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Son of Mountains
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Rounded Up Book
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Project Salam Letters
to Mr. Obama and Mr. Holder

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Each Letter

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February 17, 2009 Letter

April 4, 2009 Letter

May 21, 2009 Letter

July 8, 2009 Letter

November 16, 2009 Letter

March 8, 2010 Letter

February 15, 2012 Letter

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Yassin Aref

Aafia Siddiqui

Dr. Rafil Dhafir

Newburgh 4

Syed Fahad Hashmi

Sami Al-Arian

The Fort Dix 5

Other Cases

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List of Known Prisoners at
Terra Haute CMU

List of Known Prisoners at
Marion CMU


Support the Aref-Hossain Family Fund via Paypal

The Aref-Hossain Family Fund was begun in 2006 as one of the first activities of the Muslim Solidarity Committee (http://nepajac.org/Aref&Hossain.htm). The MSC was founded to support Yassin Aref (www.yassinaref.com) and Mohammed Hossain, two Albany, New York Muslims who were preemptively prosecuted by the FBI in a phony sting operation in 2003–2004, convicted in 2006, and sentenced to 15 years each.

But they left behind two financially devastated families with a total of 10 young children. Since then, the Aref-Hossain Family Fund has supplied financial assistance to both families, depending on need; monies are split between the two families as evenly as possible.

Administered by one of Project SALAM’s attorneys, the Fund assists the families with various living expenses such as rent and utility payments, prison visits, and transportation and school costs for the children. 100% of the monies are fundraised and go directly to the families; the Fund receives no institutional support and takes no administrative expenses. Donations are not tax-deductible.

Although both Yassin and Mohammed have been released (Yassin in 2018, Mohammed in 2020), the Fund still exists to assist their families with unforeseen and general expenses as necessary. The current project is to help Yassin publish a translation of the late Dr. Shamshad Ahmad’s 2009 book, Rounded Up: Artificial Terrorists and Muslim Entrapment After 9/11. The book is a thorough overview of the Aref-Hossain case and has been used as the go-to reference guide for the entire case, from legal research to films to print articles. Yassin has translated it into Sorani Kurdish, and once published it will be circulated throughout Iraqi Kurdistan and beyond. 


For more information on the Family Fund, write to: Aref-Hossain Family Fund, c/o Lynne Jackson, 223 South Swan St., Albany, NY 12202, or e-mail lynnejackson@mac.com.

Thank you so much for your support!