Newsletter #1938~ (From Brother Kaukab Siddique)~[16 Rabi' al-Awwal-1443 AH -Oct. 24-2021]

1 view
Skip to first unread message

~Y A S M I N~

unread,
Oct 26, 2021, 5:35:25 PMOct 26
to Y A S M I N


'Assalamu Alaikum'.

Subject: Can we understand the Taliban? National shoora.+ Tumult in Pakistan. Huge crowds in streets+ Nigerian women in Europe+ Kashimir self-determination+ Guidance + du'a+ hadith +Turkey arrests 15+Syrtia: Shock in Damascus+Sudan, Ethiopia, CAIR+outreach+Gaza



New Trend
Newsletter # 193816 Rabi' al-Awwal, 1443 AH - October 24, 2021
To subscribe, send email to: 
ksidd...@aol.com
Click Here to See 
Past Issues of New Trend
Editorial

First Islamic Response by US Muslims to Taliban Victory

On October 18, a shoora committee meeting of Jamaat al-Muslimeen was held by zoom to discuss the Islamic victory in Afghanistan. These are summaries of the proceedings and may not be 100% accurate.
The program was chaired by Imam Badi Ali from North Carolina.
In his introduction to the shoora Imam Badi's main concern was that our approach should be humanistic. As Muslims we are concerned about human suffering. Imam Badi illustrated his main point by adding that the Islamic Center which he heads is already taking care of refugees from many countries. The result is that even non-Muslims in the area see Islam as a positive force for compassion and generosity and there have been conversions to Islam from local people. His children have also been inspired.
Br. Shoaib, from England, also emphasized caring and compassion. In England, charitable organizations are not allowed to preach any religion. However, he said, our behavior and spiritual concerns do not fail to affect the people we serve in our charitable work. He quoted from the Qur'an that there are Muslims who claim to be faithful but are not true believers and Allah uncovers their hypocrisy. Many in Afghanistan played these false roles and stained the character of the country.
The keynote speaker, Dr. Firoz Kamal, from England, was very eloquent about the victory of the Taliban and noted that the entire Muslim world is being impacted by the historic outcome of the war which went on for 20 years. He noted that Islamic movements have arisen in most Muslim countries and all are energized by the Taliban. History has been changed by the great victory. Nothing like this has happened in a hundred years or more.
Dr. Firoz noted that ISIS too is flourishing in many countries. The very fact that imperialist and Zionist
propaganda is targeting ISIS indicates that the propaganda is not effective.
D\r. Firoz urged Muslims to research the situation in the Muslim world. After all these years of bombing, 
For 20 years great crimes were committed against the people of Afghanistan by the occupiers and their followers. Their defeat has stunned the west.
The stoppage of opium and drug trad\e wherever the Taliban were in control should be praised. Wherever the puppet regime was in control, the drug trade and all related corruption was rampant.

Br. Salahuddin, African American leader from Colorado, noted the battle numbers in Afghanistan. Less than 70,000 Taliban faced 300, 000 mercenaries organized by the US plus thousands of troops provided by NATO. It is like the time of Khalid ibn al-Waleed, r.a., when small Islamic forces routed huge Roman and Persian armadas. This is indeed history in the making. Muslims have shown that they are not afraid of the deadly weapons used by the western powers. Without jets, tanks and heavy artillery, Taliban are victorious. They are walking around in the palaces of the corrupt regime but have not given up their humility and honor.

Br. Ali Randall, African American activist from the Richmond, Virginia, area compared the humane way in which the Taliban treated the fleeing Americans and their terrified mercenaries. Look at how they treat Muslims in US prisons. Look at gtmo and the efforts to break the humanity of Muslim prisoners.

China is rising, Br. Ali said. Muslims should note what China is doing. This is a new imperial power and is using its organization and money to take over the world from which USA is withdrawing.
[These comments were relevant as Sis. Nadrat Siddique was observing the shoora. She has been very prominent in the struggle to support Imam Jamil, Dr. Aafia, BLM and many others.]

[Sis Ayesha Jones was also observing the shoora in support of her husband Ali Randall although she was very unwell.]
Sis. Patricia noted that Dr. Firoz went through the worst attack of Covid and survived.
We can see in him the ability to survive.

In his commentary on the shoora, Dr. Kaukab Siddique, ameer of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, noted that in all Muslim countries, imperialism and Zionism have developed westernized enclaves which are being used to undermine the Muslim ummah. He added that we must never forget the Ummah concept. Never start thinking that we in America are separate from the Ummah.
These Afghans whom we saw running after American planes, desperately trying to flee from Afghanistan, helped America and NATO in the 20 years of war against the Muslim ummah. Perhaps in America their children will learn that their parents were worshipping a false god.
We must be kind to the children. They and often their mothers did not know what was going on.
The shoora concluded with a du'a by Imam Badi Ali. Also during the shoora, there was a break for maghrib prayers.

[We have received details of the suffering of Dr. Firoz by Covid and his miraculous survival and ability to speak to the shoora committee.]
Pakistan
. Turmoil in Pakistan. 
TLP Islamic movement Challenging Imran's Secular regime.
7 protestors and 5 police killed. 1,000 protestors arrested, 2000 injured.

Latest: TLP mass movement has decided to wait in Muridke till Tuesday and then move on Islamabad if their demands are not met. Earlier they broke through police barriers at Lahore and moved  to Sheikhupura. 

October 23-24. In Lahore thousands of people supporting TLP clashed with large police forces. THe government killed 7 Islamic people. More than a 1,000 people were injured in attacks by the police using tear gas and lathi charges.
The crowds killed 3 policemen and injured scores of others.
Clashes continued in Lahore on October 24. Two more police were killed and 7 protestors were killed. More than 1,000 protestors have been arrested,

On October 24 crowds supporting TLP headed towards Islamabad, The government blocked the approaches to Islamabad with large concrete blocks.

Para military forces and rangers in thousands have been mobilized in Islamabad. Scores of Islamic people have been arrested in towns in the rest of Punjab.

RED MOSQUE [Lal Majid] and Jamia Hafsa in Islamabad are the first  to offer support for the TLP rallies.
Jamaat e Islami's leader Liaqat Baluch has also affirmed the demands of TLP.

DEMANDS of TLP

Break relations with France and kick out its ambassador owing to France's support for insults against Prophet Muhammad, pbuh.

Release Saad Hussain, the leader of TLP who was arrested in April.

No activity, however nuanced, should be allowed to de-emphasize the Finality of Prophethood. Muhammad, pbuh, is the last prophet and messenger.

Saad is the son of hard core sunni leader Khadim Hussain Rizvi, who passed away last year,  known for his love of the prophet and his immense Islamic scholarship including vast  memorization of the poetry of Allama Iqbal.
War News
.Pakistan

October 23. Four Pakistani troops were killed in the Bajaur area in a mujaheddine attack. A fifth was killed in north Waziristan.
It appears that TTP [tehreeke talibane Pakistan] has returned to the frontier areas.

In Baluchistan 9 militant separatists were killed in a clash with Pakistani troops who lost one killed.
----------------------------------------------
Syria
Isis Attack in Assad's Capital
and Assad's Response.


October 24. In al-Tabaqqa city, [Raqqa province] a warehouse of SDF exploded. It was full of arms and ammunition. [SDF is supported by the US]
Assad's artillery hit a Turkish base in southern Idlib.

October 23. Deraa province. Three supporters of Assad, including a soldier were killed despite reconciliation efforts by Russia. Assad's forces tortured to death a civilian accusing him of theft. [
Latakia province. Snipers from an Islamic group killed an Assad soldier and wounded several. Russia responded with three air strikes. [No details]
In eastern Aleppo province a Turkish drone strike blew up an Assad military car killing 3.
Eastern Deir ez zor . Bodies of 2 SDF soldiers killed by ISIS found.
2 Assad soldiers were killed and 6 wounded in friendly fire. They thought they were under ISIS attack.
Twenty Russian air strikes in eastern Raqqa province aimed at ISIS.

October 22. A n Assad regime officer and a soldier were killed in exchanges of heavy fire with Syrian militia supporting Turkey.
October 20. US military's Tanf base came under attack by an unidentified drone. The base is located at the Syrian-Iraqi border.

October 20
An audacious ISIS attack on a military bus in central Damascus killed 14 Assad troops.
In response Assad's artillery and air force  attacked school children in a little town called Ariha. north central Syria,  killing 10 civilians including 4 school children and their female teacher. Anither 20 civilians were injured. . [SOHR report]
News Within the U.S.
Rape on Train story.
The Publicity Aspect was not Correct.
by Sis. Aisha 
[Jamaat al-Muslimeen]

.On October 13th, Fiston Ngoy, 35 years old, allegedly raped a woman on a (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority) SEPTA train filled with passengers, outside of Philadelphia. None of the passengers came to the alleged victim's aid. An off-duty SEPTA employee notified SEPTA police and they were able to apprehend Ngoy.

Rape is horrible enough but when the SEPTA police accused all of these alleged spectators of this rape of holding up their smartphones to take a video of this heinous act, it leaves one with a poor view of humanity. No records of any 911 emergency phone calls exist about this alleged incident.

However, the SEPTA police account may be false, according to Delaware County district attorney Jack Stollsteirmer. At a press conference, the DA says that the police account simply isn't true.
DA Stollsteimer does not believe that people are that callous to take a video of a rape while remaining spectators to it. Stollsteimer stated that it was very late that night, 10 pm, and passengers were entering and leaving the train at each stop and may not have been aware of what was going on at that time.

As a straphanger living in New York City, I can attest to this. You are wrapped up in your own thoughts and just want to get to where you are going, insha'allah. We should pay more attention to our surroundings but, it can be difficult.

This alleged rape was caught on cameras throughout the train and one of the two passengers who are said to have taken video of this alleged incident handed it over to authorities.
SEPTA police chief Thomas Nestel III stated, at the same press conference, that it looked as if a number of passengers were holding up their phones to videotape this alleged crime. There had also been talk of arresting some of the spectators and criminally prosecuting them. DA Stollsteimer stated that there is no law that criminalizes being a witness to a crime.

This dispute of a police account of a crime reminds me of the Kitty Genovese murder that occurred in Kew Gardens, Queens, in 1964. Kitty Genovese was a bartender who was stabbed to death by Winston Moseley. According to a poorly written New York Times, article neighbors ignored her cries for help, and no one called the police. Abe Rosenthal was the New York Times editor at the time but none of the other news organizations, who discovered inconsistencies with the article, were not courageous enough to challenge him.

The terms "bystander effect" or Genovese Syndrome were used to describe unhelpful witnesses to a crime.
After decades of living under a horrible reputation, a 2007 story exonerated the building complex where Genovese lived. An American Psychologist article found no evidence of 38 witnesses to the crime. There were records of a few calls made to the local police precinct but they were not given high priority. This was four years before 911 emergency system had been established. In 2016, the New York Times, finally, admitted that its 1964 article had been "flawed." But, the veracity of the Times story had been doubted since its 1964 publication.

The police play a major role in the court of public opinion whether the story is about the alleged perpetrator of the crime or alleged witnesses to it. Police accounts need to be scrutinized. The truth can only come out during a trial.
(Source: Yahoo! News & Wikipedia)
Outreach
Important Message from Jamaat al-Muslimeen..
Make Boycott a success.

Do not buy products which support those who have occupied Palestine..

Nestle
Home Depot
Coca Cola 
McDonalds
Disney
and others

Boycott of persons is also very important. 
If you are friendly with any of these, you are helping the occuoiers:

1. AIPAC
2. Simon Wiesnthal Center
3. Southern Poverty Law Center.
4. AJC
5. Christians for Israel
6. ADL

If you are for interfaith, check with Rabbi of Synagogue if they
support Israerl\.
Always remain calm and peaceful.
Opinion
.Time for Kashmiris to determine their own future
Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai
October 22, 2021

At the last U.N. General Assembly (UNGA) in New York, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said, "We maintain our stance in favor of solving the ongoing problem in Kashmir for 74 years, through dialogue between the parties and within the framework of relevant United Nations resolutions." The Kashmir dispute is one of the oldest unresolved international problems in the world and has been on the agenda of the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) since 1948.
While the international community has been engaged all along and believes that Kashmir is an internationally disputed territory, and has voiced through numerous UN resolutions that its people should be given the right to determine their own future, India is now engaging in an effort to make the matter solely a domestic issue which no one, not even the Kashmiris themselves, may have a voice in. This effort at the Indianization of Kashmir, more so after abrogation of Article 370 & 35 A, is seen where the central politics and administrative control are dominated by New Delhi with all the decisions being favorable to New Delhi. The limited autonomy that Kashmir has enjoyed was completely subverted on August 5, 2019.

Today, Kashmir conflict is perhaps the most dangerous conflict in the world because of the spiraling nuclear and missile race between India and Pakistan coupled with historical enmities that have occasioned three wars between the two rivals. It is implausible to believe that these two neighboring countries will either cap or renounce their respective nuclear genies after they have escaped the South Asian bottle unless the chief source of antagonism between the two -- Kashmir -- is resolved.
It is symptomatic of the approach of the world powers that greater emphasis is placed on the “reduction of tensions” than on the settlement of the core issue, i.e., Kashmir. This encourages giving importance to superficial moves and temporary solutions even though it is known that such moves and solutions do not soften the animosities of the parties nor allay the life-and-death concerns and anxieties of the people most directly affected.
An indication of this misplaced focus is the wrong-headed talk about the “sanctity” of the line of control in Kashmir. It is forgotten that this line was originally formalized by the international agreements as a temporary cease-fire line pending the demilitarization of the State and the holding of a plebiscite under impartial control to determine its future. As long as this line will remain clamped down on the state, it will continue to impose a heavy toll of death on the people of the land. They have had no hand in creating it. It has cut through their homes, separated families and, what is worse, served as a protecting wall for massive violations of human rights. They are not resigned to it becoming some kind of a border.

Kashmiris wish to emphasize that their land is not real estate which can be parceled out between two disputants, but the home of a nation with a history far more compact and coherent than India's and far longer than Pakistan's.
To treat this line overtly or otherwise as a basis for the partition of the State is to reward obduracy, countenance iniquity, encourage tyranny and oppression and destroy the hopes for peace in accordance with justice and rationality in Kashmir. To regard this line as a solution is to regard disease as remedy. Any kind of agreement procured to that end, under any foreign influence, will not only not endure; it will invite resentment and revolt against whichever leadership in Kashmir will sponsor or subscribe to it.
Sir Benegal Rama Rau, Indian delegate to the United Nations admitted at the Security Council on March 1, 1951, “The people of Kashmir are not mere chattels to be disposed of according to a rigid formula; their future must be decided on their own interest and in accordance with their own desires.”

Dr. Syed Nazir Gilani has stated it well on October 14, 2021, “The United Nations (India and Pakistan as member nations and as parties) have recognised ‘the rights and dignity, the security and the self-determination of the historic people of Jammu & Kashmir.’ Dr. Gilani reminded India when she explained “the human aspect of the problem” at the 533rd Meeting of Security Council held on 01 March 1951. It has stated that, “The people of Kashmir are not mere chattels to be disposed of according to a rigid formula; their future must be decided in their own interests and in accordance with their own desires.”

Meanwhile the U.S., the sole superpower in the world which must bear the responsibility for setting the moral tone through disciplined and rightful leadership, sits back and does nothing. Such a behavior poorly disguises the financial incentives that have opened India up to USD $500 billion in American investment during the coming five years.
The U.S. was once considered a shining example to the rest of the world of what democracy can mean, and yet, now, too, we see a complete breakdown of this grand vision at its very source that awakened generations of people to hope for real change. What is the significance of an alliance between the great democracy (US) and so-called largest democracy in the world (India) when universal principles, democratic values and human rights are completely ignored?
Kamala Harris spoke her mind about Kashmir as a Vice Presidential candidate on October 8. 2019, “We have to remind the Kashmiris that they are not alone in the world. We are keeping a track on the situation. There is a need to intervene if the situation demands.” Since then, she has wavered. She has quit talking about Kashmir, believing perhaps that U.S. business ties with India have greater priority than ruffling any feathers. But Biden Administration still has an opportunity to walk and talk straight to India and Pakistan to help set a stage for the peaceful settlement of the Kashmir dispute. The priorities of world peace are much greater than selling a few more missiles to a country which threatens the international peace and security.
We still believe that the Kashmir dispute is soluble if an international body intervenes as suggested by Kamala Harris. India and Pakistan must resolve the dispute, while associating the genuine Kashmiri leadership with the negotiations which was originally promised by them at the United Nations. However, much India would like Kashmir dispute to be off the table in any discussions, it is on the table and will always be brought to bear upon the consciousness and conscience of the Indian leadership until the matter is settled.
India and Pakistan should realize that they can impose any solution upon the people of Kashmir; the Kashmiri mainstream leadership can sign any accord with India; but the question arises, are they going to be able to sell these agreements to the people as was attempted by Sheikh Abdullah in 1050’s? The answer is big “NO.”
It is time, India, to show her humanity and put some strength in those democratic principles which she alleges to idealize. It is time, world powers, to back up their words with deeds instead of just lip service and to truly lead in championing those values that have brought progress to the world community instead of selling them all for corporate profits.
Perhaps it’s time the major powers take this seriously. The answer is plain as day for anyone. The clock is ticking. Every day that passes without resolution of Kashmir dispute is one day closer to a cataclysm that will reach far beyond the borders of all countries involved.
It’s time to end the violence. It’s time to end the charade. It’s time for Kashmiris to sort out their own affairs and determine their own future.
Dr. Ghulam Nabi Fai is the Secretary general, Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness forum. He can be reached at: 1-202-607-6435. Or. gnfa...@yahoo.com
(Courtesy: Daily Sabah, Istanbul)
Invitation to Think
October 22
.
14,000 Documented Nigerian women Exploited. $16 billion dolllars for the European Exploiters\.

Trafficked to Europe for sex: A survivor’s escape story
By Linda Pressly
BBC News, Copenhagen
Published 1 day ago

Every year thousands of women are trafficked to European cities and put to work having sex with men. Jewel, a young Nigerian who had expected to become a carer, eventually managed to escape thanks to two chance meetings.
"I just saw light. It's very often dark where I come from because there's no electricity… But everything here was just blinking - it was very beautiful."
Jewel - not her real name - is describing her arrival in Denmark.
"I was thanking God for the opportunity to be in this country. I was looking forward to starting work."
Jewel caught a flight from Nigeria thinking she was going to work with old people.
"People who get trafficked go through Libya and usually take buses and boats. But this was so well organised that it wasn't suspicious at all," she says.
The International Organisation for Migration has estimated 80% of Nigerian women travelling overland, then attempting to cross the Mediterranean, are trafficked into the European sex trade. Jewel knew of women who had suffered that fate after making the perilous journey, so when her trip began at Lagos airport, she was reassured.


In Copenhagen, she was met by a Nigerian woman, who took her the following day to Vesterbro, Copenhagen's red light district.
"I was looking around for some sort of hospital," Jewel remembers.
They walked the streets for a while, Jewel being told to take note of her surroundings.
Then the woman dropped a bombshell.
"She said, 'This is where you're going to be working.' I looked round to see if she was pointing at a building I hadn't noticed. But no - she meant where we'd been walking. That's when she told me I was going to be a prostitute, and this was where I'd be hunting for customers. Then the whole of Denmark just crashed down on me…"
Jewel had one fortuitous meeting that night that would later be important - Michelle Mildwater from HopeNow, an NGO supporting trafficked people in Denmark, spotted the tiny, timid, 20-something woman and gave her a card with a contact number on it.

Jewel's Nigerian boss - her "madam" - told her not to trust this English woman with a bike. Then she quickly found Jewel her first customer.
"The man gave her 4,000 kroner (£450 / $620) to take me home, and then my madam just walked away," says Jewel.
"He drove me for what seemed like forever. I didn't speak the language at the time and I had no idea what he was saying - we had to use Google Translate to communicate. It was scary."
In the months that followed, selling sex did not become any easier for Jewel.
"I wasn't good at it. I was that shy one in the corner. But I always got found because the regulars know when a new person arrives, and they wanted a piece of the new person."
In the most recent figures released by the EU, more than 14,000 trafficking victims were registered in 2017/2018 - but this will be the tip of the iceberg, because they represent only identified cases. Half were from outside the EU, with Nigeria one of the top five nationalities.
Sexual exploitation continues to be the main purpose of trafficking, according to the European Commission, and in a single year the criminal revenues derived from it are estimated at a staggering 14bn euros (£12bn / $16bn).

The women who earn this money are told they owe their traffickers huge sums for travel and accommodation.
"They are debt-bonded," says Sine Plambech, a senior researcher in the Department of Migration at the Danish Institute for International Studies.
"Nigerians are one of the migrant sex worker groups with the highest debt. It could be between 10,000 and 60,000 euros. And when you have that kind of debt, you need to make a lot of money fast. And if you don't have papers that allow you to work, the fastest way to earn money is in the sex industry."
Jewel's traffickers said she would have to pay them 42,000 euros, in regular instalments. To underline their point they summoned her to a frightening meeting in a cemetery, the day before she flew out of Nigeria.
"I was forced to take an oath that I was going to pay the money no matter what, and that I was not going to reveal who trafficked me. If I did, so many bad things were going to happen to me and my family."
Once Jewel was in Denmark, the traffickers menaced her family in Nigeria.
"People just came into the house and they wanted my grandmother to talk to me about not having any ideas about reporting them to the police, or not paying the money. So every time I called her, she was always crying on the phone and reminding me that I had made this deal with these people - I had to pay or something would happen to them."
'I was kidnapped in London and trafficked for sex'
Hunting the Essex lorry killers (UK only)
Shandra Woworuntu: My life as a sex-trafficking victim
Jewel was under immense pressure so did not feel she could be discriminating about the clients she serviced inside and between parked cars on the streets of Vesterbro, or in their homes.
"You cannot say no. You have to say yes, because there are 10 or 15 other women looking at that same guy wanting to make some money that night," she says.
But going with a customer to his home could be enormously risky.
"I could have died that night I was forced to remain in the bathtub," she remembers, still traumatised.
"The man I had to go home with asked me to get in the bathtub. And I thought, 'OK - he wants me to clean up or something.' Then he went out and came back with two buckets of ice. And he started pouring this ice on me in the bath. And I was in there naked and it's in the middle of winter…"
Guidance by Sis. Yasmin.
Prayers in the battle against evil thoughts 
Call only on Allah

{Imaam Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allaah have mercy on him) } said:

“Duas and Ta’awwudhaat [prayers seeking refuge with Allah]
are like a weapon, and a weapon is only as good as the person who is using it; It is not merely the matter of how sharp it is.

If the weapon is perfect and free of faults, 
and the arm of the person using it is strong, 
and there is nothing stopping him,
then he can lay waste the enemy.
But---
if any of these (3) three features are lacking, 
then the effect will be lacking accordingly.”

A Little Note :

Sincerity in Dua means having the firm belief that the One
upon Whom you are calling ALLAH {Azza Wa Jall} is alone
Able to meet your need.

['In Shaa Allah'.]

'Invite all to the way of thy Lord with wisdom and
beautiful preaching; And consult with them in ways that are
best and most gracious'.

{Source ~Al Qur'an~ Surat An-Naĥl (The Bee) 16: A#125}

~ MY 'SALAAMS' TO ALL ~
~ Y a s m i n ~

"Never Despair Of The Mercy Of Allah"

Say, 'Indeed, my Prayer, my Rites of Sacrifice,
my Living and my Dying are for ALLAH, Lord of the Worlds'.
{'Qur'an'~Surat Al-'An'am -# 6-162}

Hadith of the Week
Narrated by Ali bin Abu Talib:
that the Prophet (ﷺ) said: "Whoever is penalized (for a crime) then his punishment
has been hastened for him
in the world, for Allah is more just than to double the punishment upon His slave in the Hereafter. And whoever does a punishable act and then Allah covers it for him and forgives him, then Allah is more kind than to recount something which He has already forgiven."

 
Tirmidhi 2626  Book 40, Hadith 21
[With thanks to Sis. Kristi]

Arrogance not allowed
by Imam Badi Ali

As-slamu alaikum,
Allah does not like the arrogant. Allah said,
"… إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يُحِبُّ مَن كَانَ مُخْتَالاً فَخُورًا "
"Verily, Allah does not like such as are proud and boastful."
You need to be humble enough to know you're not better than anyone else, but wise enough to know you're different.
A mistake that makes us humble is better than an achievement that makes us arrogant.
Stay humble!
Ya Allah, remove all arrogance and selfishness from my heart, and teach me to be humble, to always remember You wherever I go and in everything that I do. Ameen..



Israeli Blockade of Fishing
[Business Monitor]

Crashing through the Mediterranean waves at sunset, Palestinian fisherman Mohammed al-Nahal leads a convoy of rickety boats out for another risky night under the Israeli blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Forced to stay close to shore due to Israeli restrictions on powerful engines, the men complain they must seek a catch from overfished shallow waters with declining stocks.
For Gaza, fenced in from three sides by Israel since Hamas Islamists took power in 2007, the open sea seems to offer the promise of freedom -- but it is deceptive
For Gaza, fenced in from three sides by Israel since Hamas Islamists took power in 2007, the open sea seems to offer the promise of freedom -- but it is deceptive Photo: AFP / MAHMUD HAMS
"If we catch 200 kilos (450 pounds) of sardines, that would be great," Nahal says. "But we can also come back empty-handed."
High prices of fuel in the enclave means that fishing operating costs are crippling, making them stay closer inshore.
"The further we go, the more we pay for fuel without guarantees about the catch," Nahal says, leading a line of five boats, the air heavy with the stench of diesel and sardines.
Israel's navy fully controls the waters off Gaza's coastline, and regularly restricts or expands the size of the fishing zone in response to security conditions
Israel's navy fully controls the waters off Gaza's coastline, and regularly restricts or expands the size of the fishing zone in response to security conditions Photo: AFP / MAHMUD HAMS
For Gaza, fenced in by Israel and Egypt, and where Hamas Islamists took power in 2007, the open sea seems to offer the promise of freedom -- but it is deceptive.
Israel's navy fully controls the waters off Gaza's 40-kilometre (25-mile) long coastline, and regularly restricts or expands the size of the fishing zone in response to security conditions.
After months of relative calm following an 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in May, the permitted fishing zone was expanded last month to 15 nautical miles, its maximum under the blockade, including deep water with richer fish stocks.

 .

AmAerica
Chinese Crimes against Muslims.
American Celtics basketballer Speaks out.

American basketballer Enes Kanter has doubled down on his criticism of the Chinese government, posting a video calling attention to the human rights abuses suffered by the Uyghur people.
I

The Celtics player said: "There is a genocide happening right now. Right now as I speak this message.
"Torture, rape, forced abortions and sterilisations, family separations, arbitrary detentions, concentration camps, political re-education and forced labour."
There have been widespread reports of China oppressing and breaching the human rights of the Uyghur people in its western Xinjiang province.
Advertisement
Chinas said these claims are "baseless" and has repeatedly denied any mistreatment.
 
Kanter - who earlier this week spoke out against the "cultural genocide" in Tibet - labelled China's leader, Xi Jinping a "heartless dictator".
 
 
"All of us must spread the word and call on the Chinese government to free the Uyghur people," he said.
Who are the Uyghur people and why do they face oppression by China?
Who are the Uyghur people and why do they face oppression by China?
He singled out the leaders of Muslim-majority countries, criticising them for "staying silent".
He said: "I'm talking about you, Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, Saudi King Salman, United Arab Emirates Mohammed bin Zayed, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi.
There is still doubt over Chinese President Xi Jinping's involvement in the upcoming COP26 talks
Image:
Chinese President Xi Jinping has denied claims of human rights abuses
"It's shameful and sad how you've decided to prioritise money and business with China over human rights. You call yourselves Muslims but you are just using that for show. You simply do not care about people."
He said the same went for his fellow Muslim athletes, asking: "Why are you staying silent?
"Mohammed Salah, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Amir Khan... Say something. Do something. Speak up. Your silence, your inaction is complicit."

On Thursday, Chinese tech giant Tencent cut its stream of a game between the Celtics and the New York Knicks, and social media was filled with legions of fans expressing their dismay.
A Celtics fan page on Weibo, a Twitter-like service, wrote: "Any information on the team will cease to appear on this Weibo. Any behaviour that undermines the harmony of the nation and the dignity of the motherland, we resolutely resist!"
Kanter's name also appeared to be blocked on Weibo.

15 Arrested in Turkey.
Palestinians working for Israel.
[Also note Chechnia]

.October 21, 2021
Turkish authorities arrested 15 people earlier this month who are accused of spying for Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, Turkish media outlets reported on Thursday.
Turkey’s Sabah newspaper reported that some 200 intelligence officers monitored the alleged Israeli intelligence network, which authorities say targeted both critics of Israel and foreign students living in Turkey.
According to the pro-government newspaper, the network consisted of five cells of three people each that operated in different parts of the country. Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization (MIT) reportedly tracked them for more than a year and on Oct. 7, nabbed the 15-member group in a secret operation carried out across four Turkish provinces.
The report said the spies had gathered information on students at Turkish universities, including Palestinians and “especially those who they think could work in the defense industry in the future.”
The network was compensated using services like Western Union and in some cases Bitcoin, according to the report. A courier system was reportedly used to move funds, with jewelry stores and markets as transit points.
The Turkish television network TRT reported that the suspects were transferred to Istanbul’s Maltepe prison.
The Turkish government has yet to comment publicly on the reported spy bust.
Relations between Israel and Turkey are strained, in part over Ankara’s support for militant group Hamas. But in a rare phone call this July, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli President Isaac Herzog reportedly discussed the need to improve their countries’ ties. Al-Monitor also reported last year that Turkey’s intelligence chief had been holding secret talks with Israeli officials in a bid to normalize relations.
Separately on Thursday, six suspects — four Russians, one Ukrainian and one Uzbek national — were jailed pending trial on espionage charges. The state-run Anadolu news agency reported that the group was detained in the Mediterranean province of Antalya earlier this month for planning “armed action and spying” on Chechen dissidents in Turkey. Istanbul is home to several thousand Chechens.

by facebook
Record breaking outreach
The October 17 issue of New Trend reached 128,337 Muslims including
12800 women.

20,000 Muslims were reached in Pakistan and 25,000 in Bangladesh.

The main items in this issue:

1. Many Muslims ignore/violate Quran & hadith .[Dr. Kaukab Siddique]

2. Imran regime has failed: JI report.

3. Vaccination issue in New York. [Sis Aisha]
4. Kashmir invasion by India. [Dr. Fai]

5. Bangladesh. Muslim masses rising against Hindu blasphemy.

6. Uighur Muslims in China & US investments.

7. Test from Allah? [Sis. Yasmin]
.
8. Syria: 50 Russian air strikes

9. Turkish treachery? [Iraq]

10. Du'a and hadith.

11. Gaza.

Anti-Hindu Rallies Continued for a Week.
Major "Conspiracy" Move  by Hasina Regime and India to Stop the Protests. .

The rallies against Hindus  came out of every city, town and most villages. Very few Hindus were killed but properties were damaged on a massive scale.
More Muslims were killed and wounded by the police than the Hindus.
The Hasina regime in Dhaka and its ally in India came up with a major propaganda ploy to confuse the population. They claimed that they have a video of a Muslim who placed the Qur'an in the Hindu temple and that sparked the Muslim anger.

[New Trend has seen the video. It is a shadowy video and it could be anyone. They gave him a Muslim name and then arrested him in the town of Cox's Bazar, way south of Comilla where the incident happened.
The media are controlled by secularists and pro-regime agents. It remains to be seen if the masses will be misled.

The Hasina regime has the full support of India and has used her power to send innocent Islamic scholars to be hanged. Hindus are loyal to India, not to Bangladesh.

Africa
Russians in Central Africa!

In CAR [central african republic]. the Christian regime was locked in battle with Muslim fighters. As the Muslims neared victory, Russian troops arrived to help the regime. 
The Russians, according to the BBC,  are from a "private" army known as Waghner.
Looks like they saved the regime.
-----------------------------

Ferocious new fighting in Ethiopia

The government in Addis Ababa has launched a major offensive against Tigray forces who had advanced way into the country.
Tyhe regime is launchung air strtikes against tyhe Tigray.
-------------------------------

Sudan

Pro-Islamic protestors Emerge to oppose secularist demonstrators.

For a while protestors supporting civilian rule were predominant.
The supporters of civilian rule did this:
1. Recognition of Israel.
2. Condemnation of Osama bin Laden.
3. Agreement to pay for the American war ship which was damaged by Islamic boatmen.
4. In return America took Sudan off the terrorism list.

President Bashir was arrested and imprisoned. Western propaganda claimed that he is a criminal and should be handed over to the International Court.

The pro-Islamic demonstrators have emerged in good numbers and seem to have support from some of the military units.

Both sides are trying not to clash.
Contact Us
PO Box 84
Oxford, PA 19363
Email: ksidd...@aol.com
Website:www.newtrendmag.org
Phone: 484 746 9205
All views are welcome. All submissions are subject to publication, but owing to the high volume of mail we receive weekly, not all of them can be published. If you do not want your communication published, please indicate this on your communication;we honor all privacy requests.
Anyone criticized in New Trend has the right of reply up to 300 words.

New Trend is copyright with Kaukab Siddique. Written permission is required for use of published material in any form.
New Trend: Reporting and discussing the Islamic Struggle and issues affecting Muslims worldwide. We do not endorse violence; news or views related to violence is for analysis and understanding,not endorsement. We are against racism, classism, gender superiority, Zionism, Imperialism, and Injustice. The Qur'an and authentic Hadith are our foundation.New Trend is copyright with Kaukab Siddique. Written permission is required for use of published material in any form.

Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages