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January 13, 2009 at 2:29 pm 1 comment

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Surat AtTawbah 9:1-16

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Article [Muslim Link January 2009/Muharram 1430 | Page 4 | 6MB PDF] [Article only | 64KB PDF ]
United Nations of America? by Thaiba Ahmed Abdulrahim.
New survey says Muslims favour broader powers for the UN but would like to see it free from US control.

The Reality of Media Coverage: Peace, Propaganda & The Promised Land

News:

Muslim US congressman Keith Ellison on Gaza
An interview with Keith Ellison about Gaza really showed me that this man doesn’t only stand for good values, but is also very wise and intelligent in going about his cause. Keep it up bro. We are short not on politicians, but on intelligent, wise politicians.

Free Gaza Movement to Israel: “We’re coming in on Tuesday!” [full article]
A group of activists under the banner of “Free Gaza Movement” are on their way to Gaza on an emergency mission abord the “SPIRIT OF HUMANITY” ship. They are carrying with them desperately needed doctors, journalists, human rights workers, and members of several European parliaments as well as medical supplies.
A previous attempt to provide such aid by an international ship was violently attacked by the Israeli Occupying Forces. On December 30 Israeli forces purposefully and repeatedly rammed the unarmed ship causing seriouse damage and endangering the lives of the humanitarian air crew.
Fouad Ahidar, a member of the Belgian Parliament sailing to Gaza aboard the SPIRIT OF HUMANITY, responded to concerns that Israel may attack the unarmed mercy ship by saying, “I have five children that are very worried about me, but I told them, you can sit on your couch and watch these atrocities on the television, or you can choose to take action to make them stop.”
Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip have injured thousands of civilians and killed over 800 people, including scores of women and children.
The United Nations has failed to protect the Palestinian civilian population from Israel’s massive violations of international humanitarian law. Israel has closed off Gaza from the international community and demanded that all foreigners leave. But Huwaida Arraf, an organizer with the Free Gaza Movements, stated that, “We cannot just sit by and wait for Israel to decide to stop the killing and open the borders for relief workers to pick up the pieces. We are coming in. There is an urgent need for this mission as Palestinian civilians in Gaza are being terrorized and slaughtered by Israel, and access to humanitarian relief denied to them. When states and the international bodies responsible for taking action to stop such atrocities chose to be impotent, then we–the citizens of the world–must act. Our common humanity demands nothing less.”

WHAT YOU CAN DO
Take Action! CALL the Israeli Government and let them know that the
SPIRIT OF HUMANITY is coming to Gaza. DEMAND that Israel immediately STOP slaughtering civilians in Gaza and STOP using violence to prevent human rights and humanitarian assistance to the Palestinian people.
CALL
Mark Regev in the Prime Minister’s office: +972 2670 5354 or +972 5 0620 3264 email: mark.regev@it.pmo.gov.il
Shlomo Dror in the Ministry of Defence: +972 3697 5339 or +972 50629 8148 email: mediasar@mod.gov.il
Major Liebovitz from the Israeli Navy: + 972 5 781 86248
Your Moment of Zen “Alhamdulillah for Islam!”
Jon Stewart’s Comentary on [im]balanced coverage on Gaza, and NY Mayor Bloombergs comments on proportionate response:

Song For Gaza
“We Will Not Go Down”
(Composed by Michael Heart)
Copyright 2009

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A blinding flash of white light
Lit up the sky over Gaza tonight
People running for cover
Not knowing whether they’re dead or alive

They came with their tanks and their planes
With ravaging fiery flames
And nothing remains
Just a voice rising up in the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

Women and children alike
Murdered and massacred night after night
While the so-called leaders of countries afar
Debated on who’s wrong or right

But their powerless words were in vain
And the bombs fell down like acid rain
But through the tears and the blood and the pain
You can still hear that voice through the smoky haze

We will not go down
In the night, without a fight
You can burn up our mosques and our homes and our schools
But our spirit will never die
We will not go down
In Gaza tonight

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HCI – The Children of Gaza Muharram 23 – Muslims and Media + Order of Canada: Azhar Ali Khan + Good Riddance Bush + Gaza + Obama

1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. MmM  |  January 14, 2009 at 12:15 am

    This song that you guys played- the one on Gaza- was amazing.

    It’s definately something I could send my Israeli peers, especially the ones I have been arguing with for the past two weeks.

    A little gift to them- hopefully it will touch their hearts!

    Reply

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