Bismillah, was Salaatu was Salaam ala Rasool Allah.
Although there have been a number of Muslims put on trial after 9/11, few have drawn the attention of Sami Al-Arian’s case. Originally charged with a litany of terrorism related allegations, he was acquitted on all counts in December of 2005. Thereafter, the government attempted to retry the case and after having gone through the stress of the first trial, Dr. Al-Arian accepted a plea deal on a minor count which would require him to be deported. Today, Dr. Al-Arian remains imprisoned in what has become an absolute assault on civil rights for all Americans.
On Thursday, April 10th, the UMCP (University of Maryland College Park) MSA will be filming USA vs. Al-Arian, a well researched and thorough documentary outlining what happened in the case as well as the overall stress and difficulty that the family has endured. May Allah give strength to their family and all those who are going through difficulties during these times. Ameen.
The details of the event are outlined below:
“USA vs Al–Arian” Screening at University of Maryland
Featuring Guest Speaker: Laila Al–Arian, Journalist and daughter of Dr. Al–Arian.
Please join us on Thursday April 10, 2008
From 6:00pm – 10:00pm in the evening.
The event will take place the Hoff Theater, located within the University of Maryland Stamp Student Union
College Park, MD
Sponsored by: The Muslim Students Association, International Socialist Organization, Feminism Without Borders, Organization of Arab Students, Students for a Democratic Society, and Peace Forum