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CAIR Action Alert: Tell U.S. Senate ‘No Military Aid to Burma’ Because of Genocide of Rohingya Muslims

In response to the government of Burma's military campaign of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority in that nation, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is calling on all members of the public to contact their U.S. senators and urge support for Senate amendment 607 (SA 607) to S.1519 - National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2018, an amendment that would ensure the U.S. military does not provide any military-to-military assistance to the Government of Burma.

Bipartisan SA 607 is sponsored by Senators Edward J. Markey (D-MA), Ben Cardin (D-MD), and Cory Scott Gardner (R-CO).

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The United States government and military should not reward Burma’s genocidal violence against Rohingya Muslims by expanding its military-to-military engagement with Burma. The United Nations’ top human rights official Zeid Ra‘ad al-Hussein recently said that the Government of Burma was conducting a “cruel military operation” against Rohingya Muslims in Burma's Rakhine state, labeling it “a textbook example of ethnic cleansing”.

While the U.S. House version of the 2018 NDAA does not include an expansion of military-to-military assistance to the Government of Burma, section 1262 of S.1519 proposes to do so. SA 607 simply strikes that section is response to the Government of Burma military's targeting and ethnic cleansing of that state's Rohingya Muslim minority.

For more information, contact: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert S. McCaw, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

CAIR Action Alert: What You Can Do to #SaveRohingyaMuslims

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/7/17) – In response to the Burma (Myanmar) government backed genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority in that nation, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging Americans of all faiths and backgrounds to take part in the following actions to increase American and international pressure on the Burmese government.

  • Join the Friday, September 8, Jummah prayer and rally in front of the Embassy of Myanmar in Washington, D.C. from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. at 2300 S St NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20008.
  • Register Now: Facebook Event Page: Stand Against Genocide of Rohingya in Burma
  • Tell Congress “No Military Aid to Burma:” Call your Senators and ask them to co-sponsor and support a bipartisan Senate amendment (SA 607) to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017 that would cut off U.S. military assistance to Burma’s army.
  • Call the Congressional Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to connect with your state’s senate offices, request to speak with the staffer responsible for foreign policy, tell the staffer or leave a message requesting support for the “Senate Amendment 607 to the NDAA because you ‘OPPOSE’ U.S. military aid to Burma’s army,” making sure to leave your name, address, and a call back number. 
  • Khatibs (Islamic prayer leaders) and Imams (Islamic religious leaders) address the Rohingya Muslim crisis during Jummah (Friday) prayers: As Muslim community and religious leaders and activists it is your duty to address the responsibility of Muslims to stand up for justice during this crisis. For more information about the crisis Rohingya Muslims are facing, refer to Human Right Watch's profile: "Burma’s Rohingya Need the World’s Attention."
  • Note: Leaders from all faith communities are encouraged to similarly address their congregations.
  • Host a Rally for Rohingya Muslims in Your Cirty: Partner with your local CAIR chapter to organize an awareness building rally in your city and join cities worldwide hosting demonstrations to protest the genocide of Rohingya Muslims. Time your protests coincide with the mid-September start of the U.N. General Assembly. For more information or to organize a demonstration in your city or locality email CAIR at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
  • Contact the U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson [phone: 202-647-2663] and U.S. Ambassador to Burma Scot Marciel [phone: (95)-(1) 536-509] and request that the United States government:
  • Demand the Myanmar government put an immediate stop to all military-and-mob-led violence targeting the Rohingya Muslim minority.
  • Demand the Myanmar government permit United Nation’s investigators to inspect affected Rohingya areas in Myanmar.
  • Ensure that governments of Myanmar and Bangladesh enable the free flow of emergency relief aid to Rohingya Muslims.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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Action Alert: Join Emergency Protest at Myanmar Embassy in DC to #SaveRohingyaMuslims

(WASHINGTON, D.C., 9/6/17) -- The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, is urging Americans of all faiths and backgrounds to attend  the Thursday, September 7, emergency protest at the Myanmar Embassy in Washington, D.C., from noon-2 p.m. to protest the brutal killings of ethnic-Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

SEE: FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE: Emergency Protest at Myanmar Embassy to #SaveRohingyaMuslims

https://www.facebook.com/events/1786579391640057/?ti=icl  

WHAT: Emergency Protest at Myanmar Embassy to #SaveRohingyaMuslims

WHERE: Location: Myanmar Embassy - 2300 S St NW, Washington, DC 20008-4016

WHEN: Noon-2 p.m.

CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

BACKGROUND:

On August 25, 2017, the Myanmar Military bombed 25 Rohingya villages reportedly using six gunship helicopters, navy ships and tanks as Rohingya families slept. Reports indicated that soldiers have been shooting at fleeing Rohingya civilians.

Myanmar government has refused to rein in its military, which has been working to empower anti-Muslim extremists in the Rakhine state of Myanmar. Reports indicate the army has been arming these extremist militias to further escalate an extremely dangerous situation.  

SEE: CNN: At least 30,000 Rohingya trapped in Myanmar mountains without food

Over 120,000 Rohingya have fled their ruined villages into Bangladesh, leaving behind hundreds of thousands of displaced families with no access to food or humanitarian relief.

At present, the Myanmar government refuses to allow a UN investigative team into Myanmar to follow up on the many allegations of atrocities that took place in 2016.

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.

La misión de CAIR es mejorar la comprensión del Islam, fomentar el diálogo, proteger las libertades civiles, capacitar a los musulmanes estadounidenses, y construir coaliciones que promuevan la justicia y la comprensión mutua.

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CONTACT: CAIR Government Affairs Director Robert McCaw, 202-742-6448, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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