The Crescent Report

March 10, 2014

#MyBrothersKeeper

Filed under: From the Desk of Imam Mahdi Bray — Tags: , , — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 1:27 pm

I staunchly support the “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative. President Obama got it right. I know, I’ve been there! With the help of the Creator and others, I’ve overcome drugs, crime, prison & alienation. “I must be my brother’s keeper”

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November 27, 2009

MAHDI BRAY SPEAKS: The Surveillance State and Domestic Spying in the Obama Era

Filed under: American-Politics, civil-rights, Politics — Tags: , — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 11:00 pm

A Panel Discussion at the NLG 2009 National Convention

The Surveillance State and Domestic Spying in the Obama Era: Tactics to End the Bush Legacy – A panel discussion held October 16th at the National Lawyers Guild Law for the People 2009 Convention in Seattle. Featured speakers include Mara Verheyden-Hilliard and Carl Messineo of the Partnership for Civil Justice, Steven Goldberg with the Northwest Workers’ Justice Project, Imam Mahdi Bray Exec. Director of the Muslim American Society Freedom Campaign, and Eileen Clancy Director of I-Witness Video.

First segment includes Mara Verheyden-Hilliard and Steven Goldberg. LISTEN HERE (27 min.)

Second segment includes Mara Verheyden-Hilliard, Imam Mahdi Bray, Eileen Clancy and Carl Messineo. LISTEN HERE (60 min.)

Audio hosted by the A-Infos Radio Project.

October 24, 2009

SUNDAY on the Crescent Report: Escalating Violence in Afghanistan and US-Afghan Policy with Dr. Muqtedar Khan

Filed under: Afghanistan — Tags: — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 1:48 pm

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September 28, 2009

MAS Freedom Joins National Civil Liberties Advocates in Calling for End of Patriot Act Abuses

MAS Freedom Joins National Civil Liberties Advocates in Calling for End of Patriot Act Abuses

VIDEO: U.S. Senator Russ Feingold Questions Department of Justice Officials on PATRIOT Act. Learn more here.

IMAM MAHDI BRAY is a Interfaith Worker Justice Religious Spokesperson in Support of the Employee Free Choice Act

CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE EMPLOYEE FREE CHOICE ACT

Click Here to Learn About the Wage Theft Protection Act

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September 19, 2009

MAHDI BRAY SPEAKS: The Crescent Report Eid Edition with Imam Mohamed Majid

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September 11, 2009

MAHDI BRAY RECOMMENDED EVENT: Muslim Coalition to Host D.C. Hearing on Health Care Reform – MarketWatch

WASHINGTON, Sept 11, 2009 /PRNewswire-USNewswire via COMTEX/ — On Tuesday, September 15, the American Muslim Taskforce on Civil Rights and Elections (AMT), a coalition of major national Islamic organizations, will host a Capitol Hill citizens’ hearing on mobilizing Muslim support for health care reform.

DATE: Tuesday, September 15, 2009

PLACE: Rayburn Building, Room 2203, Capitol Hill, Washington, D. C.

TIME: 10 AM-1 PM (Social Hour 10-11 AM, Presentations 11 AM-12:30 PM, Lunch 12:30-1 PM)

Presentations:

1) President Obama’s Healthcare Initiative and the Legislative Process: This is How You Can Help!

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN)

2) Why the Healthcare Status Quo is Untenable

Khalique Zahir, M.D., President, Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA)

3) The Obama Healthcare Initiative: Realties and Misperceptions

Zahid Imran M.D., Association of Pakistani Physicians of North America (APPNA)

4) Why Universal Healthcare is Both Medically and Economically Desirable and Feasible

Esam Omeish M.D., Chief of Surgery, INOVA Alexandria Hospital, Va.

5) US Healthcare: Human Dimensions

Personal Testimonies

6) Muslim American Free Clinics: A Brief Report

Khizer Husain, Washington Liaison, Task Force on Health Affordability, American Muslim Health Professionals (AMHP)

7) Concluding Remarks

Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN)

For more information, contact: AMT Chair Dr. Agha Saeed, 510-299-9313, E-Mail: aghaksaeed@yahoo.com, Salim Akhtar, 773-507-5335

AMT is an umbrella organization that includes American Muslim Alliance (AMA), American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim Alliance in North America (MANA), MAS-Freedom, Muslim Student Association-National (MSA-N), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), and United Muslims of America (UMA). Its observer organizations include American Muslims for Civic Engagement (AMCE), Islamic Educational Council of Orange County (IECOC), the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), and Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC).

September 7, 2009

MAHDI BRAY RECOMMENDED READ: Muslim Physicians on the Front Line of National Health Care Battle

Filed under: American-Politics — Tags: , , , , — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 3:21 am

By Ibrahim Abdil-Mu’id Ramey

MASNET (July 29, 2009) – The titanic political struggle that continues today in the 110th U.S. Congress, emerging from the resounding challenge to the medical status quo in America made by President Barack Obama through his call (VIDEO) for health care reform in the United States, resonates across the nation as negotiations continue in an attempt to make a final push to rescue a deal before adjourning for the August recess. In the balance: America’s Affordable Health Choices Act of 2009 (H.R. 3200), legislation proposed July 14, 2009, intended to provide quality health care for uninsured Americans, while slowing the rise of insurance premiums and health care costs which, if left unchecked, could cripple the national economy.

On the Republican side of the debate, most officials and operatives are claiming that the proposed reforms are “too costly and too big”, and that they are the harbingers of that anathema to the U.S. system otherwise known as “socialized” health care.

Not to be left out of the debate, Muslim physicians and allied health care professionals have staked their own claim in this critical national discourse.

Earlier this month, the Islamic Medical Association of North America (IMANA) of Illinois, hosted an important briefing at the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. on some of the perspectives that Muslim medical care providers have on the issue of health care reform.

IMANA Executive Director, Rasheed Ahmed, Ms. Karen Davenport, Director of Health Policy at the Center for American Progress, Dr. Khalid Quzi and Dr. Khalique Zahir, made presentations offering insight into the significant size and impact that Muslim medical professionals have within the national health care system.

Of the 800,000 medical doctors in America, for example, more than 60,000 are Muslim.

These Muslim physicians contribute in excess of $40 billion in health care services to the national economy.

Additionally, some 25 to 30 percent of physicians who received their medical degrees from foreign institutions are Muslim.

But more than the monetary value of Muslim generated health care services, there is the importance of Islamic values as they relate to health care policies in America.

IMANA, more than a mere professional association, is deeply committed to the idea that health care is a human right, and that the best available technology and most advanced care should be available to every person, regardless of their financial circumstances, medical insurance status, or ability to pay.

Individual IMANA physicians already contribute generous amounts of free medical care for indigent patients, including expensive and complicated surgeries for poor or uninsured patients.

Moreover, IMANA physicians provide services and staff numerous clinics throughout the United States, including the UMMAH clinic in Los Angeles, acclaimed by our very own U.S. Congress.

MAS Freedom, through its 12-Point 2008-2012 Legislative Agenda (Point III), has endorsed the movement for comprehensive national health care reform, including the need to provide medical insurance for the more than 47 million people in America who have no health insurance at all.

As the political debate about health care reform intensifies, and as the enormous quantity of health care proposals and counter-proposals are sifted through, one thing is for certain: Muslim professionals in the health care arena will remain true to the prophetic calling for compassion and mercy, not only for the fortunate Americans who can afford quality medical care, but for every human being in this nation.

September 5, 2009

Mahdi Bray: In rememberance, this Ramadan, of those who suffered in this time of tragedy…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 11:39 am

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IMAM MAHDI BRAY Recommends Muslim Link Sponsored 9/11 Event: Guarding Guantanamo with Special Guest Terry Holbrooks

Filed under: Guantanamo, Humanitarian — Tags: — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 9:06 am

guantanamo_muslim_link_eventAdmission: FREE

Guantanamo Bay has come to symbolize the United States “war on terror” and the global tension between the Muslim world and the West.

Uniquely positioned in between this nexus is Terry Holdbrooks, a former Army soldier who guarded Guantanamo prisoners from 2003-2004.

Join the Muslim Link and “Brother Mustafa” on Friday, September 11 for a special evening of reflection and a call for action.

Iftar, dinner, and the program are free of charge. An appeal for supporting the Muslim Link, a non-profit reader supported media, will precede taraweeh prayers, insha’Allah.

Date: Friday, September 11, 2009 after Maghrib prayer (7:23 pm).

Place: Greenbelt Marriott Hotel Grand Ballroom
6400 Ivy Lane, Greenbelt, Maryland 20770

RSVP ON FACEBOOK

Phone: (301) 982-1020

Email: editor@muslimlinkpaper.com

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