Jamaat al-Muslimeen International Press Release

Mobilize, Organize, Protest, Write, Speak-out
Imam Jamil al-Amin: Symbol of Islam in America

"Truly Pharoah elevated himself in the land and divided its people into sections, depressing a group among them: their sons he slew, but he kept alive their females: For he was indeed an evil-liver. And we wished to be Gracious to those who were being depressed in the land, to make them leaders (in faith) and make them heirs, to establish a firm place for them in the land, and to show Pharoah, Haman, and their hosts what they were dreading from them. (The Qur'an, 28:3-6)

These Qur'anic verses are from Imam Jamil al-Amin's statement at his extradition hearing on April 21, 2000. In his statement, he gave the message to his oppressors and to the people of America. With help from the words of the Qur'an, he wrote an outline history of oppression in America. He concluded with his now famous words: "I demand unconditional release! O Muslims, have I delivered the message? O Allah, have I delivered the message?"
(Jamaat al-Muslimeen has sent the statement to the printers to be put into a brochure for widespread distribution.)

Inshallah, in January 2001, Jamaat al-Muslimeen is starting a nationwide campaign for the release of Imam Jamil al-Amin. This campaign will be carried out in coordination with Imam Jamil's community representatives, including his personal aide Imam Khalil (North Carolina), Imam Bilal Sunni Ali (Georgia) and his activist wife Sis. Karima al-Amin and others, inshallah.

We are against haphazard and fragmented actions which can prove divisive in such a sensitive situation.


We urge the supporters of the Imam to donate only to those funds where there is accounting and surety that the money will reach the JUSTICE FUND set up for the purpose. Those who go around collecting money for the Imam Jamil Fund without ever disclosing how much they collected, how much they spent on "administrative expenses" and how much they gave to the Justice Fund should be treated with caution. Such random activities can bring discredit to the entire effort of support for the Imam. Those who collect should publish their accounts and make their accounts available to the Ummah.
(Jamaat al-Muslimeen has not been collecting for the Imam. In spite of not collecting, we have received funds and passed them on. A donation of $300 which we got as cash was sent and then another $100 out of our zakat fund. Inshallah, we will now make a serious effort to collect. All monies received will be published in NEW TREND on page 6.)

1. SIGN THE MILLION SIGNATURES PETITION. When you have a thousand signatures, send them to us and we will collect and send them to the government.
2. Invite our speakers to your community. You must provide travelling expenses and a place to stay for one night.
3. Distribute New Trend, the voice of the oppressed, in your area.
4. Allow us to fund raise for the Imam's defense. DONATIONS MUST INDICATE THE FOLLOWING:
i. Are they for publicity, mobilization, organization?
ii. Are they for Imam's community, its legal defense, security, family needs and related issues?

We will issue receipts for each donation (or at mosques, group of donations).
We have some capability here owing to the existence of Jamaat al-Muslimeen in:
1. Bangladesh
2. Northern Nigeria
3. Yoruba areas of Nigeria
4. Ghana
5. Uganda
6. Mali
7. U.K.
We also urge Muslims in all Islamic movements, PALESTINAN, KASHMIRI, CHECHNYAN, SUDANESE, FILIPINO, AFGHAN, PAKISTANI to speak out for the release of Imam Jamil al-Amin.

1. The issue of Imam Jamil's suffering is an issue in the worldwide issue of human rights and freedom for dissidents.
2. His arrest shows that the USA is waging a war against Islam and all independent forces and groups.
3. USA's double standard of interfering in Muslim countries while keeping silent about its oppression of its own people must be challenged for attainment of balance in international relations
4. Independent Islam groups in America need the support of the Muslim world so that USA should not be able to use its puppet Muslim groups to infiltrate the Muslim world.
The MILLION SIGNATURES PETITION is available from our Web Site:
Who is Imam Jamil? Read our coverage of his arrest from day one on. Visit our web site: www.NewTrendMag.org
We offer: Video tapes of the Third International Islamic Symposium, Baltimore 2000, where Imam Musa, Br. Issa Smith and Br. Khalid Samad (Cleveland) spoke anout Imam Jamil.
4 tapes, 40 dollars, $10 each
Reception for Br. JIHAD ABDUL-MUMIT on video tape. There are few people like him. After 22 years in prison, he is undaunted fighter for Allah's cause. $20 for 2 video tapes ($10 each) including extenseive comments by veteran strugglers.
All video tapes available from: Jamaat al-Muslimeen, P.O. Box 10881, Baltimore, MD 21234. Email: jamaat2@juno.com. Phone: 410-435-4046

2001-01-04 Thu 06:43ct