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2 Rajab 1443 AH - November 27 2022 Issue # 48, Newsletter #1995

News Within the USA

Farewell to America's Leading Imam
by Salahuddeen A. Kareem
Bismi'Allah, Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahim

Dear Brothers, Sisters, and Friends -
As-Salaamu Alaikum wa Rahmatu'Allah,
This Jumu'ah afternoon (11/25/2022), the Washington, DC local Muslim community prayed Salatul-Janazah on behalf of Imam Abdul Alim Musa, may Allah, The Guide and Protecting Friend of those who are secure in their relationship with Him, welcome, receive, and bless our brother, Ameen!

A few hundred brothers and sisters attended his Janazah (the burial) which was held at Washington National Cemetery located in Hillcrest Heights, Maryland. Imam Abdul Alim was loved, respected, admired, and trusted by tens of thousands of Muslims around the world, especially in America, the Islamic Republic of Iran, South Africa, and beyond.

He was a very influential, intelligent, knowledgeable, visionary Imam who dedicated himself to speaking truth directly and indirectly to those who abuse power. He was a powerful motivational speaker whose speeches and lectures encouraged both Muslims and non-Muslims to embrace Islam's universal teachings holistically and firmly.

His visionary outlook, along with his community building work, was deeply and sincerely social, political, and economic. As an Imam, he thoroughly understood and accepted the responsibility of not allowing Islam to be held hostage to personal rituals and isolated spirituality. He embraced Prophetic responsibility - with a smile on his glowing face - to help educate, motivate, and guide those who are were unfamiliar with or in opposition to Islamic theology and ideology with its perfect moral principles. I think of him as the "caring, thoughtful, selfless. people's Imam." Imam Musa counseled, cooked, cleaned, clothed, laughed, and cried with those who had access to his healthy, disciplined presence. He was "a force to reckon with" locally, nationally, and internationally. He put his full trust and confidence in Allah, The Source of all Power and Strength. This trust allowed him to speak and work according to his moral conscience.

Finally, I should add that some in our community who consider themselves "leaders" or are considered leaders, Imams, masjid administrators, board members, and more didn't attend today's Janazah. During sobering moments like funerals and burials, I routinely scan Our brotherhood-sisterhood to see who is present and who is absent. I do this not as a ward or monitor of anyone. I perform this observation just to take note of these departing moments as a matter of comparing and contrasting. It seems like when something "sad or tragic" happens to popular, well-placed, well-known Imams and others, crowds pour out to "send them off to heaven." Conversely, when tragedy, pain, and death reaches less popular-known, popular-accepted, Imams who challenge and invite others to stand firmly for truth and justice, and very few "community leaders" show up. Why so? Why does this routinely happen? Is there a racial affiliation - discrimination - associated with these "boycotts?"

We all know that our community-body is still sick, toxic, and smelly with racist attitudes and racist behavior. We all know that in the prejudiced minds and hearts of some in our community, an African-American Imam such as Imam Abdul Alim Musa is considered less than an Arab, Pakistani, Iranian, or Indian Imam. Why is this so? How can we help clean someone else's dirty house (mind and soul) while our house (soul and mind) is dirty and filthy? We haven't defeated racism which the Prophet (sawa) ordered Muslims to tackle and bury more than 1400 years ago!

In 2015, My wife and I attended the Janazah of Sheikh-Imam Mohammed Al-Hanooti, may he rest in eternal peace. All the "big gun Imams and leaders" were present at his Janazah. What distinguishes Imam Mohammed Al-Hanooti from Imam Abdul Alim Musa? Both of them worked hard and tirelessly to serve the community, correct? Both of them were direct and frank in their communication with others, correct? Both of them spoke the truth seeking to inspire listeners to accept truth from falsehood and act on it, correct" So again, why did some of these "favored leaders" stay at home today? These are the same "leaders" who accept donations from anyone and everyone, but they cannot generate enough courage and strength to attend an African-American Imam's funeral! What's the deal? To be honest, these "community leaders" weren't needed at all. "The brothers and sisters" took care of everything following Imam Musa's passing. They were present to discharge their duty of caring for the Imam as he cared for so many throughout the past decades.
I have attached a few pictures from today's "send our brother off back to his Creator, Allah, ceremony." Again, a few hundred brothers and sisters braved chilly air and slight breeze as our brother was lowered into his new home. May Allah, The King of all kings, be with Imam Abdul Alim Musa day and night, Ameen! May He, The Owner of Life and Death, comfort Imam Musa, and allow him to rest peacefully after having struggled and sacrificed all he had as a true servant of Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahim. We ask Allah, The One Who Honors His true servants, to assign a spacious villa in heaven/paradise for Imam Musa. Allow him to share stories with those who preceded him in struggle and sacrifice, Ameen! Ameen! Ameen!

Wear Your Seat Belts: This Happened to 3 Muslims!

KANAWHA COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA — Three people from Pennsylvania were killed, including one child, during a Thanksgiving Day vehicle crash in West Virginia.
The accident, which occurred at around 6 a.m. Thursday along Interstate 79 South at the mile 11 marker, claimed the lives of Nighat Syeda, 71, Hira Syeda, 33, and one child, whose age was not given.

The victims were traveling from Upper Darby, Delaware County to Kentucky at the time the single-vehicle accident occurred, according to a news release from the Kanawha County (West Virginia) Sheriff's Office.

Uncovering the Real Elon Musk

Once again Dr. T. has sent us a superb video. This is from the Werleman show and it is a devastating critique of Elon Musk's anti-Muslim moves.
Here are the main points:

  1. Musk has set up a show case of his business in Sinkiang 
    where China has put the Uighur Muslim population in concentration camps. Musk has plenty of funds. He did'nt have to do this.

  2. Musk is a strong friend of Israel and met Netanyahoo. He then blocked the Palestine Online outlet from his system.
    He has an Apartheid background and has fired his Human Rights team from his new business.

  3. From facebook he harassed and removed 42 supporters of Myanmer and other Muslim groups/

  4. Extreme anti-Muslim persons like Ms. Taylor are his close friends as is Trump who claims that the Qur'an is a scary book.

  5. His Black emlpyees have been having a hard time in his business.

  6. He has deep and money related relationship with India & no compassion for Indian Muslims;

  7. He is also very close to the Saudis and is untouched by the vicious mistreament of Islamic scholars by the Saudis.

[New Trend urges Mr. Musk to let us know if any of this is incorrect.]

A major German War Leader Continues to be Vilified in Euro-American Media even after 70 years since the war ended. Here is the historic response.

Goebbels and World War II Propaganda
By Mark Weber

Apart from Hitler himself, perhaps the most fascinating figure of Third Reich Germany is the regime's chief publicist and spokesman, Joseph Goebbels. He is widely portrayed as a master of lies and deceitful propaganda. But this familiar image, which is particularly entrenched in the United States, is itself a propaganda falsehood.

He was raised in a middle-class, Roman Catholic family in a medium-size city in the German Rhineland. He had a first-rate education, and was an outstanding student. At the age of 24, he earned a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Heidelberg. After an unsuccessful effort to find employment as a writer for major national daily papers, and a nine-month stint working at a bank in Cologne, he became an activist in the fledgling National Socialist Party.

In 1926, at the age of 29, Hitler appointed him party district leader, or  Gauleiter, of Berlin. He lost no time taking firm control of the small and feuding Party organization in the nation's most important city, and infusing it with dynamism. He quickly proved himself a quick-witted and sharp-tongued public speaker, and a courageous, skilled and creative organizer.

In early 1933, six weeks after Hitler became Chancellor, the 35-year-old Goebbels was named "Reich Minister for Propaganda and Popular Enlightenment." In this newly-created position, and then as President of the "Reich Culture Chamber" ( Reichskulturkammer), he exercised wide control over Germany's newspapers, radio broadcasting, motion pictures, magazines and book publishing. More than anyone else, he set the parameters and tone of the nation's mass media and cultural life.

During the first years of the Second World War, 1939 to 1942, his job was relatively easy. With an almost unbroken string of German and Axis military victories, maintaining public morale was not difficult. His greatest challenge came during the final two years of the war, as Germany's armies suffered ever more terrible military reverses, and as her great cities were battered into ruins under a growing storm of British-American bombing. It was during this period, as utter defeat loomed, that Goebbels most strikingly proved his skill as a master molder of public opinion. In spite of the drastically worsening situation -- both on the front lines and at home -- he largely succeeded in maintaining public morale, confidence in Hitler's leadership, and even hope.

One of the best profiles of this man is the biography by German historian Helmut Heiber. Although his portrayal is highly critical and generally unflattering, the author nonetheless acknowledges his subject's extraordinary talents and abilities. Goebbels, he notes, "was able, until the very last minute, to encourage and exploit a blind trust in Hitler and his genius. It is indeed one of the macabre phenomena of the Third Reich that even in their country's agony the mass of the German people remained docile and faithful to Hitler's banner ... In spite of everything they had experienced, they kept the faith."

After the great defeat at Stalingrad in early 1943, Goebbels was the first official forthrightly to acknowledge the gravity of the peril that faced the nation and Europe, and frankly to concede that Germany could lose the war. His candor and even courage during these increasingly difficult months won him a measure of popular admiration. Writes Heiber: "As other influential Nazis began to creep into their shells, Goebbels could dare to appear before a mob and not only gain a hearing, but even arouse faith and hope ..."

As the war dragged on, Goebbels' front-page editorial essays in the weekly paper  Das Reich played an increasingly important role in sustaining public morale. They were widely reprinted and routinely read over the radio. "His articles in  Das Reich were indeed excellent, brilliantly written, and full of bright ideas," Heiber writes. He goes on: "Goebbels' articles were carefully worked out more than a week before they were to appear, written in excellent, polished German, stylistically enjoyable and relatively discriminating in content; often they seemed illumined by the lofty wisdom of a great thinker. Their very titles were reminiscent of philosophical treatises: 'On the Meaning of War,' 'The Essential Nature of the Crisis,' 'On the Work of the Spirit,' 'On Speaking and Being Silent,' 'The Indispensability of Freedom,' 'About National Duty in War.' ... It is all very well turned and very solid. These articles made an impression, and Goebbels knew it."

During this period, he also directed German newspapers, magazines and newsreels to stress the themes of continental unity and a common European destiny, and the goal of building a peaceful and prosperous community of nations. (One notable exception to this was a kind of official silence regarding Poland and the Poles. And, of course, the German media was vehemently anti-Jewish.)

In keeping with the outlook of Germany's wartime leadership, Goebbels instructed the German press, radio and newsreels to portray other nations and ethnic groups tactfully, and with regard for the sovereignty and national character of other peoples. He stressed the importance of treating other nations and peoples with tact and respect.

This outlook was laid out in confidential guidelines to the German media In February 1943, Goebbels issued an internal directive in which he ordered:

"The entire propaganda work of the National Socialist Party (NSDAP) and the [German] National Socialist state must accordingly be organized to make clear, not just to the German nation, but also to the other European peoples, including the peoples in the occupied Eastern territories, and in the countries still under [Soviet] Bolshevik rule, that the victory of Adolf Hitler and of German arms is in their own most basic self interest.

"It is therefore inappropriate to hurt the feelings of inner self-worth of these peoples, directly or indirectly, especially those of the eastern nationalities, particularly in public speeches or writings ... Stalin and the Bolshevik system should be attacked as bestial, but not the peoples who have been subdued by them.

"Similarly inappropriate is any discussion of the future new order of Europe that might create the impression among people of foreign nationality that the German leadership intends to maintain any long-term relationship of subjugation. Completely out of place are any remarks suggesting that Germany might set up colonies in the East or carry out a colonial policy, or would treat the land or its inhabitants as objects of exploitation . ...

"Following their systematic destruction by the Bolsheviks [in accord with Stalin's 'scorched earth' order of July 1941], the occupied Eastern territories will be rebuilt under German leadership. With the riches of the soil, this will secure, for the long-term future, freedom in food and raw materials, as well as the social advancement for Germany and all of Europe, and, thereby, also for the peoples living in the East."

A few weeks later, in mid-March 1943, Goebbels reinforced these "guiding principles" in a talk to foreign journalists about the "new Europe." He said:

"The severe measures that Germany has been forced by the war situation to introduce in the occupied Eastern territories are valid only for the duration of the war. The new Europe will be held together not by compulsion, but rather it will built on the basis of free will. There will be no dictatorship over the various nations of Europe. Individual national identity will not be extinguished ... No European country will be obliged to introduce any particular social-political system. If countries want to hold on to their traditional democracy, that's their own business."

While Germany's wartime media was not always candid, with regard to this important chapter of World War II, Goebbels and the German media told the truth, while American officials and the US media told lies.

In addition to his work as the nation's chief spokesman and propagandist, Goebbels took on ever greater organizational and policy-making responsibilities during the war, playing an increasingly important role in keeping the nation's industrial and social machinery functioning.

In the summer of 1944 Hitler named him "Reich Plenipotentiary for the Total War Mobilization." Thus, during the final catastrophic months of the war, Goebbels -- along with Armaments Minister Albert Speer -- directed Germany's human and material resources for maximum war production, while simultaneously seeing to the continued operation of the nation's electric power and water plants, transportation and telephone systems, food and fuel supply networks, public schools, radio broadcasting and daily newspaper publishing.

This organizational feat of keeping essential social and community services functioning, while at the same time maintaining and even increasing armaments production -- in spite of devastating aerial bombardment and an ever worsening military situation -- is an achievement without historical parallel.

His final radio address to the nation, broadcast over what remained of a tattered network, was delivered on April 19, 1945, twelve days before his death. As he had done every year since 1933, he spoke on the eve of Hitler's birthday. Even on this occasion, when the terrible end was glaringly obvious to all, Goebbels spoke with eloquent, controlled passion. While frankly acknowledging the supreme gravity of the situation, he was still able to persuade and inspire.

Contrary to the image of him that many have come to accept, Goebbels was successful as a publicist and spokesman not because he was a master of the "Big Lie," but rather as a result of his regard for accuracy and truth.

In an important address given in September 1934 in Nuremberg, he said: "Propaganda can be pro or con. In neither case does it have to be negative. The only thing that is important is whether or not its words are true and genuine expressions of a people's values ... Good propaganda does not need to lie, indeed it may not lie. It has no reason to fear the truth. It is a mistake to believe that people cannot take the truth. They can. It is only a matter of presenting the truth to people in a way that they will be able to understand. A propaganda that lies proves that it has a bad cause. It cannot be successful in the long run."

In an article written in 1941, Goebbels cited examples of recklessly inaccurate British wartime claims, and went on to charge that British propagandists had adopted the "big lie" technique, which Hitler had condemned in his book  Mein Kampf. Goebbels wrote: "The English follow the principle that when one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it. They keep up their lies, even at the risk of looking ridiculous."

Summing up, historian Heiber writes: "Goebbels was accordingly able to celebrate his information policy as being not only superior to the enemy's in its monolithic character, but also of a 'seriousness and credibility' which 'simply cannot be surpassed.' The boast could be made with some justification: Seen in the long view, Goebbels preached, the best propaganda is that which does no more than serve the truth. Goebbels' real lies, his conscious lies, always pertained to mere detail ... Goebbels' lies were more in the nature of those equivocations and evasions by which government spokesmen everywhere seek to 'protect' the 'national interest'."

The postwar image of Goebbels as a master dissembler is itself a propaganda distortion, explains French scholar Jacques Ellul in his classic study,  Propaganda. He writes:

"There remains the problem of Goebbels' reputation. He wore the title of Big Liar (bestowed by Anglo-Saxon propaganda) and yet he never stopped battling for propaganda to be as accurate as possible. He preferred being cynical and brutal to being caught in a lie. He used to say: 'Everybody must know what the situation is.' He was always the first to announce disastrous events or difficult situations, without hiding anything. The result was a general belief between 1939 and 1942 that German communiqués not only were more concise, clearer and less cluttered, but were more truthful than Allied communiqués ... and, furthermore, that the Germans published all the news two or three days before the Allies. All this is so true that pinning the title of Big Liar on Goebbels must be considered quite a propaganda success."

In a letter to his stepson written just days before his death, Goebbels expressed confidence that truth would ultimately prevail: "Do not let yourself be disconcerted by the worldwide clamor that will now begin. There will come a day, when all the lies will collapse under their own weight, and truth will again triumph."

This is an edited text of an address given by Mark Weber on April 23, 2011, at a meeting in southern California.

Sources / For Further Reading
Benjamin Colby,  'Twas a Famous Victory (Arlington House, 1975), esp. chap. 6.
Jacques Ellul,  Propaganda (New York: 1965, 1973)
Joseph Goebbels, "From Churchill's Factory of Lies," ("Aus Churchills Lügenfabrik"), January 1941. Reprinted in  Zeit ohne Beispiel (1941)
Joseph Goebbels,  The Goebbels Diaries, 1942-1943. Edited by Louis P. Lochner. (Doubleday & Co., 1948)
Joseph Goebbels, "Propaganda" (1934)
Helmut Heiber,  Goebbels (New York: 1972, 1983)
David Irving,  Goebbels: Mastermind of the Third Reich (St. Martin's Press. 1996)
Walter Lipgens, ed.,  Documents On The History of European Integration: Plans For European Union (De Gruyter, 1985, 1991), Vol. I , esp. pp. 118-119, 121-122.
Mark Weber, "Goebbels' Place in History,"  The Journal of Historical Review, 1995.


Orchestrated Persecution of Christians in India

New Delhi -  Today, over two thousand years ago Jesus Christ was persecuted or believed to be crucified on this day. Followers of Jesus are even today being persecuted in certain parts of the world including in India wherein vested groups of people are spreading hatred against minorities for their political gains.

The persecution of Christians in India
2014   127
2015   142
2016   226
2017   248
2018   292
2019   328
2020   279
2021   502
2022   127

is intensifying which is leading to a systemic and carefully orchestrated violence against Christians, including use of social media to spread disinformation and stir up hatred. The strong infiltration of hatred against Christians, have witnessed 127 incidents of violence in 2014 which increased to five hundred fold in 2021 as 502 incidents of violence was reported in 2021 on UCF toll-free helpline number 1800-208-4545. Most church leaders are men, and being a pastor is understood to be one of the riskiest vocations in India. Pastors and their families are targeted to instil fear among them.

In the first 103 days of 2022 we have already witnessed 127 incidents of violence against Christians. January saw 40 incidents, 35 incidents in February, 34 incidents in March and just in

13 days of April 18 incidents of violence were reported on UCF helpline. In which 89 Pastors were beaten up and threatened from conducting prayers for which they became pastors. 68 Churches were attacked in which 367 women and 366 children received injuries. Out of 127 incidents 82 incidents were mob violence.

There are 42 cases pending in various courts challenging the constitutional validity of the so-called "Freedom of Religion Act" which have been framed with a malafide intention to harass the Christian community who are falsely accused of forceful conversion. Whereas, till today, not a single Christian has been convicted for forcing any one to convert. Moreover, census after census have shown that Christian population remained 2.3 percent of India's population of 1.2 billion.

There are many false cases that were filed against Christians which the courts have found untrue and pulled up the police and the authorities for misusing the power. One example is in May 2017, where 72 Christian children going for Christian camp from Madhya Pradesh to Nagpur accompanied by six elders were detained on charges of being "kidnapped to be converted'. The Madhya Pradesh High Court granting bail to children and elders directed the police to come back with evidence to prove their claim that children are not Christians and that they were being kidnapped to be converted. Till today, the police have not come back to Court.

In another judgement, beginning of 2019, the Delhi High Court while restoring the status of Overseas Citizen of India said that the government could not show any proof whatsoever of having forcefully or fraudulently converting even a single person. Under similar charges, there were over 40 Churches in Jaunpur District of Uttar Pradesh that were shut down in 2018. Even though pastors and other Christian leaders are out on bail, the police are yet to file the charge sheets against any of them as they do not have any evidence to prove fraud or forceful conversions. There are hundreds of such cases, if not in thousands, that are lying in front of various courts across India due to the absence of proof of fraud or forceful conversions. The various courts in India in the last 15 months - January 2021 to March 2022 have acquitted Christians of false allegations of conversions in 59 cases (41 in 2021 and 18 till March 2022).

War News [We report the war news without taking sides.]

 War News

Turkish Offensive started

November 24-27
In eastern al-Raqqah, in an Isis raid two senior Assad officers were injured and a soldier killed.

In Hasakeh countryside, commander of local militia was killed.

Turkish artillery and Syrians supporting Turkey hit ten villages in Tel Tamr and Abu Rasin areas of Hasakeh where SDF forces are stationed.

Many in Kurdish population are protesting in the streets against Turkey.

North west Aleppo province, Afrin area, Turkish drone strikes killed 5 Assad troops injured several. Turkish artillery is shelling numerus Assad positions in Aleppo province.

In Kobani area, Turkish and SDF are exchanging artillery fire. Turkish jets bombed 6 SDF positions/

Fath al-Mubeen Islamic group and Assad troops exchanged fire in various parts of Irbid border.

Nov. 25
Eight SDF troops were killed in Turkish air strikes around al-Hol refugee camp where ISIS families are imprisoned [said to be 50,000]. Women are trying to escape.

 Remember Prisoners

Justice for Ziyad

Absurd "arguments" were used to sentence him for 31 years.
[See the link to New Trend's web site for his photos and his mother's poems.] [Thanks to Br. Rich.]

Ziyad Yaghi, a young American man raised in North Carolina, was wrongfully convicted of conspiracy to provide material support for terrorism and sentenced to 31 years in prison. Ziyad was accused of providing "material support" to a vague philosophical construct - the "global jihad movement" - merely by believing that Muslims are religiously obligated to take action in defense of their faith.

To convict him the government relied on rap lyrics Ziyad posted as a teenager on Facebook, the testimony of a self-proclaimed jihadist, Daniel Boyd, a co-defendant and former government informant who lied about Ziyad to reduce his own sentence, and the "expert" testimony of a widely discredited charlatan Evan Kohlman who before seeing any evidence went on MSNBC and stated that Ziyad and his co-defendants fit the profile of Homegrown Terrorists and then testified at Ziyad's trial that normal conversation by Ziyad about going to the beach, or wanting to get married, were jihadi code words based on his five factors of "homegrown extremism", which he fabricated from whole cloth with no evidence or empirical studies to back it.

Ziyad's family and friends created this website to expose the injustice of his trial and 31-year prison sentence. The publicly available documents filed in his case have been gathered on this site so that everyone can see the injustice of his case. Please support Ziyad Yaghi's demand for justice by learning about his case, writing him letters, and donating to his legal campaign.

Guidance by Sr. Yasmine
As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu.

This Cave of Hira, the sanctum of the Prophet 
(peace be upon him),
the place of his devotions and meditations and the sacred spot where the Holy Qur`an began to be revealed.
The Cave is situated on Mount  Al-Noor on way to Mina near Makkah and its peak is  visible from a great distance.
Prophet Muhammad~ (peace be upon him) had just stepped  into the forty-first year of his life,  when during a night in the month of 'Ramadan' the first  Five {5} verses of the 'Qur`an'
Surat Al-Alaq # 96~ were Revealed to him.

Revelation of the Holy Qur`an

The Qur`an was revealed piecemeal  throughout a period of 23 years.
The Prophet (peace be upon him), received the first revelation in 610 C.E. in the Cave of Hira in  the Mountain of Light 'Jabal-e- Noor', two & half miles away from  the House of ALLAH in the city of 'Makkah' in Arabia.
The first revelation was the first five {5} verses of Surah Iqra

 Dr Kaukab Siddique


Why does Islam Strongly Discourage Interfaith Activities?

Many Muslims don't know that interfaith activities are not allowed in Islam.

  1. Islam is based on self-determination, not on support from non-Muslim or anti-Muslim powers.

  2. Islam is based on TAWHEED, unity of Allah, and global humanity.

  3. Islam is based on outright negation of SHIRK or mixing others with the power and divinity of Allah.

Other faiths and ways of thinking are based on:

  1. Nationalism
  2. Communism.
  3. Hinduism/Buddhism [Many gods or no god]
  4. Judaism. [Affinity only with the Jewish people]
  5. Christianity. [Treating Jesus like god or son of god.]
  6. Thinking of God in human terms.

The very basis of Islam is LA or total negation of all powers other than Allah.

"And there is none like unto Him." [The Qur'an 112:4]

As a great scholar, Ishaaq ibn Rahaweeyah, wrote "Whoever describes Allah and in so doing likens Allah to any of Allah's creation is a disbeliever in Allah." [ The names and Attributes of Allah by Umar Sulaiman al-Ashqar.]

That should not stop us from being kind, interactive, merciful forgiving or strong against oppressors.


Qatar showing the Right, the Healthy Path to the World

Dangerous Choices being commercialised and globalised in the name of "Freedom of Choice"

Dr. Javed Jamil

As the dates for the inauguration of FIFA World Cup in Qatar started approaching, the world media got busy to play the game of the market forces, which commercialises every human weakness in the name of "Freedom of Choice" despite their being huge threat to human life and health. The world media is full of the stories related to "controversies" surrounding the first major world tournament being held in a Muslim Arab country. They thought that this tournament would help them in popularising the "Freedom of Choices, which will help them imposing the Sex and Alcohol markets in the Arab countries, some of which are already toeing their lines.

Qatar resisted and banned alcohol and display of nakedness in the stadiums. To add to the world fury, it opposed any show of solidarity (through ribbor bands in the arms) with the LGBT movement, which has in recent years become a big global movement despite its posing the most deadly threats to human existence.

They expected that Qatar would bow down and under global pressure will allow at least some "Freedom" during the tournament. As it did not happen, they chose to question Qatar over its "Human Rights" records.

The unfortunate part is that despite some of these "human rights" being responsible for tens of millions of deaths every year, right thinking people including religions have failed to combat the designs of the global market forces led by the Western powers.

Facts that expose the threat to humanity

See the following facts that show how dangerous sex, alcohol, gambling and smoking have become for the very survival of humanity:

Freedom of Choice: Biggest Corporate Conspiracy against Health
The forces of globalization commercialise every human weakness irrespective of its disastrous effects on health in the name of Freedom of Choice. Nobody has the guts to shout that "Human Rights" at the cost of Human Security and life cannot be defended as Human Rights. They use four tier formulas to commercialise human weaknesses: Normalization, Institutionalization, Legalization; and Commercialization. First they try to prove that these are normal practices and exist since ancient times. Then NGOs and other groups are used to campaign for their legalization, which is then followed by legalization. Once legalization is achieved, they are free to commercialise and globalise them. All these "Choices" bring trillions of dollars and after commercialising these, once they bring problems to society in the form of diseases, deaths and crimes, healthcare and law industry are there to commercialise the solutions, which again bring trillions of dollars. "Freedom of Women" has in effect proved to be nothing but the freedom to men and men-dominated market to enjoy, exploit and commercialise their beauty and "services".

Religions need to unite
If the world has to be saved from the destructive designs of the forces of globalization, the only hopes lies in religion. All religions, Islam, Christianity, Buddhism and Hinduism included, will have to unite on the grounds of common morality rather than keep fighting on the ground of religious identity. Qatar has presented a bold example. Let other countries and all those ideologies and organizations that care for life and health more than economics follow and enlarge the campaign against dangerous economics. Let Health reign supreme and not the Economics! Let the World Health Organization stop playing in the hands of the market forces and prepare an agenda for truly achieving "Highest Standards of Health" in mankind!

*Dr Javed Jamil is a thinker and writer with over twenty books including his latest, A Systematic Study of the Holy Qur'ān". His other books include "Justice Imprisoned". "Economics First or Health First?", "Muslim Vision of Secular India: Destination & Road-map", "Qur'ānic Paradigms of Sciences & Society" (First Vol: Health), "Muslims Most Civilised, Yet Not Enough", "The Devil of Economic Fundamentalism", "The Killer Sex", "Islam means Peace" and "Rediscovering the Universe". He iscurrently Chair in Yenepoya University Mangalore.


24 Nov 2022
300 killed, 14000 arrested. Crushing its Unarmed but Defiant People.

Iran's Leader has rejected any Gentle moves: Crackdown Continues.

The United Nations Human Rights Council has voted to establish a fact-finding mission to investigate potential abuses in Iran's crackdown on anti-government demonstrations, with a particular focus on women and children.

Thunderous applause broke out as the 47-member council passed the resolution on Thursday, with 25 countries voting in favour and 16 abstaining. Six nations - Armenia, China, Cuba, Eritrea, Pakistan and Venezuela - voted against the measure.

"I call on the authorities immediately to stop using violence and harassment against peaceful protesters and to release all those arrested for peacefully protesting, as well as ... a moratorium on the death penalty," he said.

The resolution is the latest move by the international community to pressure Iran over alleged abuses linked to the protests, which broke out in September after 22-year-old Mahsa Amini died after being arrested by the "morality police" for violating the country's strict dress code.

Demonstrations have since spread across the country, prompting a harsh response from the Iranian authorities.

Turk said more than 300 people had been killed since Amini's death, while 14,000 had been arrested, including children. He added that Tehran had not responded to his request to visit the country.

In a statement announcing new sanctions against Iranian security officials earlier this week, the United States said the crackdown has been "particularly severe" in areas of the country with large Kurdish populations.

"The fact-finding mission established today will help ensure that those engaged in the ongoing violent suppression of Iranian people are identified and their actions documented," Blinken said in a statement.

Rights groups also celebrated the resolution, with Amnesty International describing it as "historic", while Human Rights Watch said it was "a welcome step towards accountability".

But it was condemned by Iran's representative at the meeting in Geneva, Khadijeh Karimi, who called it "politically motivated".


End of Interest-Based Economy is Essential.
by Qaiser Sharif

LAHORE: Nov 25:Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) emir Sirajul Haq has warned the government to take practical steps to eradicate interest-based economy or get ready to face the countrywide protests.

Talking to JI workers at Mansoorah on Friday, he said the government must issue directions to the banks to take back their appeals against Federal Shariat Court decision against riba.

Despite government announcement, he said, 14 appeals were yet to be withdrawn, creating an impression that the rulers were insincere and reluctant to fulfill their commitment.

Haq said the interest-based economy was the violation of the Constitution. He said Quaid-i-Azam Muhmmad Ali Jinnah (R.A) had issued the clear direction to introduce Islamic model of economy while inaugurating the State Bank of Pakistan.

Seven decades had been passed to the instruction of the founder of Pakistan, yet the rulers had not taken a single step in this direction, he added.

He demanded the government introduce riba amnesty scheme and build the tax system on Zakat and Ushar.

He regretted the objectives on the basis of which the country got independence are yet to be achieved. The IMF, he said, controlled the national economy and the western NGOs prepared the national curriculum.

The country, he said, would not witness any change in presence of these agents of the status quo.

The JI, he said, had made a long struggle against interest-based economy and the time had come to take it to the conclusion. He said Islam provides solution to all the problems and the country needed Islamic system.

Photo of Sirajul Haq below
 Qaiser Sharif


What is Jamaat Al-Muslimeen ?
by Br. Salahuddin 
Abdullah. [Denver]

Jamaat al Muslimeen is a unique Islamic organization in USA. Here are our goals and objectives.

  1. We must learn Islam directly from the Qur'an and Hadith.

  2. Want indigenous and immigrant Muslims to work together.

  3. We believe in being economically independent.

  4. Men and Women are equal in the movement at all levels of leadership. Taqwa is the only criterion of one being better than the other.

  5. Decentralization in leadership is important because every Muslim man and woman is responsible for his/her actions.

  6. Building big expensive mosques isn't our goal. Our movement concentrates on working at the grassroots level so we can help the people in the oppressed communities.

I believe that if other movements would take our movement's approach we can accomplish more and be more successful. Insha Allah

[The writer is an African American leader of Jamaat al-Muslimeen.]

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