Ramsey Clark, Great Friend of Muslims, Passed Away.

by Kaukab Siddique

We called him Ramsey. He passed away on April 9 at the age of 93. At one time he was attorney general of the USA but later turned all out against the policies of the United States.

I visited him at his humble abode in New York and met him during all the great protest rallies in Washington which I used to attend with zeal which could not match his vigor.

Among all our meetings, one really stands out. He came to our Jamaat al-Muslimeen’s international conference in Baltimore. He came quietly by train and left quietly but every word he spoke was worth thinking about. [The conference became the target of Zionist propaganda.]

A central point of my interest in Ramsey was owing to his defense of the Blind Shaykh, Dr. Omar Abdel Rahman, which he consistently did along with the famous Lynn Stewart. It was a difficult cause and the government in tandem with the Egyptian tyrant would not let him go. Ramsey was always there for him.

At the end of the life of the Blind Shaykh, isolated and helpless, Ramsey was his only visitor. He was also, probably, the last to see him before he died.

People often forget or want to forget that Ramsey was in the court which was “trying” Saddam Hussain. I defended Saddam in the public domain but Ramsey was in the court with him. Try to think of the days when Saddam was the target of the biggest propaganda campaign launched globally by Israel and its western allies. Most Muslims dared not say a word for him. Ramsey knew the law and he could see that the “trial” of Saddam was a travesty.

When he started receiving too many phone calls and was too exhausted to deal with all of them, his loyal wife stood by him and was a pillar of strength for him. A separate book should be written about her.

He was against the American aggression against Cuba. He was against the mistreatment of the Black community which is so common in America. There was hardly an injustice which he did not oppose.

Does Allah have a special place for Ramsey who outdid the Muslims in the way of justice? He could have just relaxed and enjoyed a peaceful retirement.

Editorial, NewTrendMag.org
6 Ramadan 1442 A.H. – April 18 2021 Issue # 16, Newsletter #1911