with children. Some were still in their pajamas, their hands inked with henna tattoos from the party preparations the night before.

Villagers picked through the rubble of what had been an entire neighborhood, looking for remains to wrap in white linens for burial. A boy clutching a torn rug walked in a daze on top of the ruins. A young man collapsed in grief by a pile of mud bricks where his home once stood - where his wife and four children had been sleeping inside.

The local doctor recorded a cellphone video to document the dead faces, freckled with shrapnel and blood, coated with dust and debris. Some were Afghan men of fighting age, but most - dozens of them - were women and children. Taza was 3 years old. Maida was 2. Zia, 1.

The hot summer wind kicked up dust, smoke and the smell of gunpowder as villagers tried to make sense of why their remote village was demolished by an American airstrike in the middle of the night.

A clue was found near several of the dead Afghan fighters: ID badges from the private security company at the American-controlled airfield up the road.

Why had a team of U.S. soldiers and Marines battled its own paid security detail?

After more than a decade, those who buried their families still don't know.

U.S. military officials publicly touted the August 22, 2008, Azizabad raid - Operation Commando Riot - as a victory. A high-value Taliban target had been killed; the collateral damage was minimal; the village was grateful.

None of it was true.

Rest of the Story on

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

'Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim'.
As Salaamu 'Alaykum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakatuh.

'O Allah, if you have written me among the wretched, then erase it and write me among the fortunate, for verily you can erase whatever you will.'
{Umar Al-Khattab (R.A.)}

"If we all sat around and emptied all our life problems in the middle of a table and then went around and each person had to pick some problem or trial, every person would go back and pick their own life problems and wouldn't be willing to touch anybody else's."

That speaks volumes on how every test is specifically tailored by
ALLAH {Azza Wa Jall} for each person and their capability! No matter how hard it gets, ALLAH {Azza Wa Jall} is there to guide and help us.
{'In Shaa Allah'~ 'Aameen'~ 'Aameen'~'Aameen'}

 Sis Yasmin

~My 'Salaams' to all~
~ Y a s m i n ~

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