Salaam 3alaikum Everyone.
Hope this finds you in the best of health and Imaan.

Just wanted to keep you updated on a few things.

1. Please please please sign Ziyad Yaghi's petition. Yes, one signature means a lot and there are so many of you and yet only a few of you have signed. WHY?! Please take 5 seconds to sign it and pass the petition along to others, post it on forums
you visit, e-mail it to your school list, etc.

Petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?GVFJAHR

2. Ziyad will be receiving letters on a weekly basis. Yes, many of you cannot write letters because of whatever reasons but we have made it more simpler for you. All you need to do is take a few minutes and write
him a few words for him on his group "Ziyad Yaghi Is My Brother." I cannot stress any further how important this is. So please,
do this for the sake of Allah swt.

Group: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=219462021068&ref=ts


3. Ziyad now has a new blog where you can keep yourselves updated throughout the trial. If you have a Google account, you can follow the blog and invite others to do so as well. Just click on "Follow." There is also a box that says "Updates about Ziyad Yaghi" and will have updates about him. As of right now, his petition is up there so please take the
time to sign it and pass it on.

Secondly, there are blog posts that have sample letters with key contacts. All you have to do is just copy and paste the letter, insert your name in the red fields and send it off to the key contacts. All the hard work has already been done for you and I don't know how else to make this easier. Thank you.

Ziyad Yaghi's blog: http://www.FreeZiyadYaghi.blogspot.com

Please also visit http://www.Mujahid-E-Musafir.blogspot.com for further prisoner stories and etc.

Source: Helptheprisoners.org                                                                    17th November 2009

Background

Ziyad Yaghi is a 21 year old American citizen, from Jordan originally, residing in North Carolina whom has lived in the United States since the age of two. He has been accused of attempting to commit terrorism abroad by the United States government, in an indictment which appears to be based on an incorrect premise, namely that the US seek to infer that trips abroad were part of a terrorist conspiracy.

Ziyad visited Jordan in 2006, the country of his birth. Unfortunately the US Indictment appears to have misinterpreted this intention, and states instead that he was seeking armed conflict.

In 2007, the indictment alleges that he with others tried to engage in armed conflict in Israel, whereas both Ziyad and his friend Omar instead sought to visit the west bank and Masjid al-aqsa, one of Islam’s most
famous and revered sites and one which holds particular appeal for Ziyad as he is from Palestinian heritage.
The United States again seek to set a dangerous precedent in that if a Muslim wishes to visit the land of his ancestry, then this is viewed as suspect.

Now Ziyad is being held in an American jail, on the basis of two holidays that he undertook a few years ago.
The United States seem to draw conclusions and conspiracies when it is clear that this was just a young Muslim man who travelled as millions of young people do, seeking different cultures and experiences. It is discriminatory to assume that if a Muslim man engages in a trip to the Middle East that it is seditious conspiracy, yet if a non Muslim man were to do the same then it is soul-searching and adventure.

We also remind the United States of its obligations under the constitution, which state:-

“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the
United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;
nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

(14th Amendment of the US Constitution, Section One)

We would also remind the United States of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article two,
which states :-

“Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind,
such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth
or other status. Furthermore, no distinction shall be made on the basis of the political, jurisdictional or
international status of the country or territory to which a person belongs, whether it be independent, trust,
non-self-governing or under any other limitation of sovereignty.”

We finally ask that the United States government cease the incarceration of this young man, and free him so
that he may resume his life and be re-united with his family.

Key Contacts

George Holding, District Attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office
310 New Bern Avenue, Federal Building,
Suite 800,
Raleigh, North Carolina
27601-1461
(919) 856-4530

Richard Burr, Senator
Wilmington
201 North Front Street
Suite 809
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (888) 848-1833
Phone: (910) 251-1058
Fax: (910) 251-7975

Sample Letter

Dear [insert recipient's name here],

I am writing to you concerning Ziyad Yaghi, a 21 year old American citizen who is originally from Jordan.
He is accused of engaging in a terrorist conspiracy, an accusation that is easily refutable if one examines the
facts of the case.

Ziyad visited Jordan in 2006, the country of his birth, for entirely innocent reasons. Unfortunately the US

Indictment appears to have misinterpreted this intention, and states instead that he was seeking armed conflict.

In 2007, the indictment alleges that he with others tried to engage in armed conflict in Israel, whereas both
Ziyad and his friend Omar instead sought to visit the west bank and Masjid al-aqsa, one of Islam’s most
famous and revered sites and one which holds particular appeal for Ziyad as he is from Palestinian heritage.
The United States again seek to set a dangerous precedent in that if a Muslim wishes to visit the land of his
ancestry, then this is viewed as suspect.

Under the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution, Section One, it clearly states:-

“No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the
United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law;
nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”

I would ask that you cease the incarceration of this young man, and free him so that he may resume his life and
be re-united with his family.

I look forward to hearing from you in due course.

Regards,
[insert name here]

Please spread the word and tell every one to write letters especially to Obama and to these people if possible

George Holding, District Attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office
310 New Bern Avenue , Federal Building ,
Suite 800,
Raleigh, North Carolina
27601-1461
(919) 856-4530

Richard Burr, Senator
Wilmington
201 North Front Street
Suite 809
Wilmington , NC 28401
Phone: (888) 848-1833
Phone: (910) 251-1058
Fax: (910) 251-7975


The governor;
Office of the governor
20301 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699


You can also call or write to the President:
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

Please include your e-mail address

Regarding Laila Yaghi's son, Ziyad Yaghi:

I feel excruciating pain! I know every one tells me to be patient but don’t forget that the prophet Jacob lost his sight crying over his son Joseph when his brothers took him away. How am I suppose to feel when my son is locked down, shackled and treated with humiliation? How am I suppose to feel when I go to the hearing and see my son in an orange jump suit with his hands chained and a bunch of marshals sitting behind him and then afterwards accompany him to take him back to jail? How am I suppose to feel when they have all these marshals and police taking my son as if he was about to blow up something?
All is a game to show people that they are doing their job but alas they are stealing our tax money to pretend that they are doing a job! Do you know how much it costs me every time my son calls? For every phone call he makes, it is 25 dollars! You know now the game how it works? How much money they make out of this? Imagine how many families are in this situation and for every phone call made it is at least $25, and then if it is a little important then it is more and more money. So I ask my son to please not worry about the money and at least call me once a week, if possible twice
I am depressed and try hard not to be, but you know I feel that with every breath I take poison seeps into my lungs and then into my veins. I know I should put more time into his cause and so and so but I feel so paralyzed and lost for words. Depression is taking over me. And yes, I do pray and make a lot of thikr and dua, but I am a mother don’t forget
And then people tell me to get a private lawyer. So you tell me, how am I suppose to get a private lawyer that costs more than 100,000 dollars when I can barely afford my basic needs
And then I try to be creative, but even that has been taken away from me due to depression!
And then my son’s lawyer tells me not to publicize it because this will hurt his case more, then others tell me no I should publicize it because then every one will know about what is going on. O.K so many cases have been publicized, so did it change their status? Are they out of jail? And am I suppose to be in a situation where I am doomed if I did and doomed if I did not! I don’t want to be the one who hurts my son. I want to be the one who helps him get out of this situation.
A 21 year old boy who just got out of his teen age years! A 21 year old boy who used to be silly and just wants to play, been accused of something impossible. A fiction the FBI created! I mock this secret evidence that no one can see or know about! And you know why? Because there is nothing! that’s why no one can see it or know about it
Where are out rights? Where is president Obama and how can he let all of this happen and not do any thing about it? Where is justice? Where?

-Laila Yaghi

What can I do?:

This will not take you more than 2 minutes, InshaAllah. -Mujahid E Musafir

-Please write words of inspiration and hope for Ziyad at Ziyad Yaghi Is My
Brother [will be forwarded to Ziyad, InshaAllah]:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?v=info&ref=ts&gid=219462021068

-Please join Ziyad Yaghi's group:
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=212624343942

-Please sign Ziyad Yaghi's Petition:
http://www.petitiononline.com/GVFJAHR/petition-sign.html

-Please join Ziyad Yaghi's Cause: http://apps.facebook.com/causes/404175/13073619?m=1a240be5

-Please donate to Ziyad Yaghi's Cause:
http://www.chipin.com/mywidgets/id/d535d458a81a0c9a

-Please write letters to Ziyad Yaghi:
Ziyad Yaghi B Pod
P.O. Box 399
Lillington, NC 27546

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

Write to Ziyad Yaghi

Write to Ziyad Yaghi:
Ziyad Yaghi (51771-056)
Federal Correctional Complex-USP-2
P.O. Box 1034
Coleman, FL 33521-0879
USA
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Write to Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan:
Mohammad Omar Aly Hassan #51769-056
USP Coleman I U.S. Penitentiary
P.O. BOX 1033
Coleman, FL 33521
USA

Important Information

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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