Petition to 100 Day March for America, Administrator
March for America: Engage, Promote, Unite
TO OUR FELLOW AMERICANS Americans from all backgrounds attended the American Muslim March on Washington. Peace supporters from different states gathered infront of the Capitol Building in Washington on July 23rd 2016. With the country divided based on different political and ideological lines, the American Muslim community is empowering citizens from different walks of life to stand united against Terrorism, Hate and Violence. It is our intention to Keep the principles of the March Alive to: Denounce all acts of Terrorism done in the name of our Faith, Islam.Confirm the Statement Against Terrorism by the Fiqh Council of North America.Reaffirm our commitment to Religious Freedom everywhere including Muslim majority countries – Reading of the Marrakesh Declaration.Reaffirm our commitment to the U.S. constitution and the laws of the USA.Reaffirm our commitment to working with law enforcement agencies to prevent terrorist attacks against the United States.Send a strong and clear message to Muslim Youth to resist radicalization & violence.Speak up against violence and call on congress to enact common sense gun-laws.Call on all people to end Racism, homophobia, anti-Semitism, anti-Islam, anti-Latino, anti-Immigration and all other forms of Hate and Xenophobia.Call for a public-private partnership to advance national unity and replace fear with love and respect for all Americans.Enthusiastically defend, affirm, and assert our American values of liberty, justice and peace.First and foremost, the rally brought Muslims and people of other faith groups to stand united as Americans in condemning terrorism and all forms of extremism. We emphasized the respect and acceptance for all people which makes America an example and model for the entire world. Sign your name and organization to stand with us: Join the Digital March -HTTPS://MUSLIMMARCH.EVENTBRITE.COM Join the Social Media Platforms: Turn Social Media for Social Good Take a Picture in Support of Unity, Respect and Dialogue. Tell a story of you and your Muslim Friend. Tell us your story as a Muslim American- #MyMuslimStory (Upload Material to HTTPS://MuslimMarch.EventBrite.Com) Set Up a Center for Peace in Your Community. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org www.American-Islam.Org
Petition to Roycealee J. Wood
Recognize Eid as a School Holiday in Lake County
Hi! We’re Mariam Tolba and Natalie Perritano. We’ve lived in Lake County almost our whole lives and this community is our home. Our mission is to increase the inclusivity of all major holidays that the Lake County Board of Education recognizes as deserving a day off of school in observance. We strongly believe that Muslims in Lake County hold the right to not be faced with the conflict of choosing between celebrating their primary holiday, Eid, and attending school. Judaism is also a minority religion with a comparable following population to Islam that has its holidays recognized by many schools. With a Muslim community comprised of 9,894, proportional to Judaism’s 10,919, it’s only just that our Muslim neighbors share this equal treatment from their Board of Education.
Petition to Nawaz Sharif, Qamar Javed Bajwa
Pakistan: Don't Sell Fighter Jets To Myanmar As It Commits Genocide vs. Rohingya Muslims
The Problem: The Myanmar/Burmese military (Tatmadaw) for decades has demonized and disenfranchised Rohingya Muslims. Since October, the Myanmar military has been involved in what it calls a "clearance operation" in Rohingya areas, resulting in what a recent UN report has described as "devastating cruelty," including: over 1,000 killed, mass gang rapes, the burning down of whole villages, the displacement of 100,000 Rohingya who have fled to neighboring Bangladesh. 22 Nobel Prize laureates have called on Myanmar to end its genocide against the Rohingya and recognize them as citizens. By selling fighter jets to the same military persecuting Rohingya Pakistan is contravening its human and Islamic values and responsibility. ACT NOW: The Islamic Republic of Pakistan Must Not Sell JF-17 Fighter Jets To Mynamar/Burma while it genocides the Rohingya. a) Pakistan has previously spoken up for the rights of the Rohingya and we urge it to continue to do so. b) It is hypocritical for Pakistan speak up for Rohingya and then sell Fighter Jets to the same military persecuting them. c) Pakistan must condition its sale of Fighter Jets to Burma on an end to the genocide against Rohingya and a restoration of their citizenship.
Petition to Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Emmett Carson, Samuel Johnson, Dan'l Lewin, David P. Lopez, Erik Dryburgh
The Silicon Valley Community Foundation Must Stop Funding Islamist Hate Groups
In 2008-15, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation (SVCF) provided eight donations totaling $330,524 to two extremist organizations. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) received five donations totaling $132,933. Islamic Relief received three donations totaling $197,591. We differentiate between Islam and Islamism. American Muslims are an important part of our country; but Islamists pursue an extreme political ideology with no real mandate from ordinary Muslims. Islamists such as those running CAIR and Islamic Relief encourage hatred against women, Jews, Christians, the LGBTQ community, and Muslims belonging to minority sects. Islamists radicalize Muslims in the United States and fund jihadi violence abroad. CAIR and Islamic Relief duplicitously employ liberal rhetoric in their pursuit of illiberal ideas, sometimes successfully duping politicians, journalists, academics, and philanthropists. The Middle East Forum and its allies oppose all funding of Islamist organizations because this money both legitimizes Islamists as the voice of America’s Muslims and betrays those moderate Muslims working to free their faith from the grip of hatred and extremism. SVCF is the largest community foundation in the United States. With over 8 billion dollars in assets under management, it is the go-to charitable organization for some of America's wealthiest philanthropists. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, made a $500 million dollar donation to the foundation in 2013. America's largest community foundation and its philanthropic partners should not support organizations that promulgate extremism both here and abroad. We the undersigned call upon the SVCF to immediately stop all funding of extremist groups, including CAIR and Islamic Relief. Appendix 1: What Are CAIR and Islamic Relief? CAIR was named as an un-indicted co-conspirator in the 2008 Holy Land Foundation terrorism financing trial. The FBI has banned outreach with CAIR since 2008. In 2014, the United Arab Emirates, a pious Muslim country, designated CAIR a terrorist organization. The Anti-Defamation League accuses CAIR of promoting anti-Jewish sentiment. Six CAIR leaders have been arrested, convicted, or deported for terrorism-related crimes: Randall (“Ismail”) Royer, Ghassan Elashi, Bassem Khafagi, Rabih Haddad, Nabil Sadoun, and Muthanna Al-Hanooti. Islamic Relief is the largest Islamic charity in America and the Western world, reporting an income of about $110 million in 2014. But it is a designated terrorist entity in Israel and the UAE. Banks such as UBS and HSBC have closed Islamic Relief bank accounts over concerns about terrorism financing. Appendix 2: Examples of CAIR and Islamic Relief Hate Speakers Siraj Wahhaj is a former member of CAIR’s advisory board and one of CAIR’s most regular speakers. LGTBQ: “I don't believe any of you are homosexual. This is a disease of this society. … you know what the punishment is, if a man is found with another man? The Prophet Mohammad said the one who does it and the one to whom it is done to, kill them both.” Infidels: “Woe to the Muslims who pick kafirs [a derogatory Arabic word meaning non-Muslims] for friends. … Take not into your intimacy those outside of your race. They will not fail to corrupt you. Don't you know our children are surrounded by kafirs. I'm telling you, making the hearts of our children corrupt, dirty, foul.” Hussain Kamani is a Deobandi preacher who has spoken at multiple Islamic Relief events. Sex slavery and adultery: Kamani explains that Muslim men may fulfill any sexual desires “with a female slave that belongs to him.” Those who commit adultery or have sex outside of marriage, he asserts, must be “stoned to death.” When Muslim husbands are learning to “train their wives,” beating them is allowed as a “last measure.” Abdul Nasir Jangda, also from the Deobandi sect, has been promoted and given platforms by both Islamic Relief and CAIR. Non-consensual sex: Detailed notes published by Jangda's students indicate that he defends the use of female sex slaves and justifies marital rape: “The thing to understand is that the husband has his set of divinely given rights one of which is the right to have his physical desires satisfied.” Death penalty: He advocates the killing of apostates and adulterers. Omar Suleiman is one of the most frequent speakers at CAIR and Islamic Relief events. Honor killings: “Sisters ... you know what happens with a really jealous Dad? He kills you and he kills the guy. You are offending Allah ... whenever you make yourself promiscuous or you open yourself up to a relationship.” Homosexuality: “When Allah describes homosexuality as a repugnant shameless sin and details his punishment of a people that practiced sodomy, how can anyone who believes in Allah not find it immoral? … If as Muslims we don't take a clear stance on this, we will be forced to conform and watch this disease destroy our children.” Muzammil Siddiqi is chairman of the Fiqh Council of North America and the religious director at the Islamic Society of Orange County. He works closely with CAIR and often speaks at its events. Homosexuality: He publicly supports the death penalty for homosexuals. Hassan Shibly is a CAIR staffer, the head of its Florida office. Homosexuality: He expresses hatred for the LGBT community, as in this tweet where he says homosexuality is a quick way “to earn God’s wrath.” Jamal Badawi is a recent board member of CAIR’s Canada branch and a popular speaker at CAIR events in the United States. Homosexuality: Its spread is a sign of the “End Times.” Marital violence: Men have the right to beat their wives.