Not In Our Name Peace Rally in San Francisco
American Muslim Voice (AMV) joined a peace rally held in San Francisco on August 9th against US occupation of Iraq.
Iraq. The rally was organized by Not In Our Name and Global Exchange and supported by many organizations and peace groups including CodePink: Women for Peace, International Action Center, United for Peace and Justice, Veterans for Peace, and others.
Addressing the rally, Ms. Samina Faheem, Executive Director of the American Muslim Voice, said: “Being a super power we have a responsibility to work towards creating peace in the world. It is our moral duty to help those people to rebuild their country. If we are claiming that we are liberating and helping the Iraqi people then no US company or individual should benefit from the war.”
A Press release of the organizers said: 100 days after President Bush declared the major combat in Iraq officially over, join SF Bay Area anti-war groups as we take to the streets to say no to war and occupation! Not only were thousands of innocent Iraqis killed during the war, but 100 days into the occupation, U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians are being killed every single day. The cost of the occupation has skyrocketed to $3.9 billion per month -- while our schools and important social services programs have their budgets slashed. And a flood of government leaks and media reports confirm that the anti-war movement was right all along: The Bush administration lied about the alleged Iraqi threat to scare people into backing their war.