734 Rutland Avenue
Teaneck, NJ 07666
January 17, 2011
814–880–930
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Pro Se Clerk
Room 230
U. S. District Court
Southern District of New York
U. S. Courthouse
500 Pearl Street
New York, NY 10007

Re: United States v. Julian Heicklen, Cr. 1154

Dear Clerk:

    According to U. S. C. 28 Part V §1861: “It is the policy of the United States that all litigants in Federal courts entitled to trial by jury shall have the right to grand and petit juries selected at random from a fair cross section of the community...”  I have no evidence that there was compliance with this condition in the selection of the grand jury which, presumably, indicted me.  Therefore, I am challenging the indictment based on U. S. C. 28 Part V §1867(a).

    Furthermore U. S. C. 28 Part V §1862 specifies that no citizen shall be excluded from service as a juror based on religion.  However I am a somewhat religious Jew and a strong supporter of Israel.  My family has lived in Israel.  One of my daughters has married an Israeli and lived in Israel for 15 additional years.  Another daughter lived an additional year in Israel and is married to the son of Israelis. A third daughter owns a home in Jerusalem.  A niece lives in the West Bank, and a cousin lives in Tel Aviv.

    Islam preaches death to Jews and obliteration of Israel. This is openly acknowledged in the Koran and in many Islamic organization charters.  See “The Non-Trials” by Julian Heicklen, Ch. II, Ishi Press (2011). Therefore, I want members of the Islamic faith excluded from the jury. Trials are not equal opportunity events.  There are many valid reasons for excluding classes of people from jury duty, such as young or old age, inability to speak or understand English, certain physical disabilities, criminal record, etc.

    Religion is not an allowed reason for exclusion according to U. S. C. 28 Part V §1862.  However the desire to kill me is a reason.  Furthermore, Islam is not a religion.  It is a political movement masquerading as a religion.  Let me explain why this is so.  A religion tells its adherents what to believe and how to act.  A political movement tells non-adherents what to believe and how to act. Islam is a political party.

    I am requesting (demanding) that the current indictment be quashed.  A new grand jury should be impaneled according to U. S. C. 28 Part V §1863 in my, or one of my co-counsels, presence with the above-stated corrections.

    I will not be attending the hearing of January 24, 2011, or any other hearing, until the above is done.  Thanks you for your cooperation.

Sincerely yours,


Julian Heicklen,
Defendant
Counsel Pro Se

CC: Rebecca Mermelstein, Assistant United States Attorney, Southern District of New York, U. S. Department of Justice, United states Courthouse, 100 Quarropas Street, White Plains, NY 10601