thephantomcatalyst:

On November 18, a man was stabbed outside the Masjid al-Saaliheen mosque at Kissena Boulevard in Flushing, near P.S. 165, and was taken to the New York Hospital of Queens.

On November 29, a man was beaten severely to the point of being taken to the ICU (news sources don’t say where, but I’m…

Women and women’s rights were an integral catalyst to the Arab spring; however, these women and their struggle for justice have been sidelined for the sake of ‘stability’. In places like Syria, many women have been imprisoned, and more than 1500 of them have been raped since the beginning of the revolution. Women in the Arab world, Muslim-majority countries, and elsewhere are being systematically silenced as they protest violations of their rights, freedom, and bodies. Countless women have already fallen victim to violence in Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Pakistan and elsewhere by oppressive regimes and patriarchal society. Let us recognize and stand in solidarity with the struggle, sacrifice and pain these women are facing everyday. Take a picture of yourself holding a message that begins with, “I support the uprising of Arab women and all women because…”Share your picture on the Islamic Alliance for Justice’s facebook pageWhy is this relevant to you?, becacuse “we are not free while any women is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from our own.” Audre Lorde

Women and women’s rights were an integral catalyst to the Arab spring; however, these women and their struggle for justice have been sidelined for the sake of ‘stability’. In places like Syria, many women have been imprisoned, and more than 1500 of them have been raped since the beginning of the revolution. 

Women in the Arab world, Muslim-majority countries, and elsewhere are being systematically silenced as they protest violations of their rights, freedom, and bodies. Countless women have already fallen victim to violence in Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Pakistan and elsewhere by oppressive regimes and patriarchal society. Let us recognize and stand in solidarity with the struggle, sacrifice and pain these women are facing everyday. 
Take a picture of yourself holding a message that begins with, “I support the uprising of Arab women and all women because…”
Share your picture on the Islamic Alliance for Justice’s facebook page
Why is this relevant to you?, becacuse “we are not free while any women is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from our own.” Audre Lorde

adoseofrevolution:

People Killed in Gaza are More than Numbers

aprilzosia:

1- Ahmad Al-Ja’bary, 52 years old.
2-Mohammed Al-hams, 28 years old.
3- Rinan Arafat, 7 years old.
4- Omar Al-Mashharawi, 11 moonths old.
5-Essam Abu-Alma’za, 20 years old.
6-Mohammed Al-qaseer, 20 years…

"Be clear about this: what we are witnessing — and are about to witness — in Gaza, as in Afghanistan, and in the drone-pocked regions of Pakistan, and in Yemen, Somalia, Mali and in other areas around the world: all of this, in every instance, represents a vast, irreparable, unspeakably tragic defeat for humankind — and incredible, unspeakable pain for real human beings. It is a defeat, in every instance, a failure — of nerve, of spirit, of intellect, of empathy; it is a show of weakness — no matter how many of the ‘enemy’ you kill; it is a display of ignorance, fear and barbarity. Again, just be clear: if you support it — or support those who support it — this is what you are supporting."

Chris Floyd, On the Eve: Last Thoughts Before the Latest Invasion of Gaza (via theamericanbear)

No one points at massacres carried out by an imperial power and its ally.

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"A recent study conducted jointly by the law schools at Stanford University and New York University found that drones used by the US in Pakistan essentially operate as instruments of terror in civilian communities, killing unnecessarily large numbers of innocent people. America’s culture of intellectual freedom in its universities, which enables such a report to be produced, disseminated, and discussed, is to be lauded. In contrast, the human rights culture in the US or globally is constitutionally incapable of providing a basis for questioning the US, Barack Obama, or Leon Panetta about their moral culpability for the deaths of Pakistani civilians by drones."

The End of Human Rights: The rhetoric surrounding the protection of human rights has been appropriated by Western nations that are only too complicit in the derogation of values once cherished around the world, writes Rohit Chopra.

The banal, everyday affirmation of America’s right to intervene in the affairs of sovereign nations, the justifications for military strategies such as drones, and the selective invocation of human rights as a principle of US foreign policy have given the imprimatur of legitimacy to a grossly unequal vision of the world in which powerful nations can capriciously decide the fate of weaker ones with no answerability to any higher standard or body.

One of the most comprehensive articles I’ve read.

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The words of IAJ are being picked up!

cornellwocc:

Cornell Islamic Alliance for Justice’s “161 Faces of Jihad Campaign” - check it out here
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Lesdoit Cornell!