Outreach

04/16/13: Meeting with Chief Judge Gerald E Rosen & other federal judges in the courthouse in Detroit

Meeting with Chief Judge Gerald E Rosen & other federal judges in the courthouse in Detroit

In a two hour meeting coordinated  by attorney Abed Hamoud and Arab-American News founder Mr. Osama  Siblini, Imam Elahi along with several local leaders addressed the Chief Judge,  Federal and State judges.  

Mentioning contributions of Muslim  community to the country, the Imam warned about the influence of  Islamophobia on the judge's decisions. He noted of  many Muslims who were the victims of injustice after 9-11 in US  courts.  

Imam mentioned that we are Muslims and we are Americans and we  don't feel any conflict between these two identities. Justice must be our  common goal. This is something both the Quran and US Constitution calls for.   

At the end of this meeting the Chief Judge appreciated the points  mentioned by the Imams and the danger of decisions under the influence  of Islamophobia. The Judge asked the Imams to educate the Muslim community about the  importance of participation in Jury Duty. The Imams promised to work on  this civil duty.