Mission

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The Aafia Foundation is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit, non-political, organization dedicated to advancing human rights through education and advocacy. Our emphasis will be on empowering individuals to become agents for the defense of justice and positive, transformative social change. Specifically, we seek to accomplish the following:

  • To educate the public on the rights accorded by the U.S. Constitution and by established international human rights law;
  • To advocate for human and civil rights and to assist families and communities affected by the criminal justice system;
  • To advocate for the release of wrongfully incarcerated people;
  • To build public awareness of racism and religious bigotry in policing, the courts and prison system and to advance racial and religious liberty;
  • To provide spiritual counsel and assistance to prisoners seeking to heal and/or rehabilitate themselves guided by religious convictions and principles.

What We Do

We will target our message to individual citizens, civic organizations, religious institutions, government leaders, and relevant non-governmental organizations. The instruments of our methodology will include the following:

  • Educational forums organized in the various sectors of society;
  • Nonpartisan studies, research and analysis;
  • Social media outreach;
  • Publishing educational materials on issues of public policy;
  • Broadcasting by Internet, radio and television;
  • “First Amendment” activities such as protests in public forums.

Our Goal

At the core of our multifaceted education and advocacy programs will be the message that true peace, for the individual and society, can only come through justice. We envision a world in which the universally recognized human rights accorded to every human being at the time of birth by our Creator, are both the law and common practice of every land, God willing.

 

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6 thoughts on “Mission”

  1. As Salaam Alaikum, I recently attended a meeting at IRHSCIA on the 10th of Dec. which I would like to be part of a much needed effort. I’m not for opening it up to non-muslims at this time, we need to structure it among ourselves and get our youth involved (our future leaders) We need to address mental illness and drug usage. Inshallah look forward to being apart of this much needed effort. Your Sister in Islam.

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  2. I WAS AT IRSHCA FOR THE MEETING ON DEC 10, WHICH WAS LAST SAT. I DO HAVE SOME SUBJECTS THAT I THINK NEED TO BE ADDRESSED. THE MAIN ONE IS THE DRUG ADDICTION IN OUR MUSLIM COMMUNITY AND MAKING RESOURSES AVAILABLE IN OUR COMMUNITY. WHATEVER HUMAN RESOURCES THAT ARE NEEDED SHOULD COME FROM WITHIN. WHICH IS TWO THINGS IN ONE.
    I DO NOT THING THAT WE SHOULD AT TIME INCLUDE NON MUSLIMS UNTIL WE HAVE ESTABLISHED OURSELVES.

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  3. Why don’t you engage Amal Clooney to assist in Aafia Siddiqui’s case? She has a close understanding of America’s so-called justice system , its politicians and their influences,and is obviously high profile.

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  4. I see that Mr. Saalakhan is speaking at an inspiring conference in June:
    “Fight Toxic Prisons 2017 National Convergence in Texas,” http://www.FightToxicPrisons.org. This is great!

    We haven’t seen this urgently needed solidarity since Dr. Angela Davis organized the epic 1998 prison abolition conference. Listen to her Democracy Now! interview about that:

    Critical Resistance Addresses Prison Issues
    https://www.democracynow.org/1998/9/25/critical_resistance_addresses_prison_issues_b

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  5. Hello,

    URGENT

    I’d like to help in any way I can! I understand that sister aafia is being held without legal representation and I was wondering if there is anyway we can get a testimonial from Aafia being raped in prison so that she can be transferred to a safe place. Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help!

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