Bismillah walhamdolillah was salamu alaykum.
*** UPDATE: May 3 ***
I regret to inform you that the May 7 mobilization has been postponed indefinitely for logistical reasons. Please continue to pray for the relief of Dr. Aafia and her family.
If you have doubts about whether Dr. Aafia needs your support, please read below, watch the youtube video, and read the comments.
And keep checking MM for new articles as further information becomes available. Jazak Allah khayr, especially to those people who joined the Facebook event from this page.
*** /UPDATE ***
Alhamdolillah, the excerpt above is from a message received by the organizers of the April 9, event.
On April 30, 2011, I got this inquiry from someone in Pakistan via Facebook:
Can i ask you a question?
Why the muslim community from Pakistan is silent on Aafia?
Are they scared?
Is it not their religious duty to raise voice for this mazloom khatoon – qom ki beti – Dr. Aafia Siddiqui? Thanks
Here’s my reply:
Akhee, I agree with you that it must be fear. People have told me they do not even want to mention her name in khutbahs or even post anything about her on Facebook! They tell me it would be “too political.”
But for sure that is just a way of saying they are afraid of the consequences. And how sad that those consequences include the fear of what other Muslims would say about them for speaking up on her behalf.
May the love of Allah fill the hearts of our brothers and sisters until courage rises in their limbs and their tongues, and they stand for justice and mercy for all innocents and all those being tortured, and especially for our sister, Dr. Aafia.
Please spread the word of this event on her behalf.
If you and your friends do not live close enough to join us on May 7, then exhort every person you know to ask themselves who could travel there to stand with us. And may Allah make our efforts to help her bear fruit for her in this life and in the next, and make them a cause for shifa for each of us in the next life.
Please say, “ameen.”
If you are troubled by doubts over issues surrounding the case, watch this very brief video:[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvPRTm8XaAc[/youtube]
And if you doubt the value of the mobilization, compare taking action to remaining silent.
Only Allah Knows how much of a difference any of us can make in this world, but I ask you to continue to support justice for Dr. Aafia with your duas and by inviting others to attend the next mobilization which will take place on May 7, inshaAllah. And if you can attend, too, even better!
May Allah make this event a relief for this sister who has undergone torment upon torment since the beginning of this odyssey of injustice.
May Allah give you khayr for all you do and pray on her behalf. Ameen.
Justice for Aafia Coalition: http://bit.ly/f2aMKt
Please find below a sample of the FB supporters of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. The graphic is not hyperlinked to those FB pages, and they are not listed here in any particular order. Listing (or not listing) a group does not endorse it or its actions (sorry for the lawyer-speak) but this graphic is meant to show how easily any of us can find Muslims and other good people who want to stand up against injustice.