Full letter link: http://lettertobaghdadi.com/index.php
By: Mohammed Zeyara
More than 120 Islamic scholars from around the world wrote an open letter to the leader of ISIS Al-Baghdadi, denouncing ISIS and its fundamentals. Everyone should at least go through these points to understand how ISIS’s ideology is far away from the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Quick summary of the 17 page letter:
By: Ali Abunimah
There is one clear reason to celebrate the ceasefire deal Israel and the Palestinian resistance reached today: 51 days and nights of relentless Israeli massacres and destruction have come to an end in Gaza.
With reports that Israel has agreed to reopen Gaza’s borders, Hamas announced victory and Palestinians, especially in Gaza, are celebrating. Among many Israelis, meanwhile, there is a feeling of bitterness and defeat.
225 Jewish survivors and descendents of Jewish survivors of the Nazi genocide have signed a letter condemning Israel’s massacre in Gaza and calling for an end to the genocide of the Palestinian people. In the letter, they also speak out against the abuse of their histories to promote the dehumanization of Palestinians.
The survivors further condemned “the United States for providing Israel with the funding to carry out the attack, and Western states more generally for using their diplomatic muscle to protect Israel from condemnation.”
“Genocide begins with the silence of the world,” they wrote.
“Never again must mean never again for anyone,” survivors and their descendents wrote.
Israel may fear results as for first time, jolted by social media, mainstream channels reveal true conditions in Gaza.
By: Patty Culhane
I sometimes wonder about how many businesses have been impacted by the invention of the Internet. Think about it, when we first started typing www, do you think any travel agents said well this is seriously going to kill my business? Did anyone envision the impact of what a store like Amazon would do to traditional business?
Who really thought well one day there will be a virtual store where I can buy costumes for my cat, laundry detergent and a blanket with sleeves. It’s changing something else that I truly never expected, the narrative of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in the US.
For the first time, I’ve seen the mainstream media actually devote a considerable amount of time describing not just the current fighting but the conditions that the people of Gaza live under.
By: Sister from Gaza
“This loss upon loss amongst our people in Gaza has left me feeling sad and brittle. Not to mention that I have arrived to a situation where one starts waiting for his/her death, which becomes much closer than anyone can imagine every time I hear in the news that ‘Israel’ has targeted X family’s house and destroyed it with the people inside. And the only question that comes to your mind is: Who will be the next family…?!”