On 17 November 2011, brother Amir (formerly known as the rap artist ‘Loon’) was on his way to deliver a lecture in Belgium when he was arrested by Interpol at the behest of American authorities. After many months of uncertainty in a Belgian prison, he was finally extradited to the United States where he has remained in pre-trial detention ever since.
Currently facing drug related charges for events that allegedly transpired before his conversion to Islam, his family is requesting that you, in your quest to gain reward and in your love of aiding a brother in hardship, write a letter on his behalf.
What a letter, or rather 50,000 letters, might do, B’ithnIllah, is convince a judge of what the world already knows: that Chauncey Hawkins is a changed man since December 2008 when he took the life altering decision to embrace Islam and become belovedly known as brother Amir Junaid Muhaddith.
Please take a moment of your time to write down what you know of his reformed character and inspirational talks:
- Please address your letter to: The Honorable Judge James C. Fox
- Briefly introduce yourself (i.e. My name is…., I am from….)
- How you came to know of Mr. Hawkins (brother Amir)
- What you know of his character and civic work after 2008
See short bio here with quotes from Amir
Read some of his letters here
See his AlJazeera interview after he performed Umrah
See this address to the youth in order to discourage the “bad boy” lifestyle
See this interview about his conversion
See this autobiographical lecture and another one here
- Share how Mr. Hawkins’ (brother Amir’s) endeavours have had a positive impact on your life and spirituality
- Conclude by requesting that the Judge kindly take into consideration Mr. Hawkins’ (brother Amir’s) peaceable and positive contributions to communities across the globe.
- Please refrain from unnecessarily criticizing the blatantly prejudicial application of law
- Please mail your letter to brother Amir’s lawyer at:
James Quander Winston Tower Suite 2020 301 North Main Street Winston-Salem, NC 27101 USA
Since the government has frozen all of brother Amir’s financial assets since his arrest and because the trial has been postponed repeatedly since his initial arrest in 2011, his family is need of financial support. Please donate through paypal to the following account: firstname.lastname@example.org
or click the Give Button to the right.
Brother Amir and his family have expressed their sincere gratitude to those who have donated to this cause thus far. There is still a considerable amount needed, so please continue to support the cause by sharing the news about brother Amir, this 50K letter campaign, and donating to his legal fund.
Alternately you may send your donation to the following P.O Box. Cheques & Money Orders should be made out to Nona Crowd (Amir’s family who are handling the funds):
Nona Crowd P.O.Box 1167 Hackensack NJ, 07602-1167
If you have further questions, please e-mail email@example.com; also keep updated with the campaign and the satus of Brother Amir and his family, as well as the case, by following the twitter account Amir Junaid Hawkins (@Loon2Amir) and by frequenting his Facebook page and official website: loon2amir.com.
You can also show your support by writing to Amir and letting him know that you are aware of his situation an that he and his family remain in your du’a and concern.
Chauncey Hawkins #360281 New Hanover County Detention Facility 3950 Juvenile Center Road Castle Hayne, NC 28429 USA