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By Any Means Necessary

Imam Jamil Al-Amin Nyeusi Jami & Edward Onaci

Imam Jamil Al-Amin has been a target of U.S. policing agencies since the 1960s. Formerly known as H. Rap Brown, he was an activist with and chairperson of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, the Justice Minister of the Black Panther Party, and was an elected Minister of Defense for the Provisional Government of the Republic of New Afrika. A highly effective speaker, he was feared by the U.S. Empire and arrested multiple times for allegedly causing local rebellions. In 2002, Al-Amin was convicted of killing a Fulton County, GA sheriff’s deputy and wounding another during a shootout. The fact that another person confessed to the shooting was not admitted as evidence during the trial; and Al-Amin’s choice to exercise his constitutional right not to testify was portrayed as evidence of his guilt. The state has since acted on its long-standing fear of his powerful speech and influence to silence him. Scholars and filmmakers have been denied requests to interview him and he has not been permitted to perform any of his duties as an imam for fear that he will radicalize incarcerated Muslims. Imam Jamil’s case was heard in appellate court on May 3rd; we are waiting to hear if that court will grant him a retrial. In addition, there are grassroots organizing efforts to get him transferred back to the state of Georgia near his family, as well as efforts to lift the gag order so he can share his story with the world. Within the global context of systemic Islamophobia and continued resentment at the minor successes of New Af-rikan freedom fighters, Imam Jamil’s incarceration and maltreatment make visible how the U.S. Empire views and deals with those who challenge its legitimacy. For more information, visit https://hrapbrownsymposium.wordpress.com/ Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin #99974-555 USP Tucson Post Office Box 24550 Tucson, AZ 85734

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