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Petition to Barack Obama

Let's Bring Aya To America

Dear President Obama, Please join us in our effort to bring a very special refugee to America. First—thank you.  Thank you for maintaining your restraint and calm during a time of increasing fear and hatred.  Thank you for taking a stance against the dangerous and divisive rhetoric of the past few weeks.  Thank you for continuing to advocate tolerance and insisting that the United States will honor its commitment toward refugees.  We stand with you in refusing to demonize millions of people due to the actions of a few violent individuals.  We also agree that the United States must play an important part in sheltering innocent civilians displaced by war.  Especially those wars involving our military. Second—we’d like to bring your attention to a young woman who was turned away by America.  Her name is Aya.  We believe America’s rejection of Aya is a mistake.  She is in the process of filing an appeal, and we’d like to invite you to personally learn her story and lend your voice to our advocacy on her behalf. We know she is only one of millions, but she is important to us.  We believe that Aya is an innocent victim of the wars in both Iraq and Syria.  We believe her when she says she loves America.   We do not believe that Aya poses a threat to the security of the United States. Mr. President, Aya is in a very vulnerable situation right now.  So if you believe along with us that she deserves to be an American, please lend your voice to our advocacy on her behalf. Thank you again for welcoming refugees and promoting tolerance.  Sincerely,Friends of Aya. -------------------------------------------------------- Aya's story can be found here: her interview with Fareed Zakaria here:

Friends of Aya
1,057,169 supporters
Started 2 weeks ago

Petition to Donald Trump, Jim Mattis, United Nations Security Council


US President Donald Trump is doubling down on Afghanistan, despite his own admitted instinct to withdraw from America's longest war. "We will fight to win," he said in a speech at Fort Myers in Arlington, Virginia, taking a strident tone and indicating the US would expand its presence in Afghanistan but offering few specific details on how it would do so. "America's enemies must never know our plans, or believe they can wait us out. I will not say when we are going to attack, but attack we will," said Trump, before a crowd of US troops. While he admitted he previously favored withdrawal, Trump said doing so would dishonor the US troops who died in Afghanistan and could create a vacuum that would allow terrorist networks to expand. Harsh words for Pakistan NOT India In setting out what he described as a new approach to the 16-year campaign, Trump had harsh words for US ally Pakistan, saying Washington could "no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for terrorist organizations." "We appreciate India's important contributions to stability in Afghanistan but India makes billions of dollars in trade from the United States and we want them to help us more with Afghanistan, especially in the area of economic assistance and development." -Trump FIVE KEY PIECES OF TRUMP'S AFGHANISTAN PLAN Pentagon given authority to ramp up troop levels, but US military will not talk specific numbers Military given greater autonomy to attack Taliban and other groupsEnd goal is to find a political solution to the Afghan war, maybe involving TalibanTrump called on Pakistan to stop providing a safe-haven for terroristsUS wants to win in Afghanistan, but not interested in nation building "We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars, at the same time, they are housing the very terrorists we are fighting ... that must change immediately," Trump added. He also called on Pakistan's regional rival India, to "help us more with Afghanistan, especially in the area of economic assistant and development." "We appreciate India's important contributions to stability in Afghanistan but India makes billions of dollars in trade from the United States and we want them to help us more with Afghanistan, especially in the area of economic assistance and development." In response to Trump's pledge, the Taliban issued a defiant statement, saying the US should have thought about withdrawing its troops from Afghanistan instead of prolonging the war. ‘War on terror’ has cost Pakistan $ 118bn The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in its annual report on Thursday showed that extremist violence cost the country $118.3bn in direct and indirect losses from 2002 to 2016. “Both economic growth and social sector development have been severely hampered by terrorism-related incidents,” the report said. Pakistan became a pivotal US ally in the battle against extremism after the Sept 11, 2001 attacks spurred the US invasion of Afghanistan.  A Coalition Support Fund was approved by the US to support Pakistan in the war, with an annual release of around $1bn since 2002. By last year Pakistan had received a total of $14bn but it spent a total of $118bn The SBP said that apart from causing immeasurable human suffering, including casualties and mass displacement, the war had helped drive away foreign investment, stall domestic investment, freeze exports, and slow down trade. US-led War on Terror (US has Killed over 1.3 million civilians) At least 80,000 Pakistanis have been killed in the US-led War on Terror, a study conducted by a group of international physicians’ organisations revealed. The study concluded that around 1.3 million people were killed, both directly and indirectly, in Iraq, Afghanistan and Pakistan as a result of US-led wars in the region in more than a decade. The investigation scoured the results of individual studies and data published by United Nations organisations, government agencies and non-governmental organisations. It added that one million people were killed in Iraq and 220,000 in Afghanistan as a result of the war. “The figure is approximately 10 times greater than that of which the public, experts and decision makers are aware,” the study’s authors write. “And this is only a conservative estimate. The total number of deaths in the three countries… could also be in excess of 2 million.” Conclusion Pakistan has spent Billions and Billion (Total of $118bn) during ‘War on terror’‘  and has killed over 1,865 terrorists killed and arrested over 5,000. Pakistan should be appreciated for its important contributions to stability in Afghanistan instead of being criticized and falsely accused for helping terrorists.  

Mahmood Mahboob
8 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to United States Congress

Designate Neo-Nazis / Alt Right As Terror Organizations

Take away free speech laws from AltRight / Neo-Nazis - stop incitement - enable FBI to arrest criminals. As you read this petition, American Nazis / Alt Right are terrorizing Jewish families and their friends in Whitefish, Montana. They have threatened to bring automatic weapons to a planned march.  The city of Whitefish argues that they will have to allow these racist Nazi thugs into their town based on "free speech".Incitement to murder and or harm Jews and other minorities is not free speech.The Jewish families of Whitefish and the businesses that they are associated with have all been targeted online with death threats.  Nazi / Alt Right terrorism is not limited to Montana. In January and February 2017, Jewish Centers across the country were targeted with bomb threats. Hundreds of Jewish graves destroyed.  More than 150 Neo-Nazis and white supremacists, many of them armed, staged a rally in April in a Kentucky county that voted overwhelmingly for Donald Trump. Benjamin McDowell, 29, was arrested by FBI agents after he purchased a gun from an undercover agent in South Carolina, McDowell planned a massive terror attack on a synagogue. Charlottesville - Nazis proudly walked the streets fully armed with automatic weapons. They chanted "We will not be replaced by the Jew" meaning - we want all Jews dead. Heather Heyer who was peacefully protesting the Nazis was murdered after a Nazi used his car as a weapon, taking terror tips from ISIS and the Palestinians.Have we not learned anything about Nazis?Have we forgotten the brutal history of the Nazi Party - 11 million murdered in World War Two as the result of racist hate?The Nazis of 2017 have the same agenda as the Nazis of 1938.In addition, the Nazis of 2017 have aligned themselves with the Hamas Islamic terror organization (Jihad) to achieve their global and domestic goals. We recognize that many did not live through nor experience the original Nazi genocidal era. So we ask you to think of the evil of ISIS and the efforts that modern Nazis are making to associate with them and Hamas. We are taking this action as the United Kingdom has recently declared the Neo-Nazi, anti-semitic group "National Action" as a terror organization under the Terrorism Act 2000. It is now a criminal offense to recruit for, be a member of or in any way support a Neo-Nazi group including displaying Nazi or Nazi supporting flags, posters or banners. We are taking this action as SPLC on behalf of Jewish Montana resident Tanya Gersh and her family file charges relating to death threats, criminal harassment against the editor of the largest hate publication in the USA - the Nazi online site The Daily Stormer. See: We kindly request of the United States House of Representatives and the United States Senate to designate the American Nazi Party AKA National Socialist White People's Party aka National Policy Institute as terror organizations. This present and clear danger to the welfare, protection and safety of American citizens needs to be addressed without delay. PLEASE SHARE: /

Joel Leyden
1,401 supporters
Update posted 4 weeks ago

Petition to United States Congress, United States House of Representatives, President of the United States, U.S. Governors

No Nazi Threats Law: US Legislation to Outlaw Nazi Symbols

  No Nazi Threats Law: Proposal to Outlaw the Display of Nazi / Neo-Nazi Symbols in the United States of America   We propose Nazi and Neo Nazi Symbols, Greetings and Slogans, and Nazi Tattoos on Individuals be outlawed because they constitute literal criminal threats of violence towards the public. Nazi and Neo-Nazi symbols in particular pose a genuine and literal criminal threat of violence towards the general public, including people of color / minorities, immigrants, Jewish, Muslim, LGBT and transgender persons.  The government of the United States of America has a responsibility to its citizens to protect them from criminal threats.  Just as Germany, France and other countries have enacted laws to protect citizens from the hate-based threats and violence stemming from Nazi and Neo-Nazi rhetoric, and indeed to protect citizens from a resurgence of such Evil, we the people of the United States of America raise our collective voice to denounce the vile Nazi and Neo-Nazis. We proclaim the hateful beliefs of Nazis and Neo-Nazis to be wholly and forever incompatible with the ideals of inalienable rights, civil and human rights, and equal justice for all established in our nation. We demand federal and state laws be enacted to further protect the peaceful public from this insidious and evil doctrine. The display of Nazi or Neo-Nazi symbols shall be regarded as a generalized criminal threat towards the public, as these symbols are universally recognized to denote hate and a willingness to harm others. Penalties and Prosecution should rightly follow as with other statutes concerning criminal threats of violence. In the Second World War, some 416,800 American souls died fighting the evil of the Nazis.  Millions of people died to defeat the evil of the Nazis. We must honor their lives and their sacrifice by maintaining their hard-won victory. - United States Holocaust Memorial Museum - The National WWII Museum The Holocaust was a genocide in which some six million European Jews were killed by Adolf Hitler's Nazi Germany, and the World War II collaborators with the Nazis. The victims included 1.5 million children, and constituted about two-thirds of the nine million Jews who had previously resided in Continental Europe. A broader definition of the Holocaust includes non-Jewish victims, such as the Romani, Poles, members of other Slavic ethnic groups, and Aktion T4 patients who were killed because they were mentally and physically disabled. An even broader definition includes Soviet citizens, prisoners of war, homosexuals, Jehovah's Witnesses, blacks, political opponents of the Nazis, and members of other smaller groups. From 1941 to 1945, Jews were systematically murdered in a genocide, which was part of a larger event that included the persecution and murder of other peoples in Europe. Under the coordination of the SS, with directions from the highest leadership of the Nazi Party, every arm of Germany's bureaucracy was involved in both the logistics and the carrying out of the mass murder. Killings were committed throughout German-occupied Europe, as well as within Nazi Germany itself, and they were also committed across all territories controlled by its allies. Other victims of Nazi crimes included ethnic Poles, Ukrainians, and other Slavs; Soviet citizens and Soviet POWs; communists; homosexuals; Jehovah's Witnesses; and others. Some 42,500 detention facilities were utilized in the concentration of victims for the purpose of committing gross violations of human rights. Over 200,000 people are estimated to have been Holocaust perpetrators. The persecution was carried out in stages, culminating in the policy of extermination which was termed the "Final Solution to the Jewish Question". Following Hitler's rise to power, the German government passed laws to exclude Jews from civil society, most prominently the Nuremberg Laws of 1935. Starting in 1933 the Nazis began to establish a network of concentration camps. After the outbreak of war in 1939 both German and foreign Jews were herded into wartime ghettos. In 1941, as Germany began to conquer new territory in the East, all anti-Jewish measures radicalized. Specialized paramilitary units called Einsatzgruppen murdered around two million Jews in mass shootings in less than a year. By mid-1942, victims were regularly being transported by freight trainsto extermination camps. Most who survived the journey were systematically killed in gas chambers. This continued until the end of World War II in Europe in April–May 1945.  

Billy Budd
17 supporters