The Crescent Report

May 31, 2010

MAS Freedom Expresses Shock and Outrage Over Israeli Attack on Gaza Flotilla; Calls for Strong U.S. Government Response

Filed under: From the Desk of Imam Mahdi Bray — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 7:43 am

MAS Freedom Expresses Shock and Outrage Over Israeli Attack on Gaza Flotilla; Calls for Strong U.S. Government Response

MAS Freedom Expresses Shock and Outrage Over Israeli Attack on Gaza Flotilla; Calls for Strong U.S. Government Response

Muslim American Society Freedom (MAS Freedom) issues the following statement today, May 31st, 2010, in response to the Israeli military attack on eight ships carrying international aid to Gaza.  The unarmed vessels, including ships which sailed under the flags of Greece and Turkey, were carrying some 10,000 tons of building supplies destines for the people of Gaza.

“Today, MAS Freedom joins with the entire international community in condemning the Israeli armed attack on a this humanitarian convoy. We regard these attacks, which were executed by Israel while the ships were in international waters, and the killing of an undetermined number of activists aboard the vessels, as an act of unconscionable brutality and violence, and a grave violation of both international law and the moral law that should guide the conduct of all nations.  Israeli authorities knew that these ships were unarmed, and that they constituted no threat to the security of Israel.  Yet, once again, Israel has resorted to lethal violence against unarmed people, in this case individuals who sought to bring aid to the people of Gaza suffering under a crippling Israeli economic blockade.”

“The entire international community is horrified by this attack, and the killing of innocent persons that has resulted.  We hold the State of Israel responsible for this criminal act, call on the community of nations to demand any and all appropriate measures to insure that this crime be addressed through the appropriate instruments of international law.”

“But in addition, we call on the President of the United States, and the American government, to respond to this act of provocation and murder committed by one of America’s principal allies, and the recipient of an enormous amount of foreign assistance and military supplies from the United States. The government of the United States must not allow this act to go unpunished.  Indeed, the  very credibility of America as an honest advocate for justice,will be held in question if the U.S. remains silent in the face of this action, or if America does not materially respond to this Israeli act of unconscionable and unjustifiable aggression.

The world is shocked, angered, and outraged.  But we must not relent in our work to free Gaza and end the economic embargo that deprives them of the basic necessities of life.  We call on people of faith and conscience to join the MAS Freedom Let Gaza Live campaign and support our efforts to reach the people of the United States with our postcard and petition campaign.”

“We must honor the lives of those who were killed in this terrible attack, and those in Gaza who suffer from this injustice, by raising our voices to demand: Let Gaza Live.”

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2 Comments »

  1. as salaamu alaikum

    where online do i go to participate in the petition and postcard protest?

    wa salaam
    Nadirah

    Comment by Nadirah — May 31, 2010 @ 9:00 pm

  2. you can go to http://www.gazalive.org. thank you 🙂

    Comment by Imam Mahdi Bray — June 10, 2010 @ 1:59 pm


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