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Outline Report
Annual International Islamic Symposium:
Greensboro, North Carolina, June 21. 10 AM-8 PM
Host: Imam Badi Ali
Ameer: Kaukab Siddique
Secretary General: Sis. Motisola M. Abdallah

Some Topics:
Palestine Is Central to Muslim Ummah:
Boycott Jewish Businesses which Support Israel
Imam Jamil Al-Amin and Shaikh Omar ĎAbdel Rahman top List of Political Prisoners
Work Against Erosion of Civil Rights: Sami al-Arian & Ahmed ĎAbdel Sattar are Examples
Roots of Racism in America: Zionism is a Form of Racism Linked to U.S. Racism
Women's Rights, Hispanic Struggle, Muslims in Christian families, New York's Uniqueness, etc

"In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Say: O ye that reject faith!
I worship not that which ye worship,
Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
And I will not worship that which ye have been wont to worship,
Nor will ye worship that which I worship.
To you be your Way, and to me mine."
[The Qur'an 109:1-6]

[From Jabir ibn Zaid] The Prophet, peace and blessings of Allah be with him, said: "Allah curses the unjust, their helpers, and those who help their helpers, even by handing them a pen." [Al-Warijlani, Kitab al-Dalil li Ahl al-uqul.] Jabir, student and friend of Abdullah ibn Abbas, r.a., quoted this hadith when he actually refused to hand a pen to the tyrant Ommayed Governor, al Hajjaj

Jamaat al-Muslimeen's Symposium in Greensboro attracted delegates from various areas of:
New York
Washington, DC
North Carolina

The tenor of the meeting can be sensed from an incident towards closing time when Br. Hammad, from Falls Church, Virginia and Br. Umar ben-Ivan, from St. Louis, Missouri joined the Symposium. These are law-abiding citizens of the U.S. whose homes have been raided repeatedly by "law enforcement" in an effort to intimidate them into becoming informants against other Muslims. They are standing firm against severe pressure. [See New Trend's excerpts from the St. Louis Post Dispatch newspaper where it was indicated that the U.S. wants to put one of them in a bad light for links with Lashkare Taiba in Pakistan, a group dedicated to the Kashmir struggle.]

The meeting would not have been possible without the efforts of Imam Badi Ali, leader of the Muslim community in North Carolina and Imam of Islamic Center of the Triad. The meeting started and ended on time, with punctuality in prayers and meals. [Br. Badi, well-versed in the teachings of Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, was a source of solid Islamic information for the gathering.]

The gathering started with recitation from the Qur'an focusing on the battle of Uhud.

The theoretical groundwork for the Symposium was laid by Dr. ABDUL ALIM SHABAZZ, the elder of the community, who spoke with great eloquence on RACISM in America. It was an erudite presentation summing up the roots of racism, its origin, development and characteristics. Dr. Shabazz pointed out that racism is a false construct developed with sinister purposes. In fact, human beings, who came out of Africa, are all one people, genetically, biologically and historically.

Dr. Shabazz's brilliant presentation provided that tempo which characterized the rest of the day of discussions.

Sis. Motisola Abdallah spoke several times during the Symposium to help the delegates keep in focus the practical steps needed to create a viable organization, particularly the need for COMMUNICATION, COORDINATION and FUNDS.

Several presenters spoke on the need for a COORDINATED and BITING boycott of Jewish and other businesses which support Israel. One presenter has compiled a COMPREHENSIVE LIST of businesses linked to Israel. Inshallah, these efforts will feed into the INTERNATIONAL BOYCOTT MOVEMENT against Israel.

NEW YORK is the CENTER OF JEWISH ZIONIST power and an inside report on New York by a young presenter led to the issue of the need for a Jamaat al-Muslimeen center to be set up in New York, inshallah. She was supported by a presenter from Brooklyn who explained Zionism in terms of racism.

A wonderful NEWCOMER to the Jamaat is Br. Solano, a Mexican brother, who is creative in his efforts to carry out DA'WAH AMONG HISPANIC PEOPLE. A man who uses a sense of humor to cope with the world we live in, Br. Solano works hard to spread the light. He has with him copies of the Qur'an, big size and small size, translated into Spanish, which he distributes to those thirsty for the truth, as he travels. Br. Solano is tireless in giving Da'wah not only in person but also on the Internet. With a keen insight into the injustices being perpetrated by the power structure, he is indeed a welcome activist in the Jamaat. His speech made people both laugh and think.


The icing on the cake was a superb presentation by Imam Khalil Abdur Rahman, representative of the International Committee defending Imam Jamil al-Amin. He ably highlighted the significance of the struggle of the Imam of America, whose adherence to the Example of the Prophet, pbuh, has set a new standard for the Muslims of America.


The Symposium was pleasantly surprised to see the sister who originated the Committee to Free Shaikh Omar ĎAbdel Rahman, and she made a statement about the struggle for the rights of all oppressed people in America.


The Symposium did not neglect the importance of the connection between the individual and Allah Almighty. A sister gave a well-thought out and thought provoking paper on Muslims living in Christian families [where often one is the ONLY Muslim] and in America's Christian environment.


Br. Kaukab Siddique, the Ameer of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, moderated the program with the help of Sis. Motisola. As a result of the efforts of these two and Imam Badi Ali, Jamaat al-Muslimeen's consensus on the future of Islamic work in America is as follows:

Jamaat al-Muslimeen is a LEGAL, PEACEFUL and RATIONAL Movement rooted in the Qur'an and the Sunnah, uncompromising in its opposition to oppression within and outside America.. PALESTINE is CENTRAL to our cause because Palestine, victimized by Zionism, symbolizes the struggle of all oppressed people, be they African-Americans, Hispanics and women in America, or Kashmiris, Chechens, Afghans and Iraqis overseas.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen is opposed to war and calls for analytical study and critique of the American power structure, used by the Zionists, which is carrying out exploitation of human and economic resources and suppression of the rights of peoples all over the world.

2003-06-24 Tue 17:52ct