Families & Victims

  • Portraits of Injustice – Daughters of the Holy Land Five

    Families & Victims December 5, 2017 at 0 comments

    “There is no greater tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of the law and in the name of justice.” ~Montesquieu~ Portraits of Injustice                                Daughters of the December 5, 2017                                         Holy Land Five Dear Friends, The Holy Land Foundation was the nation’s […]


    THE ENTRAPMENT TRIAL OF NICHOLAS YOUNG-On August 3rd, 2016, my brother, Nicholas Young, was the first Law Enforcement Officer in the United States to be arrested on charges of terrorism. He is charged with providing $245 worth of Google Play gift cards to an undercover informant, posing as a friend – a “friend” who had been in his life for several years, who pretended to join the Islamic State, a decision that my brother adamantly advised against. The exchange of these gift cards capped an undercover investigation into my brother, involving at least 6 years of federal government deception and multiple failed sting operations, beginning in 2010 or earlier.

  • Interview with Umaima Jafri about her husband Ibrahim’s detention

    Source: Youtube (11/21): Interview with Umaima Jafri about her husband Ibrahim’s detention
    Heather Gray and Cliff Albright interviewed Umaima Jafri on November 20, 2017 on WRFG-Atlanta’s “Just Peace” program about the detention of Umaima’s husband Ibrahim Mohammad. He has been detained for 2 years without bond or trial.

  • The rare prison visit

    Families & Victims November 21, 2017 at 0 comments

    The rare prison visit. Laila Yaghi recently visited her son for the first time in almost two years. The vists are very rare because he is in a prison that is 1700 miles from his home. A visit involves a plane flight, a car rental and two nights in a hotel. In short, the visits are very expensive. Sadly, this is the situation for most Muslim political prisoners. They rarely see their families. Most of her past visits with Ziyad had been from behind glass over a telephone, and so this was her first contact visit with her son in a long time. Laila is a poet, and below is the poem she wrote after the visit. Below that is Ziyad’s thoughts on the importance of visitation.

  • I released 2,000 minks from a fur farm. Now I’m a convicted terrorist ~ Kevin Johnson

    Families & Victims November 15, 2017 at 0 comments

    Source: The Guardian. People usually laugh when I tell them I am a convicted terrorist. . . Last Wednesday, the court upheld the constitutionality of the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act, the federal statute that put me away for three years and that my lawyers at the Center for Constitutional Rights have been trying to challenge for nearly a decade. . .Our rights are meaningless if the government intimidates us out of using them. But as Wednesday’s decision makes clear, the judiciary will not protect us from such abuse. The court has legitimized the government’s use of the word “terrorism” to describe nearly any activity of which it disapproves – and emboldened lawmakers around the country who are beginning to do just that.

  • NCPCF Families Lobby for Their Loved Ones

    NCPCF Families Lobby for Their Loved Ones. The theme of the 2017 NCPCF Families conference was “Strengthening Our Communities: Walking the Talk to Justice”. One of our key goals was to empower family members and equip them with advocacy skills. The afternoon workshops focused on action, including lobbying, using the media, and also a youth workshop on utilizing art in the search for justice – facilitated by Nida Abu Baker. The first workshop of the afternoon, Lobbying for Our Loved Ones, provided some of the basics of gaining power through the political process.

  • Portraits of Injustice – November 7, 2017

    URGENT ACTION NEEDED! Once again, a Muslim-American family is being torn apart by the actions of the U.S. government in its overzealous “war on terror”. Once again, this was preemptive prosecution of a “thought crime” . No crime had been committed, but maybe there would be a crime in the future! The house was raided by the FBI and torn apart, and the father is taken away to be locked behind bars. He has remained behind bars for two years while he awaits trial. The children are not allowed contact visits with their father, but talk to him over a phone and they see their father on a tv screen.

  • So this happened on the way to the Family Conference

    Families & Victims October 31, 2017 at 0 comments

    We’re excited to report that our Seventh Annual Family Conference was very successful, and also a very full weekend! We will be telling the whole story in coming weeks, but for now we want to let you know about a difficulty one of our participating families was able to overcome to get to Maryland, or we should say, mostly overcome.

  • Scholar with a purpose: Al-Arian brings Muslim world into spotlight at Istanbul conference

    Families & Victims October 6, 2017 at 0 comments

    Source: Daily Sabah. After being deported from the U.S., Palestinian-American scholar Sami al-Arian gave his all to academia and got behind the wheel of the Center for Islam and Global Affairs (CIGA) in his new home, Turkey, and this weekend, the CIGA holds its first conference, bringing noted scholars together to discuss several key issues of the Muslim world.

  • The trials of a Muslim cop

    Families & Victims September 11, 2017 at 0 comments

    Source: The New Yorker. Bobby Hadid joined the N.Y.P.D. after 9/11, to protect his new country. But when he questioned the force’s tactics, his life began to erode.