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1/3/09

Get Active for Gaza - Sign Petition

CAIR today launched an online petition drive to collect one million signatures urging our nation's leaders to speak "in favor of peace and justice for all parties in the current humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Gaza Strip."

When completed, the petition will be sent to elected officials nationwide and will be given to members of the current and incoming administrations.

Please take a minute right now to sign the petition and forward it to your friends, family and other contacts.

To sign the petition, go to Petition

The petition states:

"We, the undersigned people of conscience who respect international law and the sanctity of human life, urge you to speak out for peace and justice for all parties in the Middle East crisis.

"We are concerned that the current violence and ongoing humanitarian crisis is further eroding America's international image. For this reason, a strong, balanced stance from you that is aimed at fostering an enduring peace is vital.

"Unfortunately, all parties in the Middle East conflict have committed violence against civilians. We unequivocally condemn all of these actions.

"The European Union (EU), Russia, the UN Secretary-General, the Arab League, the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), and other international bodies are all urging Israel to end it attacks.

"Middle East Envoy Tony Blair deplored the "tragic of loss of life," while French President Nicolas Sarkozy condemned Israel's "disproportionate use of force."

"EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana said the Israeli attacks were "inflicting an unacceptable toll on Palestinian civilians and will only worsen the humanitarian crisis as well as complicate the search for a peaceful solution."

"Unfortunately, our nation's one-sided response to this tragic episode will only serve to fuel anti-American sentiments in the Muslim world and beyond.

"We therefore call on you to demonstrate your commitment to changing our nation's current one-sided Mideast policy by speaking out now in favor of peace and justice for all parties to this decades-long conflict."

9 comments:

yasmeen said...

I'll sign the petition,least I can do for my brothers and sisters suffering in Gaza.

hijabee said...

Allah will reward you Yasmeen!

Ms.Unique said...

ALhamdulillah I've signed the petition and Insha Allah I'll forward it to all relatives and friends ..... Jazak Allah Khairan .... May Allah reward U .... Ameen ....

Rabia said...

Thanks for sharing the link chica...will pass it around so more people can sign inshAllah. Its a step.... =)

sata said...

We just signed the petition,my husband and i and inshaAllah we'll try to forward it to our friends.we had a peace rally saturday in my city downtown.it was very interesting and sad machaALLAH.We have another one this coming saturday.hope our voices will be heard,too much blood been shed already.

hijabee said...

May Allah reward all those who signed the petition inshAllah. Keep on making duas for our people in Gaza, inshAllah, Allah's help will come

Sata, were those protests in DC? Coz we have one coming this saturday as well

BAHABAK said...

I THOUGHT IT WAS A DIFFERENT PETITION..BUT IT IS THE SAME AS I SIGNED.....THE SMALLEST I CAN DO...HOPE IT HELPS THEM....RASHEEDA

sata said...

sorry sis,i did not see the comment.no i'm still in indiana,we had another one yesterday,the turnout wasn't that great though and i'm almost sure it was because of the weather,it was soo cold.

hijabee said...

Bahabak,
Thanks for signing!

Sata,
It's okay. We had one on saturday too and thousands of people came even though it was raining!