Jamaat al-Muslimeen International Press Release (www.newtrendmag.org)

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3rd Rally for Sulayman Walker Lindh Successful
Ahmed Abdel Sattar's Rights 18 Days later
Dissident U.S. Citizens are Being Targeted


We pulled it off again, alhamdulillah (all praise is for Allah). The third rally for Sulayman Walker Lindh (the "American Taliban") was held on April 26 in Alexandria, Virginia. Strangely enough the volunteers who were there in the March rally did not turn up this time. Instead there were new people owing to the efforts of Br. Mahair Sibay, a brother of Syrian origin.

The rally was moved from its original place at 520 King street to the corner of N. Washington and King street where there was tremendous ongoing Friday evening traffic. Looks like Alexandria has its New York type of traffic jam after 4 pm.

One reason for moving the rally was that for some strange reason very little traffic was passing 520 King street. The police had created some kind of diversion. The move to N. Washington took the police by surprise and for most of the demonstration there was no police trying to take pictures of the demonstrators.

A main points of Harper's Magazine's article on Lindh by Dobb was distributed in the form of a flyer to passersby and proved quite effective. We reached large numbers of people, much more than could have been reached EFFECTIVELY in a 10 second TV report.

A NEW PLACARD THIS TIME, prepared by Sis. Nadrat, said: DETENTION OF U.S. MUSLIMS ON SUSPICION is a VIOLATION OF THE CONSTITUTION.

A good number of non-Muslims stopped by to show support. Two of them were Christian activists who live within the Alexandria area. One of them said that she used to be harrased by Jews for wearing her cross when she lived in a Jewish neighborhood in New York. [Very little serious opposition has been encountered from the American public in these three rallies. It seems that the heavy-handed activities of attorney general Ashcroft have turned off Americans.]
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Br. Sulayman Walker Lindh's court hearing date is May 31. We plan to be there. Please come out and show support.
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Write letters, preferably postcards, to Br. Sulayman at this address:
John Walker Lindh, Alexandria Detention Center, 2001 Mill Road, Alexandria, VA 22314
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WIFE OF AHMED ABDEL SATTAR UNABLE TO VISIT HIM AFTER 18 DAYS

Top Egyptian dissident, Ahmed ĎAbdel Sattar, respected and loved by Muslims in America, who has never committed a crime, is CUT OFF FROM THE WORLD 18 days after his arrest. He is a citizen of the U.S. and his rights are being violated by the way he is being kept away from society.

After 18 days, his wife has not been permitted to meet him. Sis. Lisa, his wife, is being told that she will require top security clearance to meet her husband. The authorities were supposed to have sent out a form to her for this purpose. She has not received the form; hence she can't meet him. With these tricks, the government people "stay within the law" and yet know how to violate it.
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The rich Muslim groups are as usual keeping quiet about the crimes of the U.S. government. These people supported the bloc vote for Bush and then were taught a nasty lesson by Bush's police forces. They still think they can survive by just keeping quiet. Not a word out of these people about the blatant arrest of Ahmed ĎAbdel Sattar and denial of his bail!
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PLEASE WRITE TO BR. AHMED ABDEL SATTAR at this address:
Ahmad Abdel Sattar #53506-054
Metropolitan Correctional Center
150 Park Ave., New York, New York 10007
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Also phone the prison authorities at MCC to inquire find out about Br. Ahmed's situation. Call: 646-836-6300
You will probably be directed to some office or the other where you can express your concern. REMEMBER, NEGLECT OF YOUR IMPRISONED BROTHERS WILL EMBOLDEN THE BUSH REGIME TO CONTINUE ITS OPPRESSION OF MUSLIMS. Silence means consent.
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While on the way to the Walker Lindh rally, we stopped at a masjid on the Washington beltway for juma'. Guess what was going on there? Bearded people, seemingly very religious, were appealing for $900,000 FOR THE BUILDING THEY PRAY IN and the school rooms in it.. They claimed that they had received $1,500,000 from Kuwait but the Kuwaiti bank was willing to write off $600,000 if the local community could come up with $900,000. THEY HAD NO INTEREST in SULAYMAN WALKER LINDH. Their world is the world of big money though the total number of this community on Juma' is a little over 300 including children (they claim 500 for publicity purposes)
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2002-04-27 Sat 18:31ct