Dear brothers and Sisters,
Our trip to USP Marion started way before Thursday April 24, 2010, the day we were moved from Seagoville to USP Marion in Illinois. The trip went from Seagoville to Texarkana, Texas to Oklahoma City to Philadelphia to Ohio to St. Louis, Missouri and finally ended when we were bussed (three hours trip) from St. Louis to USP Marion in Marion, Illinois. It was six days of pain, extreme discomfort, racist treatment by guards, singled out to be screamed at, and showed disrespect and other forms of racist/behavior at different levels.
There was no reason for us to be moved from Seagoville. It was the prosecutor who initiated the move. He may have thought it was his top national security mission to protect the country by separating us from our families, by keeping us hundreds and hundreds of miles away. He was on a mission to prevent me from hugging and kissing my ten year old daughter for that was a major concern he must address.
It may be that he just could not stand the thought of me seeing, meeting and being with my own family. He was determined to accomplish the mission. Yes, his mission was to destroy my family relationships and ties because that would make our country safer. He was so patriotic, and it was all about protecting our country. So in order to accomplish this cause, in early March, he filed a motion to have us moved from Seagoville, Texas to a prison in Marion, Illinois.
He filed the first motion and followed it with a series of motions and then followed that by involving the Bureau of Prison (BOP) when the Warden filed a declaration with the judge. All this effort was to accomplish one thing, to move us from one jail to another jail. That’s it!!! We were in jail but not in the jail of his choice. He wanted us in a specific jail that is exclusive for Muslims and mainly Muslims. A jail where Muslims were under total control and being discriminated against. Where they receive special treatment. Now that is not racism, is it?
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