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.
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