Letter from British Imams, Community Leaders and Activists Call for the Release of Shaker Aamer
Dear Members of the Houses of Parliament,
 
We, the undersigned Imams, Community Leaders, and Activists, call for the urgent release of our brother, ShakerAamer, from the Guantanamo Bay Detention Camp.
 
Shaker Aamer is the last British resident still imprisoned in Guantanamo. He has been held since February 14th 2002.
 
This year marks 13 years of his incarceration. These years have resulted in a serious deterioration in Shaker's mental and physical health condition.
 
Shaker Aamer has been cleared for release in 2007 and again in 2009. He faces no charge or trial.
 
We urgently ask for Shaker Aamer to be released and returned to the UK, to be reunited with his British wife and four children in London. Shaker’s youngest child has never met his father.
 
In April 2013, over 117,000 signatures were collected from the British public on a Government e-petition urging UKGovernment to take action for Shaker Aamer's release.
 
Yet, in spite of great public support, there has been a lack of response to achieve his release.
 
As the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta approaches, we urge you to support the Parliamentary Group for Shaker Aamer set up by John McDonnell MP and to take immediate action to secure the release of Shaker Aamer.
 
Yours faithfully,
 
Signatories for Save Shaker Aamer 
 
 
1) Imam Suliman Gani, ICOUK, South London 
 
2) Jamil Rashid, MRDF
 
3) Shiplu Miah, MEND
 
4) Shamiul Joarder, FOA
 
5) Imam Yunus Dudhwala, East Ham
 
6) Dilly Hussain, 5Pillars News
 
7) Yasmin Khatun, Journalist Islam Channel
 
8) Imtiyaz Damiel, Lecturer, Al Kauther Institute
 
9) Imam Shuaib Nurgat, Masjid Umer, Walthamstow
 
10) Dr Ashraf Laher, Jamiatul Ulama
 
11) Ghulam Esposito Haydar, Myriad Foundation
 
12) Vaseem Ahmed, Redbridge Islamic Centre
 
13) Imam Abdul Mateen, East London
 
14) Khabbaab Ahmad, Founder, Al Hashim Academy
 
15) Imam Abdul Majid Iltaf, Crawley
 
16) Irfan Akhtar, Secretary of Waltham Forest Islamic Association
 
17) Asghar Bukhari, MPACUK
 
18) Raza Nadim,MPACUK
 
19) Imam Khalil Laher, East Ham
 
20) Imran Shah, MEND
 
21) Mohammed Shafiq, Chief Executive, Ramadhan Foundation
 
22) Ahmad Nawaz, General Secretary, Ilford Islamic Centre
 
23) Yusuf Khapi, Neeli Mosque
 
24) Amjad Shaikh, Hoxton Mosque, London
 
25) Malik Gul, Director of WCEN
 
26) Massoud Shadjareh, Islamic Human Rights Commission
 
27) Imam Fadhlul Islam Khan, The Shade Centre
 
28) Dr. Daud Abdullah, Middle East Monitor
 
29) Zaher Birawi, Europal Forum
 
30) R Altikriti, Muslim Association of Britain
 
31) Walaa Ramadan, MAB
 
32) Aiman Tariq, UKIM
 
33) Maham Karim, UKIM
 
34) Dilowar Khan, Islamic Forum Europe
 
35) Yousof Khan, IFE
 
36) Haitham Al-Haddad, MRDF
 
37) Abu Sayed, Dawat ul Islam UK
 
38) Mohamed Ali, CEO, Islam Channel
 
39) Khoyrul Shaheed, Darul Ummah
 
40) Belgalem Kahlalech, MAB
 
41) Nazim Ahmed Chowdhury, Dawatul Islam UK
 
42) Altaf Hussain, Dawatul Islam UK
 
43) Omer El-Hamdoon, MAB
 
44) Imam Suhail Bawa, Khatme Nabuwat Academy
 
45) Shoaib Khalid Bhatti, Muslim Lobby Scotland
 
46) Shaykh Zaheer Mahmood, Birmingham
 
47) Imam Mohammed Hoque, Leeds
 
48) Abdur Rahman Ibn Yusuf, Zamzam Academy
 
49) Mufti Yusuf Danka, Croydon
 
50) Hamid Mahmood, Head of Fatimah Elizabeth Cates Academy, Walthamstow
 
51) Imam Muhammad Ameen Gani, Luton
 
52) Imam Nagib Khan, Bristol
 
53) Ustadh Adnan Rashid, Hittin Institute
 
54) Imam Saqib Mahmood, Zuhri Academy, Luton
 
55) Moulana Muhammad Rayhan, Zuhri Academy, Luton
 
56) Imaam Muhammad Umar Masjid Noor, Luton
 
57) Moulana Aminur Rahman, Zuhri Academy, Luton
 
58) Moulana Noorul Ameen, Al Hikmah, Luton
 
59) Imam M Abul Hassan, Jamiatul Uloom, Luton
 
60) Moulana Kaydul Islam, Luton
 
61) Imam Mohammed Shajahan, Jamiatul Uloom, Luton
 
62) Imam Abdul Alim, Northampton
 
63) Imam M Abbas Khan, Masjid Zakariya & AlmadinaInstitute
 
64) Moulana Minhajul Haque, Al-Hikmah, Luton
 
65) Shaykh Syed Ali, Ta'allam Tuition, Luton
 
66) Atif Mahmood, FHYT Farley Hill Youth Trust
 
67) Imam Hafiz Abu Lais, Dacorum Bangladesh Welfare Association, Hemel Hempstead
 
68) Imam Abul Mansur, Teacher, Hemel Islamic Academy.
 
69) Imam Muhamed Gani, Chaplain
 
70) Hafiz Kaysar Hussain, Community Worker, Global Aid UK
 
71) Mahmud Choudhury, Secretary Shahjalal Masjid, Poplar, London
 
72) Dr Ahmed Younis, Lecturer Medical School, Tooting
 
73) Dr Imran Khan, Tooting
 
74) Imam Muhammad Usman, Tooting
 
75) Imam Aziz Ibraheem, Iman Trust, St. Helens, Merseyside
 
76) Rahim Jung, Broadcaster, TV Presenter and Campaigner
 
77) Mumtaz Ali (AFG), Trustee, a Humanitarian Aid Charity UK
 
78) Moulana Zubair Ahmed, Imam, Masjid Naqueebul Islam
 
79) Imam Abdul Majid, Streatham Hill Mosque‏
 
80) Imam Abdul Wahhab, Markaz us Dawat wal Irshad, East Ham
 
81) Mohammed Hoque, Darul Uloom, Bury, Al-Azhar
 
82) Imam Mujahid Ali, Hafs Academy, London
 
83) Abubaker Laher, Batley, West Yorkshire
 
84) Khaled Fikry, Imam, Lecturer, MD Madinah International University
 
85) Imam Mohammed  Mota , Jame  Masjid, Batley
 
86) Moulana Sulayman Patel, Imam, Masjid Naqueebul Islam
 
87) Amin Sadak, Chingford Masjid
 
88) Shaykh Haytham Tamim, Chairman of Utrujj Foundation
 
89) Imam Shakeel Begg, Lewisham Islamic Centre
 
90) Qaari Ishaaq Jasat, Masjid e Abu Bakr, Walthamstow
 
91) Imam Shaqur Rehman, Redbridge Islamic Centre, London
 
92) Imam Mohammed Abul Hassan, Khateeb at University of Bedfordshire, BPD Academy, Luton
 
93) Ismail Patel, Friends of Aqsa, Leicester
 
94) Imam Mohammed Ilyas, Canary Wharf Community Organisation
 
95) Dr. Musharraf Hussain, CEO & Chief Imam, KarimiaInstitute
 
96) Imam Abdul Khabir, Idara Mosque
 
97) Mufti Mohammad Ashfak, Masjid Umar Farooq, Bradford
 
98) Moulana Sikandar Iqbal, Islamic Ansaar Foundation, Birmingham
 
99) Imam Irfan Soni, Rabetah
 
100) Imam Amin Sadak, Chingford Masjid
 
101) Ebrahim Ravat, Rabetah, Batley
 
102) Imam Huzaifa Kolia, Masjid Abu Bakr
 
103) Imam Mohammed Ejaz, Sharee Council, Dewsbury
 
104) Imam Salim Makda, Masjid Umar
 
105) Imam Ahmed Sarkar, Darul Uloom
 
106) Shaykh Ayyub Surti, Da'watul Haq
 
107) Imam Muhammad Saeed Mulla, Chingford Masjid
 
108) Hashim Sacha, Chair Rabetah Al Ulama
 
109) Mufti Hafiz Syed Fokhrul Islam, Luton
 
110) Imam Khurshid, Jamia Masjid Hanfia. Bradford
 
111) Imam Hajji Abdul Motin, Bait Ul Aman Jamia Masjid, Bradford
 
112) Imam Sajid Farashi, Jamia Masjid Sayyidah Amini, Bradford
 
113) Imam Hafiz Sujad, Madni Jamia Masjid, Bradford
 
114) Imam Talib, Roxy Masjid, Bradford
 
115) Imam Mufti Imran Sayed, Majlise Dawatul, Leicester
 
116) Imam Muhammad Patel, Leicester
 
117) Imam Muhammad Lorgat, Leicester
 
118) Imam Sameer Ismail, Leicester
 
119) Sabir Khan, Bolton Council of Mosques
 
120) Imam Sajid Mahmood Masjid Aminah, Bradford
 
121) Imam Muhammad Saleem Nawab, Quwwat ul Islam, Upton Lane
 
122) Imam Rayan Mahmud, Iqra TV Presenter
 
123) Imam Fadhil Ahmad Choudhury, London
 
124) Imam Syed Ali, Shahporan Masjid, London
 
125) Michael Aamer the eldest son of Shaker Aamer has just added his name to the list.
 
May father be united with his wife and 4 lovely children soon.Amen
 
126) Adnan Qurayshi, Al-Ashraaf School, BBCA Masjid
 
127) Shah Shuaib Ahmed, Al-Ashraaf Ilford & IZA
 
128) Moulana Iftikhar Hussain, Islamic Ansaar Foundation, Birmingham
 
129) Imam Ilyas Badat, Quwwatul Islam, Upton Lane
 
130) Usman Adam, Quwwatul Islam Society
 
131) Imam Tahir Talati, Zakariya Academy
 
132) Atif Ali, Masjid E Abu Bakr, Walthamstow
 
133) Asim Qureshi, Cage
 
134) Ali Ahmed, AlWaqi'ah
 
135) Saleem Beg, Former Imam, Dar al-Hadith.
 
136) Imam Maulana Mohamed Thawa, Plashet Grove Masjid, London
 
137) Imam Mushtaq Patel, Masjid-e-Tauheed, East Ham
 
138) Imam Iqbal Gangat, Masjid Zeenatul Islam, Coventry
 
139) Imam Farooq, Leyton Masjid, East London
 
140) Yusuf Razi, Green Street Mosque, London
 
141) Qari A. Rahman, Romford Mosque, Romford
 
142) Niaz Ahmed, Barking Road Mosque, East Ham
 
143) Hamid ur Rahman, Selwyn Road Masjid, London
 
144) Maulana Zeeshan Ahmed, Lea Bridge Road Centre, London
 
145) M. Hanif, Shah Jalal Mosque, London
 
146) Basheer ud Din, Barking Road Islamic Centre, London
 
147) Musa Admani, Northholt Mosque, London
 
148) Adil Farroqi, Stanmore Mosque, London
 
149) Musa Wahalu, Goodmayes Tutor Centre, Essex
 
150) Maulana Islam Ali, Wakefield Mosque, West Yorkshire        
 
151) Mufti Faizur Rahman, Stockport Road Mosque, Manchester
 
152) Dawood Ismail, Chairman, Leeds Road Centre, Bradford
 
153) Mufti Iqbal Qadree, Tayibah Mosque, Bolton
 
154) Mr Ahmed Ismail, Chairman, Muslim Society, Coventry
 
155) Imam Qari Hashim, Crawley Mosque, Sussex
 
156) Imam Qari Rafiq, Masjid Noor, Gloucester
 
157) Maulana Abdul Muneimin, Masjid Ayesha, London
 
158) Haji Abdur Rahman, Chairman, Kokni Society, Luton, Bedfordshire
 
159) Imam Hafiz Farooq, St. Saviour's Road Mosque, Leicester
 
160) Haji Mustafa Karim, Chairman, Kenya Muslims Society, Leicester
 
161) Imam Maulana Suleiman, Masjid-an-Noor, Leicester
 
162) Haji Abdul Quddus, Chairman, Haj & Umrah Tours, Blackburn
 
163) Mr Ramzan Hasham, Chairman, Kumbhar Society, Blackburn
 
164) Haji Esmail Patel, Chairman, Whalley Wholesalers, Blackburn
 
165) Maulana Nakhuda Ahmed, Ex-Imam, Masjid-e-Noor, Preston
 
166) Mr Ahmed Yusuf, Lecturer, Bolton College, Bolton
 
167) Haji Iqbal Hussein, Chairman , East Africa Society, Birmingham
 
168) Haji Gulam Mohammed, Chairman, Sunni Society, Coventry
 
169) Catherine Heseltine, MPAC
 
170) Shaykh Abu Abdissalam, Makkah
 
171) Yusuf Hansa, Chairman, Noor Ul Islam, London
 
172) Imam Minar Ali, East Ham
 
173) Farouk Ismail, Redbridge Muslims
 
174) Asif Hassan Ali, CSCB, Croydon Safeguarding Children's Board
 
175) Carl Arrindel, ICTV
 
176) Alyas Karman, Diversity Ltd.
 
177) Sufyan Ismail, CEO of Mend
 
178) Imran Adam, Video Journalism
 
179) Rahat Ali, Mend
 
180) Imam Mohammad Khan, NW London
 
181) Abdul Aleem, Qiblah Premium
 
182) Imam Zalin Hussain, Al-Muzzamil Mosque
 
183) Imam Irfan Patel, Jamiah Masjid, Gilligham
 
184) Imam Muhammed Anas, Zakariya Academy/Forest Gate Masjid
 
185) Mohammed Asim Razaq, Chairman, Masjid Abu Bakr
 
186) Irfan Akhtar, Executive Committee, Muslim Community Trust
 
187) Abdul Majid, Vice President, Waltham Forest Islamic Association
 
188) Adil Baporia, Trustee, Chingford Islamic Society
 
189) Mehmood Patel, Chairman, Masjid Tawheed
 
190) Yusuf Hansa, Chairman, Noor ul Islam
 
191) Mohammad Khergami, Green Street Mosque, London
 
192) Ismail Achhodi, Forest Gate Masjid, London
 
193) Mohammed Masood Kaziwala, Madina Mosque, East Ham
 
194) Yusuf Tadkeshwarwala, Ilford Mosque, Ilford, Essex
 
195) Elyas Sacha, Studley Road Mosque, East London
 
196)  Yakub Patel, Shrewsbury Road Mosque, London
 
197) Haroon Lodhi, Plashet Road Centre, London
 
198) Kasim Miyanjee, Central Mosque, Southall
 
199) Qari M. Taahir Abbasi, Abu Bakr Mosque, Southall
 
200) Maulana M. Salim Makda, Palmers Green Mosque, London
 
201) Ismail Pathan, Leyton Green Centre, East London
 
202) Ashfaq Dungarwala, Browning Road Mosque, Bradford
 
203) Maulana M. Ismail Desai, Harrowgate Road Centre, Bradford
 
204) Mr. Abdul Haq Dabheli, Chairman, Horton Grange Centre, Bradford
 
205) Imam Haafiz Rabbani Lahori, Madina Mosque, Huddersfield
 
206) Imam Ashraf al- Misri, Masjid Hidayah, Manchester
 
207) Maulana Abdullah Pathanwala, Bicknell Street Mosque, Blackburn
 
208) Maulana M. Shafiq Meerpuri, Leeds Road Centre, Bradford
 
209) Dawood Karodi, Wood Green Road Mosque, Leicester
 
210) Osman Jalalpurwala, The Mosque, Nuneaton
 
211) Maulana M. Yusuf Seedat, Chairman, Islamic Centre, Fairbank Road, Bradford
 
212) Maulana Asif Ayub Fakir, Hayes Mosque, Middlesex
 
213) Shaykh M.Faisal Ismail, Edgware Road Centre, West London
 
214) Haji Abdul Aziz Abu, East Africa Society, Leicester
 
215)  Ebrahim Khan, Madni Masjid, Bradford
 
216) Haji M. Ghani Garatwala, Lecturer, Leicester College
 
217) Haji Yusuf Ismail Jamal, Bradford College
 
218) Mr. Bashir Ahmed Pandor, Solicitor, Bradford
 
219) Dr. Mehboob Alam Khan, Homeopathic Doctor, Bradford
 
220) Haji Ismail Bhai Loonat, Chairman, Alipur  Society, Batley
 
221) Haji Ismail Noor Mohammad, Muslim Society, Coventry
 
222) Imam Maulana Moazzam Mohammad, Central Mosque, Rochdale
 
223) Asif M. Khan, Swindon Mosque, Swindon
 
224) Haji M. Yusuf Kabbani, Chairman, York Muslim Association, York
 
225) Imam Maulana Ebrahim Mangera, Jamia Mosque, Derby
 
226) Imam Shabbir Ahmed Patel, Masjid-e-Usman, Walsall
 
227) Imam Inamul Haq Malik, Croydon Mosque, Croydon
 
228) Syed Shafi, Chairman, Cann Hall Masjid, Leytonstone
 
229) Will Hutton, President of Leeds University Amnesty International
 
230) Oscar Frandsen, Campaign Representative of Leeds University Amnesty International
 
231) Jo Cutler, Amnesty International Member and Student Activist
 
232) Eleanor Wakeford, Treasurer, Leeds University Amnesty International
 
233) Saghir Hussain, Solicitor
 
234) Majed Iqbal, Freelance Journalist and Muslim Blogger
 
235) Abdul Aslam, Manager, Ravensthorpe Centre
236) Ruhal Ahmed, Ex British Guantanamo Detainee 
 
237) Mr Nazir Daud, Business Executive
 
238) Laura Stuart, Human Rights Activist
 
239) Mr Orlando Miller, Ex Royal Air Force
 
240) Samayya Afzal, Women's & Campaigns Officer, University of Bradford Union of Students
 
241) Iqbal Nasim, NZF
 
242) Imam Huzayfa Shaikh, Al Khair
 
243) Harun Daud, Trustee, Tooting
 
244)  Saleem Chagtai, Khateeb
 
245) Maryam Hassan, Activist
 
246) Mohammed Patel, Leyton
 
247) Samad Billoo, The Respect Party
 
248)  Shoyab Divelli, Z.I.A. BOLTON
 
249) Imtiaz Mian,Teacher, Madina Masjid, Manchester
 
250) Mohamed Umar Dana, Ashford and Staines Community Centre
 
251) Imaam Shokat Patel, Quwwat ul Islam, Forest Gate
 
252) Shah Safwan Ahmed, Al Falah Primary School
 
253) Shah Yahya Ahmed, Al-Ashraaf, Whitechapel
 
254) Shah Hamza Ahmed, Al-Ashraaf, Whitechapel
 
255) Shah Talha Ahmed, Al-Ashraaf, Whitechapel
 
256) Shah Mujahid Uddin, Forest Gate
 
257) Maulana Raza Ali, Masjid Abu Bakr
 
258) Dr. Uthman Lateef, Slough
 
259) Usman Qureshi, Trustee, HHUGS
 
260) M Quresh Ali, Al Hikmah Learning Centre, Bradford
 
261) Shohidul Islam, London Youth Worker, Tower Hamlets
 
262) Fahad Ansari, Human Rights Solicitor
 
263) Ali Ahmad, Imam, BBCA Cultural Centre
 
264) Hafiz Mawlana Abdul Mateen Khandoker, MKMA andJamiate Ulamae Islam Europe, Milton Keynes
 
265) Mufti Shakir Ahmed
 
266) Shaykh Faisal Ismail, Edgware Road Centre, West London
 
267) Ilyas Badat, Quwwatul Islam Upton Lane
 
268) Imam Ibrahim Mogra, MCB, Leicester
 
269) Khawar Chaudhry, TKC Foundation
 
270) Mufti Shah Sadaruddin, London
 
271) Molana Muhammad Anas, London
 
272) Mufti Shah Talha Ahmed, London
 
273) Molana Shah Yahya Ahmed, London
 
274) Mufti Shah Shuaib Ahmed, London
 
275) Mufti Shah Hamza Ahmed, London
 
276) Mufti Shah Safwan Ahmed, London
 
277) Imam Uthman Jeewa, Al Medinah Mosque, Brighton
 
278) Muhammad Rabbani, Managing Director, Cage