New Trend Magazine (www.NewTrendMag.org)
American Red Cross in Omaha Nebraska
The editor of New Trend magazine has copies of all the documentation.
This is an
to the situation with the racist anti-muslim
I recently won my judgement against the Red Cross. The Red Cross not only
fired me, but tried to give me the maximum penalty for my unemployment
benefits. I had to go up against their high priced lawyer, but my former
co-workers that are still working for the Red Cross helped me.
The saddest part of this situation is that the only institutions/organizations
that responded to my letters were a government organization:
the Unemployment Office, and Jamaat al-Muslimeen.
I also sent out letters with written documentation
proving my allegations to the following :
NAACP (local Omaha NE USA chapter)
EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
2 Mosques (1 of which was the Nation of Islam)
The Omaha Star (local Omaha Afrikan-owned newspaper)
Ben Gray (Afrikan that has a local weekly TV show "Kaleidoscope")
Even though some might claim to work for the community and might even
collect money from the community, it seems they cannot respond to my
letters to even say that they are not interested in helping me.
In fact, I have done a lot of work in this community since I have been
here for 17 years.
I will give just one example of the kind of work I do. I was fired by
West Teleservices April 2, 2000. The next day I attended the
Black United Fund of Nebraska meeting, of which I was a member. Some
workers from Brenda Council's campaign for mayor came and asked for
volunteers to come in and help. The next day I went in to her North Side
office and realized that she needed help in a serious way. To note,
Brenda Council would have been the first woman and the first Afrikan to be
mayor if she would have won. I also took a class with the Urban League so
I could register people to vote when I was not working with the campaign.
I spent everyday for the next 6 weeks registering people to vote and also
campaigning for Brenda Council. I was not working a job at the time because
the need was so great I knew I had to give my full effort. I had to rent a
car twice because I was appointed captain of my area for election day.
I also paid for the rental of 2 "Ollie the Trollie" cars on election day.
These are popular tourist vehicles and they helped get people to the voting
booths that day.
The last Sunday before election day, people were amazed at how many flyers
my team put out because of the way we were hustling to get the job done.
I spent money taking my volunteer workers to lunch all the time for all
their good work. This entire venture cost me almost $5000.00, but I never
asked for anything in return, not even gas money for the cars I rented.
Unfortunately, she lost by 735 votes.
You would think after I put in this much effort for just this one event,
that I could at least get a response to a letter from these so-called
community leaders. I am now very interested in finding out why students of
al-Islam are always so quick to respond to calls for justice when others
just watch and do nothing. I like the way the members of
Jamaat al-Muslimeen all volunteer their services. This is why I do not
charge for my website services. I do all my work at no cost to any muslim
anywhere. I just wish I had enough money to take time off from working to
put the Ali version of the Holy Qu'ran online. The current online Qu'ran
is not the Ali version :
The Holy Qu'ran
Dr. Siddique said I should receive
the correct printed version in the mail soon. I also like the muslim ideas
of "being a slave to Allah" and "making sacrifices for the glory of Allah".
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2002-06-16 Sun 16:57ct