Tuesday, March 16, 2010

National Association of Muslim American Women endorses call for intifada in defense of the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Today, March 16, 2010, the National Association of Muslim American Women (NAMAW) adds our voices to the growing chorus of voices calling for Palestinian intifada in response to Israel’s continued acts of aggression in violation of the Geneva Conventions, against the Al Aqsa Mosque.

Due to the silence and negligence of the United States, the EU and those who have the responsibility to ensure enforcement of the Geneva Conventions, Israel has been allowed to repeatedly attempt to prevent Muslims from having unfettered access to the mosque, and Israel has also undermined the structural integrity of the Al Aqsa mosque, and allowed its desecration by militant Jewish Zionist settler groups.

As we have said numerous times before, when the international institutions and community of nations fail in their responsibility to the peoples of the world, the people must and will take the initiative to act in protection of their own lives, rights and property and to attain freedom.

Reports today from Jerusalem by Al Jazeera news agency, says that more than 3000 Israeli soldiers surrounded the mosque compound beginning on Monday and that after worshippers had completed the Morning Prayer on Tuesday, they were attacked by the Israeli soldiers and beaten with batons, and tear gassed. Deputy head of the Islamic Movement in the 1948 Occupied Lands, Kamal Al-Khatib said that there are many Palestinian casualties.

It is in light of these developments and due to our conviction that Israel is a lawless and out of control aggressor that will never end its violence and aggression against the Palestinian people, that we endorse the call for intifada, including the call by the Organization Islamic Conference (OIC)and call for Muslims throughout the world to join our brothers and sisters in Palestine in their struggle for freedom, and in defense of the Al Aqsa Mosque in every permissible and legal way that is possible.

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