—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
JAMAICA, New York (February 20, 2012) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America condemned the Syrian government for its use of brutality against its own people.
“We are sickened and outraged by the actions of the Assad regime. The brutality of Assad and his people is no less than that of Qaddafi, and yet the whole world is silently watching as blood is shed on a daily basis in the streets of Syria.”
“ICNA urges the UN Security Council to continue its efforts to bring Assad to justice for killing thousands of innocent people. We must take swift action and impose economic sanctions on the country. We urge the Obama administration to press for an end to the violence in Syria.”
“We are praying for the Syrian people and encourage the American and international Muslim community to keep our brothers and sisters in their prayers. We also urge the Syrian people to remain steadfast and remember that the prayer of the oppressed is never rejected.”
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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