A letter from Kairi Al-Amin Son of Imam Jamil
I begin with the greeting of peace, As-Salaamu Alaikum,
I hope all is well and thank you for your time. As you may know, my father Imam Jamil Al-Amin, formerly civil rights leader and humanitarian H. Rap Brown, was convicted of murder in 2002.
Firstly, I wish you all the very best of holidays in which you celebrate. I have been remiss by not sending out a strong Kwanzaa recognition and new years greeting. I want to acknowledge receipt of your letters, cards, and concerns. I’m humbled by your continued efforts that acknowledge my circumstances year after year.
December 18, 2018
Dear Friends & Supporters:
Greetings of Peace, Imam Jamil Action Network (IJAN) has just heard that the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has called for oral arguments on Imam Jamil's Appeal. They have scheduled it for the week of April 29, 2019.
Today we learned that great-grandfather and beloved elder Jalil Muntaqim (Anthony Bottom) has been denied parole by the New York State Board of Parole. Jalil was convicted of the 1971 murders of two New York City police officers, a crime for which he accepted responsibility and demonstrated remorse.
Since being held in both Attica and Southport Special Housing Units (SHU) for the past several months (12/5/16 to 3/21/17), each week, once a day, a psychologist stops at each cell asking its inhabitant, “How are you doing? Are you feeling all right?” When the prisoner responds “I’m Okay,” the psychologist moves on to the next cell.