By Jonathan Hoffman
May 17, 2011
We, the undersigned, call upon Amnesty International to cancel the event due to be held at Amnesty's London-based Human Rights Action Centre on the 23rd May, co-hosted by the Middle East Monitoring Online (MEMO) - a group linked to the terror organisation Hamas - and the Palestinian Solidarity Campaign.
The event is entitled: “Complicity in Oppression: Does the Media Aid Israel?”
MEMO is run by Dr Daud Abdullah, the deputy secretary general of the Muslim Council of Britain and a signatory of the Istanbul Declaration. This document states that it is the obligation of the “Islamic Nation” to “carry on jihad and Resistance” against Israel.
One of MEMO's regular contributors is Khalid Amaryeh, who recently referred to Jews as 'kikes'.
MEMO and the Palestine Solidarity Campaign have published a statement on both their websites stating that the show will go on “as an external event in Amnesty’s building in London”.
With your help, it is imperative we all tell Amnesty that if this event goes ahead, they will lose all credibility as a voice claiming to support the ideas of justice and freedom.
Whether you are Jewish, Muslim, Christian, whatever your politics and whatever you opinion on the Arab-Israeli conflict; it is vital that we all work together to combat the prejudice and rhetoric of hate that MEMO espouses - a violent discourse that Amnesty will be helping to enable if this event goes ahead.