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USA vs Al-Arian
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1. Organize a screening for the award-winning documentary US vs Al-Arian in your local community. See the video trailer on this website or in youtube Videotrailer also visit the documentary's official website: Documentary

For more information regarding film screening contact Dr. Melva Underbakke by email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

2. Call Senator Patrick Leahy (202) 224- 4242 and Congressman John Conyers (202) 225-5126 the Judicial Committee chairman of the Senate and ranking member of the House respectively - and ask them to meet with the Attorney General and have him demand that Assistant USA Attorney Gordon Kromberg be reigned in and stopped from going forward with this unlawful indictment. Even if you are not their constituent, they are obliged to listen to your opinion since their duties extend to all Americans. [Note: Mr. Leahy and Mr. Conyers are already well-aware of this case, so it is not necessary to give background information to it.]

3. Write a letter to the Attorney General and ask him to review the case and honor the plea agreement with Dr. Al-Arian

The Honorable Eric Holder
Attorney General, Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 3266
Washington, D.C. 20530-0001

Or: E-mails to the Attorney General, may be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

4. Write a letter to the Office of Professional Responsibility at the Justice Department

Robin C. Ashton, Counsel
Dept of Justice  Office of Professional Responsibility
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 3266
Washington, D.C. 20530

 

5. Write a letter to the editor at the Washington Post regarding their latest article on Dr. Al-Arian. The letter should be less than 200 words and should be sent to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the tagline Referring to the June 27th Article Former Professor Indicted in Muslim Charities Case.

 

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6. Join our regular listserv today! Simply send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to receive the latest updates on Dr. Al-Arian!

 

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II. HOW TO HELP OUT EVEN MORE

 

8. Call the Honorable John Conyers, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee in the United States House of Representatives: (202) 225-5126. Tell him to contact the Department of Justice and the ICE and to demand that Dr. Al-Arian be allowed to leave as soon as possible in accordance with the terms of the plea agreement. (see talking points in 10 below)

9. Call the Honorable Senator Patrick Leahy, Chairman of the Judiciary Committee in the United States Senate: (202) 224-4242 Tell him to contact the Department of Justice and the ICE and to demand that Dr. Al-Arian be allowed to leave as soon as possible in accordance with the terms of the plea agreement. (see talking points in 10 below)
10. Call your elected representatives: simply visit http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/ , put in your zip code, and find the appropriate numbers.
Tell them that Dr. Al-Arian is a high-profile political prisoner whom certain members of the Justice Department are trying to prosecute him and unethically and illegally keep him imprisoned long past when he should have left the country. Mention that:
  • Dr. Al-Arian has not been found guilty by the jury in a 6 months trial in 2005;
  • He signed a plea agreement with the government which clearly stipulated that:
  1. He would be allowed to leave as soon as possible.
  2. He would NOT be required to testify or cooperate in any other investigation.
  3. Despite this, a federal prosecutor in Virginia subpoened Dr. Al-Arian to testify in a blatant disregard for the terms of the plea agreement.
  4. Dr. Al-Arian's prison term ended --> his indictment since is then COMPLETELY ILLEGAL
  5. Dr. Al-Arian is clearly being persecuted for his political beliefs.
Ask your representatives to contact the Department of Justice and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and demand that Dr. Al-Arian be allowed to leave as soon as possible in accordance with the government's plea bargain. Also ask them to contact the chair of the judiciary committee (Senator Leahy for the Senate, Congressman Conyers for the House) and press them to act on this issue, and to hold hearings on the illegal use of grand juries in order to harrass people foe their political beliefs.

11. Distribute our new pamphlets to friends and acquaintances; pamphlets available

12. Donate to help alleviate the considerable costs of Dr. Al-Arian's legal defense either online through PayPal:

 

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13. Pray for Dr. Al-Arian and his family.

 

14. Write a letter to the editor. Letters to the editor are actually very important since they are the most read section of any given publication. Go to this website: http://www.capwiz.com/ams/dbq/media/ and enter your zip code for the contact information for all media outlets in your area.

 

15. Organize a screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary USA vs. Al-Arian. Email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it to borrow a copy of the DVD for free!

 

16. Join the Sami Al-Arian Action Committee! Become part of a team of passionate and committed supporters who help develop and carry out the outreach campaign for Dr. Al-Arian. Simply send an email to: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

To all those who continue to show their support at this very crucial time, you have our heartfelt thanks.

Documents & Releases

Statement of Chairs of American Muslim Task-Force on Civil Rights and Elections  (AMT) and  Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)

Howard Zinn Statement on Professor Al-Arian

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SPOTLIGHT

March 2000

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January 2009

To be patriotic is to be able to question government policy in times of crisis.
To be patriotic is to stand up for the Bill of Rights and the Constitution in times of uncertainty and insecurity.
To be patriotic is to  speak up against the powerful in defense of the weak and the voiceless.
To be patriotic is to be willing to pay the price to preserve our freedoms, dignity, and rights.
To be patriotic is to
challenge the abuses of the PATRIOT Act.
From a speech by Dr. Al-Arian
9/1/2002

Biography---

UFF Summary: Al-Arian and USF

Poetry

Announcement of Book: The Al-Arian Reader

A new compilation of all relevant articles to be released soon by the National Liberty Fund

Selected Poems
by Sami Al-Arian

We Shall Rise

To Maya Angelou
Like the dream of the slave
You rise
And with the scream of the brave
I shall rise
In honoring the memory of your ancestors
You rise
With my stateless brothers and sisters
I shall rise
Like dust in the sunlight
You rise
And as ashes in a fiery night
I shall rise
You offend
Because of your existence
And I
For my resistance
You upset them
Recalling their past
And I
By holding steadfast
They may trod you in dirt
May cause me all the hurt
Inflict upon you excruciating pain
While they shut me up and detain
By they won't see you broken
Neither would my faith be forsaken
As you've never bowed your head
And never lowered your eyes
I'll continue to raise my fist
And hide my mother's cries
They may shoot you with their words
Cut me up with their swords
They may insult you with their eyes
Denigrate me with their lies
Trying to kill you with their hate
Bury me alive to seal my fate
But they'd certainly
Be shamed and fail
As the free chant and sing
On their march to prevail
So keep your head held high
As I follow you and try
And keep your beautiful smile
As I walk my first mile
They'll pressure and blame
Throw us in prison to control and tame
They'll exile and defame
Lynch us all or shoot and maim
Burn crosses with no shame
Target our children in a dirty game
By why is that a surprise?
Despite their evil and terror
Their falsehood and lies
You shall rise
And I shall rise
You're the black ocean
Leaping and wide
I'm the Mediterranean
With a stormy tide
Staying together
Side by side
It's no surprise
We shall rise
Surely shall rise
We together shall rise
No Longer Afraid
For us to feel "secure"
What price is being paid?
If living in freedom
Why are we afraid?
Fear is everywhere
All around
Perhaps irrational
But without any bound
You can see it on our faces
Sense it in our eyes
You can hear it in our whispers
Feel it in our cries
More>>No Longer Afraid
The Bird and The Vulture
The bird was chirping
In a house on a tree
But the vulture was angry
Because it was free
When the bird is singing
The vulture ain't safe
More>>The Bird and The Vulture
The Smile of Freedom
He looked like
A body-builder
Tall, tough, and full
All muscles and no fat
His mind was simple
Suited to follow orders
No questions asked
Acting mean and mechanical
Like any bureaucrat
More>>The Smile ...
In the Name of Freedom
In the name of freedom
We shall rule the world
To spread democracy
And set you free
In the name of freedom
We’ll descend on you
To make you civilized
Modern and orderly
More>>In the Name ...
The Accused: Franz Kafka Meets George Orwell in 21st Century America
Act I: The Mother of all Evidence
Act II- Weapons of Mass Deception
Act III: Silencing of the Lambs
Act IV: Attacks of the Wolves
Act V: Occupied Territory
Act VI: Police State
Act VII: Official Obituary
Act VIII: A Close Encounter of the Scariest Kind
Act IX: The Inquisition
Act X- Conspiracy Theory
Act XI- Secret Trials
Act XII- Silent Pain and Teary Eyes
Act XIII- True Patriot Acts
Do Not Sign
Rights are not for sale
History is not kind
On those who sell their people out,
Betray their cause,
Surrender their land
To tow the line
Do not sign
More>>Do Not Sign
Rachel Corrie: Daughter of Palestine
The most gentle
Amongst all honorable
Women
Had a spirit
As dazzling as
The garden of
Eden
More>>Daughter of Palestine
Ole Jerusalem
O Ole Jerusalem
I feel your pain
I hear your cries
The light thunder
In the darkness
And the heavy rain
I see the steady bleeding
Of your wound
With its mark and stain
More>>Ole Jerusalem
Patrick Henry
A revolutionary
At heart
A patriot
From the start
Loved by his country
To the core
Defended freedom
Even more
Hated arrogance
In shape and tone
Fought tyranny
With every bone
He was the conscience
Of his people
Striking fear in the enemy
And made it feeble
More>> Patrick Henry
Injustice
An overwhelming feeling
Of bitterness
Emptiness
Hopelessness
Helplessness
Sadness
Madness
Of hatred and rage
Trapped in a cage
Disappointment and anger
Continuing to linger
Wounding of dignity
Violating your virginity
More>> Injustice
Political Riddles
He sees the world as black and white
His solution to every quandary is fight with might
The economy will not stimulate
Because he can’t articulate
While jobs are gone
He says, “bring ‘em on.”
Who is he?
He likes to be called the General
The head of an agency that’s federal
If you spit on the sidewalk
He’ll send the Incredible Hulk
He hates to cite truth or fact
Because he’s busy promoting his unpatriotic act
He frequents TV cameras with a smash
The first part of his last name sounds like trash
Who is he?
He is the ideal dutiful poodle they say
From an empire where the sun did not set one day
He adores his cowboy friend and considers him a fan
And insists: I’m nobody’s yes-man
When the cowboy says no, I say no
Who is he?
More>>Political Riddles