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ICNA Condemns Massacre of Pro-democracy Protestors


08 14 13

 

 

 
—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
 
NEW YORK, NY (August 14, 2013) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) strongly condemns today’s massacre in Egypt, of peaceful pro-democracy protestors resulting in hundreds of deaths and thousands of wounded.

“ICNA also demands the immediate lifting of all restrictions on media, freedom of expression and the freedom of peaceful assembly being imposed by the Egyptian military.

“ICNA welcomes the Obama administration’s condemnation of the incident, however the need of the hour is to take action for the release of all political prisoners and the restoration of individual democratic rights in Egypt.

ICNA President Naeem Baig said “We condemn all violence including those on the Egyptian Christian community. These politics of dividing the Egyptian society will lead the country down a dangerous road of spiraling violence and suppression of basic human rights”.

Once again ICNA demands that the US Government cease all military aid to Egypt as per the current US law.

See ICNA’s previous statement on this issue: ICNA Condemns Massacre of Protestors in Egypt

 

 
The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.

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  • Orlando Rosario

    Ya Allah Ta Ala’ Protect the Muslims from Shaytan nir Rajeen make them successful in this life and the next…
    75. And why should ye not fight in the cause of Allah and of those who being weak are iil-treated (and oppressed)? Men women and children whose cry is: “Our Lord! rescue us from this town whose people are oppressors; and raise for us from Thee one who
    will protect; and raise for us from Thee one who will help!.” Sura 4:75
    الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا يُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ ۖ وَالَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا يُقَاتِلُونَ فِي سَبِيلِ الطَّاغُوتِ فَقَاتِلُوا أَوْلِيَاءَ الشَّيْطَانِ ۖ إِنَّ كَيْدَ الشَّيْطَانِ كَانَ ضَعِيفًا

  • Faisal Siddiqui

    Indeed the military regime has underestimated the strength of the people of Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood by trying to crush them by terrorism and brutality..
    InshaAllah they will be proven wrong and Muslim Brotherhood and the people of Egypt will show their courage and steadfastness against these terrorists until the final success..

    May Allah give strength, courage and steadfastness to the people of Egypt and MB..Allahumma ameen

  • ZEN DAHODI

    Thanks for condemning the VIOLENCE.
    If the grievances of the minority and defeated politicians, were the issues, they should have waited for their term to get elected and would have changed the Constitution and policies too. America and the West is doing exactly like that but to give ultimatum to the elected government and give power to the defeated goons, and that too it when it was few months old, Obama and the Minorities of Egypt has mercilessly KILLED the infant Democracy. They are responsible for this chaos, killings and destruction.And just by calling for cancelling the military drill, Obama is not going to solve the problem. He has to stop all the aids and re-install elected government, or Al -Qaeda will take over Egypt and the entire Arab world.

  • ZEN DAHODI

    HOPE ICNA will also condemn the Muslim Killing Muslims, and killings of SHIAS in many Muslim countries during the pray and that too in Masajids and Qubrastans. It is the WORST, when some Muslim clerics are condoning such killings.

  • Naz

    I request ICNA to organize a Mass rally in DC soon

  • Orlando Rosario
  • Orlando Rosario
  • Fuad Saeed

    These were NOT Pro-democracy protestors as you are calling them, they are staunch supporters of Muslim Brotherhood which wants to implement Sharia law and not democracy so how are they supporters of democracy? By the way there is nothing wrong with that since they have the right to choose the form of government that they want and regardless of their stand, they shouldn’t have been mowed down by Army the way they were, but my question to you ISNA is why are you fabricating the news, call them for what they are, you guys really think that in this age of science and technology you can twist facts and fabricate news? What are you FOX NEWS? They are supporters of Morsi and MB who now in Egypt includes a)Salafis – Noor Party – who consider others sects of Islam besides their own as heretics and are extremely intolerant and rigid b)the MB includes those who support the violence against minorities and people of other faiths C) they include hardliners who are exclusionary toward other segments of Egyptian society and d) they include element that support the Al Qaida affiliated groups in Syria and call for massacres in Syria, these are true facts, but having said true facts that doesn’t give the Army the right to massacre them so violently so even though our U.S. government might not like some of the shady characters in MB, they should fully support anti-violence – which I might add some of these Salafis themselves don’t believe in – and help resolve this issue peacefully for all.

  • zahid

    zen dahodi very rightly said, “minorities to wait the turn, gain the confidence of people, prove it in next Election and try to do what they aim to policies and constitution”
    Salute to the ill courage of American Elite i.e government, still not declaring it the COUP.

  • Salim Morgan

    They (the disgruntled loser of the democratic process) wouldn’t even have to wait three years! They could have left Morsi in place and simply called for PARLIAMENTARY elections to be held very quickly (say 6 weeks). If they really have the numbers, they could have easily affected the course of events with this new Parliament.

    The fact that they didn’t is just another proof that they do NOT have the numbers. That means they are indeed anti-democratic and what the protesters are calling for is the return of democracy.

    This is nothing but the same old government re-taking power – most of which they never lost for even a moment.

  • kamal

    Do too democracy people are dead now if honestly if modernization wasn’t implemented and the ummah united those two tyrants and the ones one the way would never succeeded in their unjust unislamic government

  • Faraz

    May Allah accepts shahadat of all Muslim and protect us from Pharoh of this time. Ameen

  • http://simplehaj.net dawahondevon

    nothing new to us. This is 500 yrs old histry of politics. ” jiskey lathi uskey bhaes(cow).Holy Cow! Keep hope alive.

  • http://simplehaj.net dawahondevon

    Keep hope alive !

  • Hany kamel

    You all got it wrong,,, The real terrorist is the Muslem brotherhood and their supporters
    The Deposed President was elected by a narrow margin in a PROTEST VOTE ,due to the Rigging of the ballots and Prevention of Coptic Christians from voting and rigging of 2 million votes in Amiria printing place of the palots prints. and bribing the poor villagers with food items and money.
    Egyptians demanded of The Traitors, and terrorists and the army simply carried out the overwhelming demand of Over 30 millions that demonstrated In Egypt On June 30/2013.
    The USA administration is In support of The Muslem Brothrhood as it is a sure way to destroy and fragment Egypt, same as did in Iraque, Libya and Syria etc.
    Please think …Why would the US Government support an islamist , medivial rule otherwise !!!!!!

  • MSKHATTAK

    It is not understandable why people are irritated if Muslims wants to practice islamic shariah in their countries. Islamic Shariah is just like a way of life given by GOD “ALLAH” to Muslims. It is a way of life we practice just like Democracy, Socialism, Communism, etc. The reason to get irritated is that the Thugs, Fugitives, Bribery, Misappropriation, Embezzlement, Corruption, Nudity, Vulgarism, Nepotism, Favoritism, and all evils alike have no place in this system. Thus the followers of Devil don’t like this system and trying to oppose it from day one.

  • john237

    If really we want to stop Jihadi Terrorism around the globe, we must stand up and dismantle the Saudi Kingdom; who is bank rolling billions of dollars around the world only to spread extreme Islamic ideology (Wahabism). All the Jehadi Terrorists are 100% Salafist-Wahabi including 9/11; and they all have been trained since their childhood to be Jihadi. The Saudi-Quwaity and Dubai’s Kings are handing over billions to general Sisi; only to keep their evil empire alive, but once their puppet is installed; they will impose more worst Sharia Empire on Egypt than Bin Laden did in Afghanistan. Do not forget; Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda’s goons have same ideology, aims and goals.

  • Iffat Alam

    Alhamdolillah. ICNA took this action against this military coup,(although they are not realizing it as “Military Coup”. We must make some more efforts as it is terrorism & those behind it to support these inhuman & unjust acts are terrorist.