Life is becoming increasingly difficult for Muslims in North America. For Muslim inmates, it is much worse.
The Conservative Party of Canada, made up of racists and bigots, is firing up its equally racist base over the apology and compensation offered to Omar Khadr for the torture and illegal imprisonment he suffered for a decade at the hands of the Americans at Guantanamo Bay.
Omar Khadr’s long hard struggle for justice is about to end. The Canadian government will offer an official apology and $10.5 million in compensation for what he suffered for 10 years at Bagram and Guantanamo Bay at the hands of his American captors.
While al-Quds remains under Zionist occupation and 1600 Palestinian prisoners endure 45 days of a hunger strike, Hamas leadership under the influence of Arabian potentates all but abandons the struggle for the liberation of Palestine.
He gained prominence during the Sadat dictatorship and his staunch opposition to the so-called peace treaty with Zionist Israel that he denounced as a complete surrender and betrayal of the Egyptian and Palestinian people. Sheikh Omar called for an Islamic revolution in Egypt to rid the corrupt system and bring about an Islamic socio-political order in society.
The trial of deposed President Mohamed Mursi has been postponed until Monday February 24 by the Cairo Criminal Court. At his court appearance today, President Mursi urged his supporters to continue their “peaceful revolution.”
Khader Adnan, a 33-year-old Palestinian baker detained without charge by Israel since December 2011, ended his 66-day hunger strike on February 21, which had taken him to the verge of death. Adnan ended his strike only after Israel agreed to release him after serving another two months of “administrative detention”, under which a suspect can be held without charge for six-month periods, renewable indefinitely.
Although not given much publicity in the Western media, Saudi Arabia has been brutally suppressing political dissidents. The monarchy does not allow any form of criticism and has instituted harsh measures to silence any critical voices. As a result of this many human rights activists, bloggers, reformists, academics and religious leaders have been detained by Saudi security forces.
When a government official announced on November 5th that 21 people sentenced to long prison terms for belonging to a banned “Islamist party” had been released as part of celebrations to mark the twenty-first anniversary of President Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali’s rise to power in 1987, the irony in the announcement could not have been lost on the Tunisian people.