Jamaat al-Muslimeen International Press Release

(from Kaukab Siddique, Ameer)

Imam Jamil's Case Shows Justice for the Oppressed Needs big Effort
ENRON Bankruptcy Shows Hollowness of American Power Structure

Dear Muslims and people of conscience: asalamu alaikum

The very first days of the new phase in the trial of Imam Jamil al-Amin have shown the low chances of justice for oppressed people in America. The American legal system admitted that the chances of justice are low by putting off the trial to January, but on the very first day of jury selection, Imam Jamil's phone privileges were taken away.
Why? Because Imam Jamil had sent out a message attesting to the truth of Islam, affirming his faith and stressing his innocence. He addressed the issue of the death penalty and critiqued its application in an oppressive, materialistic society.
Imam Jamil's case is a clarion call to the oppressed people of America to unite, stand up and be counted. If you let this injustice happen, it will be open season for the fascist attack on whatever decency exists in America.
We must organize and resist with a clear program and agenda. The oppressive regime of Bush-Ashcroft-Rumsefield sent America's already flagwaving Muslims into deep freeze of "forgive us: we are loyal: we love master."
In these dark days, the November 10 Movement was a ray of light for Muslims. We gained support from activists all over America. Now it is time to extend the organization and mobilize support for Imam Jamil, Shaikh Omar Abdel Rahman, Mumia Jamal, Leonard Peltier, Ahmed Ajaj, Marshal Conway and all political prisoners.
AT IMAM BADI ALI's INVITATION, the next leadership meeting of the November 10 Movement will be held in Greensboro, North Carolina on FEBRUARY 10 (Sunday), Zuhr to Maghrib. IF YOU SHARE THE IDEALS OF THIS STRUGGLE, please join us. You can ask for your invitation by email or phone. The phone number is: 410-435-5000.
Here is the TEXT OF THE NOVEMBER 10 RESOLUTIONS and the names of its original signatories:
In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate
{Text of resolution passed on November 10, 2001}

PART I. This is to support the potential and call for the peaceful and practical development of the Muslim world united under Islam as the world's leading economic, social, moral, religious and military force with common values and beliefs for the common good of humankind.

In order to form a perfect union, the foundation must be based on perfection. Allah ta'ala said in His final revelation, these words: "THIS DAY I HAVE PERFECTED FOR YOU YOUR RELIGION AND COMPLETED MY FAVOR UNTO YOU AND HAVE CHOSEN FOR YOU AS RELIGION, AL-ISLAM." Consequently we proceed in the Way of Allah to call upon and challenge Muslim leaders here and abroad to:

1. Support the religion of Islam and all that it calls for completely and without compromise in all aspects of life.
2. Support any authentic call for peace with the Muslim world along with the withdrawal of American forces from the Muslim world.
3. Support American Restitution, Reparations, Indemnification, Compensation for the descendants of American slaves.
4. Support Redistribution of Wealth all over the world to ensure the needs of the poor.
5. Object to American Domestic Policy of targeted incarceration and criminalization of a race.
6. Object to America's so-called anti-terrorism campaign.
7. Object to America's policy of racialism and religious profiling.
8. Object to American bombing of Afghanistan and secret wars in Africa and wars that oppress Muslim peoples and Muslim lands.
9. Object to American support of Israeli occupation of Palestine.
10.Call for a safe and secure exit for all Israelis who wish to leave occupied Palestine. Those who desire to stay must agree to live in peace under an Islamic government and pay the necessary Jizyah taxes according according to Islam.
11. Object to American race-based discrimination and systemic racism.
12. Object to Cultural Imperialism and domestic cultural practices designed to promote moral decay and weaken family values.
1. Education, Da'wah, organizing, reconciling and tolerance are all vital components of the Islamic movement. Muslims who take opposing views should not be quickly shunned.
2. Establish viable economic resource and information lines between ourselves and our prospective communities and masajid to:
* Share information and ideas
* Provide manpower and financial support to each other when possible and needed.
* Provide/share any other tactical and technical support as available and needed.
3. Develop emergency survival programs in our masajid and communities.
4. Develop, train and establish the best possible team of representatives to meet with Muslim leaders in Afghanistan and other parts of the world.
5. Develop high quality web sites.
6. Set up legal assistance committees.

1. Preserve the Islamic identity and strengthen the Islamic personality.
2. Carry the Islamic message in its totality to the West.
3. Create awareness on western plans against Islam and Muslims to expose and annul them when possible.
4. Take political stance that confronts and knocks down the regimes in the Muslim world that depend on western support for their existence.
5. Total adherence to the Divine Ruling and methodology in all situations.

We urge all Muslims, communities, masajid to join this initiative. We invite you to become signatories to this three-part resolution.
Explanation and commentary on each point is available. Let us know if you need details on any point and one of the signatories will provide it.

Original endorsed by
Dr. Abdul Alim Shabazz, Lincoln University, Pennsylvania
Sis. Aisha Shaheed, New York City
Imam Warithuddin ‘Umar, Albany, New York
Sis. Motisola M. Abdalla, Atlanta, Georgia
Br. Ossama Hazim, Washington, DC
Sis. Ashira Na'im, Baltimore, Maryland
Br. Jihad Abdul-Mumit, Richmond, Virginia
Sis. Chekaisha El-Amin, Baltimore, Maryland
Br. Hodari Ali, Washington, DC
Sis. Yasmeen Salahuddin, Baltimore, Maryland
Dr. Kaukab Siddique, Bel Air, Maryland
Sis. Latifah, Virginia
Br. Abdussalam, Maryland
Imam Salahuddin Abdullah, Denver
Sis. Maha, Maryland
Br. Hammad Abdur-Raheem, Falls Church, Virginia

2002-01-12 Sat 15:34ct