Letter I Sent to Members of Congress in Support of Refugee Resettlement

I modified text of a letter promoted by Lutheran Services Carolinas & sent it to my 2 Georgia Senators & my GA-12 representative.

As your constituent, I urge you to protect and rebuild the refugee admissions program. It is critical that Congress holds the Administration accountable to meeting this year’s refugee admissions goal of 30,000 – already a historic low – and to setting a goal of at least 95,000 refugees in FY 2020. I also call on you to do everything in your power to protect asylum seekers and prevent the Administration from returning people seeking protection back into harm’s way. Continue reading

Ask Washington Post to Condemn USA Covert Operations Which Jeopardized Public Health in Pakistan

This is a letter I’ve written to the editor of the Washington Post.

USA Covert Operations Pakistan Immunizations (1)

You can learn more about this issue by reading the FAIR Media Watch Action Alert.

The real solution is to ban war and covert operations.

So-Called “Travel Ban” isn’t Based on Security Considerations, Plus #AbolishICE

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People carrying signs protesting the deportation of Iraqi-American immigrants. Max Ortiz, The Detroit News

Chris Gelardi wrote a fantastic article in The Nation of March 8, 2019 entitled ICE Is Terrorizing Iraqi-American Communities. The excerpts below demonstrate that #45Regime used the threat of inclusion in the Muslim Ban to pressure nations into cooperating with deportations of their nationals from the United States, thus belying the claim that the Muslim Ban had anything to do with protecting the USA from terrorism. Continue reading

Dismissal of African-Americans’ Service During Philadelphia’s 1793 Yellow Fever Epidemic Has Important Lessons for All Oppressed Groups

Erica Armstrong Dunbar‘s book Never Caught: The Washington’s Relentless Pursuit of Their Runaway Slave, Ona Judge mentions Philadelphia’s 1793 yellow fever epidemic, an important episode from the early history of the United States. Read here: Continue reading

Why Did Islamic Society of North America Promote Travel to Occupied Palestine? #BDS

لا-للتطبيعI’ve previously written about USA Muslim responses to Zionist atrocities in Palestine and surrounding lands. I don’t understand why some USA Muslims want to pretend that their being Muslims gives them some privilege to discuss anything related to Palestinians, especially when they fail to acknowledge Palestinians’ struggle for restoration of their rights.

The publication in the Islamic Society of North America’s (ISNA) November/December 2018 issue of Islamic Horizons of an article promoting Muslim tourism in occupied Palestine was an especially terrible example of this. Continue reading

Request to Cover USA Complicity in Destruction of Yemen

Dear Ms. Finan,

I live with viewers of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and other programs. While I don’t sit to watch, I can often overhear the broadcasts.

Today’s action alert from FAIR Media Watch confirmed what I’ve long told them: MSNBC promotes war.

According to the action alert, “On July 2, a year had passed since the cable network’s last segment mentioning US participation in the war on Yemen.”

I’m not asking you to go Che Guevara & Noam Chomsky, although you could invite him to balance out your stable of weapons-manufacturer-sponsored military analysts. Just occasionally cover our country’s involvement in making Yemen a terrible place for humans.

Sincerely,

Ayman Fadel
Augusta, GA