Jamaat al-Muslimeen Press Release

Independent Islamic Groups Unite to Liberate Imam Jamil
Women's Equality, Allah's Authority, Revolution
The 3rd International Symposium held at Morgan State University was like a leaders' forum for mutual cooperation. The speakers were well chosen for:

i. Years of Committment and Work for the Oppressed Masses.
ii. Knowledge of Qur'an and authentic hadith.
iii. Opposition to the U.S. power structure.
iv. major contributions to the liberation of women thru Islam

The all-day program culiminated in two stirring panel discussions.
The first one about Women in Islam included Sis. Hadayai Majeed (Atlanta), Sis. Ashira Na'im (Baltimore), Sis. Amina Oudhini (Montreal) and Sis. Maryam Tetreault (Quebec) with Br. Kaukab Siddique as moderator.

The Second Panel included Br. Issa Smith (representative of Imam Jamil al-Amin) and Sis. Safiya Bukhari (Jericho march leader from New York) with Br. Hammad (Falls Church, Virginia) as moderator.

The concluding sessions were electrified by the emergence of leaders of independent Islamic who extended the hand of friendship to Jamaat al-Muslimeen in the struggle against "Uncle Sam's" war on Islam. Imam Musa from Washington D.C's masjid al-Islam spoke at length for united stand in the efforts to stop the strike against Imam Jamil. Al-Hajj Mauri Saalakhan spoke warmly of Jamaat al-Muslimeen's efforts.

In response Br. Kaukab Siddique, Ameer of Jamaat al-Muslimeen, said that whatever our differences of opinion may be, we stand united with outstanding strugglers like Imam Musa, Al-Hajj Mauri Saalakhan and Br. Issa Smith when the enemy snatches a top Islamic leader Imam Jamil al-Amin.

Br. Imani Mahdi, a long-time activist in the Black liberation struggle, used a computer to give a power point illustration of the oppressive acts of the U.S. power structure against American dissidents. The projection condemned the presence of U.S. troops in the Mid-East and the attempts to bully Afghanistan and Pakistan to give up Osama bin Laden.

Formal presentations as well as the panel discussions were video-taped and will be disseminated in many communities.
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THE LIBERATION OF WOMEN THRU ISLAM by Dr. Kaukab Siddique (sold out in printed form) is now available on AUDIO TAPE. Two tapes of 120 minutes each for a total of only $10 plus $2 postage.
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2000-06-26 Mon 18:44ct