AMV condemns murder of American in Iraq
May 11, 2004 - The American Muslim Voice (AMV) today condemned the brutal murder of an American civilian working as a contractor in Iraq by a group claims links to Al-Qaeda.
An AMV statement said: “We denounce this cold-blooded murder in the strongest possible terms and repudiate all those who commit such acts of mindless violence in the name of Islam.”
A video posted on an Internet web site shows the beheading of Nicholas Berg working as a contractor in Iraq whose body was found on a highway overpass in Baghdad on May 8. The group that carried out the killing said it was in retaliation for the ongoing Iraq prison abuse scandal. The AMV said that two wrongs cannot make one right.
AMV demands removal of Gen. Boykin
from sensitive position
May 11, 2004 – The American Muslim Voice today expressed concern over connection of Lt. Gen. William Boykin, under investigation for anti-Islamic remarks, to the Iraqi prison scandal and called for his removal from sensitive position.
The American Muslim Voice (AMV), Executive Director Samina Faheem Sundas said that as details are emerging about the Abu Gharib Prisoners scandal, it appears that the torture and humiliation of prisoners was not an isolated incident by low level officials. “What happened at Abu Ghraib (prison) is evidence of a broader culture of dehumanizing Arabs and Muslims as indicated by the briefing General Boykin on ways military interrogators could gain intelligence from the Iraqi prisoners.”
AMV concerned over abuse of Iraqi prisoners
May 4, 2004: The American Muslim Voice today expressed deep concern over the abuse of Iraqi prisoners in US military prison and called for a congressional enquiry into the torture of prisoners.
The AMV statement said:
We are deeply concerned over the torture of Iraqi prisoners in US military prison at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad.
We believe that the acts of these soldiers do not represent the military as a whole but the barbarity of these acts requires an immediate response and punishment for those responsible.
We call for a congressional enquiry into the abuse and torture of prisoners that has surely damaged US image in the Muslim world.
The AMV Executive Director, Samina Faheem Sundas, called upon fellow Americans to contact their Congressional representative demanding an inquiry into U.S. military behavior at Abu Ghraib and to root out any other such barbaric acts being committed in our country's name.
American Muslim organizations condemn
brutal murder of American in Iraq
Gen. Boykin linked to Iraqi prison scandal