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1. Highly Educated
Woman's Children given to
Husband by Court
Judge Ignored Naheed Morrill's Rights and Children's Pleas in Court
2. Yemeni Teenager who killed her rapist, breaks, accepts plea bargain
after 3 prison years without Trial
3. Hispanic Muslim Speaks out on Jose Padilla's case: (Also refer to
"Men and women who truly believe are each others' protecting friends
and guardians (awliyya) ...." The Qur'an 9:71
"Women are the twins of men." Prophet Muhammad, pbuh,
Sunan Abu Dawud
"The best among men are those who are best to their wives." Prophet
Muhammad, pbuh, Hadith, Sunan Tirmidhi.(Narrated by Abu Huraira, r.a.)
"Do not hold a grudge against your wife, for if you dislike one of her
ways, you will like another." (Hadith, Sahih Muslim)
"On judgement day, Allah will punish a man who separates a mother from
child by separating him from those he loves." (Hadith, Sunan Tirmidhi.)
In a lengthy Hadith, Prophet Muhammad, pbuh, gave the death penalty to
a man who raped a woman, after proper investigation.]
On August 7, 2002 in a Fairfax, Virginia court, Judge Hudson ruled
against Dr. Naheed Morrill in a child custody case. The judge allowed
husband to keep the couple's three daughters. The judge admitted that
Morrill is fit to be a good mother to the children. However, after a
the hearing, he came back and ruled against her giving the CHILDREN to
the sole custody of the husband.
During the case, the children testified against their father but the
judge ignored their pleas and ruled that they will stay in the father's
custody for SIX months and the case will be re-visited if Naheed
behaves herself (!).
The judge might have thought that Naheed, being a Pakistani, is flight
risk. However, Pakistan embassy official Imran Ali was present and told
the court that the Pakistani embassy will undertake not to give a visa to
Naheed which would allow her to return to Pakistan.
This plea too failed to sway the judge.
New Trend's impression is that the ongoing war against
played a role in the judge's biased decision against the mother of the
children. PAKISTANIS today are being discriminated against, wholesale
retail, in America. Dr. Naheed is not a Taliban supporter. In fact she
is a westernized woman who had cut her hair at one time. However, she
Muslim and retains the self-image of being a Muslim. This fact alone
has gone against her in present-day America.
Dr. Naheed says that her husband approached her landlord and tried to
prejudice him against her by showing him a book on Islam by Maudoodi.
He claims that she is trying to teach "fanaticism" to the children.
New Trend's coverage of this case has already received attention on
dozens of discussion lists. Pakistani newspaper
even published a
report on the case after our report appeared. [Funnily enough, the last
paragraphs of the report were taken verbatim from New Trend but without
Dr. Naheed's suffering is a sign of our times. She needs the support
of all people of conscience: a strange case of a physician reduced to
by a system of injustice whose latest victims are Pakistani Muslims.
OUR LOYAL READERS probably remember the case of Yemeni teenager
who was abducted and raped by an male predator in Atlantic City, New
After the assault, the original faith in her sparked and she allegedly
stabbed the predator to death. The story of her suffering is on our web
Such is the justice of America, that she was KEPT IN PRISON FOR
and a HALF YEARS without her case coming to trial. She suffered from
company of the criminal women she was kept with. We learned that after
enduring much suffering, she agreed to plea bargain. Sis. Eileen has
information on Sis. Haila including her new prison address. Please
write to her and show support. Sis. Eileen writes as follows:
Haila's address is:
Haila Gabr #431-527, PO Box 4004 Clinton, NJ 08809
She is having trouble again. I spoke with her last week. She
never received a rule book. Two weeks ago there was a mass random urine
Haila being very modest had trouble giving the sample under the direct
gaze of the matron. She was also menstruating and very very embarrassed.
the matron told her that if she did not give a sample within two hours
they would treat her as though she had used drugs and charge her with
refusal to give a sample. She drank and drank lots of water, felt like
and sat and sat with the lady watching her and still was so tense she
not do it. Finally, the lady said you know that you must do it in two
Haila said yes thinking she had another half hour to try. The lady
time is up and she is to have two weeks or more in lock up plus NO
VISITORS for one whole year.
I am appalled. She said she will appeal it and speak to
the woman who leads the prayer but who is on vacation. I see that
modesty is a real problem in prison and makes the sisters seem like
ABDULLAH al-MUHAJER (Jose Padilla) is a U.S. citizen who was
targeted by Attorney General John Ashcroft himself with some of the
sensational accusations America has heard of in recent history. Br.
Solano writes about the implications of this case. [We also urge
remember Victor Alvarez (Muhammad Salman), a Puerto Rican Muslim who
convicted on along with Shaikh Omar ĎAbdel Rahman. He is now in Marion,
Illinois prison and needs support from the Muslim community. Here is
The time has come for all muslims in the USA to standup for our
Constitutional Rights and the rights to privacy. We are loyal citizens
should not be treated as "suspects." The government's highly touted
against a Hispanic Muslim who happens to be a native USA citizen and
"suspected of plotting" with Al Qaeda to detonate a dirty bomb looks
like a bust...
The man/brother is innocent. Four moths after his "arrest" in
Chicago, this Brooklyn-born Jose Padilla, 31 years old, has not be been
charged, and his plot was blown out of proportion; probably in order to
propaganda time and intimidate other Hispanics from seeking Islam.
Attorney General Joh Ashcrfoft announced during a recent trip to Russia
authorities had foiled Padilla's plan to detonate a radiological bomb
United States. But like many political prisoners now in US Federal
the plot never advanced beyond the talking stage and was never an
conspiracy. Ashcroft said in June that the government had "multiple,
independent and corroborativing sources" that Padilla was closely
associated with Al Qaeda and was "involved in planning future terrorist
attacks" on innocent American civilians in the United States. I find
hard to believe. The man/brother should be released from solitary
confinement since there are no charges against him.
2002-08-17 Sat 08:54ct