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The Tales of Old Man Zackary: Safe at Last

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This story is to help people see through the eyes of another. Let me know what you think.

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Safe at Last

Twilight was nearing; the birds’ chirps and chatters could be heard on the wind. His rocking chair creaked as he sat that fine Saturday evening. The children in the neighborhood were accustomed to hearing his stories every Saturday - it was a tradition from before anyone could remember. The gentleman’s age was undisclosed…even to himself. You see, he came from a place where birthdays were forgotten and papers were forever lost.

They sat around his ankles that night and found him very sad. “What’s wrong?” a couple of the children asked. “Today is a day like no other…this is a day that has haunted me for over 50 years…”

“What happened 50 years ago” Samantha, a girl with cute curly short black hair asked. Several of the children hardly could grasp the reality of 50 year passing, much less something important happening that long ago. His voice trailed off…

The children sat quietl…

End of 60 Day Hunger Strike

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Press Conference for Dr. Sami Al-Arian Announcing End to 60 Day Prison Hunger Strike

MAS Freedom-North Carolina, Family Members, Human Rights and Interfaith Groups, Hold Press Conference and Rally at Prison

WASHINGTON, DC - Mar. 23, 2007 (MASNET) The North Carolina chapter of the Muslim American Society (MAS) Freedom Foundation will hold a press conference for Dr. Sami Al-Arian. The press conference will be held on March 24th in Butner, NC, off of Hwy 85, Exit 189 at 10:00 AM. The college professor and human rights activist, who recently suspended his hunger strike that lasted a total of 60 days, has gained national and international recognition for his political stance. (For legal facts see: http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=4010 )

Legal scholars, human rights groups, and religious leaders have called for the release of Dr. Al-Arian and recently, a film documentary about the plight of Dr. Al-Arian was shown at the Norwegian parliament.

Joining the press conference will be Dr. Al-Ar…