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  • Petitioned Board of Directors

This petition was delivered to:

The American Board of Pediatrics
Board of Directors
Executive Director American Academy of Pediatrics, Minnesota
Katherine Cairns
Mayo Clinic, Public affairs
Mayo Clinic
Mayo Clinic

Please support our fight against hate in America.

    1. Hussam Al-deen
    2. Petition by

      Hussam Al-deen

      Brooklyn, United States

RESISIT ISLAMOPHOBIA

 SITUATION:

A lie is being circulated by the Islamophobes that Dr. Hatem Elhagaly (Hatem Al Haj) condones genital mutilation. This is absolutely not true. 

 

A statement circulated by Dr. Hatem himself:

 

"I have always condemned Female Genital Mutilation FGM. Moreover I have unequivocally spoken out in lectures and in writing against all harmful forms of Female Genital Cutting FGC, justifiably known as FGM.

I have stated that a subtype of Female Genital Cutting FGC, called the ritual nick, is harmless. This subtype doesn’t involve any form of clitorectomy. This claim of mine is scientifically irrefutable. It is the position expressed by the Committee on Bioethics of the American Academy of Pediatrics. [Pediatrics Vol. 125 No. 5 May 1, 2010 pp. ‎‎1088 -1093‎.]

Despite my acknowledgment of the harmlessness of the ritual nick, I unwaveringly discouraged people from having it done because it is illegal in the US.

The smear campaign against me is unfounded and based on religious bias; they blatantly and viciously misquoted me and plainly fabricated lies against me."

 

As you can see from the above statement, the claims made against our dear respected doctor hold no water. See his website for more information.

http://www.drhatemalhaj.com/

 

 

THE ISLAMOPHOBES:

The drive is initiated by an Islamoohobe who attacks our doctor wth lies while remaining hidden behind the anonymity of the internet. The petition is being organized  on Change.org by Raven King and is heavily supported and spread by the Islamophobe CGW.

In a direct quote we found on the internet, CGW said:

"Make no mistake - the barbaric, disgusting cult that is islam will be eliminated from the planet. Enlightened Western Civilization shall prevail over the primitive evil of the Satanic messenger, mohammed (pigshit be upon him) and his savages. " 

Commented Jan 13, 2012 on CAIR Condemns Alleged "Desecration" of Dead Jihadists by U.S. Marines in Afghanistan atAtlas Shrugs

Atlas Shrugs being the Islamophobic blog also commented on by Andres Brevik, the mass murdering european islamophobe on trial for killing about 80 children one at a time. 

We are dealing with pure evil here folks.

Please support our fight against hate in America.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. 2000

      Hussam Al-deen
      Petition Organizer

      We have reached 2000 signatures!!!

      To maintain honesty and integrity I must say that Raven King (the organizer of the petition looking to harm Dr. Hatem) contacted me to distance him/her self from the Islamophobe CGW.

      It is still a fact that the entirety of the hate against Dr. Hatem is purely based in Islamophobia and not due to a concern for the wellbeing of children.

      How do I know that?

      Simply: because Dr. Hatem Al Hagaly has for years spoken against any mutilation of any body part as this is against what Islam teaches. Moreso, Dr. Elhagaly has always clearly stood agianst any person from performing any "clitoral nick" procedure because that would be breaking the law here in the U.S. and Islam encourages good citizenship and social order.

      Those who seek to harm the good doctor misquote an incomplete mistranslation of a document he authored over 7 years ago. That "evidence" against him is shady at best.

      For more info please visit his website: http://www.drhatemalhaj.com/

    2. Mayo Clinic doctor departs amid genital mutilation controversy

      Hussam Al-deen
      Petition Organizer

      Only through honest discourse and exchange will we defeat those who breed hate through over simplified and misquoted sound bites.

    3. Reached 2,000 signatures
    4. Who are we dealing with

      Hussam Al-deen
      Petition Organizer

      I found a direct quote from the organizer of the petition agianst Dr. Hatem Elhagaly: Raven King, (AKA CGW)

      "Make no mistake - the barbaric, disgusting cult that is islam will be eliminated from the planet. Enlightened Western Civilization shall prevail over the primitive evil of the Satanic messenger, mohammed and his savages.
      Commented Jan 13, 2012 on CAIR Condemns Alleged "Desecration" of Dead Jihadists by U.S. Marines in Afghanistan atAtlas Shrugs"

      Atlas Shrugs being the Islamophobic blog also commented on by Andres Brevik, the mass murdering european islamophobe on trial for killing about 80 children one at a time.

      We are dealing with pure evil here folks.

    5. Rumor

      Hussam Al-deen
      Petition Organizer

      It seems there is a rumor on the web that Dr. Hatem has been let go. If true it would mean the Mayo Clinic succumbed to the pressure from the witch hunt that the islamophobes have created through lying and fear mongering.

      Racism and injustice have been a part of the history of this country, as has the opposition to them. We may be facing a time when those who mislead through fear of "the other" have a spotlight from the ignorant and a platform from which to spew their bile, But every injustice awakens the oppressed and galvanizes the righteous a bit more.

      If the rumors are true than I cannot help but be angry at the Mayo Clinic. Not because of my support for Dr. Hatem but because of the general guiding principals at stake here. The precedent they have set here is that a physician will be let go not based on their work, ethics, performance, or statements but rather on what a small group of people claim against them. That is a very dangerous precedent.

      More to come...

    6. 1750!!!

      Hussam Al-deen
      Petition Organizer

      Amazing!

      We have crossed the 1750 mark and we continue to pick up support from across the world.

      In the meantime, I want to ask all of you to post the link to this petition on any blog or website you may have access to. That will help us to keep exposure up and the pressure on!

      Thank you all

    7. 1500!

      Hussam Al-deen
      Petition Organizer

      We have reached 1500 signers in under 30 hours!

      The broad support from across the country that we are seeing for Dr. Hatem is very encouraging.

      WE MUST NOT STAND FOR THIS INJUSTICE!

      I have emailed Chris of public relations at the Mayo Clinic to show our support, look in your emails for a copy of the letter.

      Thank you all!

      Hussam

    8. Reached 1,500 signatures
    9. 1000

      Hussam Al-deen
      Petition Organizer

      We have surpassed 1000 hundred signatures on the first day!

      I pray for blessings for all of our supporters out there.

      So I did some digging and as expected, I found the source of our problem.

      The "fire" petition against Dr. Hatem started on a known Islamophobic website (see comments section):

      http://sheikyermami.com/2012/05/03/leading-u-s-muslim-jurist-female-genital-mutilation-an-honor-in-islam/comment-page-1/

      The above link should illustrate the clearly biased nature of this petition. Raven (the creator of the anti Dr. Hatem petition) claims to be against all circumscsion but we can clearly see from the above where this started! Pure racist HATE.

      The above website got the story from another well known hate site:

      http://www.translatingjihad.com/2012/04/amja-senior-committee-member-female.html

      who relied on "expertise" from none other than:

      "The Center for Security Policy"
      AKA Islamophobia central.

      We are dealing with HATE itself!

      Hussam

    10. Reached 1,000 signatures
    11. 750 Reached

      Hussam Al-deen
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you all for spreading the message and supporting truth.

      We have reached 750 signers in less than the first 24 hours and we are continuing to see a strong support for our dear and respected brother Dr. Hatem Elhagaly.

      Tomorrow morning I will be writing a letter to Public Relations at Mayo Clinic to let them know that we stand behind Dr. Elhagaly. I will also offer them our support and remind them that we
      support their efforts to preserve academic integrity and expression while resisting the misguided, misinformed, and malicious minorities that seek only to feed their biased agendas.

      Look for a news update as soon as I hear from them!

      Thank you.
      Hussam

    12. Reached 500 signatures
    13. 250

      Hussam Al-deen
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for helping us to cross the 250 mark!

      I came across a video by Dr. Hatem Elhagaly (Al-Haj) dealing specifically with the topic of misunderstanding and misconstruction. Ironically it is exactly this kind of misunderstanding that we are dealing with today. I hope you find benefit in the video.

      Discover Islam - Misconstructions - part 1:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7jtAlRh9lM

      Discover Islam - Misconstructions - part 2:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYq4ILCbb-s

    14. Reached 250 signatures
    15. Thank you

      Hussam Al-deen
      Petition Organizer

      I want to take the opportunity to thank all of you for standing behind fairness and honesty. In a world of sound bites and loaded terms we often face an uphill battle against ignorance, it is good to know there are those who will stand up and offer their support.

      I have added the emails for the Mayo Clinic, The American Board of Pediatrics' Board of Directors, as well as the Executive Director of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Minnesota chapter.

      We call on them to promote academic integrity and stand behind one of their own as he is attacked for his professional work and academic points of view. The positions of Dr. Hatem Al Haj are reasonable and fair. He has made sure to always abide by the law and promote adherence to the law by all. The attacks against him are baseless and to allow them to go unabated would be a great injustice.

      Thank you again
      Hussam

    16. Reached 100 signatures

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    • Bilal Memon MUMBAI, INDIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Supporting the truth.

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    • Shameem Khan BROOKLYN PARK, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      if they prevail then nobodys livlihood is safe. any form of bigotry should be condemed .

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    • Syed Dara MINNEAPOLIS, MN
      • about 2 years ago

      Islam-o-phobia thrives under the banner of freedom of speech, I wan to stop it. Most Americans are above this misguided notion.

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    • Rabia Khanum JERSEY CITY, NJ
      • over 2 years ago

      I am signing the petition to support our fight against hate in america

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    • mindy abraham OCEANSIDE, NY
      • over 2 years ago

      Because one should not lose their job due to hate.

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