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Pakistani Humanitarian Visitor's U.S. Visa revoked At time
of Boarding Plane
September 13, 2008. Just when she was boarding the plane
which would have brought her from London to Washington, she
was told that her U.S. visa had been revoked. Sis. Amina
Masood Janjua is a human rights activist who has
organized a movement in Pakistan for the recovery of people,
including her husband, who disappeared without trace during
General Musharraf's regime. The rallies for missing persons
which she has been holding on a ongoing basis in Islamabad
have always been peaceful and invoked the Rule of Law.
She was invited to Jamaat al-Muslimeen's International Peace
Conference [August 16] but delays in her visa interview
resulted in her not getting the visa in time. Then in
September she was invited to USA by Amnesty International,
with stops in Europe. This time she got the visa. Her trip to
Europe was extremely successful with human rights groups of a
great variety meeting in Geneva.
She wanted to appeal to American public opinion to help
resolve the issue of missing persons. Someone somewhere in
the American hierarchy of power acted to revoke her visa.
Thus does censorship work in America. The whole world knows
that Gerneral Musharraf committed heinous crimes against his
own people but the American public is not allowed to know.
Making it Easier to know Jamaat al-Muslimeen and to join
its peaceful struggle
Jamaat al-Muslimeen's own web site is now up.
Was he a saint or a warped cult figure?
The Tragedy of Imam W.D. Muhammad: He Divided America's
Muslims and Supported the White House
New Trend Special Report.
[This report is based on information from those who knew the
inner situation of W.D. Muhammad and his group. Anything
inaccurate in it should be corrected and we will be happy to
publish the correction.--- Ed]
The leader of the Nation of Islam [NOI] Hon. Elijah Muhammad
died in 1975. His son, Wallace Muhammad, later to be known as
Warith Deen Muhammad, became an orthodox Muslim and many of
the followers of Elijah Muhammad joined him and accepted
orthodoxy. However, Minister Louis Farrakhan resurrected the
Nation of Islam and over the years explained that Elijah
Muhammad had been misunderstood and that he was a true
follower of Islam. His opposition to White Supremacy was
based on the fact of the subjugation and oppression of Black
people by the White Power structure.
After Imam W.D. Muhammad became orthodox, he kept up a stance
of superiority to the NOI and his group accused the NOI of
being the worst offenders against Islam guilty of the sin of
SHIRK. All this was answered by Min. Farrakhan in
Many of the followers of W.D. Muhammad give him credit for
bringing them into Sunni Islam and are eternally grateful to
him. This attitude goes against the Qur'an because Allah
Almighty tells us that only Allah can make Muslims. Not even
Muhammad, pbuh, the last messenger of Allah, could make
anyone a Muslim. To say that W.D. Muhammad made anyone a
Muslim is misguidance and deception.
The most important aspect of W.D. Muhammad's work was that he
supported the U.S. government, every U.S. government, be it
Republican or Democrat. He also formed close links with
Zionist Jews and with Muslim organizations supporting the
A major shock to his followers came when he supported the
Gulf War against Iraq. His support for the arrival of
the American armada was to the extent that he said he would
have sent his own son to fight against Iraq. There was
turmoil within his ranks but he successfully squelched
[Contrast this with the role of his father, Elijah Muhammad
who refused to join the war against Vietnam and spent 4 years
in U.S. prison rather than join the American
On various occasions, feeling comfortable with his
unquestioning followers, W.D. Muhammad revealed that he was
working with the U.S. State Department. The oppressor
regime in the White House was so pleased with his services
that he was given a citation by the State Department lauding
his activities. He proudly published the citation in his own
paper known as the Muslim Journal [which regularly carries
the American flag on its cover and also honored Bush].
A Yes Man for All Occasions: W. D. Muhammad visited
the White House repeatedly especially at times when he the
U.S. was oppressing Muslims around the world, be it in
Palestine or in Iraq. While one million Iraqis, including
500,000 children, died under the U.S. sanctions regime,
W.D. Muhammad showed his total support for the White House
and had iftar with the American rulers.
The U.S. regime saw him as a willing tool of its policies and
used him to neutralize American Muslim responses to its
policies. This was all the more necessary because Min.
Farrakhan and Jamaat al-Muslimeen were condemning the
genocidal actions being committed against Iraqis and
Palestinians by the U.S. and Israel.
Within America, W.D. Muhammad came in handy to neutralize the
anger of the American Muslim populations [especially
African-Americans] when Imam Jamil al-Amin was
railroaded. When Imam Jamil declared that there was a
government conspiracy against him and he was being oppressed,
one of W.D. Muhammad's closest men declared that there was no
conspiracy and he did not feel oppressed.
The demand for reparations swept across
African-American communities: Against the entire support
group of W.D. Muhammad did not support the movement.
With the 9.11 attacks, and the U.S. onslaught on Afghanistan
and Iraq, the U.S. government required that the Muslim
population of America should be seen as supporting the
government's moves. W.D. Muhammad came in handy for this
purpose. His group, along with ISNA, strongly condemned
the 9.11 attacks but kept absolutely quiet about U.S.
terrorism against Muslim countries. Thus the U.S.
successfully formulated the double edged policy that attacks
against the U.S. should be considered terrorism but U.S.
attacks against Muslim countries should not arouse any
The Last 33 years of his Life: Boring speeches, opaque,
rambling and senseless.
Other than serving the causes of the U.S. government, W.D.
Muhammad did nothing significant for the last 33 years of his
life. It was difficult to sit through his speeches. His
staunch supporters confessed that it was difficult for them
to stay awake during his long, rambling conversations which
lacked a beginning, a middle and an end. He adopted a style
which sounded pious yet lacked point and leadership. This
helped his cronies to come up with their own interpretations
of what he was saying.
His group's gatherings had a carnival appearance. His
followers would emerge from all over the country, traveling
great distances at their own expense to hear him say that
they should be good and behave themselves. In the process he
would continue to refer to the events of 1975 when he
allegedly brought several thousand of Elijah Muhammad's
followers into the "sunnah path." However his group was
the farthest from the Sunnah as compared to the rest of
the American Muslim community. Increasingly, banqueting,
fashion, music and even dancing became the staple of W.D.
Muhammad's community activities.
Thus America's Muslims were successfully divided by W.D.
Muhammad. The growth of Islam in America was seriously
damaged by his insistence that his pro-government activities
expressed the genuine spirit of Islam. At the same time, he
tried to convey the impression that Min. Farrakhan, who was
denouncing American aggression against the Muslim world with
all the power of his rhetoric, was not really a Muslim.
Within the ranks of his community, he let loose a blatant
hatred of immigrant Muslims, especially of those who
opposed the policies of the U.S. government. Activists of
Jamaat al-Muslimeen found to their surprise, W.D.'s men
launching at them the epithet which usually comes from White
racists: "If you don't like it here, go back where you came
from." Muslim immigrant behavior has been very poor and
hurtful but it is the task of a leader to teach people how to
teach Islam rather than to develop a new kind of racism.
[Compare this Imam Jamil's teaching that on the Day of
Judgment Allah Almighty will not ask you your race but will
question you about your Islam.]
On the other hand, he was friendly with the Pope who
belittled Islam and recognized Israel. Once when he did seem
to come out of his political stupor, he discussed the
"rights" of Palestinians but by recognizing Israel and the
"two state solution" with open support for Abbas.
His Personal Tragedy: His final years and days were
even murkier than his last 33 years of collusion with the U.S.
He died alone. The teenager whom he had married a couple of
years back had a personal tragedy of her own and left for
Atlanta for a funeral. Imam W.D. Muhammad died while she was
away. He had been dead several days when a woman who had an
appointment with him turned up and found that the door was
open. She walked in and reportedly found him dead in his
jacuzzi [for overseas readers, this is a kind of bubble bath
available in the homes of rich Americans].
Dictatorship within the group: W.D. would not allow
any critical discussion of himself within his group. As a
result those who could think for themselves left him. Only
the blind supporters stayed with him. The internal state of
affairs can be judged by looking at his paper Muslim
Journal. There was no column in it for critical letters
or commentary however mild. Anyone who questioned him became
a non-person. It appears that many close to him revered him
for a reason not publicly disclosed: that he was the "son of
the messenger" and [more openly] that he was a
mujaddid [God forbid] who had the right to explain
what Islam in America should be like.
We hope and pray that W.D. Muhammad's followers will become
the followers of Allah and His messenger [pbuh]. All these
years they kept quiet when Muhammad of Arabia [pbuh] was
being insulted by European cartoonists. The only time they
would react was when W.D. was criticized [even in the
slightest]. They made an idol out of him who could do
W.D. Muhammad mourned by Jews and Rabbis:
Visited Israel Repeatedly
Jewish groups mourn Muslim leader
Jewish groups mourned the death of former Nation of Islam
leader W.D. Mohammed.
Describing him as a "champion of interfaith understanding,"
the International Jewish Committee on Interreligious
Consultations, known as IJCIC, paid tribute to Mohammed, who
died Tuesday in Chicago. He was 74.
The son of Nation of Islam leader Elijah Mohammed, the
younger spiritual figure is credited with transforming the
organization from one rooted in black nationalism to one with
more mainstream acceptance.
Under the leadership of Louis Farrakhan, the organization
continued the founder's racially charged form of Islam, while
Mohammed pursued a more conciliatory route, visiting Israel
several times and participating in interfaith gatherings.
"Imam Mohammed was a man of deep humanity spirituality and
wisdom," said Rabbi David Rosen, IJCIC's chairman.
The Union for Reform Judaism's Religious Action Center, which
is a member of IJCIC, released a separate statement calling
Mohammed "a powerful advocate for peace and unity amongst all
races and religions."
What Does Islam say? [In the context of Imam W.D. Muhammad.]
Qur'an and Hadith on Cooperation with Oppressors
by Kaukab Siddique
Associate Professor of English & Mass Communication
Are Bush and the American power structure not the biggest
oppressors and exploiters in the world? Let alone Palestine,
Afghanistan, Iraq, Sudan, Kashmir, Chechnia, think of what
is happening right here in America. How can any persons
claim to be Muslim in America and not have these cases of
oppression at the center of their program:
Can there be any doubt that this is a government of
oppressors? What does the Qur'an say about cooperation with
Imam Jamil al-Amin, America's Imam, given a life sentence on
Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman, the blind Shaikh, railroaded by a
Zionist judge to life in prison on ridiculous conspiracy
charges when the only witness was an FBI agent.
Lynne Stewart, leading U.S. human rights attorney convicted
on "terrorism" charges, a blow aimed at client-attorney
privilege which is a major plank in the rule of law in
Ahmed Abdel Sattar
convicted of speaking to people opposed to the
Hosni Mubarak tyranny.
The innocents of Virginia
given obscene prison terms for visiting Pakistan and
talking to Islamists.
The innocents of Lackawanna [Yemenis] imprisoned for attempts
to travel to Afghanistan.
The endless imprisonment of Jose Padilla without charge
USA has the largest number of prisoners in the world.
Thousands of Muslim immigrants arrested, mistreated,
humiliated and deported just because they were Muslims.
I won't go into the terrible atrocities committed against
Muslims in Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and Afghanistan.
The power structure is racist and is built on 400 years of
slavery and before that the Holocaust of American "Indians"
" ...Stand firm as you are commanded, you and those with
you: turn [unto Allah], and transgress not (from the path),
for He sees well all that you do. And INCLINE NOT towards
those who oppress, or the Fire will touch you, and ye
[shall] have no protectors other than Allah, nor shall ye be
helped." [The Qur'an 11:112-113]
Scholars have noticed that these verses are condemning not
only cooperation with oppressors but even an INCLINATION
towards oppressors. Classical commentaries on the Qur'an
discuss the depth of meaning in the Arabic text of this verse
"wa la taraknu" [do not incline or bend or have the
slightest positive feeling] for oppressors.
Commentators as varied as Zamakhshari and Beidawi agree that
"wa la taraknu" is about the stage before actual
physical cooperation takes place. The desire to bend slightly
towards the oppressors becomes punishable by the Fire.
Qurtubi, another classical scholar, points out that this
"inclination" includes dependence and a LIKING for the
oppressors. These meanings are supported by the comments of
Ibn Abbas, r.a., one of the companions of the Prophet, who
was the earliest mufassir of the Qur'an. He says that
this verse also implies that one should not keep quiet when
one observes oppression being carried out. [Such as in our
times the destruction of Fallujah during Ramadan or the
degradation of the great scholar of Islam, Shaikh Omar 'Abdel
Rahman, or the 'cavity search' of Imam Jamil and Dr.
Qatada and 'Ikrima, of the first generation after the Sahaba
[companions of the Prophet, pbuh] say that such inclination
towards oppressors also implies obedience to them [such as
the happiness of these "leaders" that they were called to
meet Bush and rushed to meet him].
Imam 'Auzai, from the first generation of Islam after the
sahaba, says that his understanding of hadith on these verses
is that NOTHING IS MORE CONDEMNABLE WITH ALLAH THAN A PERSON
WHO CLAIMS TO BE AN IMAM [or 'Alim] BUT MEETS AN OPPRESSOR,
be it a king or his functionaries. In the Arabic there is a
play on the words 'Alim [Islamic scholar] and
The best comment comes from a classical Hadith scholar of the
first era, Muhammad ibn Maslama, that:
"The approach of one who recites the Qur'an to the door of
oppressors is WORSE THAN the likeness of the FLY WHO SITS
In our own tmes, Maulana Shabbir Ahmed Usmani, the Islamic
teacher of Mohomed Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan, wrote
the following note on 11:113 in his tafseer:
"Do not be inclined or attracted to the oppressors [those who
have broken the bounds of Islam) in the slightest. Do your
best to stay away from their friendship and companionship,
refrain from respecting and honoring them, praising or
exalting them, looking like them in appearance, jointly
working with them, in short everything to do with oppressors,
otherwise the fire will envelop you and you will find that
you have no helper and Allah will no longer help you."
The learned Maulana then points to the solution for Muslims,
given in 11:114, which we have not quoted, which is to
incline towards Allah and to worship Allah morning
and evening ..
The Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, too has given us clear Hadith
not to cooperate with oppressors. These are general
teachings, in addition to the specific verses from the Qur'an:
From Abdullah ibn Mas'ud, r.a. the Prophet, pbuh, said:
...."By him in whose hand is my life, you will not achieve
salvation unless you stop the oppressor and give the
oppressed their right." [Hadith, Jami Tirmidhi, Abwab
From Abu Bakr Siddiq, r.a. .....I heard the messenger of
Allah, pbuh, say, When people see an oppressor and do not
stop him with both their hands, sooner or later the
punishment of Allah will overtake them [the passive ones]
too. [Hadith Jami Tirmidhi, Ibid.]
When such are the rules for non-cooperation with "Muslims"
who become oppressors, there is absolutely NO BASIS in Islam
for cooperation with oppressors who in addition to being
oppressors are also kuffar.
I would urge the misled 'leaders': repent, do Tawba,
do not become snitches and tools of the oppressors. If you
are going to go ahead in any case, then stop claiming to be
Muslims. In that case you are spies, hiding among the
Muslims, and no more.
India Police break up Peaceful rallies in Occupied
Kashmir: Sept. 12
[This is the way it was reported in the Times of India,
September 14, 2008
SRINAGAR: Street protests continued in the Valley for the
second consecutive day on Saturday against the killing of two
"pro-azadi" protesters on Friday. The two were killed when
police opened fire at separate rallies in Shopian and
Baramulla. The rallies are part of separatists' month-long
protests to press for the implementation of UN resolutions on
Jammu & Kashmir.
An official said an indefinite curfew remained in force in
Baramulla and Shopian while angry youth forced a bandh across
many localities in Srinagar. A police officer said scores of
youth took to streets at Maisuma, Gaw Kadal, Lal Chowk and
Hari Singh High Street areas of Srinagar and tried to stage a
"pro-freedom" rally. "However, security forces dispersed the
mobs by resorting to baton charge and teargas shelling," he
said and added protesters retaliated by pelting stones. "The
pitched battles continued till late in the day," he said.
Reports from north Kashmir town of Kupwara said life remained
crippled as the the area observed a bandh against the Friday
killings. Shops and business establishments remained closed
while traffic was off the roads. Educational institutions
wore a deserted look while government offices, too,
Lawyers, too, boycotted work to protest against the alleged
manhandling of one of their colleagues by the CRPF. Raising
pro-freedom slogans, a lawyer said the boycott was also to
lodge a protest against the "criminal silence" over the
killing of innocent Kashmiris. "We condemn killing of two
people who were part of a peaceful procession and demand an
immediate action against the CRPF troopers responsible for
the excesses," he said.
["Bandh" is a strike move meant to close down
On September 13, there were bomb attacks in three upscale
areas of New Delhi, India, in which 18 people were killed and
42 wounded. Indian media are blaming Lashkare Taiba which
could mean it was revenge for Indian terror in Kashmir.
Indian Muslims think it is provocation by Hindu extremists to
blame the Muslim population. No one knows for sure.
Does Islam permit Hired Imams or is this a
In the time of Mohammed (s.a.w), the five times prayers were
conducted by Mohammed (s.a.w) and then as Islam grew and
people from different places accepted Islam, Rasool (s.a.w)
appointed Imams to conduct the prayers, he said:
Let those who know most of Quran lead the prayers, if there
are many equal who know the Quran, then let those who know
most of the Sunnah lead people in Prayer; and if there are
many equal who know the Sunnah, then let those who were the
first to make Hijrath lead=2 0the people in prayers, if there
are many equal in making the Hijrath; then let those who are
the eldest among them lead the prayers, and let not anyone
hamper with others leadership....
Sahih Muslim Hadith
Hadith 1420 Narrated by
So being the case, everyone in the Masjid should be able to
lead the people in Prayer. If the best amongst them is
absent, then the next best should lead the people in prayer,
and if that person too is absent then the next ... and so on
till everyone in the Masjid should be able to lead people in
congregational prayer. In doing so, everyone become well
versed in conducting the prayers, and also well versed with
the laws of our religion, and they make sure they know the
Quran and Hadees so as not to make mistakes; and one would
feel really ashamed to say that he does not know to lead the
people in prayer. Thereby two things are achieved once they
become familiar with the conducting the congregational
prayer, and also with the rules and regulations of
But what a pity – The people are left to be ignorant, without
knowing anything about Quran and Hadees as today people hire
imams to conduct prayers in the Masjid. Will not Allah ask
these hired imams " you took money for your 5 times prayers
so what do you expect from me???". Allah says in the Quran:
Therefore (O! People) fear not men but fear Me(Allah) and
sell not My Signs(verses of the Quran) for a miserable price.
If any do fail to judge by (the light of) what Allah hath
revealed they are (no better than) unbelievers.
Quran – ( 5 : 44 )
Prophet Mohammed (s.a.w) has said in a hadees:
Read the Quran, understand it, but do not ever seek material
wealth, or eat by it.
Books: Ahmed; & Tafrani.
In another Hadees:
When Imran came upon a story-teller who was reciting the
Qur'an and then asking for payment he first uttered the
words, " to Allah We belong and to Allah do we return" and
then told that he had heard Allah's Messenger say, "When
anyone recites the Qur'an, let him ask a reward for it from
Allah, for people will arise who will recite the Qur'an and
ask a reward for it from men."
Al-Tirmidhi Hadees No: 2216
Narrated By – Imran ibn Husayn
I taught some persons of the people of Suffah writing and the
Qur'an. A man of them presented to me a bow. I said: It
cannot be reckoned property; may I shoot with it in Allah's
path? I must come to the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him)
and ask him (about it). So I came to him and said : Apostle
of Allah (peace be upon him), one of those whom I have been
teaching writing and the Qur'an has presented me a bow, and
as it cannot be reckoned property, may I shoot with it in
Allah's path? He said: If you want to have a necklace of fire
on you, accept it.
Sunan Abu-Dawood Hadith 3409
Narrated by – Ubaydah ibn as Samit.
When Allah says do not sell My Revelations (Quran), He does
not mean selling the bound copies of the printed Quran, He
means reciting the Quran and taking a price for it; so also
Rasool (s.a.w) has said read the Quran and understand and
follow it, but do not use it to make a living by reciting it
and taking money for it; or for teaching it and taking a
salary for it. Arabic is different; its a language and you
can teach Arabic and take what ever salary you want for it
and for looking after the children as warden or deputy warden
number 1, 2, 3 and so on you can legally take a salary, but
for reading the Quran or teaching it, it is HARAAM to
take money for it. Allah and His Rasool have made it so.
Quran and Hadees (Religion) should be taught to people only
in the name of Allah and not for worldly gains. Every Alim,
who take money for this knows it but they do not reveal it to
the common people for Allah repeats this "Do not sell my
verses for a miserable price" many times in the Quran.
Who can conduct five times prayer without reciting the Quran
in it, and if for this they want money then they are
committing a Haraam and those who knowingly follow this Imam
in prayer are also contributing to his sins, and those who
are paying him the salary are also incurring an equal sin.
Mohammed (s.a.w) has said : when you see a wrong (sin) try to
stop it with your hands, and if you can't, then at least tell
the person it is a sin to do such a thing, and if you cannot
do even this, then you have only an atom's eeman left in you
and if you want to save this, understand that what is being
done is wrong- a sin, and abstain from it; (i.e) do not
become a partner to it, and do not join in the people's
sinful act. Also remember that he is indeed a stupid fool
who makes HALAAL of what Allah and His Messenger have made as
HARAAM. For some of the namesake Alims and Ulamas try to
rationalize this Sinful act of theirs and convince people
that it is HALAAL, thereby, destroying all the deeds (amals)
of their followers who follow them in the
Allah says in the Quran:
It is not fitting for a Believer man or woman when a matter
has been decided by Allah and His Apostle to have any option
about their decision: if anyone disobeys Allah and His
Apostle, he is indeed on a clearly wrong Path.
Verily never will Allah change the condition of a people
until they change it themselves (with their own souls).
It is not a very difficult task for the people of a
Mouhalla (area) to collectively select their Imams
from their area. They can choose as to which of them is to
lead the people in Prayer, and in his absence who else could
lead the prayer and in his absence who else and so on; so
that everyone gets a chance to lead the Prayer and everyone
takes an interest in the knowledge of the Quran and Hadees
and becomes well versed in it.
Amr bin Salama was only a lad of six to seven years old, when
Prophet Mohamed (s.a.w) appointed him as Imam to lead his
people in prayer, for he was the one who knew most of
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith
Hadith 5.595 Narrated by
Amr bin Salama
Oh Muslims! Unless and untill we unite as Muslims, we will
not be able to abolish this sinful Practice. Don't only think
that contributing help to a person drinking liquor or
gambling or Prostitution is Haraam, but also
contributing to this evil practice of keeping hired Imams in
Masjids and praying behind them is also equally HARAAM.
Please understand that there is no difference between one
Haraam and another Haraam, they are all acts of Satan; and
all HARAAMS are acts prohibited by Allah and His
Prophet(s.a.w), and equally sinful. Just as Quran, a holy
revelation from Allah, is such a wonderful miracle and you
earn tremendous amount of virtues for reciting and following
it, but when the same Quran or verses of the Quran are used
as an AMULET (Tavees) - it amounts to shirk – with no
difference between worshiping an idol and wearing the Quran
as an amulet – both are equally sinful - a sin which amounts
to be one of the greatest of sins; and the person wearing it
do not get a single virtue for their good deeds done, however
great the good deed be. So, also praying behind an Imam who
takes payments for conducting prayers, nullifies ones Prayer
done behind that Imam.
May Allah Guide us and Help us to follow and keep Allah's
religion in the PURE state as it was revealed; And may Allah
bring forward People who would TEACH HIS RELIGION for Allah's
sake alone without accepting any worldly gain for it; and May
Allah protect each and every atom of our amal (deeds) without
it being wasted or done in vain ( ameen ).
And Please forward this message to as many Muslims
and read the article Halaal & Haraam and become more clear
in this matter.
Love and regards
A.H.Nazeer Ahmed [India]
Pakistan: 2 items
Pak Military says: Will not Tolerate U.S. Attacks: Pak Jet
Fighters bomb Bajaur, kill 60: Bomb Mohmand, kill 13. Bomb
Swat, kill 13
Pakistan's military chief General Kayani issued a hardline
statement after a series of U.S. attacks inside Pakistan.
Will Pakistan's military retaliate next time U.S. forces
enter Pakistan? It remains to be seen. Some observers still
think [or hope] that there is a core Pakistan military
segment which will draw the line at any foreign force
Meanwhile on September 13, Pakistan sent its jet fighters
into action in Bajaur. It reported that 60 "suspected
Taliban" had been killed in the action and 25 wounded. The
attacks from the air continued forcing the Pakistani Taliban
to withdraw from Loe Sam which they had defended so
successfully against the Frontier Corp. Pakistani forces
emerged from Khar under cover of the air offensive and
captured adjoining areas.
People leaving for Mohmand agency were bombed and 13 were
killed. Similar bombings by Pak forces killed another 13 in
Swat. Pak heavy artillery was once more in action in the
Darra Adam Khel area. An Islamic school [medressa] was
shelled by the army. The outflow of refugees continues as the
Pak forces continue to use the heaviest weapons available
In the Parachinar area, after several weeks of exchanges of
fire between Shi'as and Sunnis, the Sunnis seemed to be
gaining the upper hand and also getting support from Afghan
Taliban. The Shi'as are reported to be getting help from
Iran. [A Shi'a group in the U.S. has contacted the U.S.
Congress to get support for the Shi'as. Parachinar straddles
the Afghan border and the Shi'as there have made support for
Taliban fighters difficult if not impossible.
In Darra Adam Khel, militants captured 41 Pak policemen and
killed 5 of them.
Famous Afghan Mujahid Haqqani's Family wiped out in U.S.
Attack in Pakistan: No one from Al-Qaida was hit.
22 people, mostly women and children, killed, 25 seriously
injured: 6 Hellfire Missiles used in terror attack
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
by Mushtaq Yusufzai [Excerpts from report in the Post.]
"... tribal as well as family sources of the Afghan commander
denied reports that al-Qaeda Pakistan chapter commander Abu
Haris was among several other foreigners killed in the air
attack on one of Haqqani’s houses at Danday Darpakhel village
According to the sources, 22 people, mostly women and
children belonging to the Haqqani family and some Afghan
guests were killed. They said 25 people belonging to the
Haqqani family reportedly sustained critical injuries when a
US drone fired six hellfire missiles on their house.
The wounded were shifted to various hospitals in Miramshah
where three of them succumbed to injuries. Residents of
Danday Darpakhel village said the incident occurred in the
morning and some of the bodies were retrieved later in the
evening due to lack of proper equipment.
They said a portion of the two-storey cemented house of
Afghan commander, which was reserved for male guests, was
razed to the ground.The villagers and tribal militants who
rushed to the spot to take part in rescue work faced trouble
with recovering the bodies and injured as some of them were
lying under the heavy rubble of the collapsed roof of
The dead were laid to rest later in the evening near
Miramshah as it took time to the fasting villagers to dig
over two dozens graves within a short time of time.
According to family sources of the Afghan commander, the
dead included elder sister of Jalaluddin Haqqani, his three
daughters-in-law, grandsons, granddaughters and some
girls of the villagers who would come there for learning
the holy Qura’an and other Islamic teachings.
The family sources also admitted that some of the guests who
had come from Afghanistan also died in the attack.The family,
however, denied reports that senior al-Qaeda commander with a
name of Abu Haris and a few others including Qasim, Musa were
killed in the attack on their house.
There were reports that US forces were targeting Sirajuddin
Haqqani, the 28-year old son of Taliban commander Jalaluddin
Haqqani, who according to his family, along with other male
members of the family was staying in Afghanistan.
However, the sources said one of Haqqani’s several young
sons, Yahya Haqqani, was seriously injured in the attack and
was admitted to a hospital. "Besides several women, the
family has lost over a dozen small children in the attack,"
remarked sources close to the Haqqani family, adding that
several other children were still battling for life.
New PPP-MQM Alliance has brought Karachi to the old Days
where Murder of Opponents is Unchecked
Photo shows protest rally by Jamaate Islami against murder of
three Islamic student leaders with no arrests of suspected
murderers. [September 12.]
Inset shows JI speakers at the rally: Shaikh Rafiq, Hafiz
Naeem, Laeeq Khan, Nasrullah Shuji'h. Jamaate Islami is a
peaceful movement and does not retaliate against violence.
Palestine: 2 items
Mahmoud Abbas Preparing to Give Away Palestinian Right
What does International Law say?
[Statement from al-Awda Movement in California: Excerpted.]
*President Mahmud Abbas' statement as reported in the
Ha'aretz interview is at complete variance with the
Palestinian people's inalienable, natural, legal, historical,
individual and collective right to return to their homes and
lands of origin, as enshrined in the Universal Declaration of
Human Rights, International Law and UN Resolutions 194
*According to international law, no agreement, negotiations
or parties which purport to trade away the right to return or
any other inalienable rights can have any legal basis and
cannot bind or compel the Palestinian people to end the
struggle for the fulfillment of their rights.
*Any attempt to abrogate the rights of Palestinian refugees
would set a disastrous precedent in international human
rights law. It would provide a clear signal that any invaders
who expel civilians from their homes, steal their property,
and prevent them from returning for long enough can expect to
have their illegal territorial conquests blessed with
*Implementation of the right to return as spelled out in UN
resolutions is the core to a just resolution of the
*Mr. Mahmoud Abbas should resign as president of the PA and
chairman of the PLO forthwith. His statement as reported in
the Ha'aretz, and which he has not denied to date, is
outrageous and disregards the rights of 7.2 million
Palestinians living in forced exile.
Gaza female prisoners in Israeli jails appeal for allowing
September 8, 2008
RAMALLAH, (PIC)-- Gaza female prisoners in the Israeli
occupation jails have appealed to the concerned institutions
to pressure the Israeli occupation authority to allow family
visits to them similar to West Bank prisoners.
Prisoner Fatema Al-Zak told the Palestinian prisoner's club
lawyer that she was psychologically depressed because of
inability to see her offspring and relatives. She asked the
lawyer to appeal for her case.
She said that her child Yousef could not see his father,
brothers and relatives ever since his birth in captivity. The
8-month-old Yousef is the youngest prisoner.
Two other prisoners, Wafa Al-Bis and Rawda Habib, also from
the Gaza Strip, voiced similar appeals during the meeting
with the same lawyer.
In another context, Ahmed Al-Kurd, the minister of labor and
social affairs in the PA caretaker government, said that
150,000 Palestinian families in the Gaza Strip were living
below the poverty line and were in need of aid.
2008-09-16 Tue 20:58:51 cdt