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Thursday, March 17, 2005

Iman Muhanna

Three months ago today, on December 17th, 2004, Iman Muhanna, a six month pregnant Muslim woman was found murdered in her home in New Orleans, LA. She was stabbed 33 times, no one has been apprehended.

So far, very little attention has been given to this case: a Technorarti search results in only four (4) blog entries. On the other hand, a similar search on the Amina Wadud controversy results in 96 such entries. The Living Tradition blog correctly points out that, while we argue over Wadud, significant concerns get sidelined in all of the hoopla.

From the Muslim American Society's website:

Iman was a mother of two children and a teacher at the Muslim Academy in New Orleans. She was greatly loved by her family and the Muslim community, whom she had served faithfully. She is a sister-in-law of the renowned Palestinian activist Dr. Abdulhaleem Al-Ashqar.

The MAS has begun a nationwide campaign, and is calling for assistance from the public and the media.

If you would like to assist, please contact MAS Freedom at (202) 496-1288 or freedom@masnet.org If you have any information regarding the case, please contact MAS Freedom Foundation or the New Orleans Police Department. All information will remain strictly confidential. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the New Orleans Sheriff's Office Investigation Bureau at (504) 364-5300 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111. Callers to Crimestoppers do not have to give their names to be eligible for a reward of as much as $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and indictment of a suspect.

6 comment(s):

  • Thank you Altaf. I had never even heard this story before today.

    By Blogger blagdiblah, at 3/18/2005 07:28:00 AM  

  • Altaf may I cross post it at HU (Im doing it anyway)

    By Blogger Leila M., at 3/18/2005 09:27:00 AM  

  • "So far, very little attention has been given to this case: a Technorarti search results in only four (4) blog entries. On the other hand, a similar search on the Amina Wadud controversy results in 96 such entries."

    Altaf, it is called "marketing". Everything in our country is about marketing, including Islam. Perhaps you should email your article to Sarah Eltantawi and let her market it. Then it will also have 96 blog entries.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/18/2005 11:32:00 AM  

  • Salaam 'Alaikum

    Risama (izzy to some of you) lives in the area and first brought it to my attention... We were particularly concerned that the murder of this young mother and her unborn child got almost no attention from Islamic organizations or websites. Not just MWU, but ISCAIRNAMPAC et al. When we posted about it on Living Tradition, the *only* reference we could find about it was in the local newspaper there. (Though now at least MAS has picked up on it...) -- Umm Zaid


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/18/2005 12:02:00 PM  

  • Salaam, yes of-course, Leila, do cross-post, and all other bloggers out there as well!

    By Blogger altaf, at 3/18/2005 01:38:00 PM  

  • I agree that Wadud is getting too much shine while problems still linger in the Ummah. I have heard of this story but the press has been minimal on it, and so has Muslim chatter.

    By Anonymous Bint Yusef, at 3/18/2005 02:24:00 PM  

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