The Campaign to Stop Secret Trials in Canada would like to invite you to
join an international fast of solidarity with the largely Muslim detainees
from the so-called war against terror (a war against democracy really) who
are imprisoned across the globe. If you would like to join this sun-up to
sun-down fast for the month of Ramadan please sign this statement and
return to email@example.com, and we will post it on our website
(www.homesnotbombs.ca), send it to media outlets and to governments alike.
Matthew Behrens and Diana Ralph
To sign on to the fast click here: firstname.lastname@example.org
or send a message to email@example.com
A central tenet of the Muslim faith is the idea that one is called upon to
assist those less fortunate than oneself. That expression of solidarity
with the poor, the persecuted, the disadvantaged, takes on added meaning during the
month-long fast of Ramadam. It is during this time when Muslims, in order
to feel both closer to God and to better feel empathy for those they are
called to assist the rest of the year, experience the self-restraint of a sun-up to sun-down
fast every day, for a month.
Muslim detainees fill the jails of the world, persecuted on the basis of
their faith. Many people of Arabic, Middle Eastern and South Asian heritage
and Muslim faith find themselves in U.S., U.K., and Canadian jails, often without
charge or bail, on secret evidence neither they nor their lawyers are allowed to see.
This year, in a public expression of solidarity with the detainees and
their long-suffering families, and as part of a call for due process for
all those detained, we as people who are not of the Muslim faith are
nonetheless committing ourselves to joining the sun-up to sun-down daily
fast of Ramadan, from October 27 to November 26.
We call on governments the world over to stop their war against civil
liberties, and to ensure that those detained receive immediate due process.
Diana Ralph, Toronto, ON, Canada
Rae Mitchell, Hamilton, ON, Canada
Jean Hanson, Toronto, ON, Canada
Matthew Behrens, Toronto, ON, Canada
Theodore Micceri, United States
Ahmad Ktaech, Toronto, ON, Canada
Daron Letts, Fredericton, NB, Canada
Eileen Knowles,. U.S.
Liam Husk, Canada
Evan Dalrymple, Canada
Foad Mashayekhi, U.S.
Rex Barger, Canada
Jenn Thomas, Canada
Marie Major, Canada
David Swann, Canada
Liz Lambert, Canada
Ruby Hussein, Canada
Chris Shannon, Canada
Lyn Adamson, Canada
Bill Ross, Canada
Katie O'Hagan, Canada
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