The Crescent Report

June 10, 2010

MAS Freedom and Interfaith Group Meets with Turkey Consul

Filed under: From the Desk of Imam Mahdi Bray — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 1:59 pm

West Coast MAS Freedom Leader Ahmed Azam joined an Interfaith Delegation in expressing to Hon. Hakan Tekin, Consul General of Turkey, their condolences and respect for the Government of Turkey’s commitment to alleviate the humanitarian crisis in Gaza caused by the Israeli Embargo of Gaza.  On May 31, a Flotilla launched from Turkey carrying humanitarian aid destined for Gaza was attacked by Israeli commandos in international waters.  The assault resulted in eight Turkish citizens and one Turkish American citizen being killed by the Israeli commandoes.  The event has resulted in international condemnation of Israel for its attack and a serious diplomatic rift between Turkey and Israel.

MASF representative Azam expressed his condolences to Consul Tekin.  He also expressed MASF’s determination to end the embargo which has caused horrific suffering for the people of Gaza.  He shared with the Consul MASF’s End the Embargo “Let Gaza Live” Campaign which mobilizes the American Interfaith Community for a substained grassroot campaign to end the Gaza embargo and a massive faith based lobbying campaign geared towards members of Congress and the White House calling for ending the embargo.  Below is a complete list of members of the delegation who met with the Turkish Consul: AMA, St. Anselm of Canterbury, PAWA, 1st Congregational Church of Long Beach, Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, Prog. Democrats of America – LA Chapter, CAIR-LA, MAS-LA and LA Jews for Peace.

If you would like to join the Let Gaza Live campaign contact us at 1-888-627-8471 or email us at info@masfreedom.org.

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