Thursday, March 17, 2005

Nitpicking in the Dunya or Keeping Muslims Distracted

Salaam alaikum,

While we are all bent out of shape over Dr. Amina Wadud's "historical" prayer service, justice has still not been served for a young, pregnant Muslima here in New Orleans.

Sister Iman Muhanna was stabbed 33 times in December 17, 2004. Her murderer has not been apprehended. She and her unborn child were killed. The Muslim American Society in New Orleans has decided to take this issue to the media and I will keep you guys posted on any updates but here is the latest.

Some Muslims feel right to lampoon organizations like CAIR, ISNA, ICNA, MAS, etc. but they are the only few groups that are tackling the real problem of Islamophobia in America. But maybe the MWU crew can write an article on how we intolerant Muslims need to except their innovations while our brothers and sisters are murdered. Subhan'allah.

MAS Freedom Takes Pregnant Muslim Mother's Unsolved Murder

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most MercifulThis is about to go national

MAS FREEDOM TAKES PREGNANT MUSLIM MOTHER'S UNSOLVED MURDER CASE

Freedom Foundation Pursues Nationwide Campaign Calling for Assistance by the Public and Media

http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=2258

On December 17, 2004, Iman Muhanna, six months pregnant, was found murdered in her home in New Orleans, LA. She was stabbed 33 times. To date, no one has been apprehended for this gruesome crime. Also, there has been little media coverage or public outcry for the capture of the murderer. Recently, Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation Executive Director Mahdi Bray met with Iman Muhanna's husband, Fakhri Mohamed, and other family members. Bray assured the family that MAS Freedom could not allow Iman to remain a nameless face in an unsolved murder and that the Freedom Foundation would vigorously advocate nationwide for the arrest and conviction of the murderer of our beloved Muslim sister.

Iman was a mother of two children and a teacher at the Muslim Academy in New Orleans. She was greatly loved by her family and the Muslim community, whom she had served faithfully. She is a sister-in-law of the renowned Palestinian activist Dr. Abdulhaleem Al-Ashqar."Frankly, I'm amazed at how little media attention this case has received," said Bray. "The murder of pregnant women normally receives big nationwide coverage by all the major media outlets."I sat with Iman's mother, and in addition to her tragic sense of loss, she wants closure through finding her daughter's killer. She sadly urged me in Arabic to 'Push! Push!'"And push we will, inshaAllah.

"Effectively immediately, MAS Freedom is doing the following:- Assisting the family and the New Orleans Police Department in raising a cash reward for any information leading to the apprehension and convictionof Iman Muhanna's murderer.- Has contacted major media outlets about this case, including Larry King, "20/20", the producer of "Crime Solvers", "Unsolved Mysteries", and Adam Walsh of "America's Most Wanted", and is launching a media letter-writing campaign to all MAS Freedom Foundation chapters nationwide.- Reaching out to the entire New Orleans community in order to organize a vigil and press conference around the case.- Requesting all MAS Freedom Foundation chapters to mobilize their local communities for to aid in raising reward money and advertising resources.

If you would like to assist, please contact MAS Freedom at (202) 496-1288 or freedom@masnet.org If you have any information regarding the case, please contact MAS Freedom Foundation or the New Orleans Police Department. All information will remain strictly confidential. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the New Orleans Sheriff's Office Investigation Bureau at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. Callers to Crimestoppers do not have to give their names to be eligible for a reward of as much as $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of a suspect.

4 Comments:

Blogger DrMaxtor said...

Jazakallah Khair for bringing this up. I wonder why mwu and the rest of the pro-regressive crew have nothing to say about this ? Maybe perhaps b/c these sort of henious crimes target muslim men as well ?
I guess the adults will take care of this, inshallah.

8:59 PM  
Blogger Umm Zaid said...

Salaam 'Alaikum

Alhamdulillah others are taking notice of this now. If you hadn't told us about this, Ris, I doubt those of us at LT and our readers would have heard about it until now. Subhan'Allah.

Let's also remember that there was also a child who was murdered. Yes, still in utero... but insha'Allah, there will be justice for that child as well (as there will be in the Akhira for sure).

3:39 PM  
Blogger cncz said...

Salam alaikoum!
Thank you so much for this post. Subhan Allah I'm from New Orleans and I hadn't even heard about it (I live abroad). Can I link to this on my blog please?

6:34 AM  
Blogger izzymo said...

Salaam Cncz,

Sure! Link and post away!

Dr. Maxtor, they won't address it because they would have to actually admit that Muslims are being killed indiscrimately. You can't get your oppressors to love you if you remind him/her of his/her oppression.

11:57 AM  

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