A Message of Support for Aafia from Imam Abdullah Faaruuq
When driven by an agenda, It is easy to level accusations against someone who is innocent, and out of ignorance bring about irreversible harm.
The claims they have made against Aafia are untenable and unsubstantiated, the physical mistreatment is cruel and the harsh sentencing is draconian; but forcing her to rot in prison is inhumane. Yes our humanity is at stake! This means all of us, none of us can sit silent and not be blameworthy for doing so.
I speak truth to this government on her behalf because it is all I can do, but more importantly I call upon God Almighty to relieve this woman and her family of this suffering.
This is the voice of someone who has eaten her food, worked with her to spread the message of Islam and contributed to the efforts she made to relieve human suffering.
To see her suffer like this pains my heart, angers me and causes me to pray more deeply and sincerely for her and against her enemies. Allah have mercy on her and us. FREE AAFIA!!!
With all sincerity and concern.
Imam Abdullah Faaruuq