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Orwell’s Egypt


Suffice it to say, this is the most depressing anniversary yet of the Egyptian uprising. Somehow, the country has managed in the last three years not only to make no societal progress, but to actually regress to a situation that in many ways is worse than the Mubarak-era status quo. A cursory rundown of recent events highlight the utter absurdity ... Read More »

The Martin Luther King Jr. Speech that You Haven’t Heard


We frequently hear the “I have a Dream” speech by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. Children who attend school in the USA are taught quotes from this speech. History has re-written Dr. King just as a civil rights leader, but he was also an anti-war activist, an anti-materialist leader.   More than that he was the greatest anti-terrorist that this ... Read More »

Yemeni Youth Activist’s Testimony before the Senate on Obama’s Secret Drone and Targeted Killing Program

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What the violent militants have previously felt to achieve, one drone strike accomplished in an instance. There is now an intense anger against America in Wessab. This is not an isolated instance, the drone strikes are the face of America to many Yemenis. 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


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 »

Malala Yousafzai and the Media Frenzy- Exploring Selective Muslim Coverage


Why was she transferred to the UK for special treatment, whilst other children injured by the American forces were left unattended? Why is her name plastered on newspapers and placards and other children’s names not even known? The answer lies in Malala’s case being used to highlight the problems with the Taliban’s regime, thereby boosting the justification on the current Global war on Terror.. Read More »

Links & Press Releases: Imam Anwar Awlaki killed by US and Yemeni governments


Message from the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center In name of God, The Most Gracious, The Most Merciful. Upon the death of a person, Prophet Muḥammad, SAW, was reported to say, “Innallilahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon” from God we come and to God is our return. Today the Dar Al Hijrah Islamic Center acknowledges the death of a former imām, ... Read More »

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