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Sha'ban 23, 1433/July 13, 2012 # 30
Bangladesh: Old Islamic gentlemen who have never hurt anyone
are under trial by the India-oriented Bangladeshi
government. They are Bengalis who supported Pakistan because
they believe in Islam. After 42 years, the corrupt
government decided to scapegoat them with the claim that
they were responsible for the murders of civilians by the
Pakistani military. Our observers say, this situation is so
bizarre, it is like the American North were to put
southerners on trial for fighting against the Union in a war
which ended in 1865.
We urge the Muslim world to pay attention. A great wrong is
being committed in Bangladesh. Write to the embassy of
Bangladesh in the US or wherever you may live.
[With thanks to Salim Mansur Khalid.]
Pak Taliban raiders are now attacking Kayani's forces in
Punjab. On July 9, Pak Taliban killed 6 Paki troops and a
police officer outside Gujrat. On July 12, Pak Taliban
killed 9 security officers in an attack in Lahore who were
preparing to officiate at prisons in the north. In both
attacks, the raiders escaped.
On July 11, Pak Taliban captured a village in Bajaur [on the
Afghan frontier] where Kayani had mobilized a local militia.
They withdrew when Kayani sent in attack helicopters.
Meanwhile NATO routes remain blocked as huge rallies
continue to oppose the moves to open them by the regime. The
biggest raly [July 9] was in front of the parliament in
Islamabad, led by Jamat-ud-Dawa, JI and JUI. Munawar Hasan
is calling for a huge rally in Karachi on July 16 where the
NATO containers are assembled.
Afghanistan: The NATO death toll for July has risen to 17 as
six elite US troops were killed in one Taliban attack. The
western media are publicizing the killing of a woman by some
tribal gangsters for adultery. The Taliban have
categorically denied that they had anything to do with it.
Fighting also goes on between Taliban and Karzai's tribal
Yemen: July 12: A human bomber sent by Ansar al-Shari'a
killed 10 troops and wounded 20 in the capital city of
San'a. Meanwhile two weeks back the government offensive
against the Ansar in Shabwa province fizzled out in spite US
drones and Saudi fighter jets. Shabwa, second biggest
province of Yemen, remains in the hands of Ansar Sharia.
Somalia: July 12. Troops from Burundi and Uganda dislodged
al-Shabab Islamics from a training camp 58 miles from
Mogadishu. There were no losses on either side. An earlier
camp vacated by al-Shabab has been re-taken by them. Most of
Somalia remains firmly in the hands of Islamic rule
implemented by al-Shabab.
Imam Jamil al-Amin's photo and sample letter of support for
improvement of his prison conditions.
With thanks to ms. Ameejill Whitlock [Baltimore, Maryland].
Take a few minutes and mail the sample letter with your
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Zuhd: Self control, simplicity, acceptance of poverty to
help others, rejection of luxuries and frills and
wastefulness, regular prayers and constant remembrance of
the Creator. These are central aspects of the life of
Muhammad, pbuh. Have we forgotten? Jamaat al-Muslimeen's
Advocacy Director Br. Yusuf gives us another stern reminder.
Please scroll down.
Finally it's on the record.
An Israeli Jew living in Brooklyn, New York, has been
sentenced for trading cash for kidneys. As they own this
country, he got only two and a half years after making
almost half a million dollars.
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for the MSNBC report on this Israeli activity.
A few words from Dr. Abdulalim Shabazz, Distinguished
Professor of Mathematics
famous for his critique of racism and zionism.
"Asalamu alaikum! The current issue of NTM is great. [July
8]. Last night I read it through without stopping. Very
informative, inspiring, uplifting."
[There are a few people from whom we need to know if New
Trend magazine is on the right track. Dr. Shabazz, our elder
and mentor, who studied and taught at Lincoln University,
Pennsylvania, is one of them. ---Editor]
In our July 8 issue, a sister from Jamaat al-Muslimeen
quoted Frederick Douglass about July 4 and said it applies
to Muslims today. Now we have a powerful article from Dr.
Wilmer Leon on July 4 and Douglass' speech. Dr. Leon, one of
America's voices for political sanity, has written with
great brilliance for New Trend before but this time he has
outdone himself. It's a must read,
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Q & A
Qur'an's verses on Islamic dress [hijab] for women can be
interpreted in three different ways.
Alsalam Alaikum brother,
Jazaka Allah kul khair! I was going to ask you if you know
much about wearing hijab and is it a fard (obligatory) or
not and if there is a hadeeth saheeh on that because I read
an article by sheikh Rasheed who has a PHD in Islamic
studies from Al-Azhar and said that it is not fard
What is your opinion on that?
JAK [North Carolina]
Answer by Kaukab Siddique, Phd.
Dear sister Hijab is fard. However, Islamic scholars
interpret Hijab in three different ways.
Covering the entire body except face and hands. [some
Covering the entire body except head and face.
Covering the entire body including face except eyes.
[some say eyes also]
You'll have to study the Qur'an to decide which
interpretation is nearest to the words of the Qur'an. The
two verses about Islamic dress [which we loosely translate
as hijab] are 24:31 and 33:59.
I prefer number 1 because it is supported by Hadith.
However I respect all women who are trying to follow the
Qur'an and especially the ones who cover their faces if they
stand against imperialism and Zionism. In Islam, what you
are against is as important as what you are for. If you wear
hijab but you support the occupiers, your hijab is an insult
I don't know why Sheikh Rasheed said something so silly;
perhaps because Al-Azhar became very corrupted under Hosni
Our America: Under a "Black President."
This would be called Genocide in any other country
According to this report, a black woman, man or child has
been killed every 40 hours this year by "police, security
guards and self-appointed law enforcers."
From Nadrat Siddique via Sumaiya Olatunde
Received from Dr. Ismail Zayid, Canada
Israel Demolishes Historic Islamic Sites In Jerusalem
Tuesday June 26, 2012 06:03 by Saed Bannoura - IMEMC
The al-Aqsa Foundation for Waqf and Heritage issued a press
release on Monday revealing that Israeli bulldozers
destroyed and demolished historic Islamic sites dating back
to the Umayyad, Abbasid and Ottoman eras in occupied
The Foundation said that Israel's so-called Archeological
Authority has been destroying and burying ancient Islamic
sites over the last five years during excavations in
al-Boraq, 100 meters west of the al-Aqsa Mosque. Some of the
demolished sites are a mosque and a school building dating
back to the Umayyad era.
The area is part of the al-Magharba neighborhood, or the
Moroccan Quarter in English, that was mostly demolished by
Israel on June 11, 1967, after Israel occupied the West Bank
and East Jerusalem.
The al-Aqsa Foundation reported that its teams repeatedly
visited the site and examined documents and pictures
documenting the Israeli violations.
The foundation said, "the occupation is demolishing ancient
sites, Islamic historic sites and structures, and claiming
that it found Archeological Jewish sites underneath". It
added, "Israel is planning to build a huge Jewish Center,
including five underground floors".
The foundation further stated that the Israeli Archeological
Authority conducted, in the period between 2005 and 2009,
excavations on 1,500 square meters in an area west of
"The excavations were conducted in Ash-Sharaf neighborhood,
that was taken over in 1967, and most of its ancient Arabic
and Islamic buildings were demolished before Islamic
constructed the Jewish Neighborhood", the Foundation said,
"Israel also demolished ancient Islamic archeological sites,
residencies and public structures, including a mosque and
the al-Afdaliyya School".
The demolished structures were built in the later stages of
the Omayyad era, and during the Abbasid era, the Mamlooky
era, the Ayyoubi era, and the Ottoman era.
"Israel is trying to void the Islamic culture, history and
archeology, that extended for 1,400 years", the Foundation
said. "Israel is trying to void an Arabic history that dates
back to thousands of years, during the Canaanite and Yabousy
The foundation called this a "massacre targeting the Arab
and Islamic history and culture in occupied Jerusalem,
especially in the area adjacent to the al-Aqsa Mosque", and
strongly denounced the silence of Arab and International
institutions that are failing to intervene in stopping the
Israeli violations against the Arab and Islamic
archeological sites in Jerusalem.
Haaretz published on June 15 a picture taken by a German war
plane flying over the al-Aqsa mosque in 1931, clearly
showing a mosque and al-Afdaliyya School in the al-Boraq
Wall area that were completely destroyed and removed by
Israel in 1967. In 2007, the al-Aqsa Foundation published an
ancient picture of the al-Magharba neighborhood clearly
showing the dome of the mosque in al-Afdaliyya school.
The Afdaliyya School was built by King al-Afdal Nour ed-Deen
Ali, the son of Salah ed-Deen al-Ayyoubi, more than 800
years ago in the al-Magharba neighborhood of Jerusalem. This
medieval school was completely destroyed by Israel after it
occupied East Jerusalem in June 1967.
From Br. Yusuf Irlandi, Advocacy Director, Jamaat
We are weak because we take the name of Muhammad, pbuh, but
ignore his Example
[The letters "saws" inserted wherever there is a reference
to the prophet stand for sal Allahu alaihi wassalam, peace
and blessings of Allah be on him - editor]
In the Name of Allah Most Gracious, Most Merciful. A
reminder from your brother El-Irlandi to himself and the
Ummah of Muhammad (saw). To proceed:
You know, we as "Muslims" are a bunch of sissified
complaining wimps. Do you not like the words I just said?
Then it must have struck a nerve for a reason. We act as
the fake followers of Jesus (as) do; even worse most times.
We think Allah is some genie in a bottle here to grant us
our every wish, and if He doesn't, well, we are mad. How
many ayaat in the Qur'an describe the person in this state?
(when you fear death you call on Him sincerely and then when
He delivers you, you call on your other gods) - And who are
these other gods? We know very well who they are. If
Allah, the MOST WISE does not grant us our wish in OUR time,
we call on the kuffar to grant our wishes. They love this,
as I stated in the last article. They will even pay us to
accompany them to jahannam; misery loves company.
Let me tell you "Muslims" something. Our Prophet (saw) and
the best of generations were the masters of zuhd. Don't
know what that is? Who else was chased every day with a
bounty, faced 1 to 1000 odds on the battlefield, slept on a
straw mat on a dirt floor that left marks on his (saw) sides
- so much so that it made the TOUGHEST of all Muslims break
down in tears, had teeth broken out of his mouth, was
slandered, defamed, called a lunatic, backbitten, did not go
a day with knowing when his next meal came from, had to eat
leaves off of a tree, eat a week old dead whale, literally
starve so others could eat, die from poisoning, and in the
end, still owed money to a jew? You haven't. Prove me
wrong. And when Angels, infidels, and his (saw) sisters and
brothers would beg to alleviate these worldly problems, he
(saw) emphatically refused them. His (saw) reward was with
his (saw) Lord, Unseen, Most Merciful. The poorest of the
poor, but the most successful in a place where there is
never a want.
Now how do we have the audacity to complain and seek aid
from our enemies and shine their shoes? Who do we think you
are? Allah (swt) told us to seek remedies by patience and
prayer. Our Prophet (saw) told us that if we ask Allah
(swt) for something and He does not deem it wise for us to
have right now, he will give us something better in this
world or something even better in the next world. That is
not good enough for us, so if it doesn't happen
instantaneously, we run to the kuffar and sell our religion
for a pittance - but we are still "Muslim"!
Allah did not create us but to worship Him ALONE. So shut
up, and serve your Lord (tabarakah wa ta'ala). Who are we
anyway? We have to use the bathroom and bathe after we are
intimate. Our women have menses. So who told us that we are
May Allah give us tawfeeq and strengthen our iman. May
Allah make us unashamed and to fear Him and not another
human being. May Allah return our 'izzah and karamah so we
can feel confident to grow our beards and wear hijaab. May
Allah make us patient and prayerful.
Remember, Imam Shafi'ee (rh) said that if Allah ONLY
revealed surah 103 (Al-'Asr), that would have been
SUFFICIENT for us. How wise is our Lord? It only took
three lines of one surah of the Qur'an to give us everything
we need for our religion. Why don't we go read it and
ponder on the ayaat of Allah, like He TOLD us to do so many
times, and stop whining. We have nothing on Muhammad (saw)
and his companions with their hardships.
Glory to you oh Allah and all praises belong to You. I
testify that none has the right to be worshiped but You and
we seek Your forgiveness and turn to You in repentance.
America is not Broke, it's Broken!
By Dr. Wilmer J. Leon III
On July 5, 1852 Frederick Douglass gave his famous speech
What to the Slave is the Fourth of July? Douglass asked,
"Are the great principles of political freedom and of
natural justice, embodied in that Declaration of
Independence, extended to us?" He then said, "I am not
included within the pale of this glorious anniversary! Your
high independence only reveals the immeasurable distance
between us ...The rich inheritance of justice, liberty,
prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is
shared by you, not by me...This Fourth [of] July is yours,
not mine. You may rejoice, I must mourn."
As Americans recently celebrated another 4th of July
Douglass' words continue to ring true. Too many of us were
not included within the pale of the glorious anniversary! On
June 18, 2012, almost 160 years to the day that Frederick
Douglass gave his speech, Robert Johnson, founder and
chairman of The RLJ Companies and founder and former head of
BET addressed the Congressional Forum on the "Economic
Empowerment in the Black Community." He spoke about the
troubling economic statistics impacting the African American
community. He referred to these statistics as representing
a "wealth gap Tsunami." According to a PEW Research Center
study, "The wealth gap between white and African American
families has more than quadrupled over the course of a
generation; the racial wealth gap increased by $75,000, from
$20,000 to $95,000; the median wealth of white households is
20 times that of black households; and at least 35% of
African Americans have no assets"
Johnson went on to say, "Those in society who are generating
wealth are beginning to look askance at supporting those who
they deem to be nonproductive. So you have one group
opposing transfer payments in the form of entitlements and
another group arguing that we have to protect entitlements."
He does acknowledge the fact that racism is playing a major
role in these disparities. "There is a racial component to
the employment and wealth gap between African Americans and
white Americans that has to be addressed. Unfortunately,
this country is uncomfortable with addressing that racial
How is it that 160 years after Frederick Douglas said to
White America, "The rich inheritance of justice, liberty,
prosperity and independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is
shared by you, not by me," too many African Americans
continue to suffer from a poverty, unemployment, income, and
wealth creation Tsunami and those with means are opposed to
transfer payments in the form of entitlements? Contrary to
neo-conservative and Libertarian doctrine and consistent
with the Constitution, this government was formed in part to
establish Justice...promote the general Welfare, and secure
the Blessings ofLiberty..."
Republicans and many other conservatives look at the current
unemployment rate of 8.2 percent and the $15T debt and claim
thatAmericacan no longer afford entitlement programs such as
welfare, Medicaid, and Social Security. They claimAmericais
A budget is a reflection of priorities. People and
governments will commit funds to the programs and areas that
they deem important. The Predator drone cost approximately
$4M per drone, program development and operation costs of
approximately $2.5B. It is estimated that theUShas incurred
an additional $2.1 billion in additional fuel costs
sincePakistanclosed it border to US military shipments
intoAfghanistanin November. Pakistanclosed the border after
theUSrefused to apologize for killing 24 Pakistani soldiers
in a misguided drone strike. These are billions of US
taxpayer dollars being transferred to defense companies to
fight a war that should never have been waged.
According to the New York Times US taxpayers paid roughly
$16 billion in 2011 in aid to farmers through various
programs... "The most controversial of these programs are
the $5 billion in annual so-called direct payments to
farmers of corn, soybeans and other crops, awarded simply
for owning tillable farm land, even if they do not plant on
it." According to the Times, "Powerful interests and
political traditions continue to constrain efforts to cut
subsidies." These are transfer payments from US taxpayers
to wealthy farmers and agri-business. Apparently,
conservatives do favor welfare, depending on the
According to Moody's, as the US struggles with its deepest
recession since the 1930's, US corporations are sitting on
records amounts of cash. "US non-financial corporate cash
holdings rose to $1.24 trillion at the end of 2011,
reflecting the strength of companies' operations in emerging
markets and the negative tax consequences of repatriating
cash to the US." Moody's also estimates nearly $700 billion,
or 57% of the corporate cash total, is held overseas. By
holding this cash overseas US companies avoid paying US
taxes on this money.
Robert Johnson is correct, there is a wealth gap Tsunami
affecting the African American community. The neo-cons are
wrong, there is plenty of money to pay for social
entitlement programs such as welfare, Medicare and Medicaid,
social security, substantive job training and other
education programs. Americans have to shift their
The rich inheritance of justice, liberty, prosperity and
independence, bequeathed by your fathers, is shared by some,
not by others...It's not that Americais broke, its
priorities are broken.
© 2012 InfoWave Communications, LLC
Dr. Wilmer Leon is a political scientist at Howard
University and host of the nationally broadcast call in talk
radio program "Inside the Issues with Wilmer Leon" on
Sirius/XM channel 128. Go to www.wilmerleon.com or Dr.
Leon's Prescription @ Facebook.com or
With thanks to Baltimore activist Ms. Ameejill Whitlock. An
unusual protest in support of a Puerto Rican political
KAYAKER FOR FREEDOM OF POLITICAL PRISONER OSCAR LOPEZ RIVERA
CONTINUES ROWING FROM VENEZUELA, NOW ON TO ON TO ISLAND
NATION OF MARTINIQUE
San Juan, Puerto Rico. Tuesday July 11 2012- Puerto Rican
activist Alberto De Jesus "Tito Kayak", currently traveling
by kayak from Venezuela to Puerto Rico, departed via kayak
from the northern end of the Caribbean island nation of St.
Lucia at about 8:30 this morning. Next stop in this quest is
the French colonial possession of Martinique. Once there he
will continue as he has done in every stop along his trip,
with the campaign for the release of Puerto Rican political
prisoner Oscar Lopez-Rivera. Imprisoned the United States
since 1981 as punishment for the"crime of seditious
conspiracy"; his unwavering commitment to Puerto Rico's
independence. 69 years old Oscar Lopez-Rivera, has spent
almost half of his life incarcerated. In February of 2011,
he was denied parole and reschedule for consideration in 15
years Tito Kayak, already famous for his direct actions for
environmental protection, peace and justice since the
1990's, is kayaking the ancient maritime route of the Arawak
peoples, hopping island to island from Venezuela to Puerto
Rico, to give international attention to the incarceration
of López-Rivera, You can follow Tito Kayak in real time by
http://share.findmespot.com/shared/faces/viewspots.jsp?glId=tO0ujFu0K4ZqHv9bosgeggAgeCyMGAOD For more info:
on Twitter @amigosdelmarpr. * We need support. You can make
a direct donation to Tito Kayak's journey by depositing in
Alberto De Jesus's account in Banco Popular, #239560382.
Personal Paypal: Alberto De Jesus firstname.lastname@example.org
Kashmiris living in India under threat
Photo of Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani.
[Courtesy Mark the Truth, MTT]
Srinagar, MTT News Desk: In Occupied State of Jammu &
Kashmir (OSJK), the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat
Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Shah Geelani, has said that
Kashmiris living in any part of India are under a constant
Syed Ali Shah Geelani was reacting to the death of a
Kashmiri youth, Ashraf Butt, in the Indian state of Andhra
In a statement issued in Srinagar, the APHC Chairman,
Geelani said, "The brutal death of a Narbal resident in
Andhra Pradesh has yet again shown that Kashmiris whether
students or businessmen were under a constant threat in
He offered his condolences to the family of the killed
From MSNBC July 12, 2012
'Black market' cash-for-kidneys trader Rosenbaum gets 2-1/2
years in prison
Mel Evans / AP
Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, a 61-year old Israeli citizen who
lived in Brooklyn who pleaded guilty last October to charges
that he brokered kidney transplants between paid donors and
recipients, was sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison.
By msnbc.com staff and news services
NEW YORK -- An Israeli man who pleaded guilty to illegally
brokering kidney transplants for profit in the United
States, the first such conviction under federal law, was
sentenced on Wednesday to two-and-a-half years in prison,
Levy Izhak Rosenbaum, a 61-year old Israeli citizen who
lived in Brooklyn, pleaded guilty last October to charges
that he brokered kidney transplants between paid donors and
recipients on three occasions.
Prosecutors said Rosenbaum charged between $120,000 and
$150,000 to help three New Jersey residents find kidneys for
transplant between 2006 and 2009.
He also pleaded to a count of conspiracy to broker a fourth
kidney transaction following a sting operation leading to
his arrest involving an undercover FBI agent who pretended
to have a sick uncle.
Prosecutors said Rosenbaum typically found donors in Israel
through newspaper advertisements who were willing to give up
a kidney in exchange for payment, and that he helped arrange
the necessary blood tests to ensure a match and for the
donors' travel to the United States.
As part of his service, he also helped donors and recipients
invent a cover story to trick hospital staff into thinking
the donation was a purely altruistic exchange between
friends or relatives, which is legal, rather than an illegal
business deal, according to prosecutors.
At least one relative of a kidney recipient spoke in defense
of Rosenbaum at the hearing at the U.S. District Court in
Trenton, New Jersey, on Wednesday, saying he was a hero who
helped save her father's life, local media reported.
"My father was dying, and the system was failing us,"
Brooklyn resident Beckie Cohen said of her father's
five-year wait on a kidney transplant list, according to New
Jersey's Star-Ledger newspaper.
Nevertheless, one of the donors, who agreed to cooperate
with the government's case in exchange for immunity from
prosecution, described to the court that he felt exploited
Facebook is now fueling organ donations
Elahn Quick, who agreed to have his kidney removed for
$25,000, said he was having second thoughts as he lay on the
hospital bed and raised it with his "caretaker," identified
as a Rosenbaum associate named Ido. Quick described how the
caretaker reassured him but before anything could be done to
cancel or delay the surgery, he slipped out of
"He was holding my hand, and he said it was not too late,
but before I finished the conversation, I was gone," Quick
said according to the Star-Ledger. He awoke hours later,
after the surgery, to a nurse shaking him. The caretaker had
disappeared, he said.
'Right into his pocket' U.S. District Judge Anne Thompson
also ordered Rosenbaum to forfeit $420,000 that he made
during his time trading kidneys for cash in Brooklyn.
A kindergarten teacher in Texas has donated her kidney to
the father of one of her students. KXAS-TV's Sara Story
Paul J. Fishman, the New Jersey U.S. Attorney, whose office
prosecuted the case, said Rosenbaum was motivated by profit,
not the saving of lives.
"A black market where the moneyed sick can buy replacement
parts from the less fortunate is not only grim, it
apportions lifesaving treatments unfairly, insults donor
dignity, and violates the law," Fishman said in a statement
following the sentencing by Judge Thompson.
"Prison is an appropriate punishment for Levy Rosenbaum's
illegal capitalization on others' desperation. Although
Rosenbaum painted himself as a benevolent kidney matchmaker,
the criminal profits went right into his pocket."
Rosenbaum's lawyers could not immediately be reached for
comment. Rosenbaum had been facing up to five years in
prison for each of the four counts to which he pleaded
guilty, prosecutors said.
Rosenbaum is due to begin his sentence on October 12. As he
is not a U.S. citizen, immigration authorities will decide
whether to attempt to deport him once he has finished his
America's leading Imam is in prison on false charges
On Behalf of Imam Jamil Al-Amin, 99974-555, Prisoner at USP
Florence Admax, Florence, CO
Posted by Black Talk Radio News on July 10, 2012 at
Political Prisoner Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, also known as H.
Rap Brown, was chairman of the Student Nonviolent
Coordinating Committee in the 1960s, and during a
short-lived alliance between SNCC and the Black Panther
Party, he served as their Minister of Justice. Here is a
letter written by a support for Imam Jamil Al-Amin.
Feel free to use it as the basis for your letter.
US Dept. of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington,
D.C. 20530-0001 Office of the Attorney General Public
Comment Line - 202-353-1555
Dear Attorney General Holder:
I have just written Mr. Charles Daniels, Warden of USP
Florence Admax and am also enlisting your help on behalf of
one of the prisoners there. I am writing to urge you to do
everything in your power to assure that Imam Jamil Abdulla
Al-Amin (99974-555) receive all telephone calls and his
mail. He has not committed any institutional violation and
has not been told why he is not being accorded the right to
communicate with the world outside the supermax prison in
which he is confined.
Further, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture,
Juan Mendez, has stated that solitary confinement is
tantamount to torture or cruel, inhuman or degrading
treatment. The treatment afforded Imam Jamil Abdulla Al Amin
currently violates the United States' obligations under the
Convention Against Torture and can only reinforce the need
for the kind of prison reform politicians and others are
Throughout his long ordeal in solitary confinement, Imam
Jamil Abdulla Al-Amin has shown extraordinary resilience and
courage. Over the years, he has had an exemplary
disciplinary record. Indeed, many international human
rights advocates, among them the Chair of the Islamic Human
Rights Commission, Mr. Massoud Shadjareh, have spoken out
on behalf of Imam Jamil Al-Amin .
Now more than ever it behooves all of us to be vigilant in
doing all we can to assure that every individual receives
fair treatment under the law. Indeed, At the very least,
Imam Jamil Al-Amin should be accorded the right to letters
and phone calls.
2012-07-13 Fri 18:21:25 cdt