Support freedom in Egypt

Dear Amnesty International , respected Americans , justice and human-rights supporters:

” We stand by you in solidarity to call on our great nation, The United States of America and all nations to support freedom in Egypt and around the World , the peaceful rally demonstrated in Liberty Square and now derailed by the Hosni Mubarak paid supporters resulted in disrespect to human dignity , international laws , detainment and violence towards human- rights activists, among them our respected Amnesty International staff ( please see http://www.amnestyusa.org/ ) .
We call on all News agency to bring an accurate report about the situation in Egypt to stop the unethical , inhumane , undemocratic behavior of Hosmi Mubarak regime that abuse the civil rights of not only its citizens, but also Amnesty International staff and other human-rights activists. ” by Rachid Mahdi, Council on American-Islamic Relations Orlando chapter

* Stand in solidarity with people across the Middle East rising up for freedom!

* End ALL U.S aid and support to dictatorial regimes that undermine freedom/human rights in Middle east!

* Invest OUR American citizens tax money to alleviate poverty HERE; Investing in dictatorship abroad benefits only the corrupt!

CAIR ACTION ALERT #634

Action: Ask Elected Officials to Condemn Violence in Egypt
(WASHINGTON, D.C., 2/2/11) –- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) today called on all people of conscience to contact their elected representatives and urge them to publically condemn the new violence targeting peaceful freedom protesters in Egypt.
[NOTE: There are many pro-freedom events nationwide in the next few days. Contact a local mosque or Islamic center for more information. You may also contact the nearest CAIR chapter by going to: http://www.cair.com/Chapters.aspx ]
SEE: World Leaders Denounce Attacks on Egyptian Protesters
Apparently government-backed armed gangs today attacked pro-democracy protesters leaving at least one person dead and hundreds injured. Human rights groups say the overall death toll from recent unrest in Egypt is as high as 300.
EGYPT: Rights Advocates Report Protest Death Toll as High as 300
“Our nation’s elected officials should speak out against any violent actions targeting those who are currently seeking their own version of ‘life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness’ in Egypt,” said CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad. “America must be seen to be on the side of ordinary people in Egypt and worldwide who are seeking the freedom we hold so dear.”
Awad welcomed President Obama’s statement yesterday that an “orderly transition” of power must be peaceful and “must begin now.”
SEE: Obama to Mubarak: Orderly Transition ‘Must Begin Now’
IMMEDIATE ACTIONS REQUESTED:
1) Contact your elected representatives to ask that they condemn the new violence targeting peaceful freedom protesters in Egypt.

GO TO: http://www.congress.org/
On the right-hand side of the page, enter your ZIP code. On the resulting page, click the names of your elected representatives. Click the “contact” tab on the resulting page for your officials’ phone numbers.
You may also contact the Capitol Hill Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 (have your Zip code ready).
2) Contact President Obama to express support for his call for an immediate transfer of power in Egypt.
President Barack H. Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Comments: 202-456-1111
Switchboard: 202-456-1414
Fax: 202-456-2461
E-Mail: http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/
Copy to: info@cair.com
3) Contact the State Department and ask for the relevant country “desk” such as the “Egypt Desk.”
State Department Switchboard: 202-647-4000
4) Write editorials and letters to the editor and submit them to your local newspaper or publish them on your blog, Twitter or Facebook account. Send copies to info@cair.com.
5) Put your cell phone to good use. Call your friends and family members and ask them to contact their elected officials. Act as a facilitator. You can enter their ZIP code into the congress.org website and help them get the phones numbers they need to call.
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CHICAGOAN AHMED REHAB PROVIDES AN UPDATE FROM CAIRO – TOP
WBEZ, 2/1/11
Hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Egypt today in the largest demonstration yet. Estimates fluctuate between one and two million people. Though the exact number is uncertain, the demand for President Hosni Mubarak to leave office is clear. Ahmed Rehab, executive director of the Chicago chapter for the Council of American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), spent the day in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, site of one of the largest gatherings. He tells us about the peaceful day of celebration.
Listen to the Story

Updated: Saturday, 29 Jan 2011, 7:41 PM EST

Published : Saturday, 29 Jan 2011, 7:41 PM EST

Jeremy Campbell – FOX 13 News

A group of protesters in Tampa set out to make a lot of noise about the civil unrest in Egypt.

It’s just one of the many demonstrations spanning from San Francisco to New York on Saturday.

They carried signs and waved flags for freedom, showing symbols of peace in the midst of the afternoon traffic rush on Dale Mabry Highway.

“(We were) wanting to come out and show our support for the democratic uprising in Egypt,” explained Ramzy Kilic.

They may have stood a world away, but the unrest in Egypt led the bay area Middle Eastern community to act locally.

Read the full article, click here.

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