Jamaat al-Muslimeen International Press Release

P.O. Box 10881, Baltimore, MD 21234
Phone: 410-435-5000, Web site: www.newtrendmag.org

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President Saddam Husain deserves praise for his blanket amnesty to all poltical prisoners in Iraq. He has not only freed ALL poltical prisoners , he has also removed charges against all dissidents overseas. We urge President Bush to follow President Saddam Hussain's example and free all political prisoners in USA.
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ORGANIZE, MOBILIZE, FREE IMAM JAMIL al-AMIN! {Imam of America}

Dear sisters and brothers: asalamu alaikum

Ramadan is coming to a close. The blessings and spiritual power gained from this month can generate the motivation within us to unite against the oppression of Imam Jamil al-Amin by the U.S. government.

Let us ask ourselves, has fasting prepared us and given us the TAQWA to stand against oppression? Has it given us the moral stature to challenge the Zionist forces embodied in the oppressive rule of Bush, Ashcroft, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Kissinger?

I urge every Muslim to ask Allah's help on Lailatul Qadr (the Night of Power) to give the Muslims of America the power to help free Imam Jamil al-Amin.

ORGANIZED EFFORT IS THE KEY.

Dear sisters and brothers, coordinate your activities with the key people in this struggle. There are many people who are active in this struggle (may Allah bless them all). The ones we are working with are as follows:

1. Imam Khalil Abdur-Rahman (International Committee to Free Imam Jamil), Greensboro, North Carolina. Email: khalils746@hotmail.com
2. Br. Bilal Sunni Ali, media representative, Atlanta, Georgia. [BSUNNIALI@aol.com]
3. Sis. Motisola M. Abdallah, Secretary General of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, Atlanta. [motisola_3@hotmail.com]
4. Br. Hodari Abdul Ali, Head of the Memorial Committee to put together a library, memorial and center to signify the key role Imam Jamil has played in the struggle of the oppressed people of America. [Washington, DC]. Phone:301-728-8949 EMAIL: hodari2@juno.com
5. Sis. Karima Al-Amin, attorney, Imam Jamil's wife, source of ongoing information on the Imam's struggle and his companion through years of effort against oppression. {Email address on request.}

There are also eminent imams and activists in various cities who are speaking out against the oppression of Imam Jamil, among them Imam Musa and al-Hajj Mauri Saalakhan from Washington, DC, Imam Talib from New York, Imam Ali Siddiqui from Los Angeles, Imam Nadim Ali from Atlanta and Imam Ka'aba from Chicago.

Br. Altaf Hussain is a unique personality from the Muslim Students' Association who is very active in this cause.

In the youth movement, Br. Ather Masood from Chicago has been in the forefront of the struggle.

An important voice is that of Br. Salahuddin Abdullah from Colorado and that of Br. Amin Abdullah from Philadelphia. [There are many others we might have missed and to whom we apologize beforehand.]

Shaikh Abdus Sattar from New Orleans is a leading supporter of Imam Jamil's cause.

Those who know Minister Farrakhan of NOI, Imam Warith Deen Muhammad from MAS, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqui from ISNA and Dr. Zulfiqar Shah from ICNA should ask them to break their silence and condemn the government's oppression of Imam Jamil. Minister Farrakhan was outspoken before the conviction of Imam Jamil. The other three have been silent about the oppression of the great Imam. They should speak out so that the government can hear them.

I am putting my name on the line for the freedom of Imam Jamil. He has been railroaded and is being oppressed. I urge the Ummah in America to rise up and unite on this cause. If we can achieve a consensus, I would support Sis. Motisola's idea that we should organize a MILLION MAN MARCH on Washington in a couple of years to free the Imam of America.

Free Imam Jamil!

FREE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS!

Your brother-in-struggle Kaukab Siddique
Ameer, Jamaat al-Muslimeen
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MAKE DU'A ON LAILATUL QADR and on EID for our Political Prisoners

Please pray for the health and well-being of 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, visit them. 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 ĎAbdel 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
{Has been doing hunger strikes owing to his mistreatment after 9.11.}

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.}

8. Ahmed ĎAbdel Sattar #53506-054
M.C.C.
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 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.]

There is also a whole list of brothers from the Black Liberation movement. Please contact Sis. Motisola Abdallah [see letter above] if you can help them.

Jamaat al-Muslimeen needs volunteers to organize support for numbers 9, 10, 11 and 12 in this list.
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LATEST NEWS ON THE CASE OF IMAM JAMIL Al-AMIN
(From Br. Khalil Abdur-Rahman, Greensboro, North Carolina)

As salaamu 'alaikum wa Ramadan Mubarak!

I have just been informed by Imam Jamil that the federal trial (US vs Jamil Al-Amin) in Alabama will start on December 9, 2002, in the Montgomery Federal Court. This was unexpected. We have less than two weeks to get people moblized to go to Alabama. Also, Imam Jamil (State of Ga. vs Jamil al-Amin) has a scheduled "hearing for a new trial" on December 13, 2002 in Atlanta, Georgia. I can't see how the Atlanta date will hold but it is still on the docket. We have been up and down with these dates. Nevertheless, we need to get the word out on these two dates.

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23 Ramadan 1423
November 28, 2002

As salaamu 'alaikum!

The following is a summary report on the November 7, 2002, pre-trial motion hearing held in Federal Court, Montgomery, Alabama, with the US vs(Imam) Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin. The report was prepared by Ms. Gwen Patton, a friend and former member of SNCC. You may use this report as you see fit for purposes of providing information about Imam Jamil and his situation. Be sure to give credit to Ms. Patton:

Hi,

I went to the pre-trial motion hearing for Jamil Al-Amin this morning. I thought Judge Charles Coody was very fair and on several (omission) the U. S. government prosecutor, a black attorney named Moore, to turn over documents/evidence to the defense attorney John Martin. He was in accord with courtroom demeanor, but persistent in his arguments. It seem that Martin had the judge's ear in terms of legal reasoning. US Attorney Moore was beyond recalcitrant; he was downright stubborn and uncooperative. The judge gave him to 11/13th to respond in writing as to why the judge should not grant the defense motions: 1. Rule 16--prosecutors refuse to turn over surveillance audio tapes, etc. and the paper work, if any, that authorized the surveillance; 2. the brady motion--FBI agent Roy Campbell has offered information under oath that contradicts testimony by eye witnesses who saw Campbell kick and spat in Jamil's face while Jamil was on the ground and restrained; eye witnesses in White Hall did not see Jamil with a gun, yet Campbell who supposedly found the gun the next day claims it was the gun that Jamil used to fire on US marshals; incredibly Campbell had a gun exactly like the one he claims that Jamil had; witnesses have stated that the FBI fired at the US marshals; Campbell was supposedly fired for improper behavior upon the arrest of Jamil, but some how Roy was reinstated and was suspended for 60 days; defense wants the records of the so-called disciplinary hearing to understand the flip-flop, given that Campbell has a history of shooting down fleeing suspects and that Jamil has been hunted down like an animal (my words) by the FBI since the 1960s; the prosecutor does not plan to call Campbell, but the defense does and then will impeach him on prejudice, credibility; and 3. audio and any other records of "confidential informants: and the paper work of authorizing the informants.

Jamil was not in court . The hearing started at 11:00 AM. It is anticipated that the trial will last 1 to 2 weeks. The US prosecutor was a pathetic black man who seemed to be inept--the kind needed to carry out the marching orders of higher ups.
Gwen Patton
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