Tuesday, February 16, 2010

El-Hajj Mauri' Saalakhan: Film & Talk on Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Tuesday, Feb 23rd Boston Area




For any of you in the Boston area, here’s an event that might be of interest:

Film and Talk on Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

featuring

El-Hajj Mauri' Saalakhan

Tuesday, Feb. 23rd, 2010
7:00 PM
LewisRoom
Cambridge Public Library, Central Square
45 Pearl St, Cambridge
accessible by bus and red line, central sq stop, wheelchair accessible

On March 30th, 2003, Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and her 3 children, ages 7 mo. to 7 yrs. at the time, were disappeared from Pakistan. Her 2 youngest children are still missing, and she and her oldest son were handed over to the U.S. and secretly imprisoned in Afghanistan for 5 years. Since 2003, sister Aafia has been caged in solitary confinement, shot, and severely abused. She was then falsely accused of attempting to murder US interrogators in 2008. After being moved to NYC for trial, she was convicted with no evidence on February 3rd, 2010.

El-Hajj Mauri' Saalakhan will speak about the case of Dr. Aafia Siddiqui and our primary focus in the struggle ahead.

Mauri' Saalakhan is a Metropolitan Washington, DC-based human rights advocate. He presently serves as Director of Operations for The Peace and Justice Foundation; a Muslim-led, grassroots human rights organization. He is also the author of several books: The Teacher, a work of Islamically-based poetry and commentary on a myriad of social and political issues; Why Our Children Are Killing Themselves, an examination of the root causes behind the crises facing children, youth and families in America; Criminal Justice in America, an examination of the U.S. Criminal Justice System and its impact on the African American community; Islam & Terrorism: Myth vs. Reality, and many others.

Please join us!

**The Cambridge Public Library is not a sponsor of this event.

(Please see Post just below for a few updates since the Dr. Aafia Siddiqui Trial)

1 comment:

Connie L. Nash said...

Pearls of Wisdom
Imam Ali ibn Abu Talib (peace be upon him) said:

Show clemency, for it is the intimate friend and the supporter of the believer. Likewise, knowledge is his guide, lenience is his brother, intelligence is his comrade, and patience is the commander of his troops."

(Tuhaf al-Uqool)