December 30, 2008
Southern California Muslim leaders today described Israeli attacks on Gaza as “barbaric.” Hussam Ayloush heads the Council on American-Islamic Relations. He said concerned people should urge the Bush Administration to pressure Israel to stop the attacks.
Hussam Ayloush: “We’re hoping that the American public will respond to the cries, to the images of pain, blood, murder that we’re seeing. No one can deny – with the access of Internet – no one can deny seeing the great injustice that is happening today in Gaza. Those who don’t respond should ask themselves what made me remain neutral in the face of this tragedy.”
Muslim leaders also announced a $3 million fundraising effort to provide aid to the 1.5 million Palestinians who live in Gaza. Israel has said its bombing there is a response to Hamas’ rocket attacks...