Jamaat al-Muslimeen International Press Release

[For information: go to www.newtrendmag.org and click on Jamaat al-Muslimeen.]
Kaukab Siddique, Ameer
Motisola M. Abdallah, Secretary General

Appeal to all Imams: In Eid Khutbas, refer to our Political Prisoners by Name. Pray for their health. Send them letters

assalamu alaikum: Dear Imams of mosques in America and Worldwide

America's Imam, Jamil Abdullah al-Amin, is in prison on trumped up charges. Please pray for his health and strength and work for his early release. He is the symbol of the Prophet's (pbuh) Sunnah in his defiance of the American power structure.

Also, please pray for the health and well-being of our other political prisoners in America. There are numerous political prisoners but some of them are getting very little support owing to fear of the U.S. government especially among immigrant Muslims. Remember that you have the right to help prisoners in legal ways. You can write to them, send them money for basic needs, try to interview them, urge them to call you collect. In addition to Imam Jamil, here are some prisoners we consider wronged and deserving of help:

1. Leonard Peltier, "Red Indian" leader. (Small support committee).

2. Mumia Jamal (has widespread support from the left).

3. Siddique Abdullah Hasan (led prison uprising, now on death row). Very little support.
Write to:
Siddique Abdullah Hasan.
Ohio State Penitentiary
878 Coitsville-Hubbard Road
Youngstown, Ohio 44505-4635
[Our web site has a link to his site case against the death penalty.]

4. Dr. Omar ‘Abdel Rahman, leader of Gamaa' al-Islamiyya, Egypt. Worldwide support but most people don't know that he has been moved. NEW ADDRESS: Omar Rahman #34892-054/L U.S. Penitentiary-Max P. O. Box 8500 Florence, CO 81226-8500

5. Haila Gabr #431-527
P.O. Box 4004
Clinton, NJ 08809
[This is the Yemeni teenager who killed her rapist and was held in prison without trial for more than three years before she copped a plea.]

6. Mohammed Salameh #34338-054
U.S. Penitentiary - Max
P.O. Box 8500
Florence, CO 81226-8500
[He has been on hunger strike repeatedly in prison to protest his unending solitary confinement and mistreatment.]

7. Victor Alvarez #34848-054 U.S.P. , P.O. Box 1000 Marion, OH 62954 {This is the Puerto Rican brother who was sentenced along with Shaikh Omar. He is stressed out from open-ended solitary confinement. He thinks he is being subjected to psychological war experiments}

8. Ahmed ‘Abdel Sattar #53506-054
150 Park Row,
New York, NY 10007

Top Egyptian dissident, U.S. citizen with impeccable human rights record, being held to punish him for his support for the rights of Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman and the rights of torture victims in Egypt.

9. Jose Padilla (Abdullah al-Muhajer). Being held in military custody. Hispanic brother from Chicago about whom Ashcroft claimed that he was going to use "dirty" bomb. No charges brought till now, rights being violated. (U.S. citizen)

10. Br. Ujamaa, African-American brother from Colorado. Held without trial till now. Main fault was that he set up a web site called "stopamerica.com."

11. The Lackawanna (Buffalo) Six. Yemeni brothers (U.S. citizens), victims of charges that they went to Afghanistan and perhaps were in a gathering addressed by Osama bin Laden. The bootlicker organization "American Muslim Council" [AMC] of 'iftar in the White House fame' helped the FBI to bring about these arrests.

12. The Portland Four (African Americans) including a Muslim sister. U.S. citizens arrested on nebulous charges of "trying to travel to Afghanistan."

13. Rabih Haddad from Global Relief Foundation. Facing deportation.

14. Br. Arnaut from Benevolence relief organization. Held in solitary confinement [These two are the victims of the zionist power structure trying to stop help from being sent to Muslim widows and orphans.]
OPPOSE THE VICTIMIZATION OF IMMIGRANT MUSLIMS being targeted by the INS. Condemn moves by Senator Schumer and Governor Pataki against IMAM WARITHUDDIN 'UMAR and projected actions against Muslim Imams in the prison system.

2003-02-09 Sun 12:30ct