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Dr Kaukab Siddique | Editor-in-Chief 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 sectarian war.
During the sanctions imposed by Clinton and approved by Madeleine Albright more than a million Iraqis died, many of them children. [UN figures.]
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 playing games.
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 history!
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

3830 34th Street
Mt. Rainier, MD 20712


As-Salaam Alaikum!
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, FL 34956.

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.

Hodari Abdul-Ali

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),%207340,L-3355786,00.html

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