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Saturday, April 22, 2006

May 1 Immigration Marches: The Muslim Connection

The following is from an Aztlan email update:

MUSLIM AMERICANS TO JOIN 5/1 IMMIGRATION
MARCHES NATIONWIDE

(Los Angeles - 4/19/06) -- In solidarity with immigration activists around the country, the Muslim Public Affairs Council as well as the Council on American-Islamic Relations - Los Angeles (CAIR-LA), the Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, the L.A. Latino Muslim Association, the Muslim American Society - Los Angeles, and the Muslim Students Association - West (MSA West) are calling on American Muslims to participate in a day of action on May 1, 2006.

On that day, the Multi-ethnic Immigrant Worker Organizing Network (MIWON) is holding a march near downtown Los Angeles in support of immigration reform and worker's rights. MPAC is coordinating Muslim American participation in this important event, which affects Americans of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds. Similar events will be taking place across the country.

WHAT: International Worker's Day Immigration March

WHERE: McArthur Park (7th & Alvarado near Downtown LA)

WHEN: Monday, May 1st, 2006 at 4:00 p.m.

CO-SPONSORS: Muslim Public Affairs Council, Council on American-Islamic Relations - Los Angeles (CAIR-LA), Islamic Shura Council of Southern California, L.A. Latino Muslim Association (LALMA), MSA West, Muslim American Society - Los Angeles (MAS-LA), Multi-ethnic Immigrant Worker Organizing Network (MIWON) - here.

WHY SHOULD MUSLIMS GET INVOLVED?

Islam's message is one of social justice, economic fairness, and fair treatment in the workplace. The Qur'an urges the proper treatment and respect of workers. Several Muslim leaders discussed the relevance of the Qur'an to the struggle for dignity in the workplace with union leaders and other religious leaders during the "Islam and Labor: Forging Partnerships Conference," held November 10, 2001 in Washington, DC. Co-convened by the National Interfaith Committee for Worker Justice and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), the conference sought to build relationships between Muslims, interfaith committees and labor communities. As the Prophet Muhammad is quoted as saying, "None of you has faith unless you love for your brother what you love for yourself."

It is against this backdrop that American Muslim organizations are calling for a comprehensive immigration reform that includes provisions for a pathway to lawful permanent residence for the undocumented currently in the United States, a temporary worker program that matches willing workers with willing employers, and a reduction in the current backlogs in family-based immigration to the United States.

HOW DO WE VIEW IMMIGRATION REFORM?

The United States has always been a nation of immigrants, but today the country has more than 33 million foreign-born residents, the largest number since the U.S. Census started keeping such statistics in 1850. In 2003, foreign-born residents made up 11.7 percent of the population, the highest percentage since 1910. And over the past 16 years, the newcomers, many of them undocumented, have poured into places in the South and Midwest that have not seen sizeable numbers of new immigrants in generations.

On December 16, 2005, the House of Representatives passedHR 4437, the Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and IllegalImmigration Control Act of 2005. The bill was introduced by Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr. (R-WI). The Sensenbrenner bill is an inadequate enforcement-only bill that fails to address comprehensive immigration reform. In particular, it does not include any provision for a guest worker program, an earned legalization program, nor a reduction in the backlogs for family-based immigration. Instead, the bill criminalizes undocumented people for unlawful presence in the United States, and criminalizes people who work or volunteer with faith-based organizations for helping someone in need, who turns out to be undocumented.

For more information, see: this.

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5 Comments:

Blogger Cubed © said...

AOW,

A serious "Thank you" for publishing this very revealing post.

If we have ever had any doubts about the need to support the construction of a barrier between us and Mexico, this should erase them.

Between this sort of alliance of organizations within the United States, and the cozying up of Iran with Castro and Chavez, we need to be extremely pro-active.

It should come as no surprise that those who are hostile to American should form such alliances.

Please, if you want to see what the proposed "fence" looks like, and the reasons for building it, go to www.weneedafence.com. This is the one that the Minutemen say they will build, with private funds, volunteer labor, on private property, with the support of the property owners. It will cost about $12.50 per inch (a bargain, if you consider what the government says such a project would cost).

We have recently purchased a few inches of the barrier.

As a physician, I have one additional concern about the uncontrolled flow of illegals into the country, one that I don't often hear talked about, and that is the importation of disease. This is a very serious problem, and adds to the need to control who enters our country.

Please, folks, send just a few words every day to your senators and congressmen.

Saturday, April 22, 2006 9:31:00 pm  
Blogger eyesallaround said...

The usual flock of Amerca-haters, Islamofascists and communist miscreants... How about that BS about islam caring about workers rights? I thought islams big thing was slavery, ie in the Sudan. What a bunch of BS. I'm hoping a disease will develop, maybe a virus, which only attacks those who DON'T USE THEIR BRAINS. In that case the whole earth would be cleansed of these comrades in fooldom.

Saturday, April 22, 2006 11:26:00 pm  
Blogger John Sobieski said...

So the snakes are going to perform da'wa in alliance with the leftists and the Aztlan agents of Mexico. Not a surprise. Isn't it sad to see our ridiculous immigration program and near absence of enforcement endanger America. Did you know that many European countries are disciminated against with very limited quotas for immigration to the US while Muslim countries have much higher ratios of quota to population. Is that nuts or what? In addition, most European countries are excluded from the 'lottery' where we give away by lottery about 50,000 (?) immigration slots. All you have to do is register. Another stupid program. Wonder if bin laden's posse have tried their luck.

Sunday, April 23, 2006 3:33:00 am  
Blogger Pastorius said...

The Red/Black Alliance.

Islam only cares about workers rights for Muslims. As Eyes pointed out, in the Sudan Islam supports slavery. And, nowhere on the face of the earth is there a Muslim organization speaking out against that abuse of human rights.

Sunday, April 23, 2006 1:45:00 pm  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

Pastorius,
The slavery is not limited to the Sudan. While Saudi has a law forbidding slavery there, it still continue on the qt. I've heard, but cannot confirm, that several Filipinas have been kidnapped and enslaved in Saudi.

IMO, Muslims will use the Latino immigrants, then turn on them if they don't convert to Islam.

Also, I know of one specific and very recent case where one young woman here in Northern Virginia quit her job because of da'wa harassment from a Pakistani Muslim--on the job. The employer was afraid to forbid the Muslim from proselytizing at the workplace because the pressure might bring down a law suit. What are we coming to?

Sunday, April 23, 2006 2:17:00 pm  

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