THE WISDOM FUND: The Truth About islam

El-Hajj Mauri Saalakhan

El-Hajj Mauri' Saalakhan is a Metropolitan Washington, DC-based human rights advocate; author, lecturer and poet. His work has taken him across America into Africa, Europe, the Indian subcontinent, and the Middle East.

He is a founder of the Coalition Against Political Imprisonment (CAPI); and a founder of the National Association for Police Accountability (NAPA). He is also the founder of - and presently serves as Director of Operations for -- The Peace and Justice Foundation.

Mauri' Saalakhan is the author of several books: The Teacher, a work of Islamically-based poetry and commentary on a myriad of social and political issues; Sacrilege In the Haramain, an eyewitness account of the tragedy that occurred in Mecca, Arabia (on 6 Dhul-Hijjah 1407/July 31, 1987); Why Our Children Are Killing Themselves, an examination of the root causes behind the crises facing children, youth and families in America; and Criminal Justice in America, an examination of the U.S. Criminal Justice System and its impact on the African American community.

Among his other works are September 11th: The Truth, Will It Ever Be Known?; The Case of Imam Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin: Is It A Government Conspiracy?; Iraq: The Question of American Values; The Message of Rachel Corrie, the young American woman who was killed in Occupied Palestine in March 2003 (while non-violently attempting to stop the destruction of a Palestinian's home); The State of the Union 2003: Don't Say You Didn't know!; Target Sudan: What's Really Behind The Crisis in Darfur; and his most recent publication, Islam & Terrorism: Myth vs. Reality.

Mauri' Saalakhan is a critically-acclaimed poet, and was selected as "An Outstanding Young Man of America" in 1986. In 1995 he was the recipient of the "Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award," from the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and a "Maryland State Senate Resolution," for his human rights work in and outside the State of Maryland.

In 1999 Saalakhan served as a consultant for Amnesty International's year long focus on human rights abuses in the United States of America.

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