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|We should start something soon against Iserail|
|10/10/00 at 12:52:36|
|Assalam O Alikum|
I just saw the video clip linked in jannah. I feel sad and angry. I think its
time to take a step, we should just waste time only talking and exchanging our
views or waiting for the leaders to do something.
I think we (us) should take a step against the Israel immediately.
I don't know what step to take. I live this decision on the wise elders of
But please let do something.
May Allah All Mighty help us and strengthen our hearts and soul to fight
against Israel. Ameen.
|Suffering in Palestine Demands Action|
|10/10/00 at 16:43:30|
this is a very good post on what we can do:
Suffering in Palestine Demands Action
In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful
CAIR ACTION ALERT #272
SUFFERING IN PALESTINE DEMANDS ACTION
(WASHINGTON, DC - 10/10/2000) CAIR is calling on mosques, Islamic
activists around America to show support for the Palestinian people and
IMMEDIATE ACTIONS REQUESTED:
1) MAKE DU'AH for those suffering in Palestine.
2) HOLD A RALLY IN YOUR AREA. Rallies have already been held in cities
North America. More are needed to counteract pro-Israel propagandists.
Noontime demonstrations could take place in high-traffic areas, in
local Federal buildings or at Israeli consulates. Contact local media
them cover the rally. Call TV stations and talk to the "assignment
Contact "city editors" at newspapers and "news directors" at radio
Fax a copy of your news release to the "daybook editor" of the local
Associated Press office. (See attached sample news release. Inform CAIR
your plans so that we can let others know.)
3) ISSUE A STATEMENT to the media at the rally. TALKING POINTS:
* Justice is a precondition for peace. It was Israeli attacks on
Sharif, settlement building, land confiscation, and ongoing denial of
Palestinian rights that provoked the violence.
* American weapons are being used to kill Palestinians. To avoid being
implicated in Israeli crimes against civilians, America must cut off
* Palestinians live under Apartheid-like conditions. They have the
defend their land and homes.
* Well-armed troops should not be compared to unarmed demonstrators. It
Palestinians who are dying.
* There should not be double standard that allows Palestinian civilians
killed without protest.
* Palestinians are not obligated give up their land to the occupier or
4) WRITE LETTERS TO THE EDITOR AND EDITORIALS. Call the local newspaper
ask for their guidelines. In general, keep your letter to no more than
250 words (7-800 words for editorials). Be authoritative. Speak on
an organization. Pick one main thought or theme and resist the
include other points. Avoid rhetoric. State the purpose of the letter,
background information, and then suggest a solution.
5) SET UP A MEETING between Muslim leaders and the newspaper's
board. Plan for the meeting. Get together for a strategizing session
assign duties. Present your case. Be clear about goals. Stick to your
Conclude with specific requests.
6) LET THE MEDIA KNOW ABOUT AMERICAN RELATIVES of killed and injured
Palestinians. Contact CAIR to give names and contact information for
7) RAISE THIS ISSUE with any interfaith groups in your area. Ask that
groups take a public position on the crisis. These groups have asked
to take stands on other issues. It is now their turn to act.
8) SPONSOR A PALESTINIAN CHILD orphaned in the recent massacres.
Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development
525 International Pkwy Ste. 509
Richardson, TX 75081, U.S.A.
TEL: 1-800-909-6822 or 972-699-9868 FAX: 972-699-0198
E-MAIL: email@example.com URL: http://www.hlf.org/index.shtml
TO DONATE: http://www.hlf.org/donate.shtml
9) HOLD A PUBLIC LECTURE on the importance of Jerusalem to Islam.
10) CONTACT PRESIDENT CLINTON AND OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS to demand
your tax dollars not be used to kill civilian demonstrators, b) Israeli
troops withdraw from Palestinian cities and Islamic holy sites, and c)
U.S. government denounce, and not turn a blind-eye toward Israeli use
excessive force against civilians.
E-MAIL your representatives at: http://www.house.gov/writerep/
CALL 202-224-3121 (U.S. Capitol Switchboard) to obtain phone and fax
for your representatives. Have your ZIP code ready.
COPY TO: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
CALL PRESIDENT CLINTON: TEL: 202-456-1414 FAX: 202-456-2461
11) MEET YOUR CONGRESSIONAL REPRESENTATIVE to offer the communities
and to get a commitment on supporting Muslim rights in Jerusalem.
representative's local office to ask for the meeting. Meet with a key
member if the representative is unavailable.
- COPY, POST, DISTRIBUTE, AND ANNOUNCE -
[SAMPLE NEWS RELEASE]
[YOUR ORGANIZATION'S NAME, ADDRESS AND CONTACT INFO]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - [DATE]
--- MEDIA ADVISORY ---
LOCAL MUSLIMS RALLY FOR JERUSALEM
WHAT: On [DAY AND DATE], [LOCATION]-area mosques will hold a rally
[SITE] to protest Israeli attacks on Palestinian civilians and holy
Jerusalem. Rally participants will demand that America cut economic aid
Israel and that the U.S. government denounce, and not turn a blind-eye
toward, Israeli use of excessive force against civilians and
Islamic holy sites.
In the past week, more than 90 people, mostly Palestinians (including
children as young as two), have been killed and hundreds have been
The killings occurred following an intentionally provocative violation
Haram Al-Sharif ("Noble Sanctuary") in Jerusalem by Israeli right-wing
extremist Ariel Sharon. (Sharon led Israeli troops during a 1953
Palestinians in the West Bank. In 1982, he permitted the killing of
Palestinian civilians in refugee camps near Beirut, Lebanon.)
Jerusalem is Islam's third holiest city, after Mecca and Medinah in the
Arabian Peninsula. Muslim and Christian Palestinians are routinely
Israel from religious sites in Jerusalem.
WHEN: [DAY, DATE, TIME]
WHERE: [ADDRESS AND DIRECTIONS]
CONTACT: [NAMES AND PHONE NUMBERS OF CONTACT PEOPLE]
- END -
CAIR Action Alert
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)
453 New Jersey Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C., 20003
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