Peace be upon those who follow the guidance,
In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful, the Bestower of Mercy, I write.
What you are about to read is the third, and perhaps final piece regarding the gross injustice committed by agencies of the American government as well as my own family in regards to their stealing my wife’s and my child from us on grounds that an American child ought not be allowed to be exposed to Islam, even if it means tearing him from the ones who love him the most. The reason it may be the final piece is that I have been informed that my mother has sought a court order requiring us to be silent regarding her crimes, on grounds that she claims it would be endangering the child whom she stole from us with her lies and treachery. Previously, I was deliberately leaving her actions and role in this crime unmentioned, hoping that perhaps with time she would understand the great wrong she has committed, but this is clearly not going to occur, unless Allah wills, so there is no point remaining silent any longer.
For a more full understanding of the situation, the reader is advised to read the previous posts related to this issue entitled “Victims of the American Inquisition” (Part I & Part II), but, by the will of our Lord, I will proceed to offer an overview of the situation for more clarity.
My name is Abu Talhah Zakariyya Chesser Al-Amriiki (legally “Zachary Adam Chesser”) and on July 21st, 2010, I was arrested in the United States for providing material support to the military of the government of Somalia which is known as Al-Shabaab. I had also been partially in charge of affairs with a website known as Revolution Muslim which promoted Islamic governance and education around the world. As a part of this, I orchestrated a campaign designed to raise awareness of the fact that a popular television show named “South Park” had dedicated two entire episodes to mocking the Prophet Muhammad, sallAllaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings from Allah be upon him), as well as the Islamic ruling regarding it. The American government construed my campaign as constituting threats of violence against the creators of the show as well as the solicitation of their murder, so they charged me with these activities.
After having spent a month or two in prison, the prosecution began to threaten my wife with charges of putting the wrong address on a passport application for our son. We did not have a mailbox, so we could not use our living address on the form. There was no fraudulent or criminal intent involved in this, but we were never given keys to the mailbox where we lived. In fact, the government actually accused my wife of using her friend’s address instead of her mother’s address, alleging that this was the devious element of the action. What makes this point ridiculous is that what they claimed she should have done (write her mother’s address on the form) is also technically fraud, because we were not living with her mother either.
They then began to threaten her with other charges which probably would not have stood up in court, but which carried large possible penalties if she was convicted of them. This is just one of their tactics to force someone to plead guilty. Even in my own case, the prosecutor admitted that many of the charges he was threatening me with would not stand up in court, but he claimed that at least some of them would. In fact, the only reason they even bothered with my wife was to pressure me to plead guilty and cooperate.
My wife and I did not want to risk that our son would be given away to people who would not raise him as a Muslim, as both of us have only non-Muslim parents and our son would have gone to one of them, so we worked out a deal with the government where my wife would plead guilty to making a false statement to the police (the “false statement” was not actually a false statement, but we did not really care about this as we were just trying to protect our son), and in exchange for them giving her no jail time, I would plead guilty to three charges for which I wound up receiving twenty-five years in prison as a sentence. A further part of her deal was that she would leave the country, as she was not a citizen of the United States.
This deal ensured that we would not see each other again until at least the year 2032, unless Allah wills. All of this was to protect our little boy, Talhah, and to guarantee he would be raised by the same woman who gave birth to him and sacrificed so much for him. My own attorneys even mentioned this at my sentencing despite the fact that the court is almost always looking to hear that a defendant pled guilty, because he felt bad about what he did, not because he was forced to by threats against his family. Of course, I am still grateful to my Lord who has favored me above much of His creation, and despite these trials, I have many many blessings in my life.
In December, 2010, shortly before my wife was to be sentenced to zero jail time, my mother, Barbara Chesser, sued for custody of our one year old son, Talhah. The following is an overview of my life with her:
My childhood with my mother began rather normally, and it remained so until I was about ten years old. It was at this time that my family moved back to Virginia from Missouri and my parents got a divorce. My mother, essentially immediately called up a woman whom she knew from back in Missouri, “married” her, and had her move in with us. This woman’s name was Stacy Anderson and both she and my mom are prosecutors in Washington, D.C.
Anderson was what one might call the “butch” member of the couple, and she was also a terrible alcoholic. Virtually every single night, she would drink wine until she was intoxicated. She also used to curse excessively, and do many other things which were detrimental to any child living in the same house as her. At first, she kept her distance from my brother and I, but gradually she began to assume the duties that belong to a parent until she was handling more of our affairs than my own mother.
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