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Are American Muslim Organizations In Collusion With The Government?

30 May 2010

By El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan

Are American Muslim Organizations in Collusion with the American and Pakistani Governments in the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui?

The question of Muslim American organization collusion with the US and Pakistani governments, is a growing question in the minds of more and more people (among both Muslims and non-Muslims who have been following this troubling case over the past two years).

I am presently at the ICNA-MAS Convention in Hartford, Connecticut, still awaiting word on whether or not this sister’s case will be heard on one of the main stages at this weekend’s gathering. In my humble opinion, there is NO ISSUE on the agenda that carries greater import than this troubling case, and the many long-term implications that it potentially holds for our communities here in the West!

If we are truly concerned about the health and welfare of MUSLIM FAMILIES, we must give due attention to how this sister’s family was brutally ruptured, and the implications this has for all other Muslim families (here and abroad) if the injury done to Aafia, her children, and her extended family remains uncorrected.

I pray that the organizers of the Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim American Society will do the right thing well before the convention ends. Insa’Allah, we will report back to our readers whatever the outcome is.

On a somewhat related note, I should point out that one of the most important panels in the convention (in my humble view) is scheduled for this afternoon at 3:45 in Room 11. It’s one of the parallel sessions on “Civil Rights.” Dr. Shamshad Ahmad, author of Rounded Up, Steve Downs, Esq, and Kathy Manley, Esq, will address the following hot-button issue: “Post 9/11 Law Enforcement Transgressions Against Muslims and Their Communities.”

This is a session that should have been in the main hall, with all of the leaders, activists and deeply committed Muslims present! Ahmad, Downs and Manley are members of Project SALAM and the Muslim Solidarity Committee of Albany, New York – which spearheaded the precedent-setting [anti] “Preemptive Prosecution Resolution” that was passed by the Albany Common Council not long ago.

I know this is the 11th hour, but I strongly urge everyone capable of being present at today’s session (at 3:45) to do so. The information and inspiration you receive will be well worth whatever effort you needed to make. I assure you!

In closing, the question raised at the top of this page will be revisited in the coming days (insha’Allah). Are American Muslim Organizations in Collusion with the American and Pakistani Governments in the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui?

El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan

To be continued…

 

 

 

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