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Friday, February 22, 2008

Petition to save Fawza Falih


To: HRH King Abdullah bin Abd al-'Aziz Al Saud

February 21, 2008
HRH King Abdullah bin Abd al-'Aziz Al Saud
Royal Court
Riyadh 11111
Saudi Arabia

Your Royal Highness,

Al-hamdu lillahi rabbi-il 'alamin
All praise is due to God alone, the Sustainer of all the worlds.

We are citizens of many countries appealing to you on behalf of Fawza Falih Mumammad Ali who has been sentenced to death by beheading for the alleged crimes of “witchcraft, recourse to jinn, and slaughter” of animals. The conviction of Fawza Falih for “witchcraft” is a travesty of justice.

Your Highness, we appeal to your devotion to Allah as the greatest judge of all. In the seventh chapter of the Qur'an it is God who tells us “My mercy encompasses all,” a mercy which bestows profound peace and infinite love. Is it not the principle of divine compassion that rules the heart in Islam?

Surely it is the wisdom of God who is, as so many of the verses of the Qur'an teach, much-forgiving, a dispenser of grace, which must inspire mercy for Fawza Falih, and it is you who embodies that compassion in this realm where the least of humanity most needs your protection.

In the name of God, please, halt the execution of Fawza Falih immediately and release her from the Quraiyat Prison.

Thank you.

  • Rev. P. W. Curott, J.D., Assembly of World Religious Leaders
  • Mike Mohamed Ghouse, President, World Muslim Congress
  • Rabbi Michael Lerner, Editor of Tikkun Magazine, Chair of the Network of Spiritual
  • Progressives
  • Gregory Gomez, Apache, Spiritual Leader
  • Sheila Musaji, Editor, The American Muslim
  • Ellen Evert Hopman M.Ed. Author
  • Elliott Dlin, Executive Director, Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education & Tolerance
  • Dr. Sushil Jain, President, Jain Society of Metro Washington & Secretary, Federation of
  • Jain Associations in North America.
  • Ervad Ratansha Vakil - Zoroastrian Priest - Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Ashok Aklujkar, Hindu Community, Professor Emeritus, Vancouver, Canada
  • Rev. Dr. Rita Nakashima Brock, Director, Faith Voices for the Common Good, Visiting
  • Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry
  • Rev. Dr. Todd A. Collier, Presbyterian Minister
  • Rev. Dr. Kevin D. Huddleston, Episcopal Priest
  • Rev. Darrell E. Berger, Unitarian Universalist
  • Noor-ul Amin Ali Son of Jaffer Ali, Pakistan Karachi, Shia Ismaili Muslim
  • Naresh R. Shah, Jain Community, Nitro, WV 25143
  • Rev. S. M. Fox, President, Greater Madison Interreligious Association, Assembly of WorldReligious Leaders
  • Marylou Ghyst, Unity Church, Texas



The Undersigned

View Current Signatures - http://www.petitiononline.com/mod_perl/signed.cgi?AIDFAWZA

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