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20 Rabi' al-Awwal,1436 - January 11, 2015 Issue # 54, Newsletter # 1584
Hadith of the Week
"The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: "The most
enviable of my friends is a believer with little property
who finds pleasure in prayer, who worships his Lord well,
who obeys Him in secret, who is obscure among men, who is
not pointed out by people, and whose provision is a bare
sufficiency with which he is content."
Al-Tirmidhi, Hadith 1352."
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Rand Paul Moves to cut off Palestinian Application to
International Criminal Court
Join CODEPINK and our friends at Just Foreign Policy to
stand up for Palestine's right to join the International
Kentucky Senator Rand Paul introduced absurd legislation
this week that would cut off U.S. aid to Palestinians unless
they withdraw their application to join the International
The UN General Assembly and Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
assert that any state is allowed to join the International
If passed, this legislation would come on top of Israel's
decision to withhold $127 million dollars in tax revenue
from the Palestinian Authority. Cutting off U.S. aid will
only further hurt the Palestinian people.
Senator Paul's bill is a reversal of his historic
anti-interventionist position on foreign policy, a position
that has elicited criticism from the war hawks in the
Republican party. His decision to introduce this legislation
is merely political posturing as a hopeful presidential
candidate. He knows it, we know it, and the hawks know it!
Cozying up to the right-wing Republican base to get elected
Sign the petition and take action today by telling Rand Paul
to Stop Bullying Palestinians!
In solidarity and with hope for 2015!
Alli, Anna, Katie, Kristen, Jodie, Medea, Sergei, Sophia,
PS: Don't for get to save the date for
March, when activists will converge to demand justice and an
end to AIPAC's era of power in Washington!
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for a Free Palestine outside of a Republican Party
Arson Attack on Newspaper that reprinted French Cartoons
Jan 11 - A German newspaper, the Hamburger Morgenpost, that
reprinted the Charlie Hebdo cartoons said it suffered an
arson attack overnight.The incident happened at about 2 am
Unidentified people threw stones and an incendiary devices
into the building housing the "Hamburger Morgenpost" tabloid
newspaper in Hamburg, Germany's second largest city.
"Rocks and then a burning object were thrown through the
window," a police spokesman told AFP.
"Two rooms on the lower floors were damaged but the fire was
put out quickly."
Pro-Iran plus non-Muslim Conspiracy Theorists Attacking
Mujahideen, Supporting Syria's Assad.
- From New Trend's Media Monitor
Prof Michel Chossudovsky, Global Research, plus Cartalucci,
Fisk, Lamb, Hersch and Kevin Barrett are experts in spinning
They come through impressive looking web sites like Global
Research and Press TV and others.
They deny the independent existence of mujahideen groups and
claim through their perverted "logic" that all mujahideen
groups are the "creation" of Israel.
Its an attractive message for many Muslims who are mentally
overwhelmed by the seeming power of Israel.
If one has the patience to plough through the convoluted
"logic" of these conspiracy theorists, one core "value"
emerges. They support the regime of Syria's tyrant Bashar
al-Assad. They are worried that if Assad falls, the entire
secularist narrative for the Middle East will be in
Their most recent "theories" are about the attack on the
cartoonists in Paris.
Comments from the Editor
Why did the Attack in Paris take place, for those who want
to understand? What is the Role of Yemen?
by Kaukab Siddique, PhD
France is at war with Islam. Fact or fiction?
It's a fact.
French military forces participated with NATO in the
occupation of Afghanistan. They killed and were killed.
French jet fighters have joined the US coalition bombing
the Islamic State in Iraq.
French military forces rushed to northern Mali to crush
the uprising of Islamic people.
French troops are in the Central African Republic [CAR]
and in their presence Christian extremists killed scores of
unarmed Muslims and destroyed their mosque. The French
forces stood by and permitted the massacre under their
aegis. [Comparable to the Sabra Shatilla massacre of
Palestinians under the supervision of Israel though it was
done by the Christian Phalange.]
French troops are right now stationed on the border of
Niger to act against Libyans trying to seek refuge in
Within France, restrictions were placed on Islamic
Within Islamic Law, insults or abuse or ridicule aimed at
the Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, are considered acts of war , in
particular if repeated and not apologized for. True or
It's true. Acts of war are always countered by those
Muslims who have the ability and will to do it.
Almost all Islamic scholars agree that one who insults,
abuses or ridicules the Prophet, pbuh, should be killed.
Is there any Muslim who would say that we should allow
the Prophet, pbuh, to be insulted and we should be tolerant
Why do Muslims take it so seriously, even though very,
very, few Muslims would get violent against the abuser?
Abuse of the Prophet, pbuh, is a form of cultural genocide.
The entire Islamic way of life is based on love, devotion,
imitation and inspiration for and from and of the Prophet,
pbuh. The 1.8 billion Muslims of the world are not
secularized in their relationship to Muhammad, pbuh. We
don't even take his name without blessing him. So insults
and ridicule of the Prophet, pbuh, hit the concept of what
is SACRED in the life of each Muslim man, woman and
Is the West led by America at war with Islam? True or
True. Here is the proof:
EVERY Muslim group, GLOBALLY, which is up in arms to
establish Islam as a policy has been labelled "terrorist" by
the USA and its allies. Many of these groups were not even
fighting against America or the West in general.
Hamas. Never fought against USA.
Al-Shabab, never turned against America till America
tried to destroy it.
Boko Haram never fought against America. It is fighting
the Nigerian regime.
Chechens fighting against Russia. USA has labelled them
"terrorist." Some US citizens are in prison for helping
Kashmiri mujahideen groups are fighting against India's
occupation army. It is unthinkable to consider them
anti-USA. But USA is now for India. US citizens seen as
wanting to fight India are labelled terrorists and are
serving long sentences in US prisons.
Al-Qaida and Taliban are obviously anti-American because
USA and NATO occupied Afghanistan. They did give sanctuary
to Osama bin Laden but they asked the USA to provide
evidence against him. USA refused and went to war. None of
the 9.11 hijackers were Afghans but Afghanistan had to pay a
very high price for wanting to be Islamic.
Islamic State and al-Nusra oppose America and are openly
at war but making war is not terrorism. Even Hitler was not
labelled as a terrorist.
Muslims of South Thailand fighting against a vicious
Buddhist regime cannot think of fighting America but have
been labelled terrorist by USA.
Pakistani Taliban are bombed regularly by US and by USA's
surrogates the Pakistani army. They are attacked because
they are considered "extremists" or "militants" whatever
that might mean. Top leaders of Pak Taliban have been killed
by US drone though they were not fighting America.
On the other hand, USA is a close ally of terrorist
regimes like Israel which has invaded almost defenseless
Gaza THREE times and killed several thousand civilians
including more than 500 children.
USA supports the terrorist regime of General Sissi in
Egypt which has killed1500 unarmed demonstrators, wounded
25000 and imprisoned 20,000.
USA indirectly supports the brutal regime of Bashar
al-Assad in Syria by NOT OBJECTING to the ongoing deliveries
of weapons and ammunition and spare parts by Russia and Iran
to the dictator.. These deliveries are violations of
international law in a country which is massacring its own
people. USA does not object even in diplomatic language. The
entry of Hizbullah into Syria was not opposed by the US and
The role of Yemen and the attack in Paris:
There are indications in the news that the two persons
identified as assailants of the 10 cartoonists killed in the
January 7 attack in Paris went to Yemen for training with
al-Qaidah in the Arabian peninsula.
Why would al-Qaida train two Muslim French men and then send
them back to kill those who were abusing the Prophet,
USA supported the dictator of Yemen for 40 years. Its an
amazing history of FOUR DECADES of support for a tyrant.
After the dictator was toppled, the people of southern
and eastern Yemen rose under the banner of Al-Qaida. They
have been the targets of US drones for more than two years.
Scores of them have been killed in drone attacks merely on
US citizen Shaykh Anwar al-Awlaki was obliterated in a
US drone strike because he came on line and in videos to
oppose US occupation of Muslim lands. He belonged to an
influential tribe in Yemen.
Soon after the murder of Al-Awlaki, his son, who had
nothing to do with fighting America, was also murdered in a
US drone strike
Why does al-Qaida have to gain by supporting the assailants
who killed the cartoonists?
Thus al-Qaida is trying to prove to the Muslim World that it
loves the Prophet, pbuh, so much that fighters under its
aegis would carry out a mission to kill the cartoonists and
get killed themselves.
This is what the West needs to understand. The Muslim world
will NEVER accept abuse of the Prophet, pbuh, in the name of
freedom of expression
Early in the last century, in India, a Hindu wrote an
abusive book about Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, and his scholarly
wife Ayesha, r.a. A Muslim, Ilam Deen, went and killed the
Hindu in broad daylight. At that time India was under
British rule. He was arrested and faced the death sentence.
Guess what? Ilam Deen was defended by the most secularized,
anglicized Muslim one could think of at that time: Mohomed
Ali Jinnah, the later-to-be founder of Pakistan.
So the US media are lying when they say that the cartoonists
are being supported and their killing condemned globally.
For the Zionist media the globe is only the WEST, The Muslim
world is not considered. That is the basis of White
supremacy and global racism.
Letters to the Editor
I Think Cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh, are hate speech. Will
Major media invite me to give a Peaceful response?
Why is al-Qaidah taking over the Islamic narrative about the
Muslims in the West are helpless. Any Zionist can publish a
cartoon of the Prophet, pbuh, and it is described as
"freedom of the press."
By contrast, if you use even the word "Jew" you will never
be able to get on the mainstream media EVER. Let alone
criticism of the legitimacy of Israel.
For Muslims, nothing is more precious than the honor of the
Prophet, pbuh,. If the Muslims in the West are not al lowed
access to the major media, the only response will come from
al-Qaida as it happened today in Paris.
I urge the media to open up to the Islamic viewpoint.
Cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh, are acts of war against
Islam. The whole Muslim world is hurt by this abuse. We
Muslims do honor what is sacred. Is there any Muslim worth
the name who thinks these haters in the media have the right
to insult the Prophet, pbuh?.
Cartoons are hate speech. Even the holocaust story of the
Jews cannot be looked at critically in the media. For us the
Prophet, pbuh, is much more sacred than the Jewish story of
I am a peaceful person. I obey the laws of the land. Will
the major media invite me to speak about cartoons as hate
speech? Let's see if a peaceful process is acceptable to
the power structure of the West.
Kaukab Siddique, PhD
Response/Letter from Shoaib to Br. Kaukab
Roger Garaudy was a major intellectual figure in France I
read his book THE CASE FOR ISRAEL which systematically
demolished every argument you could think of for the
existence of Israel.
When he wrote a further book he received a fine and prison
Response from Sis. Hamdiyya to Br. Kaukab
As-Sal‚m 'alaykum wa-Rahmatull‚hi wa-Barak‚tuhu,
Oh. Then, you believe that the hatemonger's media just might
be interested in the truth about Islam/Muslims?
Response from Hyder to Br. Kaukab
Thank you for the enlightening information.
God be with you.
Response from Br. Ali
Invasion of Mali... A French proxy war
Regime Using Constitutional Amendment to target Islam itself
including Mosques and Medressas.
by Anwar Sajjad.
LAHORE, Jan. 9 - Ameer, Jamaat e Islami, Pakistan, Sirajul
Haq, has said that the rulers had undermined the national
unity against terrorism and were considering the 21st
amendment as the panacea although it had given a serious
blow to national unity and cohesion.
Addressing the Friday congregation at Mansoora mosque, he
said that the split caused in the national unity because of
the fresh amendment would intensify lawlessness instead of
bringing it to an end.
Sirajul Haq said that during the last 68 years, the rulers
had not framed even a single law for the enforcement of the
Shariah but they were enacting laws against religion under
the pressure of thee secular forces.
The JI chief said the elected government thought that the
military courts were the solution of all ills. He said, if
it was so, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should explain why
these courts would be functioning only for a period of two
years only. He said that the civil courts, in the discharge
of their duties, had announced death sentence to about eight
thousand criminals but the rulers had stopped executions
under the pressure of the US and European Union due to which
terrorism had increased.
After the Juma prayer, the JI chief led the Namaz e Istisqa
praying for rain due to the prolonged drought condition
hitting the country.
Later, talking to the media, the JI chief counseled the
government to review the 21s amendment and do more home work
on it in order to take all others in confidence. He said if
the government had honest intentions and had not acted in
haste for the creation of military courts, the consensus
achieved after the Peshawar tragedy could have been further
He said unfortunately, even after the Peshawar tragedy, the
government had not corrected its approach and was taking
action against the madrissahs and the mosques to please
their western masters. He said, whoever had counseled the
Prime minister to add the words mosques and madrissahs in
the 21s amendment, was not his well-wisher as he had
misguided the Prime Minister and pitted him against the
three million madrissah students and their families.
" Those considering Islam as the root cause of lawlessness
should tell the nation if they had allowed Islam to enter
the assemblies even for a single day," he asked. He said the
government had opened new gates of terrorism. He wondered if
an individual not studying at a madrissah committed an act
of terrorism, would that be justified. Sirajul Haq said that
there was no precedent of military courts all over the
He said the present rulers had been in power for three times
even before but instead of providing any relief to the
masses, they had added to the miseries of the people. The
rulers were still disobeying the commands of Allah and that
was the main reason of the problems and the difficulties
facing the nation and the country. However, he said, that
instead of turning to Allah and His Prophet( SAW) for
forgiveness, the rulers were bracketing Islam with terrorism
only to advance the agenda of the colonial powers.
Red Mosque, Islamabad, Pakistan Condemns Cartoonists who
Insulted the Prophet, pbuh.
[New Trend does not endorse any violence. We report. You
decide. --- Editor]
The Red Mosque [Lal Masjid] issued a strong statement in
support of those who killed the cartoonists of Prophet,
pbuh. The language is very strong and it is in Urdu. We'll
summarize it in soft language.
"The crusaders who made cartoons of the Prophet, pbuh, have
been sent to hell. Thanks be to Allah that there are still
some people who are true slaves of Allah and will not
tolerate abuse against His Prophet, peace and blessings be
[Red Mosque in central Islamabad was destroyed by the
Pakistani army commanded by General Musharraf. It and the
women's Seminary, Jamia Hafsa, linked to it, have been
rejuvenated big time It is alleged that Musharraf's US and
Israeli advisers urged him to attack the mosque.]
Exploitation & Oppression of Women in Pakistan a matter of
Statement from Central Shoora of Jamaate Islami.
"The social and economic rights of the women folk should be
fully protected and their Islamic character and identity
must not be harmed in any manner. Effective measures should
be taken to check the incidents of rape and the criminals
involved in these be handed down deterrent punishment.
Stringent laws should be framed to check the promotion of
nudity and obscenity through the media.
The Shoora resolution said:, "The Father of the nation had
declared Pakistan as the Premier Islamic state in the year
1948 and the constitution of the country guarantees the
Islamic culture and civilization and society in the country"
the resolution said.
It expressed deep concern that a handful of secular elements
in the country were giving a false interpretation to the
Quaid's views and the provisions of the constitution, and
due to their influence in the society, were persistently
obstructing the evolution of a neat and clear society
founded on the golden Islamic teachings. It said that the
rulers as well as the real powers in the country also seemed
to be at the back of the secular lobby.
The Shoora noted that secular elements in the media were
also busy in the promotion of nudity, obscenity and
immorality in the society, leading to the breakup of the
society and the family system. The youth and the women folk
were the special target of the secularists and the media and
the educational study courses were being used to destroy
The resolution deplored that while the western powers and
the international community were spending millions of
dollars through local and foreign NGOs as also the state
machinery to divert the nation from the Quran, Islamic
history, culture and heritage, and to destroy the family
system in the country, the government was a completely
silent as showed its tacit approval.
It said that the free presentation of Indian films and
Turkish dramas in Urdu through TV channels was promoting
immorality while the PEMRA remained a silent spectator.
On the other hand, it said, the fair sex was being used as a
show piece and a marketing commodity. It said that the
changing social set up and economic compulsions had
compelled the women folk to leave their homes and take up
jobs, but they were the target of harassment at the places
of work and were also being forced to adopt obscenity. They
were also being denied their right to inheritance. It said
that according to newspaper reports, several new brothels
had been set up in different parts of the country.
Media Cell, JIP, Mansoora, lahore.
[New Trend comment: With Jamia Hafsa and the Red Mosque
leading the cause of women, its good to see thart Jamaate
Islami is coming in second and trying harder.- Editor]
The Report on Gulen is Well Researched: Send New Trend a 300
Gulen's people: Opponents of Palestine, friends of Zionist
by Prof. Suleyman Kurter
Editors Note: Dr. Sezgin is welcome to send us his response.
It will be published if it interacts with the summary of
Prof. Kurter's analysis of Gulen movement's activities given
in New Trend #1583. Prof. Kurter has a historic track
record of loyalty to the faith and principles of Islam. His
wife is a leader of Islamic da'wa in the latino community.
He has sent us documentation on Gulen's subtle anti-Islam
movement which is undermining the independence of Turkey. So
we don't want any conspiracy theories. Let's see what Dr.
Sezgin has to say.
As salamu alaikum
My name is Ismail Mesut Sezgin and I have an active interest
on Hizmet Movement of Turkey on academic level as well as
I am quite disappointed to see that such a biased article in
NMT 1583 by Suleyman Kurter.
It is a Quranic principle to question information especially
which may compromise millions of other fellow muslims and
I would like to offer another perspective on the issue if
Dr. Ismail Mesut Sezgin
Centre for Hizmet Studies
These people are notorious for their ability to use Islam
but not to comply with Islam. In the early 1980's, I even
distributed Gulen's speeches (tapes) in the United States. I
changed my mind of supporting him when I went on a Dialogue
trip to Turkey. The reason I changed my mind, I found that
he is distorting Islam. For instance, we went to Harran
(three plane loads). Over there they established a Siratul
Mustaqim. The Rabbi was placed first, then a Greek Orthodox
second and an Imam last, while the bells are ringing, and
the horns are blowing and the Azan was recited all at the
same time. I started questioning who decided on this format.
Then a representative said, What is wrong with this?, They
(Jews and Christians) can go to heaven too. I asked do you
mean Jews and Christians of today can go to heaven. He said
Yes. We went to Mardin at a big restaurant, almost half of
the people there were Christians and Jews and then they
decided to serve wine. At first, I looked at it and thought
it was grape juice but a brother who was sitting at our
table warned us and said no, it is wine. Then I smelled it
and said to myself what the heck, what are they doing? This
became like an Ashura (mixture of almost anything with
sugar). After I returned to the US, I attended a gathering
,a so-called Dialogue Gathering where 50 Muslims and my wife
attended. The Gulen representative took the Qur'an in one
hand and the Bible in another and said, the Qur'an and Bible
are the same. The irony is that my wife invited some of her
colleagues to attend this function so they could know Islam.
Afterwards, my wife and I realized that the Gulen group is
distorting Islam. My wife and I decided and told them do not
invite us to your functions anymore. During when I was
distributing Gulen's speeches and the Gulen that is now is a
Then, I began to make research about this group. I collected
so much info on them that I saved it and am now indexing
them at www.NurUSA.com in the PDF section. Now I am sending
you four new documents.
Gulen, Israel and Jews read this and you will discover
how he is working with the Jews.
Wall Street interviewed Gulen. He sided with Israel in
the Mavi Marmara Massacre by the Israeli army. If you
examine the article it is interesting that when Gulen
applied for a green card, support came from Graham Fuller
(former CIA who was stationed in Turkey). I made further
research and another letter of support came from Zeyno
Baran's (Sabatist Jew) husband who is a Zionist and worked
for the state department. Now, he is living in Istanbul.
Duke-Gulen, a Gulenist Chaplain who was developing
relationships with Israel, drew anger from many Muslims.
Israel Needs You - The organization has many names,
Rainbow, Niagara Foundation, Pacifica, Mendota, Magnolia all
which are connected with Gulen. I then began to write about
them and criticize them. Such as in two Rand Report (which I
sent to you) they are promoting Fetullah Gulen. I began
bringing this to the attention of others. Especially when
they donated 2 million dollars to the Hartford Seminary ( I
will send you documents on this in a few days). When I
criticized they not only attacked me but my entire family.
They printed that my children attended Christian schools and
they became Christians. How absurd! You know my family. Br.
Gurmen, Nafiz Efe were so angry with these lies. Nafiz Efe
disconnected from the Gulen group.
Lastly, the daughter of Bekir Aksoy (spokesman for Gulen)
was pictured smiling between two Israeli soldiers as if
congratulating them for how many Muslims they killed in
Palestine. Yet, Gulen and his companies are claiming
themselves as Muslims. Not one message was declared about
the crimes committed in Gaza. Without hesitation, he did say
his eyes became watery when he visualized Israeli children
when Sadam's scud missile hit Israel. As you know, Sadam's
scud missile did not kill any children yet we know so many
children of Gaza died by Israel bombardment and Gulen did
not shed one tear for them.
The Gulen Movement is like a cult (like Jim Jones when he
told his followers to drink poison so they could all be in
Heaven and many drank; Moonies they decide who they should
or should not marry). The members of this group also
discourage associating with Muslim Arabs, especially
Palestinians. Our Palestinian brothers ask what kind of
Muslims are they?
Maulvi Fazlullah re-Appears: Three new clashes in army
On January 6, Maulvi Fazlullah, the legendary leader of
Tehreeke Taliban e Pakistan, appeared on a new video. He
taunted the Pakistani army and said that will be even more
severe attacks by the mujahideen. The video is in Pushtu and
the translation is not clear but he does seem to make these
TTP is not fighting against Pakistan but against the
America directed army.
TTP will not only continue fighting but its attacks will
be more severe.
The TTP did not kill any children in the school. It
killed young men who were being prepared to join the army by
a brigadier of the army and other officers who were there.
He considers himself answerable to Allah on the Day of
Judgement and will continue tp fight till Sharia is
[If someone has a complete translation, please send it to
[The maulvi, surrounded by heavily armed mujahideen,
appreared relaxed and spoke at length. In the meantime
Pakistani military propaganda has daid repeatedly that he
has been killed. Also, the Kabul regime launched an
offensive in Kunar province of Afghanistan where the Maulvi
had taken refuge. After heavy fighting in which Afghan
Taliban joined the Pak Taliban to drive back the Kabul
forces, the Maulvi appeared unscathed..
After the video, three incidents were reported in Urdu
newspapers on January 9. There was a clash between
mujahideen and Pakistani army in the Datta Khel area of
North Waziristan. Looks like it was a guerrilla style attack
because Pakistan launched a sweep through the area and
refused to reveal their losses.
The same day, heavy artillery was used by the military to
attack a village in the Tirah valley of Khyber. Large
explosions were heard by the villagers and 7 people were
killed. Also in Bajaur there was an IED attack. [None of
this can be described because journalists are not allowed.]
Obviously the army has failed to crush TTP in spite of Obama
type language of "cancer" and "eradicate" used by the
Boko Haram Captures 16 towns including Baga on Lake Chad
Western Media Publishing unverified Atrocity stories.
After the Islamic fighters drove the Nigerian army out of
the army base near Baga, they attacked the town of Baga
which was used as a garrison town for civilians supporting
the army. Highly charged and unverifiable stories of large
scale killings are being published in the western media.
Map shows most of the towns now under Boko Haram control.
Looks like the fighters are trying to encircle the major
city of Maidaguri.
The war began when the Nigerian army executed Yusuf, the
leader of Boko Haram, and hundreds of his unarmed followers.
After that the Nigerian tanks invaded mosques and Islamic
schools. The army has perpetrated mass killings of Islamic
[Areas of Cameroon are also now under Boko Haram control,
The Cameroon government could not beat them back and is
using jet fighters to attack them,]
Young Against Old: More than 150 Young Bosnian Muslims have
left their country and joined Mujahideen
Imams in Bosnia are warning their prayer gathering not to go
to fight in Syria and Iraq. They are in particular attacks
ISIS and its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi al-Hussaini.
Looks like young people are not listening. More than 150 of
them have slipped out of the country and reportedly joined
any of several fighting groups, in particular ISIS and
Someone got angry enough to physically attack the imam in
town of Trnovi. He was beaten up and then in a second attack
he was stabbed. Fortunately the injuries were not serious
and he survived.
[Source: Associated Press.]
Saudi General killed in First Clash with ISIS
According to AFP and other wire services, mujahideen clashed
with Saudi border force at the border town of Arar. Four
Saudis, including the general commanding the border force,
were killed along with four of the fighters, one of whom
blew up the general.
Bombing by the US
5000 bombs in about 3 and a half months. US-led aircraft
have dropped nearly 5,000 bombs in the air war against
Islamic State jihadists in Iraq and Syria, damaging or
destroying more than 3,000 targets including tanks, the
Pentagon said Wednesday.
Assad on Retreat: Bombing Advancing Mujahideen in Lattakia,
Quneitra and Damascus Suburbs
Severe US Bombing of Kobane but ISIS still controls half the
January 5 to 10: Fighting continued all along the frontlines
in Syria from north to South. The difference now is that
mujahideen groups are advancing slowly and steadily in the
strongholds and strategic areas which belonged to the Assad
Assad's air force is attacking al-Nusra and other mujahideen
in the Alawite heartland, Queitra and in Quneitra area near
Israeli occupied area, and in the suburbs of Damascus, the
heavily fortified last stronghold of Assad.Kobane on the
Turkish border: Danish Convert to Islam killed in US air
Reports indicare that a convert to Islam from Denmark was
killed in the US bombing campaign on December 25. He was
teenager who had taken the name Ismail. He knew first aid
and went to Syria to help the wounded. He was attracted to
ISIS and went to Kobane where the US killed him.
On January 6, the communist Kurdish group known as YPG made
advances within Kobane with the help of US bombing but has
been stalled during the last 4 days.
Surprise Raid on Kurdish forces: Mortar Shells falling on
Air Base where US forces are stationed.
January 10: Mujahideen from ISIS raided Kurdish military
forces at Gwer, 25 miles south west of Irbil. The Kurds have
26 of their troops killed. They counterattacked and ISIS
fighters quickly withdrew.
Earlier on January 7, US media reported that ISIS mortar
shells are falling on the vast air base south of Hit. Till
now they are only hitting troops from Baghdad but media are
concerned that US forces which are now stationed there might
Most Absurd Verdict: Abu Hamza sentenced to life in Prison.
Preacher with no hands and a blind eye. His crime was
preaching against western Aggression and refusing to shut
up. Far fetched attempt to connect him to terrorism.
Abu Hamza profile [BBC]
Abu Hamza al-Masri has been found guilty of supporting
terrorism by a court in New York and sentenced to life in
prison. But who is the man who became the most prominent
radical cleric in the United Kingdom?
Born Mustafa Kamel Mustafa in Alexandria, Egypt, on 15 April
1958, Abu Hamza was the son of a naval officer and a primary
school headmistress. He initially studied civil engineering
before leaving for England in 1979.
In London, one of his first jobs was as a nightclub bouncer.
He married a British woman who he says encouraged him to
"I took time off from the clubs and I enjoyed it," he said
at his trial in the US.
He decided to resume his studies at Brighton Polytechnic and
gained a civil engineering degree, joining the Institution
of Civil Engineers where he remained a member until 1994.
His marriage rapidly broke down but he later remarried and
had seven children.
One of Abu Hamza's first major engineering contracts took
him to the Royal Military Training Academy at Sandhurst.
Technical drawings of the college were still in his home
when he was arrested in 2004.
In the early 1980s the young Abu Hamza started to show an
interest in Islam and politics. He was heavily influenced by
the Iranian revolution.
Some Muslim thinkers were calling for Islamic states in
Islamic lands. They had a military face in the Mujahideen
fighters who, backed by the US, emerged to oppose the Soviet
Union's occupation of Afghanistan.
It was his fiery north London sermons that brought Abu Hamza
to prominence in the UK. In 1987, after meeting Abdullah
Azzam, an influential supporter of the notion of Muslims
being obliged to fight jihad, Abu Hamza moved to
It was around this time that he lost an eye and both his
hands. Accounts of exactly how and where the accident
It had been claimed his distinctive features were the result
of an explosion while he was taking part in a demining
project in Jalalabad, Afghanistan.
But at his US trial Abu Hamza said it happened while he was
working with the Pakistani military in Lahore when an
experiment with explosives went wrong.
Abu Hamza factfile
15 April 1958 - born Alexandria, Egypt
1979 - travelled to England
1987 - meets founder of Afghan Mujahideen
1997 - arrives at Finsbury Park Mosque
2002 - gives speech praising 9/11 hijackers
2004 - arrested on terrorism charges
2006 - convicted and jailed for seven years
2012 - extradited to the US after a long legal battle
2014 - goes on trial in New York
He returned to the UK in 1993 for treatment. But within two
years he had left Britain again to support Bosnian Muslims
during the break-up of the former Yugoslavia.
Abu Hamza quickly became a leading figure in the British
Islamist scene. He was spending more and more of his time
preaching while churning out leaflets calling for jihad
against corrupt Middle East regimes. In 1997, he arrived at
Finsbury Park Mosque.Security services.
There are suggestions the police and intelligence services
were already watching Abu Hamza along with other militants
at this time. According to Abu Hamza himself, MI5 first
contacted him in 1997 shortly after extremists massacred 68
tourists at Luxor, Egypt.
But it was in 1999 that he came to national prominence.
Scotland Yard questioned the cleric on suspicion of alleged
bomb plots in Yemen. While Abu Hamza was released his son
Mohammed Mustafa Kamel was jailed in Yemen for three years
for involvement in an alleged campaign of violence.
Reports conflict about exactly how and where the radical
cleric lost his hands Despite this brush with the law, Abu
Hamza was consolidating his hold at the mosque. It had
become a hostile environment for anyone who was not a
supporter, with his closest confidantes barring access to
anyone they did not trust.
He was delivering almost all the sermons. On the first
anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, he co-organised a
conference at the mosque praising the hijackers.
Five years later the trial of the men later convicted of the
failed 21/7 London bombings heard several of them had gone
along to hear Abu Hamza preach. Other convicted terrorists
have been linked to Finsbury Park.
Time runs out
On 20 January 2003, police raided the building as part of a
major investigation into an alleged plot to produce ricin
poison. They sealed the mosque and returned it to the
Abu Hamza himself was not arrested in connection with that
probe. But despite being denied a base, he preached outside
its gates every Friday.
This bizarre stand-off between Abu Hamza and the authorities
continued into 2004. Then, Washington named Abu Hamza as a
"terrorist facilitator with a global reach" and he was
arrested pending extradition.
Five months later, he was charged with 15 UK offences
associated with his sermons and terror handbooks found at
his home. He was convicted on 11 counts and was jailed for
The American authorities continued to pursue his
extradition. Following an eight-year legal battle, he was
finally extradited in 2012.
A courtroom sketch of Abu Hamza appearing at a pre-trial
hearing in New York in March 2014.
He went on trial in New York accused of offences including
plotting to set up a terror camp in rural Oregon, intending
to provide support for terrorists in Afghanistan and in
connection with the 1998 Yemen attack.
He denied all the charges but was found guilty in 2014, with
Manhattan US Attorney General Preet Bharara saying: "Abu
Hamza was not just a preacher of faith, but a trainer of
How Djamel Beghal was used : Kouachi brothers' Mentor?
How torture is used to make these connections.
by Karin Friedemann [Boston]
[Editor's note: Imam Abu Qatada was cleared of all charges
when Britain deported him to Jordan. The Jordanian court
found no evidence to convict him. ]
Djamel Beghal is described by media as a "terrorist
connected to the notorious Finsbury Park mosque" who
regularly attended "hate preacher" Imam Abu Qatada's sermons
in the late 1990s, when the mosque "was Abu Hamza's base."
Once "Osama bin Laden's main European recruiter," Beghal is
now being said to be the Kouachi brothers' "mentor." He is
even accused by media of having recruited "shoe bomber"
Richard Reid and the "20th hijacker" Zacarias Moussaoui.
Beghal "is also said to have met one of Osama bin Laden's
key deputies at the former Al Qaeda leader's base in
Afghanistan," reports the UK Daily Mail. "The terror leader
spent ten years in prison in France for planning attacks. He
was only released in 2010."
Except that the truth is that he seems to actually be just a
random guy that got kidnapped at the airport in Abu Dhabi in
July of 2001. The Algerian immigrant to France, married to a
Frenchwoman and father of four had made the decision in
November of 2000 to move his family to Jalalabad,
Afghanistan because they wanted to live in a Muslim country.
In July 2001, Beghal was accompanying an ailing friend's
family from Pakistan to Morocco, when he was inexplicably
taken into custody and held for four years in pre-trial
detention, during which time he was brutally tortured into
falsely confessing to attacking the US Embassy in Paris. A
team of doctors kept an eye on his vital signs to advise the
torturers how much pain he could tolerate. They told him
crazy stories over and over again.
"They wanted me to accuse Abu Qatada at any cost. They
wanted me to accuse him of a military plot (bombing plan) or
at least to make him responsible for the ideological and
financial management of terrorist networks linking London to
Kabul but also many other capitals in Europe, Africa and
Asia," Beghal told Arnaud Mafille in a 2011 report by
CagePrisoners entitled, "Djamel Beghal: British and French
complicity in torture."
"He would insist with brutality to reveal the link between
Abu Qatada and Osama bin Laden, whom they all called Abu
Abdallah. He would also question me about Abu Hamza, the
Egyptian Imam of Finsbury Park mosque in London... He was
also interested in Sheikh Abdul Wahid. He presented him as
the spiritual trainer for suicide bombers and the
indoctrinator under the commandment of Osama bin
"Geographically, he interrogated me on what I knew about the
projects of Muslims living mainly in London, Luton,
Manchester and Leicester."
French intelligence officials had been tracking Beghal for
almost a decade. He was a known activist with Takfir wal
Hijra, which they defined as a splinter group from the
Beghal continues, "I was offered a scenario of an attack in
France without specifying the place but by citing the names
of friends living in France I had never mentioned to them
before... It was disturbing to hear those names from the
mouth of Emirati and CIA agents. France was behind the
French Judge BruguiŤre then offered a bargain to Beghal.
"He grabbed some documents, showing them to me from far,
then, full of confidence, he proposed to recognize their
contents, to sign them and hence to be saved immediately, as
well as my wife and three children. He assured me that
instead of being sentenced from 10 to 20 years, I would be
sentenced to 5 years at most, and that later I would be
released after two and a half years of detention.
"I asked him the content of those documents. I was shocked
when he said that it acknowledged the preparation of an
attack against the United States Embassy in Paris, adding
that Osama bin Laden was the sponsor. It was also
proclaiming my repentance and my acknowledgement that I had
been misled by Al Qaeda, which would have, by the way,
"sold" me to foreign secret services!"
Sylvie Beghal, wife of Djamel Beghal, insisting on his
innocence, told UK human rights organization, CAGE that her
husband "is being punished for something he didn't do."
"This isn't the first time Mr Beghal has been wrongfully
accused. In 2005 an appeal court threw out an earlier
conviction for his alleged involvement in a plot to bomb the
US embassy in Paris as it had been reliant on a confession
extracted under torture," reported CAGE.
"He has been placed in solitary confinement after all the
false media coverage. He has nothing to do with the attack
against Charlie Hebdo," said Mrs. Beghal. "The media is
repeating false allegations which have been made against him
for 14 years now."
Amandla Thomas-Johnson of CAGE, stated: "Djamel Beghal has
never encouraged or carried out any act of violence and
there is absolutely nothing that can link him to the attack.
The narrative that Djamel Beghal is a 'radicalizer' is an
old rumor without basis, its endless repetition causing
endless problems to him and his family."
What is Islamic Extremism? A way of denigrating the Qur'an
and Authentic Hadith.
by Sis. Aisha
I believe that Muslims who follow the Shariah, in some
capacity, outnumber those boot licker or Salman Rushdie
types. As long as the Holy Qur'an exists and the Authentic
Hadith, there will always be strong Muslims combating
disrespect of the Prophet Muhammad.
I just happened upon an Associated Press story about
Minnesota convenience store owner, Mohamed Ahmed. He created
a cartoon called "Average Mohamed" and it is available at
his web site: AverageMohamed.com. The purpose of this site
is to turn Muslim children, ages 8 to 16, away from
so-called Islamic Extremism. This video web site is
available in English, Somali, and Swahili - the language of
the Jihadis. The creator of this site looks African.
Of course, many of the Minnesota locals love the web site.
When I saw the report and the web site, it was clear that
Mohamed Ahmed created the web site with the mindset that the
kuffar are his reckoner, not Allah. I sent a few questions
to Mohamed Ahmed. I list them, below. Should he respond, I
will send you the responses:
What is your definition of Islamic Extremism?
You state that Islamic Extremism is responsible for more
Muslim deaths than anything else. Are you critical of the
American government using drones to kill civilians in Yemen,
Pakistan, Afghanistan and parts of Africa?
What are your views of the American invasion of Iraq, Syria,
Libya, and Afghanistan? Bear in mind that these governments
never declared war on the United States. America invaded
only because it has business interests there.
If you are going to be critical of Islamic Extremism,
shouldn't your web site criticize America's aggression in
the Muslim World, too? There can't be a war without those
involved attacking and responding.
Insha'allah, I will send you his responses, if he cares to
answer. But, I have already concluded that he is a boot
licker because he does not criticize America's role in
starting and exacerbating this conflict. His only mission is
to quell any desire for Muslims to join in the fight against
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