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23 Ramadan 1441 A.H. - May 17 2020 Issue # 20, Newsletter #1863



Hidden in the Depths of German Leader's Book is info which Undermines the Israeli Story.
Albert Speer Denounced Hitler but wrote Personal Notes over Twenty Years in Prison.

by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

Spandau. The Secret Diaries by Albert Speer translated by Richard & Clara Winston. Macmillan Publishing 1975 [trans 1976] 453 pages.

Albert Speer was the closest one could be to Hitler. He was the chief architect for the new Germany and privy to his leader's grandiose plans for magnificent new buildings and cities. He also became in charge of Germany's armaments program which he managed so well that Germany was able to fight against incredible odds.

After Germany's defeat in 1945, ten of its top leaders were executed. Another 7 top leaders were imprisoned for many years. Among them was Albert Speer. He was the only one who pleaded guilty and denounced Hitler. Nevertheless he was sentenced to 20 years. He and six others were put into a fortress like prison in a suburb of Berlin known as Spandau. The four victorious powers ran the prison in rotation.
The seven top prisoners were kept in tiny cells and their daily life was monitored and controlled in its tiniest details.
There was no question of escape from the huge Spandau prison. Speer completely gave up all hostility and resistance to the victors although he was treated like trash . The behavior of the guards, uneducated peasant types reminds me of the way highly educated Blacks were/are often treated by callous Whites.

Gradually Speer won the trust of the guards. They saw him as a harmless "professor type." Also, Germans somewhat sympathetic to the old order seemed to have been hired by the prison authorities for menial jobs.

It's not clear how or through whom, Spear started sending little notes about his thoughts to his wife. This process of note writing went on for twenty years. Sometimes these were daily notes and sometimes, under stress, he missed entire weeks and very rarely, entire months.

The writing grew in volume and the thoughts deeper and deeper. He knew that for his family to survive in a future, helpless, Germany would have to detach itself from the lure of Hitler. As a result, Speer's "diaries" are full of denigration and condemnation of Hitler.

The major claim he makes against Hitler is self-contradictory. He wonders again and again how an extremely intelligent and highly cultured person like himself could fall under the spell of a vulgar and simplistic person like Hitler. This claim is difficult to maintain because Speer supported Hitler not for a year or two years but for almost a decade. How can a highly educated person stay fooled for so long.

Analysts say that Germany fought on for two more years than it could have because Speer's ministry was pumping out weapons and ammunition almost to the death of Hitler.

Before we look at the most important point in Speer's book, let's look at his intelligence and ability withing the prison situation. He was allowed to set up a little garden in a part of the prison yard where the other six leaders were compelled to help him. He used mathematical ability to determine the "distance" he could walk in the little garden.
He walked regularly and measured how far he would have gone if he were free. So he urged the authorities to give him travel magazines and he used them to determine how far various places were and when would he have reached them through his daily walks and what would he have seen there. His calculation took him to Heidelburg, then eastern Europe and so on, till in his imagination, over 20 years he walked 36,000 km.

No way Hitler could have fooled him.

Now remember that he was Hitler's top man, in charge of armaments and ammunition, in addition to architecture. The notes he was writing and sending out were secret and confidential, written often on toilet paper. Not once did he mention that there was a plan to exterminate the Jews coming from Hitler himself.

And here he was imprisoned along with six others of Hitler's top people. They discussed and debated and talked every few days over 20 years. NOT ONCE did any discussion of the extermination of the Jews come up.

Although he expressed total alienation from Hitler, the other six did not agree with him although two of them were dying of ill health. Here is a central quote from his sixth year in prison, page 199 of the book:

"July 4, 1942. Today Raeder rebukes me with unexpected vehemence for an innocently intended remark about Hitler's contempt for other human beings. Schirach joins in the rebuke; Donitz and, strangely, Funk also look on with obvious satisfaction. Schirach in particular chides me for disloyalty. One cannot condemn Hitler, he says for never giving up and holding out to the last day."

There is no evidence from any of the top leaders that the extermination of the Jews was carried out or was planned.

There is much more in the book but I will leave it at that.



Turkish Movie Getting Unequalled Acclaim in Pakistan.

Diliris:Ertugrul, the movie story of a Turkish Islamic hero, has won the hearts of millions of Pakistanis. PM Imran Khan encouraged Pakistanis to see it during Ramadan. It encourages understanding of Muslim history
and feelings for jihad.

133 million have watched it on Pakistan TV and it is trending on youtube

Has anyone in the USA seen it?

Pakistani response, reporters say, indicates Islamic spirit is very much alive. Secularists like Nasir Jibran are disturbed and are attacking the film but even middle class Pakistanis rejected his views. Jibran is the one who wanted the Red Mosque in Islamabad to be closed down.

[Latest news is that the Turkish movie has reached around the Muslim world with another 21 million viewers overseas.]


Divine Wrath. Kashmir & India. Ventilators for Covid-19. Cotton.
by Qaiser Sharif

May 15, Ameer Jamaate Islami Pakistan, Senator Sirajul Haq, has said that the corona virus was the manifestation of the divine wrath over the super powers' oppression and tyranny all around, especially against the Muslims. He was talking to different delegations at Mansoora on Friday.

Sirajul Haq said that the worldly powers had made life miserable for the people, especially the Muslims and had been shedding the blood of the innocent Muslims. These powers, he said, had been mocking at the divine teachings and laws. They had ruined the family system by giving legal cover to homosexuality. They had grabbed the resources of the world through bruit force and imposed a economic system based on interest which was a mechanism of exploitation. This system had helped the rich to get richer while the poor became poore

He said that when injustice and oppression grew out of control, the law of nature would come into force and the wrong doers were now allowed to escape. Accordingly, he said, the worldly powers had become totally helpless against a small virus.

The JI Chief said that bloodshed had been going on inKashmir but the Pakistan government remained tight lipped.
There had been curfew and lock down in occupied Kashmir for the last nine months and the Kashmiris were living in miserable conditions. The sick were not allowed to get medical help and people were expiring at their homes and were not even allowed to bury their dead in the graveyards. The Hurriat leadership had been jailed and thousands of Kashmiri youth had been put into torture cells.

In such a situation, he said, it was the responsibility of the Pakistan government to raise its voice at every forum. The issue of human rights violations should be taken up with full force so that the Kashmiris could be freed from the Indian oppression.

LAHORE, May 15; Deputy chief of the Jamaat e Islami, Liaqat Baloch, has said that the masses' reservations regarding the corona patients were increasing as the patients suffering from cancer and other disease were also being declared as corona patients. He called for setting up a national commission to probe into the fact in this respect.

He was speaking at a ceremony at which the Al-Khidmat Foundation Lahore donated eight ventilators to the Surriya Azeem hospital.

M. S. Mansoora Hospital, Dr Anwar Bilgrami, M.S. Surriya Azeem Hospital Dr Arbab Alam, and Lahore chief of the Al-Khidmat Foundation Abdul Azeez Abid, were present on the occasion.

Liaqat Baloch said that corona was spreading with full speed. He said the people were unclear about a smart lock down. Nobody would believe that at a time when the corona patients were only 400, the lock down had been strict but now when the corona patients had reached 40,000, lock down had been eased. The people, he said, were linking the corona with government's hidden agenda and foreign aid.

Meanwhile, a Kisan Board delegation called on the JI deputy chief and apprised him of their problems. Speaking on the occasion, Liaqat Baloch said that the governments had been announcing different packages for the kisans and agriculture but the kisans did not benefit from these. The growers, he said, were left high and dry at the time of procurement of their crops wheat, rice and sugar cane.

Liaqat Baloch suggested that the agriculture policy should aim at the small farmers. He said that the growers' confidence would increase with the announcement of the procurement price of cotton. He said that the tariff of agriculture tube wells was very high, and units of the Urea fertilizer were lying closed. There was danger of shortage of urea.

He urged the government to immediately arrange the procurement of two million bales of cotton to facilitate the growers.

War News

 War News

A Day of Savagery.

May 12. A maternity hospital was attacked in Kabul. In the indiscriminate shooting at least 24 people were killed and 16 injured.The dead included 2 infants and four mothers.
No one has taken responsibility as the BBC noted. The three attackers were killed by security forces who rescued 100 women and children from the hospital.

However some media are trying to attribute it to ISIS though there is no investigation and no claim. Any atrocity can be attributed to ISIS who already have a bad name in Zionist media.

New Trend observers say probably India and Russia are involved because they want to disrupt peace in Afghanistan which is emerging owing to US-Taliban negotiation.

Some media known for their efforts against Islam attributed the attack to Taliban though Taliban have stated categorically that they had nothing to do with it.

New Trend's observers say that this horrible crime against a maternity hospital was meant to smear the name of the Taliban. Noticeably the Kabul regime came out with the statement that they will now attack the Taliban. The Kabul regime is worried about its survival if the American forces withdraw.

In a second attack on May 12 in Nangarhar province a military funeral was targeted. It was the funeral of a Kabul regime military commander who had been waging war against ISIS and ISIS claimed it right away. 32 were killed and 113 injured. This was done by a human bomber, a typical ISIS attack.

The same day a US air strike killed 10 civilians and injured many in Balkh province in northern Afghanistan. It has been marginally noticed in the media. The Kabul regime tried to justify the attack by saying the attack was aimed at Taliban militants. [BBC]

Machine gun fire, Rockets, shelling, Rallies and protests.
Asma Assad not different from Bashar, alleges Makhlouf family.

May 11-17.
In nortthern Aleppo province, Pro-Turkish Syrian militia fired at YPG Kurdish communists.

Southern Idlib province. Assad's Iranian artillery shelled 4 Islamic villages.

In retalation, pro-Turkish Syrians opened machine gun fire on two Assad positions on the border of Idlib.

North central Syria. In the Ain Issa area and near el-Bab, Syrian militia supporting Turkey opened fire on Kurdish Communist groups.

In the South, Deraa province, there was a mass rally in the main city which condemned the regime of Assad and called for his overthrow.

Smaller anti-Assad rallies were held in 4 other towns.
In western Deraa province, Assad has sent military units on the appearance of armed opposition to his regime.
Assad regime exchanged 4 al-Nusra prisoners with an Assad colonel and a soldier.

Asma Assad
An extensive report has been published on line exposing Asma Assad, known as Assad's "sunni" wife. The report indicates that she is very westernized and as dictatorial as her husband. The source seems to be the Makhlouf family, Assad's cousins, who are being uncovered by the regime for their exploitation of the war situation.

SOHR reports 7 Iran-backed fighters killed last night.

"The attack killed seven Iran-backed paramilitary fighters," near the Syrian-Iraqi border town of Albu Kamal.

The Observatory added that military reinforcements for Iranian militias and their allies had arrived to the area days before the attack.

Iranian-backed militias and their allies command a significant presence in eastern Syria south of the Euphrates Valley.


May 16
A direct hit from a Tripoli government jet fighter destroyed General Hiftar's air defence system which had just arrived from UAE [which UAE bought from Russia,]

The forces of the government in Tripoli are slowly advancing against Hiftar.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

Comedian Bill Maher Ignoring Women's Rights to Support Sleepy Joe Biden.
[New Trend observer.]

Bill Maher has consistently attacked religion, in particular Islam. Now he is supporting Joe Biden to the extent of claiming that Tara Reade's charges of sexual molestation against sleepy Joe Biden should be ignored.

First Democrats ganged up to defeat Bernie Sanders and now want to support Biden regardless of decency and morality.

See how cleverly Maher made a name for himself as a comedian although he is hell bent against religion. Now he is lining up with Biden regardless of women's rights, and the me-too movement is silent. You can bet that his heart is with that entity which daily commits horrible crimes against Palestinians.

This small Texas hospital is finding ways to save COVID-19 patients

A Houston hospital isn't just battling the coronavirus. It faces patients who, convinced they're not infected, leave before treatment is finished.

With thanks to Dr. T.


Islamic Call to Prayer heard all over Canada
by Laura Osman [Courtesy the Canadian Press.] [Excerpted.]

OTTAWA — The Al Rashid Mosque has stood in Edmonton since 1938, but no one there today can remember ever hearing the daily call to prayer ring out through the loudspeakers.

Usually the musical chant that ushers Muslims into their house of worship for prayer is prohibited under city noise bylaws.

But across Canada, cities are allowing the call, or adhan, during the COVID-19 crisis, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

Ottawa, Toronto, Hamilton, London, Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver and other major cities have all made exemptions to the usual rules.

The Al Rashid, Canada's oldest mosque, livestreams the call online every evening for thousands of people who cannot be there in person.

Crisis Won't Stop Muslim Canadians From Making Ramadan Special

Some parents have been bringing their children to stand outside the mosque at sundown to hear the call and share the experience they never expected to pass on in Canada.

Some who worship there grew up in countries where Islam is the dominant religion. For them, the sound transports them back to their own childhood, where the adhan was heard ringing through local neighbourhoods five times each day.

For some who grew up in Canada never hearing the adhan in their communities, the experience has been transformative.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 15, 2020

Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

{Muslimah Scholar reminds Muslim women what they should focus on, rather than focusing on what many of them focus on - Editor]

Ramadhaan and Fridays
by Asma bint Shameem
[Houston, Texas]

QUESTION: I have heard that if I buy/wear NEW clothes in Ramadhaan especially on Fridays, there will be no 'hisaab' or 'accountability'. Is that true?

ANSWER: That is a very common misconception especially among the women from the Subcontinent and it's absolutely NOT true. Some people buy new clothes and wear them especially on a Friday in Ramadhaan thinking there will be no accountability for buying/wearing those clothes just because they wore them in Ramadhaan and especially on Friday.

Some even buy their ENTIRE WARDROBE for the YEAR in Ramadhaan based on this misconception. But there's absolutely NO PROOF in the Sharee'ah for believing something like this.

There's NO Aayah in the Qur'aan that says that. There's NO authentic hadeeth that says that. *Nothing*. Actually, the Prophet sal Allaahu Alayhi wa sallam has told us that we WILL be accountable for the blessings that Allaah has bestowed upon us. And he forbade pride and extravagance. So we must be very clear that we WILL be answerable for EVERY BLESSING that we have from Allaah Subhaanahu wa Ta'aala. We're answerable for the WEALTH we possess; how we EARNED it and how we SPENT it. And our clothes are PART of our wealth. And it DOESN'T matter if we used the wealth in Ramadhaan or not.

The Prophet sal Allaahu Alayhi wa sallam said: "A person's feet will not move on, on the Day of Resurrection, until he is questioned about

And he said: "Verily, the first thing a servant will be asked about on the Day of Resurrection will be his blessings." (al-Tirmidhī 3358; saheeh by al-Albaani)

And clothes are part of our blessings.Ibn al-Qayyim said: "Qataadah said: Allaah will ask each person about what He bestowed upon him of His blessings and whether he fulfilled His rights over him. The blessings that will be asked about are of two types:

  1. those that he acquired by PERMISSIBLE means and disposed of in lawful ways:he will be asked about whether he gave thanks for them;

  2. those that he acquired by PROHIBITED means and disposed of in unlawful ways: he will be asked about how he acquired them and how he disposed of them." [Ighaathat al-Lahfaan (1/84)]

So there's NOTHING in the Sharee'ah that says that the "clothes" bought or worn in Ramadhaan will not be asked about. And that goes for ALL the blessings of Allaah.

Someone asked Shaikh Assim al-Hakeem: "Is there any significance on wearing "new" clothes on friday in Islaam?

He said: "There's NO significance of wearing NEW clothes on Friday,
rather it's recommended to wear one's BEST clothes for Friday prayer."

Bottom line:

This [buying or wearing new clothes in Ramadhaan especially on Fridays, there will be no 'hisaab' or 'accountability'] is a *MISCONCEPTION* that we need to get rid of.

And Allaah knows best

Guidance from Sis. Yasmin.

Coronavirus: Through the lens of a Qur'anic parable.
~by: Dr. Tawheed Hameed~
The Qur'ān is a book revealed to us by our Creator to guide mankind to that which is right and best for each and every soul. It teaches us to differentiate between good and evil, to rely on and worship a supreme single being, and to view our earthly lives as mere precursors to the everlasting and eternal afterlife.

Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) puts forward many parables in the Glorious Qur'ān for us to reflect over. A parable is a type of metaphorical analogy, which in simple terms is an example put forward to compare one expression or state to another. Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) presents many verses in the Qur'ān of this nature (known as amthāl) to provide clarity and insight when explaining things to mankind. These verses appeal to the intellect of human beings to challenge and inspire them to fully comprehend and ponder His divine message.

In the Qur'ān, Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) says:
"The example of [this] worldly life is like rain which We have sent down from the sky that the plants of the earth absorb - [those] from which men and livestock eat - until, when the earth has taken on its adornment and is beautified and its people suppose that they have complete capability over it, there comes to it Our command, by night or by day, and We make it as a harvest, as if it had not flourished yesterday (barren). Thus do We explain in detail the signs for a people who give thought."
[ Al-Qur'ān, Surat Yunus~ 10:24 ]

In this beautiful verse, Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) puts forward the example of a land upon which rain falls, causing it to sprout vegetation and its plants to grow and attain perfection and visual beauty. Those who have control of this garden become so impressed with its splendour that they are deceived into thinking that they have complete power and indisputable ownership over it. Disaster strikes: Allāh's (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) command comes down on this garden, at a time chosen by Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) alone, rendering this once beautiful land completely barren, as if nothing had ever flourished from it prior to this destruction.

This example is compared to that of our worldly life, a life that appears beautiful in the eye of the beholder. It is amazing and dazzling in its splendor, inclining mankind to develop a desire and yearning for it. But this desire leads to being deceived, where mankind reaches a stage where he thinks he possesses it and has free reign over it. Suddenly, however, this world is snatched away from him when he needs it most, and a barrier is cast between him and the world he so deeply longs for.

The beauty of the Qur'ān is that this parable, along with others, can be applied to the many trials and tribulations that Muslims have gone through in the 1441 years since its revelation.

It is a truly timeless and inspirational book of guidance.

The world has been taken over by an invisible enemy, affecting rich and poor, young and old, white and black. It has cemented itself at the forefront of our minds. COVID-19, at the time of writing this article, has claimed over 30,000 lives. It has crashed numerous economies, abruptly halted global tourism, and has left thousands of people jobless and financially struggling. Such is the fragility of the world to which we cling so dearly; an enemy that has only been around for approximately 4 months has bought the great indestructible worldly system to its knees. Those who, through perpetual sinning or a disregard for the afterlife, have become complacent enough to feel that calamity will never strike them have now been swiftly humbled by this virus. Much like the owners of the land presented in the Quranic passage above, a command of Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) has come, by night or by day, and that which once flourished has, in the blink of an eye, perished beyond recognition.

This poignant and profound analogy provides us with a sense of perspective through which we should view this current test we are all living through. This world is temporary; its fame, beauty, and riches are temporary in nature and can be taken away from our hands in an instant. The last few dramatic weeks have taught us this lesson in no uncertain terms. To attach our hearts to it is therefore a manifest error, for this world is by its very nature subject to misfortune and calamity. Whether it is a war, a pandemic, or an earthquake, this world will be fragile and vulnerable for as long as it exists.

This virus will pass soon inshāAllāh, but the lasting effect will remain for generations to come. The lasting effect on a Muslim however should be that of self-reformation, motivated by the knowledge that whatever we cherish and value in this world will eventually perish. The virus may come and go, but its legacy is to motivate us to do more good, to be more obedient of Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā), to be more aware of the afterlife, and to reduce our attachment to this passing worldly life.

The virus has made us think twice before sinning, increasing our attachment to the Qur'ān and filling our hearts with a greater awe and veneration for our Lord. The virus has developed within us a love for the masjid allowing us to long for it. The virus will, when all is said and done, make us better Muslims.

This virus has a deep and meaningful lesson for us during these testing times, for those of us that choose to reflect. Paradise is safe and secure; it is not subject to any misfortunes. It is an eternal abode of peace and tranquility, which is why immediately after putting forward the above parable, Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) says:

"Allāh calls to the Home of Peace (Paradise) and guides whom He wills to the straight path." [ Al-Qur'ān, Surat Yunus~ 10:25 ]

The pain and suffering is temporary, but the glory is forever.

May Allāh (subḥānahu wa taʿālā) grant us the strength to persevere through the current challenges we face. May He grant us the strength to use this challenge as a means of spiritual reformation and swiftly remove the difficulties we face.
 Sis Yasmin

- with thanks to SIs. Yasmin

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by Abu Huraira, r.a.:

Allah's Apostle was asked, "What is the best deed?" He replied, "To believe in Allah and His Apostle (Muhammad).

The questioner then asked, "What is the next (in goodness)?

He replied, "To participate in Jihad (religious fighting) in Allah's Cause."

The questioner again asked, "What is the next (in goodness)?"

He replied, "To perform Hajj (Pilgrim age to Mecca) 'Mubrur, (which is accepted by Allah and is performed with the intention of seeking Allah's pleasure only and not to show off and without committing a sin and in accordance with the traditions of the Prophet)."

Bukhari Volume 1, Book 2, Number 25
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]


Before Ramadan Ends

Zakatul fitr. $15 for each person in the family, man, woman and child should be paid.

It will be sent to families and orphans in Gambia, Senegal, Uganda, Ethiopia and Bangladesh where we have reliable contacts.

Send to:
Masjid Jamaat al-Muslimeen
4624 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212

 Word Around The Net

by Br. Nazeer, Texas
Netanyahu vows to annex West Bank saying "These areas are birthplaces of the Jewish nation. It's time to apply Israeli law over them,"

Jordan warns Israel of 'massive conflict' over West Bank annexation

Muslim scholars union urges stand against Israeli plans

Al-Qaeda and Islamic State cross swords in Sahel

Saudi Arabia buys $7.7 billion shares in world's best known companies

Coronavirus in U.S.:
1.5 million cases.
Over 90,000 deaths.

Chinese Ambassador to Israel Found Dead at Home in Tel Aviv

Putin turning against Assad?

Hezbollah chief says Israel fighting "imaginary battle" in Syria.

Iran denies making a deal to remove Assad from power

UN officials call on Israel to release Palestinian child prisoners (again)

Somalia: Governor killed in 'suicide bombing' claimed by al-Shabab

Afghanistan: Ghani and Abdullah sign power-sharing deal

Assad's cousin continues defiance: rejects demand to step down from top mobile operator position

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show


Lynchings of Muslims in India noticed at U.N. level. .

- with thanks to L.S.

 Social Media

A record number of "likes."
The May 10 issue of New Trend reached 41,438 people and got 8200 "likes."
Items in the May10 issue included
  1. War news from Kashmir, Egypt, Mozambique, Libya etc.
  2. Critique of USA's Muslim "leaders."
  3. Black seed and health.
  4. Murder of Black Muslim jogger.
  5. Covid 19 in New York.
  6. Photographc journey in Gaza.
  7. Disease control in Nigeria.

 Breaking News

New York Governor and Dystopian Society

by Sis. Aisha
[Jamaat al-Muslimeen]

New York City - According to an article by Rutgers University Prof. Naomi Klein, a senior correspondent for The Intercept, Governor Andrew Cuomo (NY) is trying to build a dystopian society ruled by artificial intelligence (AI). A dystopia is an undesirable, oppressed society as opposed to a utopia, which is a peaceful, thriving society.

In her article, titled: "Screen New Deal: Under Cover of Mass Death, Andrew Cuomo Calls in the Billionaires to Build a High-Tech Dystopia." Klein details Gov. Cuomo's efforts to create a network that includes Michael Bloomberg, who will contribute testing and tracing, for the purpose of implementing an automated, faceless society.

This time New York State is taking charge although the tech industry is located in California's Silicon Valley.

Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google's parent company, Alphabet, is at the helm. He is blowing his trumpet the loudest in his efforts to make tele-health, remote schooling, cashless payment options, driverless automobiles a thing of the future. This past April, at a the Economic Club of New York, he referred to the remote learning that many parents, teachers, and school children have been forced into, as a result of this Scare, as an experiment.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is also one of the "philanthropic" organizations to join in this so-called dystopian effort. This organization is heavily invested in pharmaceutical companies. Bill Gates also believes in using technology to track people with certain diseases and believes that vaccination is the only solution to treating diseases.

Before the Coronavirus Scare, many of these measures, such as tele-health where doctors treat patients via screen rather than in-person, were heavily criticized by privacy experts. But, now that people are afraid of dying of the coronavirus they, including politicians, are willing to ignore their own privacy rights and support funding these once controversial tech projects. Satan rules by fear of loss (Qur'an 2:268).

The Coronavirus Scare is being used to get the American people to support these measures but, protecting American health is not the focus here. Eric Schmidt's leverage with politicos is the fact that China is outperforming the U.S. technologically and economically.

In Naomi Klein's article, it is referred to as "yellow peril alarm." This threat of China's dominance is enough to motivate American businessmen and politicians to push for the AI agenda. What is scary is that Eric Schmidt's platform states that China's dominance is rooted in its disregard for privacy and human rights and that if America wants to overtake China, it has to engage in those same violations.

As children we watched the Superfriends vs the Legion of Doom or the Jetsons cartoons. Well, those children are now grown and are trying to create a society like the ones featured in those cartoons.

The ultimate goal of these billionaire panel is to replace the teachers, doctors, and workforce with artificial intelligence. Right now, in America, cash is still king but for how long? There are businesses (i.e. Shake Shack) that are not using cash transactions, right now. However, that is economic discrimination and may lead to lawsuits.

It seems that AI is making a strong push to invade every aspect of our lives but, will other activists, such as the ACLU, stay mum during this pandemic or take legal action to stop it.

Astute Americans are able to see through this thin veil of concern demonstrated by these politicians in the form of shelters-in-place or some other measure and question it. It is realism, not cynicism.

(Sources: &


Israeli Forces Disperse Nakba Day Protest in Ramallah, Injure Five Palestinians

At least five Palestinians on Friday suffocated from tear gas bombs fired by Israeli forces in the northern occupied West Bank, during a protest to commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe), which is annually marked on May 15.

Eyewitnesses told Anadolu Agency that the Israeli army dispersed a protest held by Palestinians in the town of As-Sawiya against a decision by Israeli officials to confiscate lands from the town to expand nearby Jewish settlements.

Palestinian medical teams in the town said they treated five protesters affected by tear gas.

The residents of As-Sawiya organized demonstrations for a second week to protest the decision.

Between 500,000 and 600,000 Israelis live in Jewish-only settlements across occupied East Jerusalem and the West Bank in violation of international law.

Under international law, Jewish settlements constructed in the Occupied Palestinian Territories constitute a violation of international law and are considered illegal.
source: palestinechronicle


Blasphemer Testing Muslim Patience

By Abdulkabir Oyemomi

That a northerner chooses any religion of his choice has never been a big deal; that anyone says whatever he likes is not an issue, as long as it does not encroach on the right of others. What is new in the socio-political space of the country is the subtle fight against Islam from all fronts and lawlessness or twists to the legal standpoints thereto .

Even if one chooses to look away from perspective that criminal matters in the northern Nigeria are adjudicated upon mostly through the instrument of law referred to as penal code. Penal code is actually fashioned out from Islamic criminal laws, even though one can argue it is less serious than the original Islamic criminal law. The purpose is such that it can cater for the states where Muslims are predominantly in the majority. But let us not go for penal code!

The customary system under section 204 of Nigeria's Criminal Code entitled " insult to religion" provides that:

" Any person who does an act which any class of persons consider as public insult on their religion, with the intention that they should consider the act such an insult, and any person who does unlawful act with the knowledge that any class of persons will consider it such an insult, is guilty of a misdemeanor, and is liable to imprisonment for two years."

Bala Mubarak on April 26,2020 shared this on his Facebook wall in Hausa Language what means: "There is no difference between the Prophet TB Joshua (s.a.w) of Lagos and Muhammed (A.S) of Saudi Arabia, it is better for our Nigeria to be terrorism."

TB Joshua refers to a Lagos based evangelical pastor who is known to be grossly controversial with many imputations of criminal and fraudulent acts .

Mubarak went back after the expected hues and cries following his previous post to write, " if you can't take blasphemy against Islam, criticism of its doctrines, this page is not for you..."

If we marry all these quotations together with the provision of the criminal law earlier quoted, the debate from all right thinking discussants- bloggers, journalists, lawyers - ought to be premised on the punishment for Bala Mubarak. But unfortunately, failed bloggers like Sahara Reporters was only able to cry against the death threat from a police officer identified as Abdulsamad Adamu.

Sahara Reporters, an online newspaper reported that Bala has been receiving death threats "from extremists".

Blasphemy is an offense punishable in both customary (secular) and Sharia court system in Nigeria but sympathizers against Islam are always blind of what laws provide when any matter bothers on Islam. This include lawyers, especially those that go with the garb of human rights activism.

Like I have written in my many articles here , let it be known to the whole world that Muslims that are really particular about pristine Islam are under untoward psychological and physical persecutions.

2020-05-18 Mon 12:12:43 ct