The Meaning of Easter
April 17, 2009
This year, Easter was a powerful metaphor for the anniversary we celebrated on the same day last Sunday. April 12 was also a turning point in Farouk's struggle, one which could well be described as a man who laid down his life for others emerging from a tomb.
The event was attended by activists, friends of Farouk, key members of the American Friends Service Committee, university professors, filmmakers, Palestinian Americans and supporters of Palestinian human rights, and a contingent whose presence was a meaningful surprise: family and friends of a young man named Syed Hashmi.
Even now, more than seven years after the attacks of 9/11, Easter hasn't arrived for many innocent people caught up in the tragic mistakes our government has been making in the name of fighting terrorism, and Syed Hashmi's case is a particularly horrendous example.
A highly intelligent and inquisitive graduate of the political science program at Brooklyn College, Syed Hashmi, known as Fahad to those close to him, has been cut off from virtually all contact with the outside world for more than a year on the basis of unproven allegations against him, the worst of which seems to be that he may have given some socks to a member of Al Qaeda.
Please visit the website of his supporters and get involved! The more you learn about the case, the worse it gets and the clearer it becomes that he must be released from solitary IMMEDIATELY:
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