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4 Muharram 1442 A.H. - August 23 2020 Issue # 34, Newsletter #1877



Israel and Palestine: Idols in the Kaaba!
By Kaukab Siddique

There was no Israel till 1948.

The victors of the Second World War decided to give a big slice of Palestine to the Zionists.

Palestine did not belong to the victors of the war to justify their giving it to anyone.

A small Jewish community lived in Palestine. Its existence did not mean that Palestine could be given to their worldwide diaspora.

The Zionists were well organized and well armed. The Palestinians were in no capacity to fight back. Terror strikes by the Zionists created panic and easy takeover of Palestinian villages.

Thus the Zionists are occupiers and have become colonists backed - armed, funded, and publicized - by the western powers.

American Zionism has made Israel militarily stronger than all the Arab combined. Jerusalem was taken by the Zionists almost without a fight. The third holiest city of Islam is thus militarily occupied by the Zionists.
The liberation of the grand mosque of Turkey, Aya Sofia, has reminded Muslims that what belongs to Muslims must be returned to Muslims.

Remember that the sacred mosque of Makka had been taken over by idol worshippers. The few true believers supporting the Prophet, pbuh, were forced to leave. Years later the Muslims returned, took back Makka and removed the idols.

In our own times...
The Arab rulers now do not find it profitable to give even lip service to the cause of Palestine. The Palestinians are cooped up in Gaza and face daily aggression in the "West Bank." Even a person as gentle towards Israel as President Carter stated clearly that Apartheid has been established in Palestine.

The Arab rulers in Egypt, Jordan and UAE have openly aligned themselves to Israel. Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Bahrain are getting ready. Pakistan too is preparing for the final betrayal. The language the rulers of these countries use is interesting. They say they will not recognize Israel until a Palestinian state is established.

Thus they have ideologically recognized Israel but are practically waiting for a Palestinian "state" to emerge. Obviously there cannot be a Palestinian state which is not dominated by Israel militarily and economically and even politically.

In Islam, there is no place for Israel as an occupying state though the Jews and Muslims have been friends for centuries.

During the Crusades,
Muslims protected Jews from the invading Crusaders. There is no anti-semetism in Islam.

What is abhorrent is the systematic arrival of colonists from all over the world to take over land which does not belong to them. The real power is not that of Israel but of America and the western powers including Russia. Salahuddin Ayyubi ["Saladin"] did show that the Crusaders can be defeated and yet be treated well.

Islam is starting to emerge again. The Russian defeat in Afghanistan, the steady withdrawal of USA and NATO from Afghanistan, are signs of Islamic victory.

Iraq has seen bloody upheavel. Assad, the tyrant of Syria, is on his last legs. The Islamic State has been bombed down ruthlessly but may be resurgent again.

Egyptians were very innocent and let their chosen leader, Morsi, be arrested, humiliated and allowed to die in prison. Egypt can be explosive. Remember the Blind Shaykh, al-Zawahiri and the leader of the 19?

The Islamic fighting potential is great!

No true Muslim can claim that Israel is legitimate but its impossible to predict. Will a new Salahuddin emerge?

Possibly Trump or even after Trump, America will decide that Israel is too expensive.

The idols in the Kaaba will be removed, inshaAllah.



Full freedom requires independance from International Lending.
by Qaisar Sharif
August 21: Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Senator Sirajul Haq has held a meeting with Sri Lank HighCommissioner to Pakistan Vice-Admiral Mohan Wijewickrama and congratulated him on successful elections in the island nation.

Talking on occasion, the JI chief said India's occupation of Kashmir was main hurdle in establishment of peace in SAARC region. He said it was moral responsibility of the SAARC countries to take up the issue with New Delhi, asking her to end the human rights violations in the held valley and allow the people of Kashmir to exercise their right to self determination according to UN resolutions. The matters of mutual interests were also come under discussion on occasion.

Later, the JI chief addressed a "Traders Convention" in Peshawar where he highlighted the need to get rid of the interest based economy which was main hurdle to put thecountry on development track. He said Pakistani nation could not achieve full freedom until the country got rid of the international lending agencies. The way forward to achieve this objective, he added, was the financial system based on the principles of Islam. He said devaluation of rupee, massive taxation on small traders and closure of economic activities during the Covid-19pandemic completely destroyed the business community in the country. Above of all, he said, economic policies were being prepared on the direction of the IMF and the World Bank which burdened the poor with massive in;ation, making thousands jobless. He said the state of Madina seemed nowhere and PTI back stepped all its promises.

Al-Khidmat Tajran organized the event which was attended by large number of trader community.

Keep Religious Harmony during Muharram.

LAHORE- August 21: Milli Yakjehti Council Secretary General Liaqat Baloch has said that there was dire need to prevail atmosphere of religious harmony among different schools of Islamic thought during and after the holy month of Muharram.

Issuing 17-point declaration which was prepared with the consultation of the MYC leaders, Baloch, who was also thedeputy emir of the Jamaat-e-Islami, said the secular and anti-Pakistan lobbies were fully bent upon airing the sectarian violence in the country. Hence, he emphasized, there was dire need to counter these conspiracies and create unity in the ranks of followers of dfferent schools. He said it was duty of the religious scholars to play their role to keep the environment peaceful in the country. He said the communiqué prepared by the MYC covered all the Islamic aspects and it was also a source to transform country into a welfare Islamic state.

He said the MYC already raised concern over the Tahffuz-e-Bunyad-e-Islam Bill passed by the Punjab Assembly and issued the declaration to settle down the objections on it.

Released byMedia Cell, JIP, Mansoora, Lahore.

War News & Civil Discord

 War News

Two Iraqi women were shot dead on Wednesday by unidentified gunmen in Iraq's southern city of Basra, a local security source said.

The attack took place in the afternoon when gunmen opened fire from their assault rifles on a sport utility vehicle (SUV) carrying four women in a commercial street in Basra, some 550 km south of Baghdad, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.

The attack resulted in the killing of Reham Yaqoub, a female doctor who works in Basra Hospital, and also a civil society activist who supports the anti-government protests in Iraq which demanded comprehensive reform, fight against corruption, better public services, and more job opportunities, the source said.

The attack also resulted in the killing of another woman and the wounding of the two others in the vehicle, the source added.

The attackers fled the scene before the arrival of the security forces, he said.

Two days ago, the Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi sacked the police chief of Basra province, as well as the head of the National Security Service, due to repeated security violations and assassinations in the province recently.

On Friday, unknown gunmen assassinated a civil society activist Tahseen Ali with silenced weapons in Basra, according to the provincial police.

Protesters set fire to Iraq parliament's regional office in Basra

Protesters in the southern Iraqi city of Basra have set fire to the parliament's local office as security forces fired live rounds in the air to disperse them, reports said. At least eight security personnel were injured in the clashes,

[Prime Minister al-Kadhimi has just returned from a successful visit with President Trump who promised him large sums of money. In return, he promised to curb Iranian activity in Iraq. Kadhimi is also the head of Iraqi intelligence.]

[There are demonstrations going on in Iraq against Turkey following Turkish airstrikes which killed two Iraqi commanders. See previous issue of New Trend for report on killings ntma1876.htm ].

Russian General Killed. Heavy Fighting in eastern Aleppo. Unrest in Deraa. Turkish Troops

On August 18, an ISIS attack by ID killed Russian Major General Vyacheslav Gladkikh near Deir ez Zor city.

Three Russian troops with him were injured. A local commander of Assad's militia known as NDF was killed.

Russian air strikes followed trying to hit the IS raiders.

in Suwaida province another IS attack killed 3 Assad troops.

In northeastern Aleppo city, opposition fighters withdrew from 30% of the area they had captured last month.

There is high tension in Deraa province owing to daily acts of resistance against Assad.

A large Turkish military convoy entered Irbid province to pre empt a regime attack follwing severe artillery shelling of 6 villages by Assad-Iranian forces.

News Within the U.S.

 News within the US

This is America:
A man gets life in prison for stealing a pair of hedge clippers. The State Supreme Court says it's a fair sentence.

Mr. Bryant has been in prison more than two decades. Attorneys on his behalf requested a review of his sentence where 6 out of the 7 judges on the Louisiana Supreme Court voted to deny his request.

[- thanks to T]

Economic Martial Law
by sis.Aisha (Jamaat al-Muslimeen)

New York City - Recently, I listened to a podcast featuring Robert Kiyosaki ( author of Rich Dad Poor Dad), his wife Kim and their guest David Stockman, former Reagan Administration Budget Director and congressman, as well as a theologian. Robert Kiyosaki is an avowed capitalist. So, I do not agree with a lot that he says, especially on social issues. However, there were some interesting points made during this podcast that I wanted to share.

The title of this podcast was "The U.S. is Suffering from Economic Martial Law." They discussed the shelter-in-place imposed on us by the state governments due to the coronavirus (covid-19) outbreak.

David Stockman began by stating that this is not a normal, organic recession or depression but "economic martial law" where politicians, including public health authorities, have decided to shutdown the economy, which is a totalitarian tactic.

Here are the following point he made:

Robert Kiyosaki asked if by the U.S. following a Marxist nation's policy does it make the U.S. a Marxist country? People's careers have been ruined for being associated with communism in some way yet, the entire world is following a Communist country's lead. He also reminded listeners that in spite of the AIDS epidemic, in the 1980's, people today are still having sex.

People are questioning these shutdowns overseas, as well. Germany has been experiencing coronavirus rallies with people protesting the wearing of masks and their economic shutdown, beginning August 1st. In America, racism is being used to distract people from holding such rallies.

Before George Floyd's May 25th murder sparked Black Lives Matter protests, there were huge rallies demanding the reopening of the economy, beginning in mid-April 2020, in the U.S. The same way the U.S. has used wars as distractions from domestic issues, such as the Civil Rights Movement or a government scandal, now, it is using calls for "social justice" as a distraction. I am not saying that George Floyd was murdered just for the sake of distracting people but, the media's intention was to distract viewers by reporting on it, daily.

The fact that Zionist run professional sports leagues are on the bandwagon was always suspect. What would land-stealing Zionists know about social justice anywhere? The fact that BLM has attracted so many hypocritical White millennials has led many people to further question BLM's motives, especially since they have undermined genuine revolutionary protests against police oppression, in the past.

The Unbelieving Zionists, racists, and Black LGBTQIA are all on the same page making mischief in an effort to prevent Americans from truly uniting against this imposed totalitarian lockdown. Since this shutdown began, there has been an for the increase in domestic violence cases, suicides, poverty, bankruptcies, crime, drug use, even human and animal patient deaths since doctors' offices were closed, too. No one racial group or culture can say that these events have not affected them.

The question is how long will it take before Americans reconvene to hold rallies demanding this shutdown end?

If Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai was correct in claiming that these forced government shutdowns are really a way to create a shift in global wealth then, of course, government officials will use any issues to distract their citizens from questioning their moves. Barring the use of distractions in other countries, not that they won't try this, Europe can be a force in opening the rest of the world's eyes to these unnecessary economic martial laws.

(Sources: Rich Dad Channel - YouTube)

 protests outside Michigan synagogue are allowed

Anti-Semitic protests outside Michigan synagogue are allowed, district judge rules

Anti-Semitic protests that have been staged outside a synagogue in Michigan for nearly two decades will be allowed to continue, a local judge ruled this week.

The demonstrations, featuring signs that say "Jewish Power Corrupts" and "Resist Jewish Power," have been taking place during Shabbat services at Beth Israel Synagogue in Ann Arbor.

Some members said their right to worship had been violated by offensive signs that caused emotional distress. But U.S. District Judge Victoria Roberts said the protests were protected by the First Amendment, The Detroit News reported.

"There is no allegation that the protesters prevent plaintiffs from attending Sabbath services, that they block plaintiffs' path onto the property or to the synagogue, or that the protests and signs outside affect the services inside," Roberts said on Wednesday.

Peaceful demonstrations were "entitled to the highest level of constitutional protection, even if it disturbs, is offensive and causes emotional distress," the judge posited.

"The court is effectively saying that the emotional distress experienced by Jews in reaction to the anti-Semitic slurs, hurled at them every week for 16 years in front of their house of worship, is insufficient injury to grant them access to federal court," Reich stated.

The protests outside the synagogue have been organized by "Witnesses for Peace," a vehemently anti-Zionist protest group started by Henry Herskowitz, who identifies as a "former Jew."

Anti-Semitic signs carried by the group outside the synagogue also call for boycotts of the State of Israel, denounce the "Holocaust" against the Palestinians and charge that the U.S. government is controlled by Israel.


Book Review


Why did Hitler lose the war? Insider's view of the most hated man in the West.
by Dr. Kaukab Siddique

The Memoirs of Field-Marshal Keitel, Chief of the German High Command 1938-1945.
300 pages plus 23 photos and 4 maps. Translated by David Irving.
Edited by Walter Gorlitz.
Autographed to me by David Irving.

After the defeat of Germany, Keitel was imprisoned, sentenced to death and executed.

During his imprisonment, Keitel remained calm and wrote his memoirs. They were not for publication and they are valuable because they are candid reporting on Keitel's immediate boss, Hitler, and how Keitel lived the years which shaped the history of Europe.

Keitel, along with millions of Germans, saw Hitler as a genius who brought Germany out of a crumbling economy and decades of humiliation into seemingly miraculous victories. Even when his generals, all of them, thought there was no chance of victory, he led his nation into astounding victories.

Poland, France, Norway, Belgium, Holland, Denmark fell and a vast British army was pinned down at Dunkirk in a corner of France and allowed to escape.

Keitel depicted Hitler as not only a general of generals but also as an astute politician who brought the Germanic nations of Austria and parts of Czechoslovakia into the German homeland without a shot being fired.

On all these historic occasions, Hitler remained humane and humble. He left the beautiful city of Paris untouched and undamaged, visiting it so early in the morning that the population was still asleep.

We get a close up look at Hitler's interaction with the top army generals. They stronlgly disagreed with him and many of them resigned when they could not keep up with his plans.

The German people did not think that that their ruler was a tyrant. Some of the stories Keitel tells are romantic and lively. One of his friends, a top general, broke off from Hitler and left with the woman he loved and all of Hitler's pleading could not get him back.

Mussolini, the dictator of Italy, turned out to be Germany's Achilles heel. Wherever Italian troops went into action to support Germany, they failed, often miserably. This weak ally severely hurt Germany by its failures repeatedly.

Hitler saw the Communist giant USSR [now known as Russia] as his real enemy. His intelligence services saw massive Soviet armies gathering on the German frontiers. Hitler attacked Russia and obtained stunning victories which could have broken any country. However the Communist giant had unlimited military forces. Finally the tide turned and German resistance could not hold back the Russian tide.

On the eastern front both Hitler and his generals made serious mistakes. Finally the Russian hordes entered Germany and wrought havoc. Keitel remained loyal to Hitler to the end. All of Hitler's serious blunders were attribured to Keitel by the victors.

In the final years of the war, Hitler's genius did not work. Germany supported him all the way but could not win. The British and American air forces demolished German cities. The Russians steam rollered the German army. Keitel thought Hitler would never give up but was shocked to know that his leader, with his wife, had committed suicide.

At the end Keitel wanted that he should be treated like a military leader and not a criminal. He wanted execution by firing squad. He was hanged as a war criminal.

Although Hitler's orders for major missions, particularly in the eastern front, passed through the office of Keitel, there is no order against the Jews or the their extermination.

Researchers have debunked the claims of holocaust which are so prevalent in western countries.



Islamic Organizations Call For Police Action After 6 Attacks On Mosques in 3 Months

The windows at a downtown Toronto mosque are set to be repaired for the third time in three weeks.

The windows had just been fixed, and now will be repaired for the third time in three weeks, the Muslim Association of Canada (MAC) said in a statement posted to its website.

"These incidents are now occurring at a frightening rate and we cannot accept to wait any longer for police action," the organization said.

The MAC is calling for authorities to "step up" to offer the necessary protection right now, adding that the attacks are meant to intimidate the Muslim community at one of Toronto's most-visited mosques.

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

Food & Eating Habits According to the Sunnah*

Imaam Ibnul-Qayyim al-Jawziyyah~{Rahimhullah} Comprehensive notes covering the most important qualities of the Prophet (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi
wa Sallam) in regards to food and diet.
'It is sufficient for the son of Adam to eat a few mouthfuls, to keep him going.. If he must do that (fill his stomach), then let him fill one third with food, one third with drink and one third with air.
[1]: When he put his hand in the food, PROPHET ﷺ~would say..
"Bismillah (with the Name of Allaah),'' and he told people to say this when eating. he said, "When any one of you eats, let him mention the name of Allah. If he forgets to mention the name of Allah at the beginning, let him say... 'Bismillahi fee Awwalihi wa Aakhirihi,'
(with the name of Allah,at its beginning and at its end)."
[2] The correct view is that it is obligatory to mention the name of Allah
(say 'Bismillah') when eating... {The ahaadeeth which state this are
Saheeh (Authentic) and are clear, with no contradictions in them.}
When he raised the food to his mouth, *PROPHET* ﷺ~would say...
"Al-hamdu lillaahi hamdan katheeran tayyiban mubaarakan feehi,
hayra [makfiyyin wa laa] muwadda'in, wa laa mustaghnan 'anhu
Rabbanaa 'azza wa jall.
"All praise is to Allah, praise in abundance, good and blessed
It cannot [be compensated for, nor can it] be left, nor can it be done without, our Lord. [3]
3]: he never criticized food at all. If he liked it, he would eat it, and if he did not like it, he would leave it and not say anything. [4] or he would say... "I do not feel like eating this." [5]
[4]: Sometimes he would praise the food, as when he asked his family for food, and they said, "We have nothing but vinegar." he asked for it and started to eat it, saying.. " What good food is Vinegar." [6]
[5]: he used to talk whilst he was eating, as is seen from the report quoted above about vinegar. And he said to his stepson ...
'Umar Ibn Abee Salamah (Radiyallahu 'Anhu)
when he was eating with him... "Say Bismillah and eat from that which is in front of you in the dish.'' [7]

[6]: He would repeatedly urge his guests to eat, as generous hosts do, and as is seen in the hadeeth of [Abu Hurayrah (Radiyallahu 'Anhu), related by al-Bukharee..] about the story of drinking milk, where he repeatedly said to him... "Drink," and he kept telling him to drink until he (the guest) said... "By the One Who sent you with the truth, I have no more room for it "! [8]

[7] When he ate with others, he would not leave until he had made Du'aa (supplication) for them. he made Du'aa in the house of 'Abdullaah Ibn Bishr,(Allah be pleased with him) and said...
" O Allah, bless for them that which You have provided for them, forgive them and have mercy on them." [9]
[8]: he commanded people to eat with their right hands and forbade them to eat with their left hands.
*PROPHET* ﷺ~ said..." The Shaytaan eats with his left hand and drinks with his left hand." [10]
Note: This implies that eating with the left hand is 'Haraam' (unlawful), and this is the correct view, because the one who eats with his left hand is either a Shaytaan (Devil), or he is imitating the Shaytaan.
It was also reported in an authentic 'Hadeeth' that he told a man who was eating with his left hand in his presence...
" Eat with your right hand ! " The man said, "I cannot." *PROPHET* ﷺ
aid... " May you never be able to." and the man never lifted his right hand to his mouth after that... !
[9]: he commanded those who complained that they never felt full to eat together and not separately, and to mention the name of Allah
(say 'Bismillah') over the food so that He might bless it for them. [12]
[10]: It was also reported that he said.. " I do not eat reclining." [13]
[11]: he used to eat using the first three (3) fingers (of his right hand), which is the best way of eating .. !

THE PROPHET (Sallallaahu 'Alayhi wa Sallam)
[1]: The Prophet used to know what he was eating.
[2]: he used to eat whatever was good for him.
[3]: he used to eat enough to keep him going, but no so much as to make him fat. Ibn 'Umar [Allah be pleased with him] related that
.PROPHET ﷺ said..."The believer eats in one stomach whilst the disbeliever eats in seven !" [14] [4]: He taught his 'Ummah' something to protect them from diseases caused by eating and drinking.

*PROPHET* ﷺ~said.. "The son of Aadam does not fill any vessel worse than his stomach. It is sufficient for the son of Aadam to eat a few mouthfuls, to keep him going.
If he must do that (fill his stomach), then let him fill one third with food, one third with drink and one third with air." [15]

~My 'Salaams' to all ~
Y a s m i n.
 Sis Yasmin
Footnotes... Source of 'Hadeeth'.
[1] Zaadul-Ma'aad (p. 2/397-406)
[2] Saheeh: Related by at-Tirmidhee (no.. 1859) and Aboo Daawood (no. 3767).
[3] Related by al-Bukhaaree (no. 5142)
[4] Related by al-Bukhaaree (no. 3370) and Muslim (no. 2064).
[5] Related by al-Bukhaaree (no. 5076) and Muslim (no. 1946).
[6] Related by Muslim (no. 5052)
[7] Related by al-Bukhaaree (no. 5061) and Muslim (no. 2022).
[8] Related by al-Bukhaaree (no. 6087)
[9] Related by Muslim (no. 2042)
[10] Related by Muslim (no. 2020)
[11] Related by Muslim (no. 2021)
[12] Saheeh: Narrated by Abu Dawood (3764) and Ibn Maajah (3286).
[13] Related by al-Bukhaaree (no. 5083)
[14] Related by al-Bukhaaree (no. 5081) and Muslim (no. 2060).
[15]: Saheeh: Related by at-Tirmidhee (no. 1381)and Ibn Maajah (no. 3349). It was authenticated by Shaykh Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee in Silsilatul-Ahaadeethus-Saheehah (no. 2265).

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by 'Abdur-Rahman bin Samura, r.a.:

Allah's Apostle said,
"(O 'Abdur-Rahman!)
Do not seek to be a ruler, for, if you are given the authority of ruling without your asking for it, then Allah will help you; but if you are given it by your asking, then you will be held responsible for it (i.e. Allah will not help you ). And if you take an oath to do something and later on find another thing, better than that, then do what is better and make expiation for (the dissolution of) your oath."

Bukhari Volume 8, Book 79, Number 715
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

 Dr Aafia Siddiqu

Petition to President Donald Trump for:

Release or Home Confinement for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui from Coronavirus Infected Prison Petition
[From Nadrat Siddique.]

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani neuroscientist, is serving an 86-year term at FMC Carswell. Carswell is a prison-cum-medical facility for female prisoners in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. Other than Seagoville Prison, which is also located in Dallas-Fort Worth and has 1,359 cases, Carswell has the largest COVID-19 outbreak of any U.S. prison. According to Bureau of Prisons own website, the number of reported cases there is 542. (Other sources place it even higher, at 571.) Carswell's inmate population totals 1,357. That translates to an infection rate of 40% at the facility. Three female prisoners, Andrea Circle Bear, Sandra Kincaid, and Teresa Ely, have died from the virus at the facility. Of the deceased, Circle Bear, was 30-years of age. Dr. Siddiqui is 48, and has been in poor health for a long while, due to the extremely harsh conditions under which she has been held. She is clearly at grave risk.

According to the Appeal, a project of the Justice Collaborative, at Carswell, "there's no air conditioning; incarcerated women are confined to their cells; the commissary is closed indefinitely, so women are running out of basic hygiene products like soap and shampoo; the warden was nowhere to be found; women weren't getting necessary medical care; inedible meals arrived in brown sacks." The facility is also sorely lacking in cleaning supplies and PPE.

(Much of the information on conditions at Carswell originates with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, a local news outlet in the area, with no political agenda. The paper has been reporting on the situation there since April. The reports were later picked up by the local NBC affiliate, Time Magazine, and Newsweek.)

The bottom line is that Dr. Siddiqui, an MIT and Brandeis graduate, with no prior record of violence, and who was likely turned in by a vindicative, abusive ex-husband, has a greater than 40% chance of contracting the deadly Coronavirus while in U.S. custody. She is already in very poor physical, as well as mental health, having been denied timely medical treatment from a gunshot wound when she was captured in Afghanistan. The torture she endured while in captivity in Pakistan and Afghanistan exacerbated her physical condition. The death of her baby, Sulaiman, in the course of her arrest, and the imprisonment of her other two children, Ahmad and Mariam, along with her (they were each separately released years later), added to her grave mental trauma.

Not one person was killed or injured in connection with the charges for which Dr. Siddiqui was convicted. And she was convicted in New York District Court, on the basis of ambiguous and highly contradictory testimony, due largely to the climate of fear and Islamophobia which existed at the time. Upon her conviction, she called for her supporters to stay calm, and to refrain from violence. She has continued to maintain her innocence throughout her 17-years of captivity.

Her sister, Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui, a Pakistan-based physician who holds a degree from Harvard University, has long spearheaded a national campaign in Pakistan, calling for her release. In Pakistan, the broad masses of people believe Dr. Siddiqui to be innocent, and the prevailing view is one of disbelief that the U.S., which touts itself as a supporter of women's rights, has accorded torture, solitary confinement, and now (the prospect of) COVID-19 to this Pakistani woman neuroscientist.

Supporters from the Aafia Foundation and other groups hold annual rallies outside FMC Carswell calling for her release. Human rights advocates in London, Durban, New York, Boston, and other cities worldwide regularly march calling for Dr. Siddiqui's release.

Countries like China and Russia are often associated with the jailing of scientists. The U.S. need not join their ranks.

Dr. Siddiqui's release on humanitarian grounds from a COVID-infected prison would open the door to improved U.S.-Pakistan relations.

Dr. Aafia Siddiqui, is neither a threat to public welfare, nor a flight risk. She has suffered enough.

We ask that she be released to home confinement with supporters in Maryland; or, that she be repatriated to Pakistan, where her elderly mother and her children have long awaited her.
As COVID-19 ravages Texas prisons, particularly Carswell,
Dr. Siddiqui's life may depend upon it.
Sign Petition

 Islamic Thought

Asalamu alaikum,
"Aim to live in this world without allowing the world to live inside you because when a boat sits on water it sails perfectly, but when water enters inside the boat, it sinks."
- Ali Ibn Abi Talib (RA)

O Allah, help us to see the reality of this dunya so we can use it and we can invest in it for the akhirah.

 Word Around The Net

by Br. Nazeer, Texas

7 years after the chemical attack in Syria, Assad has not been held to account

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny 'stable' after alleged poisoning.

'I Stand with Israel': Kamala Harris in Her Own Words

Kabul police arrest ex-commander sentenced to jail for murder and corruption charges

Iraq appeals for US help in Turkey

Protests calling on Netanyahu to resign continue with momentum

Why the West seeks to vilify political Islam

Hamas responds to Israel strikes in Gaza

In Kashmir, like Palestine, tourism glosses over reality of occupation

Political Prisoners :

Civil Discord Show

 Social Media

Our August 16th issue of New Trend reached 147,579 people.

It contained the following main items:
  1. Why Pakistan is surviving despite major setbacks,

  2. JI calls for liberation of Palestinde, condemns UAE backstab,

  3. ISIS shock move in Mozambique,

  4. Blasphemy punished in Kano,

  5. Sharpton, Justice and money

  6. Guidance on Parents

  7. Islam and AIDS control. [Dr. Jamil]
and much more


Group floating incendiary balloons into Israel says it's a form of pressure on Israel to lift devastating Gaza blockade.

For the past two weeks, a group of seven Palestinian men have camped close to the buffer zone separating the Gaza Strip from Israel in the early hours before dawn.

But this is no ordinary camping trip. Among their supplies are gas cylinders, small inflammable cubes, balloons and Guy Fawkes masks, which they wear to conceal their identity.
The Palestinians call themselves the Barq (Lightning) Unit - one of several groups involved in floating "fire" balloons and kites into Israel.

Hiding between the bushes and olive trees, the men fill the balloons with helium, group them in a bundle, and then attach a small incendiary object to their tail. Once the wind direction is right, they launch the objects discreetly in the direction of empty areas within Israel that are close to the buffer-zone fence.

The balloons, which Israel has described as "arson attacks", have been causing large fires on some agricultural land.

While no Israelis have been hurt, the airborne devices have prompted Israel to bombard the Gaza Strip for 10 consecutive days - targeting Hamas field training facilities and monitoring points without causing any Palestinian casualties.

'Fiery message'

"We came here to send a fiery message to the Israeli occupation that we in the Gaza Strip can no longer tolerate the blockade that's been taking place for 13 years," Abu Yousef, the spokesman of the Barq Unit, told Al Jazeera.
"We would like to send a message that we deserve a decent life to our families and loved ones," the 24-year-old added.

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China defends detention of Uighur model in Xinjiang

Merdan Ghappar sent video of himself, and a series of accompanying text messages, to his family in February.

They were passed to the BBC and published earlier this month.

The messages offered a rare, detailed account from inside Xinjiang's highly secure and secretive detention system.

In his account, Mr Ghappar described 18 days spent shackled and hooded with over 50 others in a jail. He said he was then isolated in an epidemic prevention centre, where he filmed the video.

Relatives say the 31-year-old was forcibly transported back to the far-western region of Xinjiang in January after completing a 16-month sentence for a drugs offence in the southern Chinese city of Foshan, where he'd been living and working.

Now, more than two weeks after the BBC sent a list of questions to Chinese authorities, a response has come in the form of a written statement by the Xinjiang government press office.

"According to article 37 of the Prison Law of the People's Republic of China, the people's government shall help released prisoners to resettle," it says.

"During the transfer, Merdan Ghappar committed acts of self-harm and excessive acts against the police."

It continues: "They took legal measures to stop him, and lifted those measures once his mood had stabilised.

To read the complete BBC story,


Mali coup:

Thousands have taken to the streets of Mali's capital to celebrate the coup against Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta.

Coup leaders arrested Mr Keïta on Tuesday and forced him to resign, sparking global condemnation.

But Mr Keïta was facing huge street protests before his arrest and many in Mali have welcomed his removal.

Thousands gathered in Bamako's Independence Square to the sound of vuvuzelas, with many declaring victory over the former president.

"I am overjoyed, we won. We came here to thank all the people of Mali because it is the victory of the people," Mariam Cissé, an opposition supporter, told the AFP news agency.

"IBK has failed," said retired soldier Ousmane Diallo, using a common reference to the ousted president by his initials. "The people are victorious."

However, he cautioned, "the military should not be thinking now that they can stay in power".

West African leaders have called for Mr Keïta to be reinstated and the UN says all those detained should be freed.

But coup leaders say they are talking to opposition parties about appointing a transitional president, who could be civilian or military.

2020-08-24 Mon 16:15:50 ct