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ISLAM-OPED: AMERICA MUST CALL FOR A CEASE-FIRE IMMEDIATELY
Parvez Ahmed, Maher Hathout and Agha Saeed, Dallas Morning News, 7/31/06
[Maher Hathout is senior adviser at the Muslim Public Affairs Council, Agha Saeed is chairman of the American-Muslim Task Force, and Parvez Ahmed is chairman of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.]
Hundreds of Lebanese and Palestinian civilians are being killed. The civilian infrastructures of both areas are being systematically destroyed. And what is our nation’s response? We refuse to call for a cease-fire, and instead expedite the shipment of bombs to Israel so that they are better able to carry out their brutal attacks.
A Lebanese or Palestinian life is no less valuable than that of an Israeli. Yet when confronted with a choice in determining America’s course of action in the Middle East, one administration after another has kowtowed to the dictates of America’s pro-Israel lobby. The tragic results of this one-sided policy can be witnessed every day in the shattered lives of ordinary people throughout the region.
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