Safar 9, 1428/ February 27, 2007 #18
Detroit, Michigan: Highlights of February 25, 2007
Farrakhan Spoke for 2 Hours:
Warned of America's Coming Downfall,
Condemned Iraq War & Killing of Saddam, Supported Iran's Nuclear Rights
Clarified Nation of Islam's Theology:
Farad Muhammad was Born of Woman, a Guide to Truth. Allah ALONE is God
by Kaukab Siddique, Ph.D
Ford Field in the heart of Detroit, Michigan was packed with tens of
thousands of Muslims, men and women, as well as hundreds of Christians,
Black Nationalists, Pan Africanists and many others, as Minister Louis
Farrakhan gave his historic speech which some consider his swan song.
Ravaged by his recent intensive care and medical treatment, Farrakhan
was not expected to speak so well and so long. He spoke for more than
two hours, with his usual passion and his excellent English. His
enemies must have been taken aback while his friends rejoiced.
I had an up close and personal look at Farrakhan because I was seated on
the dais just a row behind Congressman Conyers of Michigan. I have been
a friend of Minister Farrakhan for a long time, sometimes directly,
sometimes through Dr. Abdul Alim Shabazz, whom Farrakhan esteems most
highly, and before that through Dr. Alauddin Shabazz.
As a result, I was given VIP treatment on this occasion and even passed
easily through the Nation of Islam's [NOI] stringent security.
For the first time, Farrakhan was reading from a written text, and yet
he spoke so well as if he had been educated at Harvard or Cambridge.
Here are the main points he made:
America has incurred divine wrath, Farrakhan warned, and is going down.
We should not become part of this power structure otherwise we will go
down with it.
A time of great oppression and suffering is coming which the Muslims
will have to endure.
U.S. war and occupation of Iraq is against all norms of civilization.
More than 600,000 Iraqis have been killed, more than 3000 U.S. troops
have been killed and more than 23000 wounded.
The war on Iraq was based on a lie. Saddam had no WMDs. In fact the U.S.
attacked because it knew Saddam was defenseless. The U.S. killed Saddam
and his sons. Before the U.S. came Iraq under Saddam had electricity,
high technology, good universities and national cohesion. Sunnis and
Shias were not attacking each other. The U.S. brought this chaos and
During the sanctions imposed by Clinton and approved by Madeleine
Albright more than a million Iraqis died, many of them children. [UN
Bush and his ENTIRE team should be impeached, disgraced and removed.
The Democrats too are not taking clear action to stop the war. The
American people voted to END the WAR NOW, so let the Democrats stop
Minister Farrakhan defended the right of Iran to develop nuclear
technology. When the U.S., which is much more powerful, has nukes,
Iran should at least have peaceful nuclear technology, he said..
He once again debunked the rumor that the Nation of Islam [NOI] sees
Farad Muhammad as God. He said that Farad Muhammad was a human being
BORN of a WOMAN in Makkah, and he was a teacher who brought Islam to
America. He met Elijah Muhammad and taught him Islam and the rest is
God comes to people through a teacher or a scholar or a Guide [Mahdi].
A Mahdi is simply a Guide from Allah who brings the truth and shows
people the right way, Minister Farrakhan said.
Farrakhan lamented the fact that many rumor monger stop at point number
12 in the NOI's creed, which teaches about Farad Muhammad but ignore
the FINAL STATEMENT which is as follows: "Allah is God and besides HIM
there is no God."
The Minister recommended his students to read books, some of which he
listed, including President Carter's PALESTINE: PEACE NOT APARTHEID.
The NOI leader rejected all the propaganda about him that he is against
Whites or Jews, etc. He urged all people of God to stand together
instead of fighting each other.
Otis Jackson has finally broken his silence! Let Imam Jamil Go Free!
by Sr. Tazkiya and Br. Naji [Washington, DC]
As Imam Jamil languishes in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, the
guilty has been silenced and prevented from accepting responsibility
for the crime which he, not Imam Jamil committed.
For those who may not be familiar with his name, Otis Jackson is the
man who confessed to having shot two Fulton County sheriff’s deputies,
killing one and injuring the second, and was later thought to have
recanted his confession. This recanting paved the way for a long
"judicial" process in which Imam Jamil Al-Amin was unjustly tried
and convicted of the shootings.
However, Otis Jackson, (who has been given an assumed name in prison
by the government, presumably so no one can locate and contact him),
has finally made contact with sources close to Imam Jamil. In his
letter, Jackson states he never recanted his confession rather, it
was recanted for him:
"Unfortunately the law enforcement officials wanted him and so they
were willing to let me walk on the death of one of their own when
they knew that it was me deputy Kinchen shot me in my arm so my blood
is there I looked into the eyes of English so he must remember me but
he was never showed my picture and I never recanted anything they
recanted for me I pray to Allah (SWT) that this murder is taken off
of the Imam and put on the right person me"
Mr. Jackson not only confesses to this crime, he also accepts the
punishment of serving out the sentence:
"I will not walk out this gate when it comes time for me to go I only
want to move from here to GA so Jamil can go home to his family and
the right man can go to prison."
This new development is yet another example of how Imam Jamil is being
vilified by the "judicial system". There is clear evidence that he did
not commit these crimes and that the man who did is being kept from
accepting accountability for his actions. Imam Jamil’s defense team
was never even given the opportunity to meet with Otis Jackson!
Obviously the government wants Imam Jamil out of the picture and
they have accomplished that thus far, by lying and withholding evidence
and witnesses. Please keep the Imam and his family in your thoughts
and prayers as his Habeas Corpus hearing is fast approaching us on
February 27th. That is of course, if there is no motion granted
postponing the hearing due to this new evidence.
LATEST on Imam Jamil al-Amin: Hearing on February 27, 2007
IMAM JAMIL ACTION NETWORK (IJAN)
3830 34th Street
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712
Peace & Blessings!
On behalf of the Imam Jamil Action Network, I want to thank you for
your continued prayers and support for the revered Muslim leader,
Imam Jamil Al-Amin. He has a Habeas Corpus hearing scheduled this week,
so please continue to pray that Allah make it easier for him.
There are some hopeful developments taking place surrounding his situation
however. Fundraiser concerts are being planned for the Washington, DC
area, and if you'd like to get involved, please call or email
Of immediate interest is the attached two page letter written by the
person who has confessed to the shootings for which Imam Jamil was
convicted of and who sits in prison in Reidsville, Ga serving a
"life sentence". It is written by James Santos, formerly known as
Otis Jackson, and who has also taken the name Farrakhan Malik Bey.
He is currently incarcerated in a Florida prison on other charges.
His address is James Santos # B03187
Martin Correctional Institution 1150 S.W. Allapatah Road Indiantown,
Please share this information far and wide so that community support
can be increased, especially among people who believed that Imam Jamil
is responsible for the death and injury of the two Atlanta deputies.
For more information on the case, go to
Finally I just spoke with my IJAN colleague, Yahya Abdus-Sabur, who
told me that he along with Sahib Abdus-Salaam were with Imam Jamil for
6 hours both today (2/25/07) and yesterday. He said his spirit is good
and that he sounds the same. The only difference is that he is wearing
different clothes and is in a different environment. Alhamdulillah
that Imam Jamil remains strong! Let us do our part to help get him
out and back with his family and community.
IJAN Executive Director
Massive Indian Muslim Rally as Reported in India:
Br. Hodari was Keynote Speaker
Israeli Billionaire Saban is Biggest Donor to US Politicians
Ynet News (Israel)
Israeli billionaire and media mogul Haim Saban is at the top of the
list of donors to political campaigns in the US. Fox Network revealed
over the weekend that Saban has donated approximately US $13 million
to various candidates. According to the report, Saban, a close friend
of the Clintons, is one of the major donors to the Democratic Party,
although he has also contributed to Republican candidates, including
President George Bush and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger.
FOX TV's Hannity Tries to Silence Imam Musa
[Masjid Al-Islam, Washington, DC]
February 21: Watch the interview through these youtube links:
These neo-con interviewers try to brow beat Muslim interviewee and
to make his responses sound very defensive.
2007-02-28 Wed 05:05:30 cst