Jamaat al-Muslimeen International Press Release

Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman Faces Unprecedented Oppression
Entire Muslim Ummah/USA is Answerable if Silent

"Have you not turned your thought to those who declare that they believe in the revelations that have come to thee and to those before thee?
Their (real) wish is to resort together for judgement (in their disputes) to taghoot (non-Islamic power) though they are ordered to reject taghoot. But Satan's wish is to lead them astray far away (from the right). The Qur'an 4:60

Aus bin Sharjeel (Allah be pleased with him) says that he heard the messenger of Allah, peace be on him, say: One who strenghens the oppressor by siding with the oppressor even though he knows that the one he is helping is an oppressor, such a one has gone outside the fold of Islam.

Hadith sahih (Mishkat)

Assalamu alaikum: Dear believers. The faith of the Ummah is challenged by the continued oppression of Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman, leader of the mass Islamic movement known as Gamaa al-Islamiyya, by the U.S. government.
1. While the Muslims of America were enjoying Ramadan, Shaikh Omar was in solitary confinement in Rochester, Minnesota.
2. While the Muslims of America were celebrating Eid, Shaikh Omar was in solitary confinement in Rochester, Minnesota.
(Thus the Shaikh has been "in the hole", in prison terminology, longer than anyone else in America's vast prison gulag.)

DURING RAMADAN, the U.S. carried out a new and unprecedented act of repression against Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman. His attorney privileges were taken away. Which means that now even the attorneys cannot visit him! This has not happened to any other prisoner. Even Br. Ramzi Yusuf's attorney can visit him.

Before this final step, the government had ALREADY STOPPED ALL VISITS TO DR. OMAR.

1. No journalists allowed (which is worse than prisons in Peru).
2. No community leaders allowed.
3. No imams allowed.
4. No blind people's supporters allowed
5. No human rights representatives allowed

The warden and the guards do not know Arabic. The Shaikh does not know English. So if he is unwell, he cannot talk even to his captors.

HE IS NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE HIS SHORT WAVE RADIO, thus effectively cutting him off from all that is happening in the world.

His religious rights are being violated. He is not allowed to pray with Muslim inmates on any occasion. A year back, he was allowed to pray behind a screen during juma'. When the prayer leader made a mistake in recitation, the Shaikh, who is Hafiz of the entire Qu'ran, corrected the reciter, as he is obligated to do by the Prophet's Hadith. At that, his permission to pray from behind a screen was taken away.
Dear readers: Remember that USA has no right to hold Shaikh Omar in prison. His trial was a farce. Remember these facts
1. The judge, Michael Mukasey, is a Zionist Jew (while the Shaikh is an uncompromising anti-Zionist)
2. The Jury had not one of the Shaikh's peers in it. (No Muslims, Arabs or Africans on the Jury.)
3. The Judge refused tp allow testimony even from non-Muslim scholars who wanted to show the difference between JIHAD (which the Shaikh teaches) and terrorism.
4. The Jury was allowed to read inflammatory material against the Shaikh and Jihad put out by Time Magazine and others.
5. The key government witness turned out to be an Egyptian intelligence operative who was paid $1,000,000 for his doctored testimony.
WE URGE BELIEVERS IN NIGERIA, GHANA, UGANDA , South AFRICA and BANGLADESH to protest to U.S. embassies. This is urgent.
Remember that you have the right as a US citizen to speak out and protest. It is your Islamic duty to speak out.
Join the Committee to Free Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman. Tell us how much money, time, personal involvement you can give. Call: 410-638-5965 or email us.
Send donations to: Jamaat al-Muslimeen, POB 10881, Baltimore, MD 21234
Zakat can also be sent for such a good cause.
The best reward is in the Hereafter where we will have to answer if we are silent in the case of this great scholar and teacher.
For the prison address of the Shaikh, go to:
Remember that prayers and fasting, beards and hijabs are not acceptable to Allah IF YOU DO NOT OPPOSE TAGHOOT.
If your teachers have not taught you that Islam makes it essential for believers to oppose and stand against the oppressive power structure, we are offering a FREE AUDIO TAPE:
TAGHOOT: What do the Qur'an and Hadith say? by Kaukab Siddique.
To get this insightful tape, send $1 for postage to:
Jamaat al-Muslimeen, P.O. Box 10881, Baltimore, MD 21234
Answering the Salafi attack on Shaikh Omar. (English)
Free audio tape of Shaikh Faisal's speech. Send $1 for postage to JAM address.
On this tape you can hear the Shaikh speak, with the Salafi attack on him (in the salafi's own voice) followed by Shaikh Faisal's rejoinder.
Dr. Omar 'Abdel Rahman's khutba on Jihad (Arabic only) $5
Who is Shaikh Omar 'Abdel Rahman?
THE ABDEL RAHMAN REPORT by Nadrat Siddique. $5 (Printed magazine)
South African Radio Program by Abu Bakr Dawjee. (Audio tape) $5
Why is Shaikh Omar in Prison?
South African Radio 786 interviews Dr. Siddique and Prof. Masari. (Audio tape $5)
In Defense of Islam. (Shaikh Omar's Interview with Pacifica Radio, with translation by Dr. Mehdi, one of the few Arabs in USA who did not compromise.) (audio tape, $5)
We have an excellent Arabic speaking team. If you want to interview in Arabic about the Shaikh, Br. Ahmed Abdel-Sattar, Br. Nabeel El-Masry and Br. Firas Jandaly can talk to you. Email: Lsattar@aol.com

2001-01-28 Sun 19:43ct