Who Is Ziyad Yaghi?

28 December 2009

Ziyad Yaghi is a 22 year old American Muslim of Palestinian descent who was born in Jordan after his parents left Upstate N.Y for a job over seas. Ziyad and his parents then came back to Upstate N.Y when he was about 2 years old. When Ziyad was about 3 years old, he moved to NC with his mom and brother.
Ziyad is known as a kind and gentle person by family, friends and colleagues. He is always giving money to the homeless and any one that asks him for money, Ziyad will give him or her the last dollar in his pocket.
The FBI and media have tried to depict my son as someone evil when in reality he's soft, gentle and caring. He sticks his neck out for his friends and is always helping people in need.
My son is a now a victim of the FBI's oppression.

About two years ago when Ziyad was only 19, him and his friend went overseas to his home country and from there, Ziyad and his friend also visited Egypt and had a wonderful time and then came back to the US. Soon after their trip overseas, the FBI was knocking on my door and asking me questions. When Ziyad and his friend came back, they were constantly harassed and watched by the FBI.
Before Ziyad and his friend went to Jordan they knew a specific person of interest to the FBI for a short while, then when they came back and had no contact with this person, the FBI continued to harass my son and his friend and they tried to pressure them to say something, even though Ziyad and his friend had nothing to say. Both boys insisted that they didn't know anything personal about the person the FBI were conducting an investigation on and couldn’t understand what the FBI was looking for!

Two years later, a simple fight broke between the boys and one of the friends of Ziyad The FBI made it sound so horrendous and tried to charge Ziyad and his friend with many things and threw them in jail. The FBI came once more to my door and asked me more questions and then one of them told me that he wants the boys in jail because he wants them to feel more pressured to tell them something about the individual the FBI have been inquiring about earlier. Again that same name was mentioned and the boys stayed in jail almost four months and when the FBI found that there is nothing against these boys that could prove what they were looking for, my son and his friend were released.

After two moths, when my son had cleaned the apartment for me and was about to cook, he went to the pool for a short swim, the FBI came with a swat team and arrested my son with new charges! The charges were so absurd! Ziyad and his friend were charged with conspiring to kill and maim people abroad! The FBI two days later came to my apartment to give me my son’s swimming shorts and told me that they think Ziyad knows something about the person they've been inquiring about from the beginning and that "Ziyad is not telling us and that he needs to cooperate with us!" Interestingly, one of the FBI officers told me and some of Ziyad’s friends that he it trying to get promoted. So can you see how the FBI works? Takes innocent people from their homes and throws them in jail for no wrong doing? Where is the justice here? Why would my son be taken away for no reason? I cannot explain the pain I've been feeling since July and I've been in deep depression crying all the time because of the injustice done to my son and many other Muslims in America.

We are a normal American family. This is outrageous! We are only being targeted because we are Muslims. We have done nothing wrong! Nothing wrong! Ziyad has a kind heart; he is someone that refuses to kill ants so how is he going to kill humans?

Please Support Ziyad and take a step in bringing an end to the Oppression done to my Son and many others. Silence is not an option in helping the oppressed, rather is it merely defeatism. We NEED to speak out and take ACTION to end these nightmares.

Yours respectfully,
Laila Yaghi

Please write him:

Ziyad Yaghi D/131
P.O. Box 399
Lillington, NC 27546


  1. steedsofwar Says:
  2. Asalamu Alaikum WRWB dear Ziyad , Im really sorry to hear about the injustice thats happening to you and your friend may Allah ease your situation and give you subr and may He accept your duas and the duas of your mother ameen You must remember that many people are working to get you out and many more make dua daily for you and ones in similar situations and their families . Be strong young brother your in good company [ ibn Taymiah ] and remember the the Prisons comes perfumed and the bitter comes sweet I leave you the care of your gracious Master Alhumduillah Rabil Alaimeen

  3. AmericanMan Says:
  4. Anonymous " you stupid zionist Pig.. America Controll by Zionist you moron.... Fbi they are joke moron. They invastigate innocent people Who has nothing to do with anything which is wrong... What your fbi secret agent did moron about 911 attack in our soil? it was inside job.... Go get busy with your zionist media like cnn bbc fox and eat some shit.... American people need to wake up and free our land from Zionist.
    ps: In name your crusaide how many woman and young girl should be raped.

  5. Anonymous Says:
  6. He is being held in violation of 18 U.S.C. 2339 (providing support to foreign terrorist organizations) and 18 U.S.C. 956 (conspiracy to commit murder and/or kidnapping). Here is the indictment:

    He can get up to 15 years for the first count and up to life on the second count. There is no Federal parole. The whole thing looks amateurish but this kid is looking at serious time.

  7. dakota1955 Says:
  8. Why is there so much Muslim hate here? Seems like the mainstream media is doing their job well indoctrinating the people with lower IQs.

    Behind ALL Muslim Terrorism you'll find the Mossad and the CIA.

    Your son is probably innocent Laila. I wish there were more I could do.

  9. Rakhshindah Says:
  10. Gosh @ Anonymous you need to have some humanity! your clearly against Ziyad! you clearly have no idea of the religion of Islam Either! Do not insult anyone if you do not know or understand the reliegion! tc i wish Ziyad the best and do dua for all pathetic people do become easy going! esp people like 'Anonymous'

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  12. Anonymous Says:
  13. If Americans should be arrested for killing foreginers in other coutnries then American Jews should be arrested after serving in foregin military forces Like the Israeli Defence force. This kid has never killed anyone, and if you are being arrested now because you are a muslim and go on vacation abroad then we have lost everything that once made America a free coutnry.

    I hope you will see your beloved soon.Hang in there.


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Ziyad Yaghi (51771-056)
Federal Correctional Complex-USP-2
P.O. Box 1034
Coleman, FL 33521-0879

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USP Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary
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Via Friends of Human Rights: Support Ziyad Yaghi. He lost his appeal, and will continue serving an outrageous 31-year sentence for a crime the government thought he might commit sometime in the future! The charge was conspiracy to provide material support to terrorism and to maim and murder people overseas. Who, where and when were not specified. The evidence, which basically was speech, showed he was not involved in any conspiracy. And in turning down the appeal, the judge apparently felt that the First Amendment does not apply to Ziyad. Also, the judge saw nothing outrageous with a 31-year sentence for a crime that hasn't happened. If you want to show the prison that you support Ziyad, and let Ziyad know that he is not forgotten, you can write to him at this address: Ziyad Yaghi (51771-056) USP Coleman 2 P.O. Box 1034 Coleman, FL 33521
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