Sometimes what you don’t say is as important as what you do say. Today CAIR (The Council on American-Islamic Relations) called on Muslim Americans to call their elected officials to stop the humanitarian crisis in Gaza. The Press release says that the US should pressure Israel. because of the billions of dollars of aid it provides each year.
I invite CAIR to look at the parts of the story it left out. Like how Hamas/Fatah is also receiving billions of dollars of aid, and how that aid is being used to purchased arms and rockets that are being used to target Israeli children. And it is that rocket fire causing Israel to cut off supplies to Gaza. But they left out that part on purpose, because of their close association with Hamas they must support the rocket fire
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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 22, 2008 (WAFA) – The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) called on American Muslims and other people of conscience to urge their elected officials to immediately intervene to put an end to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.
“Gaza is already suffering from economic hardship, which according to the World Bank, is primarily a result of being cut off from the rest of the world by Israel. Without power, hospitals, water facilities and other crucial lifelines may completely shut off and homes may be left without heat, plunging Gaza into disarray,” said a press release by CAIR.
“Because American taxpayers provide Israel with billions of dollars of economic support each year, we have the right and the responsibility to demand that Israel abide by American and universal human rights standards and end its practice of collective punishment against the Palestinian populations. Such practice amounts to war crimes.”
“Silence from American officials will only serve to increase the sentiment worldwide that our nation cares little for the suffering of the Palestinian people,” according to the press release.
“The perception that the U.S. abets cruel and inhumane treatment of civilian populations provides fodder for anti-Americanism that may threaten the security of the United States.”
CAIR, America’s largest Islamic civil liberties group, has 33 offices and chapters nationwide and in Canada. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.