Muslim Americans speak up for Gaza

Thousands of Muslim Americans and non-Muslims marched through the streets in several US cities, promoting solidarity with the Palestinian people and demanding an end to Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip. In Washington DC, nearly a thousand took to the streets in front of the State Department, involving ordinary citizens and anti-war organizations. Demonstrators also marched in North Carolina, California, Texas, Florida, Utah, Detroit, Chicago, Boston, and others. The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) condemned Israel’s actions, including the massacre of more than 60 members of an extended Palestinian family in Gaza. “Unfortunately, this unimaginable carnage is being carried out with the political support of our own government. Our nation’s elected officials must stand up for justice and demand an end to Israeli war crimes,” said CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper. CAIR also demanded that the Bush administration condemn the massacre of more than 40 Palestinian civilians who sought shelter from Israeli attacks at a UN school.


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