2023 Summary Activities

12/14

Listen to this sister’s righteous anger, and ask yourself how YOU can support (i.e. vote for) ANY politician who endorsed the state of Israel and its demonic acts of genocide!

Do you hear me God-fearing (or socially conscious) Muslims, Christians, Jews, Arabs, and humanists of the world?!

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📸 Watch this video on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/share/v/qNcuzj9jLpwacst9/?mibextid=KMUjF5

12/4

ASA: A poetic story worth sharing!

https://www.instagram.com/reel/C0cSRbHuJQM/?igshid=ODhhZWM5NmIwOQ==

12/6

ASA: A poetic story worth sharing!

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12/4

Question of the day: Are we deserving of Aafia? 


📸 Look at this post on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/share/v/RreZRFQrT77otKfL/?mibextid=PkCAf5

11/25

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3I8mHaM0_N8


Speech in Detroit on Friday

11/16

I am looking forward to my visit tomorrow at THE MUSLIM HOUSE in Flint, Michigan. A Jumuah Khutbah on “Lessons From Gaza” will be followed by a dinner and some rich discussion, iA. 


I will include in my address some well established, decades old, international law. May ALLAH bless this visit to be a benefit to the freedom struggle of our Palestinian family in that brutally occupied land! 


Ameen Ya Rabb, Ameen!🤲🏿!

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Israel Has Enjoyed Decades of Legal Impunity. Could the War on Gaza Finally Change That? | Democracy Now!

11/2

A MOTHER’S GRIEF…

As I traveled toward NJ for the funeral of one of my sisters, I placed a call to my sister-in-Islam in New York City, Shahina Siraj, the mother of a still young political prisoner by the name of Shahawar Matin Siraj. We hadn’t spoken in a while, and I had to brace myself for the raw emotion that I knew would be part of our conversation. Shahina desperately misses her only son😪…


I share this not just as a reminder of the young lives and families upended by injustice in the name of “national security” - but as a warning that another wave of entrapment efforts are on the horizon, in the wake of what’s happening now in Gaza. 


The wolves are on the prowl; and as a wise man once said: “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Beware! 

*To read this commentary in its entirety:

https://www.facebook.com/share/4Zz7rJAt1sKS1ga3/?mibextid=WC7FNe

10/28

A powerful (Wakeup Call) speech!


https://youtu.be/nrlpJnPS7LA?si=uRfDY5W3kYZP-ml2

10/22

THE STRUGGLE WITHIN!


Today’s broadcast lived up to its title in a very personal way. I almost canceled because I wasn’t feeling well at all. I’m glad I didn’t cancel. I pray that today’s program will be a benefit to our long suffering family in Occupied Palestine. 


The program begins with an important message from Shaykh Omar Suleiman; and ends with a heavy on the heart, yet inspiring message from a besieged sister in Gaza. May ALLAH liberate our sisters and brothers soon. Ameen🤲🏿

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https://www.facebook.com/share/v/r35LwqMSq4m9g3e5/?mibextid=aNUACA

10/16

President Biden’s statement of condolence for a Palestinian child’s murder, and a response. 


https://www.facebook.com/share/v/fWKWRJcmLRnnFNpN/?mibextid=aNUACA

10/15

A MESSAGE AND A WARNING!


My dear brother and friend, Sheikh Hisham Sarsour, delivered an EXCELLENT KHUTBAH on Palestine this past Friday, in Raleigh. (If you agree please share it widely.) 


I truly appreciate the fact that he  ended his message with a warning to our young (bros especially) to be careful not to fall into the traps of the provocateurs that will definitely be on the prowl within our communities looking for prey!


Let a word to the wise be sufficient!

EHMS 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHzHw_uIAC8

10/11

10 POINTS OF ATTENTION ON THE PALESTINIAN CRISIS


https://www.facebook.com/share/v/x2uJTsHieb2iprAy/?mibextid=aNUACA

10/8

The Crises in India & Palestine

(The Common Thread) 


Today’s Salaamedia broadcast ended up being modified in the 11th hour out of necessity. We believe listeners and viewers will still find it to be of enormous value!


The broadcast includes some thought provoking video on the Hindutva/RSS crisis - particularly as it pertains to domestic politics in the US; and it concludes with some valuable info on the violent escalation of war-related hostility in Occupied Palestine. 


If you find it of value, please share it far and wide. 


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyrIMoGbHHI

9/27

Visit for jumuah @ NHIEC in Union City, NJ. 


https://www.youtube.com/live/pgQkGKzFKM8?si=2zpzP0wLBBYWnlJW

9/27

Special Note: There will be another series of rallies for Aafia (in multiple cities) beginning next month in DFW Texas. 


To send a donation to support this campaign, via check or money order: 


The Aafia Foundation, Inc. 

11160 Veirs Mill Rd

Ste. LLH18, PMB 298

Wheaton, MD 20902


**The full address must be on the envelope to insure delivery**


To donate online (and/or learn more about this case):

www.aafia.org


To donate your time in the city where rallies will take place, call or email: 

(202) 246-9608

mauri.saalakhan@aafia.org

(Or)

peacethrujustice@aol.com


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9/26

Reports that Test the Intellectual and Moral Muscle of Consumers


The Indian reporter in this video is someone who has (generally speaking) impressed me with her intelligence and integrity. Here she is now   With a report that will test others (especially South Asians) in those same areas. 


Canadian PM Justin Trudeau recently went public with a credible complaint against India for something very, very egregious - the assassination of a Canadian citizen on Canadian soil! 


Against this backdrop, we now have this equally credible report of PM Trudeau’s personal and political missteps on some important issues. (The political being far more important and consequential than the personal.) 


The challenge for Trudeau supporters and Modi/Hindutva/RSS opponents is how should I/we respond? Let me help you out with a memorable quote from one of the great leaders of the 20th century: 


“I’m for truth, no matter who tells it; and I’m

for justice, no matter who it’s for or against.” 

- El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (Malcolm X). 


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9/24

THE SACRED DUTY OF MUSLIM MEN, Part 2

Most of today’s discussion was on security related concerns  impacting families and communities throughout the US. 

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https://fb.watch/ngFaCASUIY/?mibextid=qC1gEa

9/21

A short message  of global concern.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1501921233912169&id=743770622&mibextid=qC1gEa

9/21

A short message  of global concern.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1501921233912169&id=743770622&mibextid=qC1gEa

9/11

“THE SACRED DUTY OF MUSLIM MEN”


This was a thought-provoking conversation featuring three grass-roots (in the trenches) work-oriented imams:


Imam Furqan Muhammad of Atlanta, GA. 


Imam Hamza Perez of Pittsburgh, PA. 


Imam Talib Abdul Samad of Prince George’s County, MD. 


And the struggle continues…


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9/18

ASA: The horrible murder of a Muslim

Sister has touched a raw nerve in our community (among Muslims and non-Muslims). It would be a big help to the role TAF is playing in the information and accountability process, if links to what we generate can go up on our website, AND on our YouTube page, ASAP. 

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“THE MURDER OF A MUSLIMAH, AND THE CHALLENGE FOR MUSLIM MEN”

with guests: 

 Zainab Chaudry, Executive Director of CAIR-MD; Madeleine Mariame Dieng (a close friend of the deceased); Jamila Malik; Imam Talib Abdul Samad; and Tariq Ibn-Jamil Lang. 


Description: 

On July 29, 2023, Mariame Toure Silla - a valued member of the Prince George’s County (MD) Muslim

community - was brutally murdered while taking a daily walk in her neighborhood. 

In today’s broadcast we discussed who she was; what steps need to be taken to insure accountability; and what can be done to increase security within our communities (especially for the most vulnerable among us). 

EHMS 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0juxpi2WKI

9/11

“THE MURDER OF A MUSLIMAH, AND THE CHALLENGE FOR MUSLIM MEN”


with guests: 

 Zainab Chaudry, Executive Director of CAIR-MD; Madeleine Mariame Dieng (a close friend of the deceased); Jamila Malik; Imam Talib Abdul Samad; and Tariq Ibn-Jamil Lang. 


Description: 

On July 29, 2023, Mariame Toure Silla - a valued member of the Prince George’s County (MD) Muslim

community - was brutally murdered while taking a daily walk in her neighborhood. 


In today’s broadcast we discussed who she was; what steps need to be taken to insure accountability; and what can be done to increase security within our communities (especially for the most vulnerable among us). 

EHMS 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T0juxpi2WKI

8/28

Yesterday’s final broadcast in the “Black August” 2023 series featured three former political prisoners - Jihad Abdul Mumit; Jalil Muntaqim; and Sekou Abdullah Odinga. 


The broadcast ended with a special report on Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, delivered by his son, Attorney Kairi Al-Amin. 


https://fb.watch/mHoc9Yc-wX/?mibextid=qC1gEa

8/12

PERSPECTIVES ON BLACK AUGUST 


(Salaamedia broadcast Sunday, August 13th, @ 8pm, CAT / 2pm, EST)


AUGUST is a month that has great symbolic significance in the African American human rights  struggle. “Black  August” was born out of an era that bears great significance for immigrants of color as well. 


The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is about to celebrate its 60th anniversary. How is this upcoming celebration related to Black  America’s human rights struggle? Tune in tomorrow to find out! 


Our guests will be: Muhammad Bashir, Esq., Naji Mujahid, Esq., and Tariq Ibn Jamil Lang. 

EHMS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ft2RhGKGH34

The Newburgh 4 Case 8/6

SALAAMEDIA

“A Conversation with El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan,”with special guest, Kathy Manly, Esq. 

The Newburgh 4 Case: What It Symbolizes For American Justice

FB link:

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=1041884176837963&id=100063685202593&mibextid=qC1gEa

NETUREI KARTA 7/30

THE MESSAGE OF NETUREI KARTA INTERNATIONAL

This was a valuable information packed conversation with a dear and respected friend, Rabbi Yisrael Dovid Weiss of Netueri Karta International, a community of Torah-believing, anti-Zionist, Orthodox Jews. 

    

May ALLAH protect this peace and justice oriented faith community, and magnify their message. Ameen. 


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWmg9z68JDA

Program in Texas 6/5

"Grateful to the Pakistani American Congress and its president, Dr. Ashraf Abbasi, for a warm hearted program in Houston, Texas. The plight of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui will not be forgotten!"

Tariq Ramadan

"A ONE-ON-ONE WITH DR. TARIQ RAMADAN

Alhamdullilah, I had an excellent, information packed public conversation with Dr. Tariq Ramadan this afternoon. After his recent victory in a Swiss court, we explored the following: 

The crises in India, Pakistan, Palestine, and Sudan. If you agree that this was a quality discussion do share it with others:)!"

Alhamdullilah! This press release out of Pakistan represents one major breakthrough, after years of struggle! We pray that the next, and most important breakthrough, will be the release and repatriation of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui before the end of this year!

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Salaamedia Broadcast 5/21

Salaams to All: 


Today’s broadcast (“The  Challenges Confronting Muslims, Part 2”) is personal. It’s inspired, in part, by a dear friend (who’s just like family) on life support in a Philadelphia hospital. Her name is Shakuntala Thomas. We call her Maiya❣️


I just learned that another dear friend, Br Issa Smith, is being removed from life support today in a Northern Virginia hospital. (Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi rajioon) 


I’m quite certain that my brother in Islam (Issa) wil be surrounded by his loved ones when he takes his last breath. As for the brown skinned woman from Nepal…not so sure. 


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Human Rights 5/10

HUMAN RIGHTS BEGINS AT HOME, PT 2


Description: The case of a “Muslim” family in Virginia (including an 80 year old matriarch) who were successfully prosecuted in federal court for compelling the domestic labor of a Pakistani woman. 


This case is painfully instructive, and so very sad! 


EHMS

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Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui

Aafia’s sister, Dr. Fowzia Siddiqui, video interview.

Click here for the video interview

Salaamedia Broadcast 5/7

The King Khalid Mosque Controversy @ Shaw University 

Description: Today’s broadcast is about a masjid that was built on a historically black college campus in Raleigh, NC, currently embroiled in a struggle for its very survival. 

Guests for the conversation were: 

Dr. Ihsan Bagby

Sr. Tahira Abdullah 

Attorney Nigel Edwards 

If you see value in this broadcast, please share. 

EHMS

Raleigh Municipal Center City Council Hearing 5/3

A Pictorial Snapshot of “Civic Engagement”   The attached photo captures the final phase of the (once standing room only) crowd still present in the Raleigh Municipal Center for the final phase of last night’s City Council Hearing.       I took the train from DC to Raleigh (NC) to witness the argumentation around the King Khalid Mosque controversy at Shaw University - a well known HBCU. We are scheduled for a public conversation on this hot topic this coming Sunday over the Salaamedia network, iA.   Do join us if you can @ 2pm (EST).  EHMS

REFLECTIONS ON PALESTINE, SUDAN, and AAFIA were the topics of focus for today’s broadcast. 

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Human Rights 4/29

Former talk show host Jerry Springer recently passed away. This video showcases what he became known for (shock television). This rather unique broadcast also underscores something very, very important. Hate is NOT inborn; it’s something that has to be taught. 

Even though this show aired 30 years ago, my heart bleeds for the poison fed to these young souls; and I can’t help but wonder what is the majority of their (grownup) attitudes today? And if their attitudes are the same, how has such poisonous belief impacted THEIR OWN LIVES?!

Furthermore, for members of the Jewish community who see this video (both here and abroad) how do they countenance these same attitudes, and worse, BEHAVIORS, today in Occupied Palestine?! 

Something to think about…


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Flyer Distribution

Young Muslim brothers were sharing these handouts (below) to willing recipients after the second Eid prayer at the Islamic Center of Bridgeport (CT). 

If I had seen them (I attended the first prayer) I would have congratulated and thanked them for their communal consciousness on this blessed day; and most importantly, for not forgetting their elder brother, Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin (the former H.Rap Brown), a respected leader and political prisoner. 

May ALLAH free him soon through our efforts. Ameen. 

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The Why Aafia (Part 4)

Salaams to All: While “The Why Aafia” podcast is intended for a general audience, the final podcast in the series (Part 4) is specifically intended for my fellow Muslim brethren. A challenge and a reminder for us in the blessed month of inner jihad called Ramadan. ‬

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The Why Aafia (Part 2)

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Aafia Mobilization 3/29

THE CALL FOR AAFIA MOBILIZATION IN WASHINGTON, DC,  scheduled for Thursday @ Friday @ 3 PM (EST).   *This is a 2 Minute Message. Please Help Us Spread The Word!!! ————  Special Note:  The Pakistan Embassy is located at 3517 International Ct NW, Washington, DC 20008.  It is MetroRail accessible via the Red Line to Van Ness/UDC. (It’s one of the embassies located behind the university.)

The Why Aafia Podcast Part 1 

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20 Years of Unjust Burden

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King Khalid Mosque

My position statement on the King Khalid Mosque controversy in NC

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The Deen Show

ASA, FYI: 

Salaams to All: 

MARCH 2023 Is The 20th Oppressive Anniversary of Dr Aafia Siddiqui’s Unjust Imprisonment; an imprisonment based on LIES and Deceits! 

A human rights initiative for Aafia will be held in Washington, DC, on March 30th & 31st. This is a good time for Muslim orgs who have been silent to come out of the shadows. If not now, when?!

For background info on this troubling case, check out the attached video (from a Chicago interview years ago)…

EHMS

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Salaamedia 3/5 Women's History Month

A dynamic and highly informative “Women’s History Month” public conversation. 

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