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- Qatada -
07-26-2006, 10:11 PM
What Happened to Abu Muqatil?


al-Salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Many of you may have read over the past week of the case of a brother Syed Talha Ahsan being arrested in the UK at the request of the American government for extradition to the US for trial.

Here’s an extract from the Guardian on the day of his arrest


Syed Talha Ahsan was arrested at his home in Tooting, south-west London, by officers from Scotland Yard's extradition unit.

Ahsan, 26, was held on a federal indictment from the US state of Connecticut charging him with conspiracy to support terrorists and conspiracy to kill or injure people abroad. The allegations do not relate to domestic terrorism in the UK.



Ahsan is accused in the same case as Babar Ahmad, a British computer specialist who was indicted in Connecticut in October 2004. Ahmad, who is fighting extradition, has been accused of running websites inciting murder and urging Muslims to fight a holy war.


There’s more information here and here

However, what many of you may not be aware of is that this brother, Talha, is someone who regular users of this forum will be familiar with, Abu Muqatil.

I was shocked myself when I found out.

He appeared in court this morning to hear the charges read out against him and the judge thereafter turned down his application to be released on bail until the trial date. So after the hearing today, he was returned to Belmarsh Prison. A more detailed account of today's events will shortly be published on the website that has been set up to campaign for his release:

www.freetalhaahsan.com

What can you do?

1) First and foremost is to make du’a, sincerely and frequently, that Allah preserve and protect him, grant him the patience and forbearance he’ll need for this testing time, and that Allah grant him release and protection from the plans of those who have gathered against him.

2) Write to him. Let the brother know that there are brothers and sisters out here who will not forget about him, nor will we stop in our efforts to campaign for his release. It is an amazing iman and morale boost for a prisoner to get mail from friends and supporters, even if it’s just a few lines.

You can write to him at this address:

Syed Talha Ahsan TA 6044
HMP Belmarsh,
Westernway,
Thamesmead,
LONDON SE 28 OEB

3) For those of us in the UK you can also contact your local MP via http://www.writetothem.com/, or better yet in person, and ask them what are they doing to about getting the 2003 extradition treaty between the US and UK annulled? A treaty that may shortly (Allah forbid) lead to Babar Ahmad’s extradition, and the same treaty which we now find brother Talha being detained under?

A bizarre one sided treaty that allows the US to request a British citizen be extradited without first presenting any evidence that there’s a case against them. In contrast the UK has no authority to make a similar request to the US. Prior to 2003 the US government had to present evidence that there was a case against a person before having them extradited. Like the example of Lotfi Raissi who the US government alleged was responsible for training some of the 911 pilots. The US government was unable to produce any evidence and the charges were dropped without his extradition. Although he was subjected to five months imprisonment in Belmarsh prison, he never left the country. However, since 2003 things are very different and the US no longer has to produce any evidence (their previous stumbling block), they merely have to make a request for extradition.

We are all only too well aware of the atrocious human rights record of the US and how they treat their prisoners or anyone who dares to question their actions. So we fear for Babar, Talha and others like them as to what the US will do with them if they are succesful in getting them extradited (Allah forbid). Guilt is rarely a factor in the sending of a Muslim to human rights nightmares such as Guantanamo bay. Rather the selection process seems to based on religious belief and the whims/political gain of the authorities in the US.

So write to your local mp and ask what is he/she doing to have this unjust treaty over turned and to highlight the case of the victims of this legislation, such as Babar Ahmad and more recently Talha.

4) Stay informed with the case by regularly visiting:

www.freetalhaahsan.com
www.freebabarahmad.com
www.cageprisoners.com
and www.stoppoliticalterror.com

5) Take part in the demonstrations, campaigns and other activities that these organisations hold.

6) I'm also open to suggestions as to what can be done to help our brother. So feel free to brainstorm here (or you can contact me privately if you’d prefer) with your ideas.

7) Very importantly, return to and repeat step one.

You'd think that if the brother had actually committed a crime then there'd be sufficient evidence for the UK authorities to put him on trial here themselves, rather than having to wait to be ordered by the Bush administration, 'ajeeb!

May Allah (subhanahu wa ta'ala) hasten the release of Talha, Babar and the other brothers and sister around the world who have been persecuted for daring to stand up and recite, and act upon, "There is none worth of worship except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah".

Baraka Allahu fikum.
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Ghazi
07-26-2006, 10:16 PM
:sl:

Subhanallah may allah ease his suffering and grant him sabr, I'm not familiar with this bro havn't seen him around much, inshallah this is a must we write to him.
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umm-sulaim
07-26-2006, 10:25 PM
Oooh subhanaAllah!! saheeh may Allah make him patience for this great test..

InshaAllah writing is a great idea...

reminds us that this dunyaa is a prison for the beleivers, sometimes literally...may Allah grant him and the rest of our brothers and sisters thabaat-firmness...
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shudnt_have
07-30-2006, 02:52 AM
:sl:

Subha'Allah may Allah tallah grant him 10000000 times more rewards and prestige in akhira. may Allah tallah grant patience and taqwa and iman to him and his family. may Allah protect him.[ and many like him]

bumping this thread...
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mysterious
07-31-2006, 06:08 AM
ameen
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*Umm_Umar*
08-01-2006, 11:08 AM
:sl:

Ameen to the duas.
I'm not familiar with this br. Inshallah i'll fwd this to others.
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IbnAbdulHakim
08-01-2006, 11:50 AM
:salamext:

Ameen to all the dua's, Allah tests most those he loves, may Allah give Talha Sabr inshaAllah.

I will try writing to him, i urge the others to do the same inshaAllah.

:salamext:
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Fishman
08-01-2006, 12:45 PM
:sl:
It makes me feel horrible when things like this happen :cry: . May Allah grant him saftey.
:w:
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Zulkiflim
09-08-2006, 05:35 PM
Salaam

May Allah protect him and keep him in safety.
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A7med
09-18-2006, 08:08 PM
:offended:

AMEEN to the Dua'as
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Hawa
09-18-2006, 09:29 PM
subhanallah may Allah make everything easier for him
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S_87
11-02-2006, 12:18 PM
:sl:

regarding the 'extradition clause in the police and justice bill' my mp replied to me saying

'...unfortunately we failed to overturn the governments majority by between 40 and 50 votes. i regret this as even though we are now told that the united states senate has cleared the wa for their government to be able to ratify the extradition treaty it is a very unbalanced one....'
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Umar001
11-03-2006, 10:49 AM
OMG I live just near tooting, it seems like the whole of my area is getting locked down.
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01-17-2008, 03:56 PM
:salamext:

* BUMP

Is this Talha777 we are talking about?
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Souljette
01-17-2008, 04:08 PM
May Allah reward him and strengthen his imaan inshallah ameen
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- Qatada -
01-17-2008, 05:30 PM
Originally Posted by AhLÄÄM
:salamext:

* BUMP

Is this Talha777 we are talking about?

:wasalamex


a bro from uponsunnah forums a long while back...


http://www.theponyexpress.org/wordpress/?p=29
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Ninth_Scribe
01-17-2008, 08:11 PM
Originally Posted by - Qatada -
What Happened to Abu Muqatil?


al-Salamu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Many of you may have read over the past week of the case of a brother Syed Talha Ahsan being arrested in the UK at the request of the American government for extradition to the US for trial.

Here’s an extract from the Guardian on the day of his arrest


[indent] Syed Talha Ahsan was arrested at his home in Tooting, south-west London, by officers from Scotland Yard's extradition unit.
I don't understand. I've researched the grounds for Jihad myself and I can honestly say that, according to the Quran, it's justified! Muslims are actually obligated to prevent their lands from being invaded - letter of the law - with no exceptions. The U.S. government hates it when I say that, but it's a truthful statement, and just because we have a "separation" from church and state (which is arguable at best), we have no right to disrespect lands that do not agree with the concept... or develop those lands so they comply with our interpretation of U.S. law.

The U.S. government could arrest me for these statements, but they'd only be giving me the spot-light... and I'm sure they know by now how well I would use it.

After all... It is written!

The Ninth Scribe
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