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2 Sha'ban 1442 A.H. - February 14 2021 Issue # 7, Newsletter #1902


 Dr Kaukab Siddique

Spread of Sunni Islam in the Black Community Alarmed Afrocentrics and Missionaries.
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD

After Malcolm X [al-Hajj Malik Shabazz], Sunni Islam spread in America, first slowly and then like a landslide. Outstanding Sunni leaders like Imam Jamil Abdullah al-Amin and Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz befriended me and helped me to see the real situation. I also learned from activists like Imam Khalil Abdur Rahman and Br. Mauri Saalakhan though I sometimes differed with them. Over the years I married hard core Sunni Black women.

Finally I visited Africa, including Nigeria and Ghana. My step son was in Sudan for a long time. I visited numerous Sunni Black prisoners in the US prison system. It was a learning process and helped me to realize that immigrant Muslims and White people know little or nothing about Black Sunni Muslims.

Today there are mosques following mainstream Sunni Islam right across America in Black communities. The Black churches and Christian communities started losing chunks of their congregations to mainstream Islam. They were alarmed and with the help of Afrocentrics they launched what they thought would be deadly attacks on Islam. They focused on issues which they thought would be most effective. The most important would be:

  1. The claim that Islam supports slavery and the "slave trade" in Africa was as bad as the one which brought slavery to America. They claimed that glorious African empires were decimated by the Muslims who took up the slave trade.

  2. The claim that "Arabs" brought Islam to Africa and helped to destroy African culture and civilization.

In those areas of Africa where Islam was the strongest, my travels showed that one could travel a thousand miles without meeting an "Arab".

However, the Afrocentric assault was difficult to answer because they were so friendly and so sympathetic to Africa that they deluded me. Now there has been a devastating response from a scholar originating in Ghana who has destroyed the Afrocentric propaganda. [I was able to get this rare book from Br. Kwame Madden in Peekskill, a little town north of New York where I once gave a speech.]

The book is titled Defining Legends:An Analysis of Afrocentric Writings Against Islam. The author of this 385 page book is Abdul Haq al-Ashanti. It is packed with invaluable information, well documented and with a fine bibliography.

Al-Ashanti notes that the root idea of the conquest of West Africa by the Almoravids came from Leo Africanus, a Moroccan baptized as a Christian in the servitude of the Pope. He wrote a book in 1550 in Italian which became a textbook for Europeans thinking about Africa over 400 years.

He had no evidence about Africa and he described the Africans in terms which Europeans still use about West Africa because it was translated into French, Latin, English and then into Dutch and German. On page 50 al-Ashanti writes:

"Leo Africanus claimed that the 'Land of the Blacks' was not necessarily 'conquered' but rather overpowered in 380 CE and that it was a land 'inhabited by people who lived like brutes, without kings, lords, republics, government and any customs and without knowing husbandry.' "

He was not able to provide any evidence and had no knowledge of the Almoravides or even of hid birthplace, Morocco.

The writings of Ahmad Baba of Timbucti which detailed the descriptions of Africa and voluntary conversions to Islam were unknown to the Europeans for 300 years.

Al-Ashanti writes about all the well known European writers and notes their views are "remarkably similar to that of the Afrocentrics and black Orientalists not only in the description but also in the utter lack of proof and sources. Mungo Park also copied more or less word-for-word from Leo Africanus too, blindly accepting Leo's account as fact....." [p.53]

[to be continued]



Red Mosque, Islamabad.
Islamic Women Teachers arrested and beaten up.

Sis. Nadrat, confirmed by reports from Pakistan, indicates that Asma, the daughter of Maulana Abdul Aziz, was arrested and mistreated by Pakistani security forces on February 9.

Other female teachers at the Lal Masjid [Red Mosque] have also been arrested.

Sis. Nadrat reports that a twitter storm has been launched by people protesting the arrests. The impact of the protests on Pakistani police indicates that the Islamic women will be released soon.

Direct reporting from Pakistan indicates that the regime and secularists keep harassing the hijabi women almost every month to pressure the elderly leader Maulana Abdul Aziz who openly opposes the anti-Islam and anti-mujahideen policies of the regime.

[New Trend condemns the police activity against the Red Mosque. Most shameful is the arrest of Asma, the Maulana's daughter, and other female teachers.]

Dr. Pervez Hoodbhoy's satanic Activities Caught. Anti-Pakistan Elements are allowed to Flourish.
Journalist Tariq Ismail Sagar released a video from his Canadian representative Tariq Naseem dated February 9, 2021 about a presentation made by Pakistani scientist Dr. Pervez Hoodhbhoy who was visitingToronto University.

It was supposed to be about the plight of Kashmir but the audience were amazed to see that Hoodbhoy was projecting a fake video of atrocities in Kashmir as if Pakistan is carrying out those crimes.

He also tried to insult the founder of Pakistan's nuclear program Dr. Abdul Qadeer. He expressed his hatred of Madrasas [Islamic schools] as well [which support many orphans and homeless children].

Many Indians, including Hindus, were in the audience and they heartily cheered Hoodbhoy. When he came out of the presentation, he received a great welcome from Indians.

Tariq Sagar is amazed that Pakistan allows such extreme anti-Pakistan elements not only to flourish but to lead scientific academies.

Sagar also mentions an abusive anti-Islam person named Tarek Fatah who is said to be Canadian-Pakistani who openly attacks the Islamic origins of Pakistan and supports LGBTQ. The anti-Islam Canadian media love him.

Sagar also mentions a third person named Tahir Gora who actually set up a fake "Islamic" publishing house in Pakistan which openly attacked Islam. On being discovered, he fled to Canada. Now he regularly broadcasts propaganda from Canada of India's racist Hindu organization known as the RSS.

Sagar has done a good job of uncovering these hate mongers. He now has more than 86000 subscribers.

It is strange that the Pakistani government allows these haters to take over key positions and to attack Islam which is the basis of Pakistan.

Instead the government is busy suppressing Islamic forces to please USA, India and Israel.

JI message
Islamic Move to Protect Women's Rights
by Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE- FEB 11: Jamaat-e-Islami Emir Senator Sirajul Haq has demanded complete ban on dowry and other un-Islamic and anti-constitutional traditions in society and also called for ensuring protection of women at work places and educational institutions.

While talking to journalists on occasion of launching "Istehkam-e-Khandan- Protection of Family Institution" campaign at Mansoora on Thursday, he said the practices of displaying dowry articles and its demand from the groom family, depriving women from inheritance, "marriage" of a woman with Quran, honor killing, wani and others were still intact in the society despite legislation against them.

"Islam strictly prohibits these corrupt practices. The JI has decided to thwart the attacks on Islamic society."

The Istehkam Khandan campaign would continue for a month- Feb 11 to March 11. Rallies and conferences will be organized during the campaign to create awareness among the public about how the planned attacks are being launched to destroy sanctity of the institution of family and how to cope with the challenge. The JI would mark February 14 as Youm-e-Haya [Day of Modesty] and also JI women's wing has decided to hold marches in all major cities on International Women's Day on March 8 with the demands from the government to implement Article 35 and 37G of the constitution providing protection to women.

Answering questions from the journalists, he said video scandal of the members of the assembly posed a bigger question that how an elected member could protect the rights of the people who offered his loyalties against money. This was the biggest tragedy that horse-trading has become a common culture in the country, he said; the PTI failed to curb the practices which continued in the past too.

He demanded the government fulfill the promises it made with the youth and women for providing them interest free loans and jobs. He said every man and woman in the country was worried due to the rampant inflation. He said the JI would hold rallies in Faisalabad, Multan, Bahawalpur and other cities against the anti-people policies of the PTI government.

War News

 War News

Mujahideen Taking on the Pakistan army.

On February 12, in South Waziristan, 4 Pakistani troops were killed in a gunfight with an Islamic group.

Several days earlier, in North Waziristan, 2 Pakistani troops were killed and several wounded.

[NT comment: The army never shows pictures of the fighters it claims to have killed. That would shed light on the fact that the army is fighting Islamic people who are Pakistanis. Also the army uses the term picked up from Israel that it is fighting "terrorists."

It is ridiculous to claim that those on the battlefield are terrorists! The northern areas which the army has occupied are the lands of mosques and madrasas.

The army calls its dead "martyrs" although the army is certainly not fighting for Islam. Its efforts against India are almost zero on the Kashmir front.]

Conflict between the government and the Tigray opposition groups has caused sereious civilian losses. Refugees continue to enter Sudan.

Eritrean refugees are caught in the cross fire. They are not trusted by either side.

A Quiet Week.

February 8- 14. Assad's regime is shelling Islamic villages in Irbid province with heavy artillery.

SDF on southern eastern banks of the Euphrates has been hit by IS raiders.

Russian air strike hit the city of Irbid.

Russian bombing has stopped IS advances.

Kurdish Communists have exploded bombs in northern towns supporting Turkey.

Iranian groups are recruiting with offers of good money in Hasakeh province..

Regime intercepted Israeli missiles headed for Iranian positions near Damascus.

PKK Communists executed 13 Turkish prisoners in northern Turkey.

Baghdad regime executed 7 IS prisoners.

Fighting between regime troops and ISIS is reported from Diyala province.

Invitation to Think

 Invitation to Think

Medical Malpractice: It can happen to you.
by Sis. Aisha
[Jamaat al-Muslimeen, New York]

New York City - If you take a medical examination and the doctor does not call you back with the results then, it is usually assumed that the results were good. It is common for a doctor to tell a patient not to worry if they never receive a call from the doctor's office about any results.

Well, that is not true!

Always call the doctor back for updates on test results of any kind.

A female family member just had major surgery to remove her cervix. She had a dilation and curettage (D&C) procedure done, back in early 2020, to remove precancerous cells. She went back to her doctor to take a follow-up test to be sure that all the precancerous cells were removed. However, the doctor never called her with those results.

After a few months of hearing nothing, she got curious and called her doctor to see if anything was wrong. The doctor told her that the precancerous cells came back! When the doctor was asked why she did not call about the results she claimed that she did not like being the bearer of bad news!

My recommendation was for her to give a bad review to warn other patients about this doctor and to file a complaint with the medical review board. This doctor's behavior was not only inexcusable but dangerous!

Another routine procedure is the removal of the uterus (hysterectomy). Gynecologists tell patients that the uterus is useless when a woman's childbearing years are over. However, medical experts have stated that the uterus continues to provide necessary hormones to the woman's body long after her childbearing years. The only time the uterus should be removed is when cancer is present.

Medical insurance companies are the biggest culprits in questionable medical practices.

Myomas are benign tumors found in the uterus that can grow back after being surgically removed. Doctors who specialize in treating myomas, without the use of unnecessary hysterectomies, have been penalized by being excluded from insurance plans. A hysterectomy is very expensive but, it is only performed once whereas the removal of benign tumors may need to be performed multiple times, costing the insurance companies money. Some patients have been forced to pay out of pocket for these excellent specialists because insurance companies do not agree with their philosophies.

Insurance companies may play a role in the high maternal mortality rates in the United States. Perhaps the reason why the mortality rate is so high among industrialized nations is that mothers are forced to leave the hospital after only two days. Many of these mothers are supplied with a large number of powerful pain killers. My mother delivered four children through natural childbirth at a time when mothers stayed in the hospital for a week. If any complications developed, the doctors were there to handle the issue.

Now that Coronavirus is among us, it is more important than ever for us to take control of our health. It is more important more than ever to question your doctor's suggestions. If the doctor becomes offended after being questioned then, you may need to change doctors. Doctors are supposed to educate their patients and I cannot trust an educator who does not like being asked questions.



"Teach them not to Practice Islam."
[Excerpted from "Democracy Now!"]

Moving forward into the present, as this camp system has been built out as a way of targeting and really transforming the population, who they feel like, in order to integrate them, they need to retrain them, to teach them not to practice Islam and to speak Chinese, that program has now been accompanied by a factory regime, that takes advantage of the industrial-scale agriculture that's been developed, along with the settlement of southern Xinjiang, and begins to produce textiles for the world. Twenty-five percent or so of cotton comes from China. So it means that it's very difficult to buy products that don't have this cotton in them. Sometimes it's just simply grown in the region, and other times it's now actually being — the final product is being produced in the region.

The factories themselves are associated with the camps, or, in some cases, they're nearby the camps. The workers that are sent into these spaces have no choice but to go. If they refuse, they're labeled extremists and then can be sent to the camps. And so, the threat of camp is really holding people in place, along with all of the surveillance systems that are also monitoring all of their movements.
AMY GOODMAN: Professor Byler, you wrote a piece in The Guardian headlined "Why are US companies buying tech from Chinese firms that spy on Muslims?" Can you name the companies that are involved?

DARREN BYLER: I can't name all of them. There's around 1,400 firms that are working in Xinjiang to build a kind of digital enclosure system. They're doing different — they have different tasks within that system. But I'll name a few.

The largest companies in China, what they call the AI champions, national champions, are deeply invested in this situation. They're the camera companies, the software companies. Hikvision and Dahua are two of the largest camera manufacturers in the world. And the op-ed you mentioned talks about one of them, how Amazon and IBM were buying these cameras from one of these companies in order to begin to track coronavirus here in the U.S.

Other companies, like SenseTime, Megvii, Yitu, who are sort of these artificial intelligence companies and also now sometimes building cameras, are also involved in this situation. And they're making component parts of things you might buy, many of them made in China. So, for instance, Megvii is also partnered with a cellphone company to do the face recognition camera or phone access system — you know, how you can scan your face, and then it opens the phone for you.

So, there's lots of applications that come out of the surveillance systems that are built in Xinjiang and then become these other products in other locations. And so, we have to be really careful, if we want to be ethical consumers, in being sure that the companies we are buying things from are not also participating in this sort of genocidal violence in northwest China.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: Abduweli, you are working on writing a memoir of your time in prison. Could you tell us a little bit about that? You know, what is it that you document about your experience in the prisons — what conditions were like there, whether you were able to speak to other prisoners while you were there, and what you witnessed and learned about what had been happening and what continues to happen in these camps?

ABDUWELI AYUP: Yes, I almost finished my book, Prisons Made in China. And because I stayed in a Kashgar detention center, and then in Ürümqi, three different detention centers, so I'm very familiar with those detention center and detention system. And in my book, I talked about what kind of torture in interrogation room. Second is what was happening in the cell. And the third is what's the torturing methods in the cell and what's the guards' method to force prisoners to confess and how the system work in a detention center. And I describe as like a prisoner's perspective, and I describe it from the beginning to the end, that 15 months.

And especially I focus on the guards and the prisoners' relationship, and the guards in the interrogation. For example, I can make you one example, that, like, guards there, they help the interrogation, because there's a competition between the interrogators and the guards. And if the guard get that confess, he will be promoted. If the interrogator get the confess, that one, like, have a promotion more. In that case, two kind of guys are competing to force prisoners to confess. And in my book, I describe this — for example, that, like, prison guards, they use hashish, and they use heroin, and they use sexual abuse to confess, force prisoners confess, to tell what they want, because in detention system, the guards and the interrogators, they're mainly focused on confession, because they want the people who are living there to tell that "We are criminals. We are sick. And we are problem makers." They want that answer. They don't want any detail. They want — yes, they force the people to answer the question yes or no. The story is already made up. Only the, like, game is playing there is yes or no.

AMY GOODMAN: Abduweli, if you can tell us how you ultimately left Xinjiang, how you got out of the country — we're talking to you in Norway now — what has happened to your family, and how they use cellphones, integral to monitoring everything people do, gathering information from those phones, requiring that you have them?

ABDUWELI AYUP: Yes. After I was released from the camp, I faced a big problem that I have to keep my cellphone on, 24 hours. And if I visit my friend, and because we are together and I was already blacklisted, and my friend become blacklisted person. In that case, my friend was in danger. So, I lived in that surveillance system, and it's not possible to me to live further. That's why I faced escape. I escaped the country because of this, because of the surveillance.

NERMEEN SHAIKH: An, Abduweli, in addition to the surveillance that's carried out on Uyghurs in China, there have been reports that the Chinese government is also tracking Uyghurs living outside. Are you concerned about your own safety? And do you still have family in Xinjiang or anywhere else in China?

ABDUWELI AYUP: Yes, yes. Still, we are in the free world, but we are under the pressure. For example, I went to Chinese Embassy in 2016 September. At the time, the Chinese Embassy in Ankara asked me to add WeChat, to download WeChat and add them. After that, the Chinese state security in Ürümqi called me immediately: "We are here watching you. And what are you doing and what are you working on, we know clearly. So you should listen to us. We'll reach you wherever you are." It's a psychological pressure. It's only me. Like, I'm living in Bergen right now. And I know we have around 200 Uyghurs are, and about 20 Uyghurs called by Chinese Embassy in Oslo. So, we are in the free world, but we are under pressure right now.

AMY GOODMAN: Abduweli Ayup, we want to thank you so much for joining us on Democracy Now!, telling your own life experience, Uyghur linguist who set up a kindergarten and ultimately was imprisoned for 15 months, also a poet. Thanks so much for being with us, Darren Byler, anthropologist at the University of Colorado Boulder, speaking to us from Seattle, Washington.

Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.

Bilal [r.a.] is one of the
Best known of the galaxy of 'Sahabah' as 'Muezzin' of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ~ 'Masjid'

He was an Abyssinian slave of a disbeliever in Mecca.
His conversion to Islam was, naturally, not liked by his master and he was, therefore, persecuted mercilessly.

Umayah bin Khalaf, who was the worst enemy of Islam, would make him lie down on the burning sand at midday and
would place a heavy stone on his breast, so that he could
not even move a limb he would then say to him...
'Renounce Islam or swelter and die.'

Even under these afflictions, Bilal (Radhiyallaho Anhu) would exclaim... 'Ahad' The One Allah! 'Ahad' The One Allah!
he was whipped at night and with the cuts thus received, made to lie on the burning ground during the day to make him either forsake Islam or to die a lingering death from wounds {!}

The torturers would get tired and take turns...
Abu Jahl, Umayah and others and would vie with one another in afflicting more and more painful punishments but Bilal
(Radhiyallaho Anhu) would not yield {!} {'Subhan Allah'}

At last Abu Bakr (Radhiyallaho Anhu) bought Bilal's (R.A.) freedom, and he became a free Muslim...!
As Islam taught implicitly the oneness of the Almighty Creator, while the idolaters of Mecca believed in many gods and goddesses with minor godlings, therefore Bilal (Radhiyallaho Anhu) repeated...
'Ahad (The One), Ahad (The One).'

This shows his love and devotion to Allah.
Allah was so dear to him that no amount of persecution could distract him from reciting His Holy name.
It is said that the urchins of Mecca would drag him in the streets, with his words 'Ahad' 'Ahad ' ringing in their wake.
Look how Allah rewarded his steadfastness...! he was to have the honor of becoming the PROPHET ﷺ~ Muezzin he was always to remain with him at home and abroad to call out the Azan for his 'Salat'.

After the Prophet's (peace be upon him) death it became very hard for him to continue his stay in Madinah where he would miss him at every step and in every corner...
he therefore left Madinah, and decided to pass the rest of his life striving in the path of Allah.
Once he beheld the Prophet (Sallallaho 'Alaihe Wasallam) in his dream saying to him...
'O, Bilal ! How is it that you never visit me ?'
No sooner did he get up than he set out for 'Madinah', and upon reaching there, Hasan and Husain (Radhiyallaho Anhuma) ~
PROPHET ﷺ~ grandsons requested him to call out the 'Azan'.

He could not refuse them, for they were very dear to him.
But as soon as the 'Azan' was called, the people of Madinah cried openly out of their anguish at the memory of the happy old days of the Prophet (Sallallaho 'alaihe wasallam) time.
Even the women came out of their houses weeping...!

Bilal (Radhiyallaho Anhu) left Madinah again after a few days and died in Damascus in 20 A.H.

The great devotee and Muezzin of PROPHET( SALLALLAHO 'ALAIHE WASALLAM) the courageous and beloved Abyssinian by the name of Bilal Habshi (Radhiyallaho Anhu) passed away in the middle of reading the 'Azan' in Damascus, Syria between the years 638 and 642 (AD).
This was the second time after the death of PROPHET( SALLALLAHO 'ALAIHE WASALLAM) that BILAL~( Radhiyallaho Anhu) recited the Azan.

~Y a s m i n ~
 Sis Yasmin
"Never Despair of the Mercy of Allah"

Hadith of the Week

Narrated by
'Abdullah bin 'Umar, r.a.:
Allah's Apostle said,
"A Muslim is a brother of another Muslim. So he should neither oppress him nor hand him over to an oppressor.
And whoever fulfilled the needs of his brother, Allah will
fulfill his needs."

Bukhari Vol 9, Book 85, #83
 Sis Kristi

[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

 Word Around The Net

From Br. Nazeer, Texas
On Average 17 US Military Veterans Commit Suicide Every Day
[Couresy Stars and Stripes]

WASHINGTON — The Department of Veterans Affairs has altered how it calculates the average number of veteran suicides each day, meaning the 20-per-day statistic — widely known and often cited by elected officials — has changed to 17.

The VA released its annual National Veteran Suicide Prevention Report on Friday, tracking the changes from year to year. The 2019 report includes data from 2017, the most recent available.

More veterans died by suicide in 2017 than the previous year, the report shows. There were 6,139 veteran suicide deaths in 2017, an increase of 129 from 2016.

However, the new report lists the daily average of veteran suicides at 17, down from the 20 per day reported in previous years. The VA explained that it removed servicemembers, as well as former National Guard and Reserve members who were never federally activated, from its count.

 Sioux Indian

Stop the Desecration of Sioux Indian land!

Symbolic Opposition to the Dakota Access Pipeline [DAPL]
by Nadrat Siddique

I ran the 10.6 miles of the BWI Trail on February 9. It's a trail I regularly run, but this run was special. This year marks the 5-year anniversary of the heroic stance taken by the Standing Rock Sioux and their allies to stop desecration of Indian land by Big Oil, in particular the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL).

Despite having ZERO legal standing, DAPL continues to operate with impunity. So, the Standing Rock Youth Council initiated a 93-mile relay to call attention to the illegalities being carried out by the oil company.

Their statement on the action is here:
My run, like many others held around the country, was in solidarity with the Standing Rock Youth Council action in North Dakota that day. I wanted those courageous youth to know they had Pakistani/ Muslim support.
You can see a clip from my run here:

 Islamic Thought

February 13.
Fear None but give everyone a Chance to Repent

by Imam Badi Ali

Asalamu alaikum,

When you believe that Allah stands with you, then it does not matter who stands against you. Trust in Allah.

When Allah doesn't give you something you prayed for, consider it a protection and blessing.

Allah knows everything, the unseen, the future. what is good for you and what is bad for you.

Why worry? When everything is in control of Allah.

Oh Allah, please guide me to trust in your plans, for things work out the way they should, and give me strength to believe that. Ameen

Even after all the crimes Pharaoh committed against Allah and the Children of Israel, Allah still commanded Moses to speak kindly to him just in case he'd ask for forgiveness.

Whatever sin causes your despair, it does not compare to the sins of Pharaoh.

Allah has an "open-door policy". There is no sin big enough to make a person despair of Allah's Mercy.

No matter how big the sin, Allah's Mercy is bigger.

Oh Allah grant us hope, especially in our times of despair and darkness. Ameen.


Israel Attempting to Steal More land, faces push back.
[from IMEC, Feb. 12]

Israeli soldiers shot, Friday, a Palestinian with a gas bomb in the head, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation, after the army attacks dozens of residents on their lands, west of Salfit in central West Bank.

Media sources said the Palestinians gathered on lands Israel intends to illegal annex in the al-Marahat and ar-Ras area, and performed Friday prayers, before the soldiers assaulted them.

The Palestinians were also planting trees and preserving the threatened lands in an activity organized by various political factions, Salfit City Council, the Wall and Colonization Resistance Commission, the Popular Resistance Committees in addition to several local groups and societies.

The soldiers attacked the Palestinians with high-velocity gas bombs, and concussion grenades, wounding one Palestinian, who was shot with a gas bomb in the head, and caused dozens to suffer the effects of teargas inhalation.

It is worth mentioning that Israel is planning to confiscate 50 dunams of private Palestinian lands, west of Salfit, to establish a new colony, and the army has already uprooted dozens of trees in the area.

In related news, a Palestinian man was seriously injured, Friday, after several fanatic Israeli colonialist settlers attacked him in Kufur Qalil village, south of the northern West Bank city of Nablus.

Also on Friday, Israeli colonialist settlers assaulted and injured two Palestinian women near the al-Fandaqumiya village, northwest of Nablus, in northern West Bank.

In addition, a Palestinian man, identified as Bilal Shehada Bawatna, 52, was killed, and two others were injured, Friday, after being rammed by an illegal Israeli colonist's car, while participating in a nature walk activity in the Northern Plains of the occupied West Bank.


Extreme Oppression in Hindu Family and Canada's Inability to deliver Justice.
[Yahoo News February 12]

A B.C. woman who was sexually abused by an older cousin when she was a child in the 1980s says she was crushed to learn the province's highest court will allow him to remain a free man, despite multiple convictions.

The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a lower court order staying proceedings against Manjit Singh Virk, the man who assaulted Jeeti Pooni beginning when she was just 11 years old.

"One would think at some point that the system is going to work for survivors," Pooni said of that decision.

"It was very disheartening, disappointing — you name it — when one has spoken their truth, testified and there's a guilty verdict, and then you receive this news."

Virk was convicted in 2018 of four criminal counts related to the historical sexual abuse of three younger cousins.

But the proceedings were stayed when a B.C. Supreme Court justice found that the seven-year delay from when Virk was first charged until the end of the trial was unreasonable. The Crown appealed, questioning the lower court judge's calculations and decision to issue a stay after the trial was complete, but the appeals court dismissed those arguments on Wednesday.

Writing on behalf of a unanimous panel of five justices, Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon expressed some discomfort with the outcome.

"This is a troubling case. The charges were serious, involving sexual abuse of vulnerable complainants. Mr. Virk was found to be guilty of most of the offences charged," she wrote.

"A stay of proceedings in these circumstances marks a failure of the justice system."

The ruling stems from the landmark Jordan decision of 2016, which sets a limit of 30 months for trials in superior court. Beyond that deadline, any delay is presumed to be unreasonable, apart from exceptional circumstances or unnecessary delay caused by the defence.

In the Virk case, Fenlon noted that a large portion of the delay was a result of "complacency and lack of urgency" by Virk's original defense lawyer, but said the Crown compounded those delays by failing "to take control of the prosecution and move it along effectively."

 Social Media

The February 7 issue of
New Trend
reached 37,016 Muslims and received 1,700 link clicks via Facebook.
It included the following articles:
  1. Women in Sharia by Imam Ali Siddiqui.
  2. Huge Jamaate Islami rallies call for liberation of Kashmir and Palestine.
  3. Assailant of women in New York nabbed. [Sis. Aisha[
  4. Fighting erupted in 4 Iraqi provinces. ISIS vs Regime.
  5. Syria: IS advancing. Slowed down by 50 Russian air strikes.
  6. Bangladesh: Atrocities of PM Hasina and her brutal General uncovered.
  7. Muslims of China. Police data shows hideous crimes by Communists. [by Intercept.]
  8. Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.
  9. Du'a by Imam Badi Ali
  10. Lagos and Africa. [Kabir Oyemomi.]
  11. Searching for Maulana Maudoodi's speech in Toronto.

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