Friday, June 7, 2019
AHRC News & Views
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AHRC salutes law enforcement agencies for their efforts during the Eid Festivity in Michigan:
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) extends its appreciation to Dearborn Police Department, Detroit Police Department, Wayne County Sherriff Department and all other agencies local, state and federal for their presence and assistance assuring the safety of all citizens during the Eid Al-Fitr festivities held on June 4 and June 5.
The law enforcement presence was instrumental in providing safety that was greatly appreciated by thousands of worshipers who performed the mass Eid prayers. Thousands of people celebrated the Eid with full confidence that law enforcement personnel were there to protect and serve. Islamic centers and their leaders are also commended for having security plans. This was a great example of community- police partnership. AHRC continues to urge vigilance since the threat of acts of hate, violence and domestic terrorism is not limited to special events. Safety consciousness should be routine practice.
As we salute all enforcement personal who worked hard during the EID services, AHRC especially thanks Chief Ronald Haddad of the Dearborn Police Department who made a personal greetings visit to most centers in Dearborn and in Detroit as well.
AHRC: Palestinians and the "Deal of the Century", a setback for genuine lasting peace:
The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) expresses its serious concerns regarding the so-called "Deal of the Century," a false hope to resolve the Arab-Israeli conflict.
This Trump's administration effort to impose a surrender on the Palestinians is a betrayal of international law, justice and American values. It is deeply disappointing since the US slowly and over many years realized the importance of respecting the human and political rights of the Palestinians. The Trump administration reduces one of the key conflicts of the twentieth and twenty first centuries into a situation that requires a "deal." But this is not a real estate venture.
Any peace deal that does not provide two states, Palestinian capital in East Jerusalem and right of return, is bound to fail. Indeed, genuine efforts to end this conflict are long overdue and the parameters of a just and lasting peace are well known.
"Not everything is for sale," said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. "While the Holy Land is prime real estate with unique religious value, the conflict is not a real estate dispute," added Hamad. "Honoring international law and UN resolutions continues to be the only way to a real peace," concluded Hamad.
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