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Left Behind – the Families of Muslim Prisoners in CMUs

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Helplessness and resolve draped in a cream hijab and coral shawl, her face shielded behind over-sized sunglasses, holding her head high, she displays the photograph of the love of her life at a rally in front of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. Sahar Ahmed married a network engineer from a decent Pakistani family. The kind of guy most ... Read More »

Living Up To Justice

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O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even though it be against yourselves, or your parents, or your kin, be he rich or poor, Allah is a Better Protector to both. So follow not the lusts, lest you may avoid justice, and if you distort your witness or refuse to give it, verily, Allah is Ever Well-Acquainted with what you do. [Surat an-Nisa, 135] Read More »

Understanding the Pain of the Zimmerman Trial

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By Dawud Walid The recent acquittal in the George Zimmerman case reignited a national discussion about race relations in America.  There were many on one end of the spectrum, who stated the Zimmerman case typifies the lack of racial equity and justice in America for Blackamericans, from the initial profiling of Trayvon Martin, the trying of his character during the ... Read More »

Interview with Aafia Siddiqui’s Attorney- Tina Foster of the International Justice Network

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Exclusive inteview with Aafia Siddiqui's lawyer- Tina Foster Read More »

Justice For Aafia- A Graphic Novel

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This is Dr. Aafia Siddiqui's story in visual form. The artist Christopher Towne is a young anti-war activist. He blogs here. Towne has given Muslimmatters.org exclusive permission to share his graphic novel. He says “the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is both strange and disturbing. The so-called “War on Terror” demands periodic show trials, to make endless wars appear justified. Countless ... Read More »

The Aafia Diary-Tenth Anniversary

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By Andrew  Purcell I haven't really been keeping a diary. It just seemed to be a format that worked well. It is not strictly chronological, but it tells the story. Everything I write here is something I saw, both through interacting with Aafia and her family and sitting through her trial in New York City. 2003. Spring. I was at ... Read More »

Political Prisoner #Aafia Siddiqui Human Rights Forum & Rally in Washington D.C.

Joe Lombardo, National Coordinator of United National Antiwar Coalition  (UNAC) rallies for repatriation of Aafia Siddiqui

On International Women's Day, March 8th, 2013, anti-war, civil liberties, and Muslim activists, along with college students and families joined hands in demanding the repatriation of political prisoner Dr. Aafia Siddiqui back to her home country of Pakistan, and the compassionate release of Attorney Lynne Stewart. The peaceful protest was held outside the Pakistani Embassy in Washington, D.C. More than fifty  protestors ... Read More »

The March Initiatives- 3 Rallies for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

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Action Alert March 30, 2013 will mark 10 years that Dr. Aafia Siddiqui has been engulfed in an unending regime of brutal political imprisonment. As part of the international Free Aafia Movement's “10 DAYS FOR 10 YEARS” campaign, the U.S. branch of this international quest for justice will afford supporters of Aafia in America with three opportunities to contribute to this very important campaign. FRIDAY, MARCH 8, ... Read More »

Religious Discrimination at Work

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She didn’t know that the $20 scarf she wrapped around her head that morning would result in a $25,000 lawsuit . She walked into the job interview for Morningside House of Ellicott City: a confident, well educated professional. Excited, about to graduate from nursing school and after spending years caring for other’s children as a childcare worker, she was starting a new chapter of her life. A heartfelt prayer to Allah mumbled under her breath and she opened the door. Read More »

From Myanmar to Mecca | Rohingya Muslims Make Plea at Hajj

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Al Jazeera English correspondent Jamal Elshayyal reports from this year's Hajj on a group of Rohingya Muslims making the pilgrimage. One pilgrim interviewed said: “The problem in Rakhine began in 1962 but it's only now that the world has begun to take notice. There are plenty of stor The pilgrim says he is praying for help at hajj:ies of suffering ... Read More »

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