Mobilization For Dr. Aafia Siddiqui
We have the capacity in America to do more than simply pray for her well being; we can organize and peacefully flood the streets at the federal courthouse in lower Manhattan on Thursday, September 23, 2010 (in the vicinity of the Brooklyn Bridge). We can convey the message loud and clear, ‘Not in Our Name’.
Concerned citizens, both Muslims and non-Muslims, are planning a mass mobilization in New York City for Dr. Aafia Siddiqui. We need the active support of everyone who can empathize with the plight of this young mother, sister, daughter and friend. Dr. Aafia Siddiqui is a Pakistani national who disappeared from the streets of Pakistan, along with her three young children (victims of rendition), in March 2003. Aafia spent the next five years (2003-2008) as a secretly held prisoner at U.S. controlled detention centers overseas. In July 2008, Dr. Siddiqui mysteriously reappeared on the streets of Ghazni, Afghanistan, in a weakened and disheveled state, only to be re-arrested, gravely injured by gunfire, and subsequently brought to the United States to stand trial for allegedly attempting to “murder U.S. personnel.” She was convicted, and faces sentencing on Thursday, September 23.
Thursday, September 23, Assemble at 8:00 AM
Support Dr. Siddiqui at her sentencing
Federal Court House, 500 Pearl Street in Manhattan, New York City
in Judge Berman’s Court
Endorsers of the September 23 Mobilization for Dr. Aafia Sidiqui: American Muslim Alliance (AMA), Community Masjid of Atlanta (Georgia), Families United For Justice in America (FUJA), International Action Center (New York), International Family & Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal (Philadelphia, PA), Islamic Circle of North America (NY Chapter), JERICHO, Justice For Aafia Coalition (U.K.), Majlis-Ashura of New York, Masjid At-Taqwa (Brooklyn, NY), Masjid Mujahideen (Philadelphia, PA), Mosque of Islamic Brotherhood (Harlem, NY), Movement in Movement Artist & Activist Collective (New York), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), Muslims Consultative Network (New York), Pakistan USA Freedom Forum (New York), Project SALAM (Albany, NY), The Fahad Hashmi Support Committee (New York), The Fort Dix 5 Support Committee (Philadelphia, PA), The Free Shifa Support Committee (Atlanta, GA), The Newburgh Four Support Committee (New York), The New York Coalition toFree Mumia Abu-Jamal, The Peace And Justice Foundation (Silver Spring, MD), The Tarek Mehanna Support Committee (Boston, MA), WESPAC Foundation (Pleasantville, NY)