Archive for January, 2010

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The Failed US Disposal Order: Dr Aafia Siddiqui (Part 3 of 3)

January 29, 2010

Dr Sumayya

The American Story: Allegations against Aafia

Betrayed by Khalid Sheikh Mohammed?

A month before Aafia was abducted, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, one of the alleged masterminds behind 9/11 was arrested.  As the American intelligence claim, it was Khalid who turned Aafia in, as an Al-Qaida operative.  Questions about the authenticity of his statement arise, as Khalid had been interrogated by the CIA for about a month before this revelation dawned.  Reports claim there are doubts as to whether Khalid even knew Aafia at all, and most likely mentioned her name under duress – after all, he was only water-boarded 183 times that month…

Illegal Diamond Trade

Apparently so, in mid-June 2001, just before 9/11, Aafia had travelled to the Liberian capital of Monrovia, as an Al-Qaida representative, to buy diamonds worth $19 million to fund Al-Qaida operations.  As the United Nations investigated the illegal diamond trade, it was the taxi driver – who transported Aafia to her destination – who came forward as the key witness identifying her.

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The Failed US Disposal Order: Dr Aafia Siddiqui (Part 2 of 3)

January 23, 2010

Dr Sumayya

The Ghost in Bagram – Prisoner 650

As the US continues to deny her ever being in their custody before 2008, numerous eye-witness accounts state otherwise.  Moazzam Begg, the director of CagePrisoners, and an ex-detainee of Bagram and Guantanamo Bay has mentioned in his book, ‘Enemy Combatant’, that he had heard the screams of a woman in Bagram, Afghanistan.  He was first led to believe that his wife was being tortured, but only realised that it was Aafia after returning to the UK.  She was known as Prisoner 650.  Binyam Mohammed, an Ethiopian brother was recently released from US detention and claimed to have seen Aafia in Bagram, he recognised her to be Aafia after seeing pictures of her, after returning to the UK.

Aafia-Siddiqui-Before

Aafia-Siddiqui-After

Above are pictures of Aafia, the top showing her during her student days, and on the bottom, after torture, when she was allegedly captured in July 2008.  The contrast is horrific; Aafia now looks pale, dehydrated, and malnourished.

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The Big Trial for Dr Aafia Has Begun…

January 20, 2010

Dr Sumayya

The trial of Dr Aafia Siddiqui began yesterday on the 19th of January 2010.  As so called, ‘witness’ accounts are being heard, Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s fate will be decided over a two week period in the Manhattan courtroom.  Please make dua for our sister in distress, and all other brothers and sisters that have vanished under the banner of the ‘War on Terror’.

The trial can be followed on:

CagePrisoners.com, and Ibrahimsajidmalick.com.



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The Failed US Disposal Order: Dr Aafia Siddiqui (Part 1 of 3)

January 19, 2010

By Dr Sumayya

WHO IS DR AAFIA SIDDIQUI?

Today, in the times of democracy, human rights – specifically women’s rights – and freedom of speech, the pleas of Aafia Siddiqui go unheard as she stands trial in New York, in one of the most controversial, muddled, and confusing cases of the century.

So what events have landed Dr Aafia into American captivity?

Dr Aafia Siddiqui was born in Karachi, 37 years ago into a middle-class family.  She achieved highly academically securing a place at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology, only to go on further to Brandeis University, graduating with a PhD in cognitive neuroscience.  Her father was a UK trained medical doctor, and her mother is a housewife.  She is one of three siblings, who also shared outstanding academic achievements – her brother being an Architect married to a Paediatrician, and her sister – a Harvard-educated Neurologist.

She married a Karachi doctor, Muhammad Amjad Khan in 1995 and started a new life in Boston.  After a couple of years of their marriage, Aafia had one son, Ahmed Siddiqui and a daughter, Mariam Siddiqui.

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Dangers of the Internet in the Home

January 13, 2010

CoolnessofHind

I came across as a small article about an issue which is often overlooked and brushed under the carpet, but in reality is a means if destruction of the family household as well as one’s own Iman.  The issue is of the internet being at home. This is an essential read for every person of every age, so please do forward this important article.

May us and our children be protected from the schemes of Shaytan and his tools of distraction. Ameen

Dangers of the Internet in the Home

By A.B. al-Mehri

The purpose of this article is to make us aware of the dangers that lurk behind the use of the Internet [especially for children] in the home. As opposed to sticking our heads in the ground like ostriches, it is time we had an honest assessment of the facts and figures associated with the use of the Internet and it being a tool for Shaytan.

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The Big Freeze: Feeling Cold? What Would Khalid bin Waleed (Radhialla’anhu) do?

January 9, 2010

Saiful Islam

It’s snowing.  It’s cold and there is frenetic activity in preparation for it.  Personally I love it.  Always have.  But I know someone who would have loved it even more than I could ever do and for nobler reasons…

Khalid bin al Waleed (radhialla’anhu).  The name is sufficient.  He needs no introduction.  The man was a military genius, a warrior like none who preceded or succeeded him.  He was given the title of the Sword of Allah (SWT) by the ProphetSall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam and SubhanAllah! What a Sword he was!  How truthful were the words of Abu Bakr (radhialla’anhu) when he said that no woman shall give birth to the likes of Khalid bin Waleed (radhialla’anhu) – the man is unmatched in military history.

He said:

That I were to marry a beautiful woman whom I love, or that I were given the good news of having a newborn son, it is less beloved and dear to my heart then to be in a cold icy night, in an army waiting to meet the enemy the next morning.

(Imam Abdullah bin Mubarak, Kitab al-Jihad)

Only someone as charismatic, Allah-fearing and abstinent as Khalid could come out with a statement like that. May Allah (SWT) be pleased with him.

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Our Origin and Pride

January 7, 2010

Dr Sumayya

I notice that a previous blog has been posted about pride, but having read the excerpt below, I wanted to share this in the hope that Allah makes it a means of attaining a lesson in our self-development to pleasing Allah swt and gaining His closeness for you as it has done for me…

A certain pious person was once crossing the road.  He happened to accidentally bump against an arrogant, proud person.  This was because the pious man, due to his old age, was weak in eyesight.

The arrogant one proudly asked him: ‘O blind one, can you not see? Do you not know who I am?’

The pious man replied: ‘ I know full well who you are.  If you want, I shall explain to you who you are’.

He said: ‘Alright, tell me’.

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