*UPDATE* Thanks to the support of dedicated comrades like you we have come up with $2,000, enough to get him out. BUT HE MUST COME UP WITH ANOTHER $5,7000 TO PAY THE BONDSMAN IF HE WANTS TO STAY OUT. He has a minimum monthly payment of $250. PLEASE KEEP DONATING GENEROUSLY TO KEEP THIS BROTHER OUT OF JAIL FIGHTING FOR THE PEOPLE!
As many of you know, comrade Jihad Mujahid Muhammad, Minister of Spirituality for the Black Riders Liberation Party, was scheduled to be released last week after being held captive for a year in San Quentin and Folsom Prison. On the day he was supposed to be release, he was transferred to Santa Clara county and arraigned on new trumped up charges. This incident continues the repression comrade Jihad has faced for his organizing. Jihad is a political prisoner/prisoner of war and an unrelenting advocate for the brothers and sisters off the block. He is being targeted for his work with the Black Riders Liberation Party, his influence in the community and his devout Muslim faith.
Comrade Jihad flourished within the ranks of the BRLP, with a fearless go hard or go home attitude when it comes to confronting the pigs!!! He was arrested on the 4th anniversary of Lovell Mixon Day, on the same block where Lovell Mixon was killed after killing four pigs in a gun battle. He put himself and his freedom on the line for Black people, always willing to accept the most dangerous missions without hesitation. He has been a shining example to a lot of brothers off the block of what political education, street smarts, discipline and scientific strategy can do to change the direction of the lumpenproletariate from self destruction to Revolutionary Afrikan Inter-Communalism.
One example of this is when comrade Jihad along with comrade Askari had to break up a fight and prevent a riot at Fremont High. While the teachers stood by and called the pigs, Jihad and Askari intervened to stop the fight. When the pigs arrived and attempted to illegally detain a young Xicano student, the comrades informed the youth of his rights which he demanded until the pigs reluctantly released him. The anger of the young people then turned toward the Occupying Army (OPD), and they hurled insults at the pigs until they were forced to retreat. The comrades along with over 150 students armed with knowledge and heart drove the pigs away.
During Comrade Jihad’s incarceration in San Quentin he had a stroke. He was involved in the Prisoner Hunger strike. He organized watch-a-pig operations with the pod workers to observe the COs when they would raid and thrash prisoner’s cells to search for contraband. Since it is the pod workers who would usually end up cleaning the mess left over from the COs raids, they were in the perfect position to make it extremely difficult for the COs to smuggle/plant any contraband on prisoners.
These actions of organizing and mobilizing led him to getting transferred to New Folsom State Prison where he would serve the rest of his time. He said they had him isolated for a while but they put him in general population. He was getting a lot of good studying in and sharpening his spiritual philosophy. He was doing a lot of training and getting his health up to par. He said he was around a lot of African revolutionary politically, spiritually and culturally conscious brothers.
On Friday March 21st 2014 he was supposed to be released but the California Department of Corrections claimed they made some kind of “miscalculation” of his release date and that he would be released Wednesday on March 26th 2014. On the second attempt to pick him up on his release date they said he was released to the Alameda County Sheriff and put a hold on his release because of a warrant for some unidentified trumped up charge. He was later transferred to Santa Clara County Jail for his arraignment for a felony burglary charge and some unidentified prison charge. He is possibly facing his 3rd striked. His bail is set at $110,000, but with a bond we can get him out for $7,700. The Black Riders Liberation Party seeks Legal & Financial support, access to independent media outlets, and solidarity.
PLEASE DONATE GENEROUSLY TO HELP GET THIS BROTHER OUT OF JAIL AND BACK ON THE STREETS, FIGHTING FOR FREEDOM FOR HIS PEOPLE! ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T FEAR FREEDOME!!!!!!!!! FREE EM ALL!!!!!!!
We will also be having a car wash fundraiser on Sun May fourth from 10Am-4Pm in the parking lot of Just Cause. There will be music, refreshments, a raffle(need not be present to win) and more.3268 San Pablo Ave Oakland California, 94608.Funds will used for his bail as well as defense fund. 5-$20 sliding scale donation.