"War On Terror" in the US
What has been the effect of the "war on terror" in the US? The effect has been devastating for American Muslims. In order to justify a "war on terror" and have Muslims viewed as waging a war against the US, many wrong arrests and false charges were levied against American Muslims by the government. These false charges and arrests were publicized widely and prominently in all the major news outlets. Upon trial more than 95% of the terror charges were dismissed. This vindication of Muslims received little to no publicity. The few remaining cases where Muslims were found guilty were cases involving charitable organizations and individuals helping Palestinians and sting operations where Muslims were set up by law enforcement agencies. This section will present articles dealing with the "war on terror" in the US.
R.I.P. Bill of Rights 1789 – 2011
December 29, 2011
On Saturday, December 31, 2011, at 11 AM, concerned citizens and supporters of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui will assemble for a protest rally and march outside the Carswell Airbase located in Ft. Worth, Texas. The exact location for this emergency mobilization will be the Westworth Village entry point of the base, located off Westworth Blvd, Westworth, Texas 76114.
The march and rally is intended to protest the human rights violations being committed by officials and employees of FMC Carswell against a Pakistani national by the name of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. Dr. Siddiqui and her three young children (ages 6, 4, and six months) were the targets of a rendition operation in March 2003, and then made to disappear for several years. In July 2008, Dr. Siddiqui mysteriously reappeared (in a weakened and disheveled state) in Afghanistan; she was shot, brought near death to the United States, and charged with the attempted murder of U.S. personnel (soldiers and FBI) in Afghanistan.
11006 Viers Mill Rd, STE L-15, PMB 298
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MUHARRAM 1432 A.H.
(December 21, 2011)
Assalaamu Alaikum (Greetings of Peace):
In taking a quick break from the road, I came across this excellent fact-based commentary that I wanted to immediately forward out to our listserve. What Richard Hugus writes about the trial of Dr. Tarek Mehanna (with respect to the motive and driving force behind the government-orchestrated preemptive prosecution of this committed young Muslim) also applies to the recently concluded Raleigh 7 trial; the Newburgh 4 trial; the Fort Dix 5 trial; the Fahad Hashmi trial; the "Virginia Jihad" trial; and the list goes on and on!
I followed Hugus' article with a powerful piece of commentary by Tarek, to remind most of our readers, and introduce to others, the connection that our brother has to another political prisoner - Dr. Aafia Siddiqui.
The struggle continues...
El-Hajj Mauri' Saalakhan
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