Join Samidoun NY/NJ, together with Within Our Lifetime and Dare to Struggle, for a screening of Holy Land 5 on Friday October 6th at 7:00pm! Screening will be followed by a discussion with Nida Abu Baker, daughter of co-founder Shukri Abu Baker, and activists from the Stop Cop City movement.
Holy Land 5 is an Al Jazeera documentary that follows the story of five Palestinian men who were active leaders in the Holy Land Foundation. This was once the largest Islamic charity in the U.S. before it was targeted by the Bush administration and zionist forces as part of the racist “War on Terror” and shut down in December 2001, leading to the wrongful conviction and imprisonment of five Palestinian men. Three of them, Mufid Abdulqader, Ghassan Elashi, and Shukri Abu Baker remain imprisoned today. The two others, Abdulrahman Odeh and Mohammed El-Mezain, sentenced to 15 years each, were released in 2020 and 2022 respectively.