This event was organized by the Muslim Student Association at Washtenaw Community College in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The speaker invited was Dawud Walid– the Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations-Michigan.
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OMAR SACIRBEY- April 6, 2010 from NewsOK
(RNS) When 19 Muslim men crashed two planes into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, it was widely labeled “Islamic terrorism,” even as many Muslims cringed at the term.
So when nine members of a Michigan-based Christian militia, fueled by visions of the apocalypse, laid plans to gun down police officers, is it “Christian terrorism?”
Many Muslims, and others, think it should be.
”In cases of violence committed by Muslims, when it’s politically motivated, yes, call it Muslim terrorism. But when other faiths or ideologies commit violence, it has to be the same,” said Alejandro Buetel, the government liaison officer for the Muslim Public Affairs Council in Washington.
”We’re calling for consistency.”
Recent charges filed against the Michigan-based Hutaree militia are just the latest indication that terrorism is not unique to Islam, they say, and that other religious and ideological groups can commit violence for their cause.
Alison Weir of ifamericansknew.org, will be coming to Ann Arbor.
By ASHRAF KHAN (AP) –
KARACHI, Pakistan — The American-born spokesman for al-Qaida has been arrested by Pakistani intelligence officers in the southern city of Karachi, two officers and a government official said Sunday, the same day Adam Gadahn appeared in a video urging U.S. Muslims to attack their own country.
The arrest of Gadahn is a major victory in the U.S.-led battle against al-Qaida and will be taken as a sign that Pakistan is cooperating more fully with Washington. It follows the recent detentions of several Afghan Taliban commanders in Karachi.
Gadahn — who has often appeared in al-Qaida videos — was arrested in the sprawling southern metropolis in recent days, two officers who took part in the operation said. A senior government official also confirmed the arrest.
Washtenaw Community College’s Muslim Students Association Presents:
“Islam vs. Extremism”
Speaker: Dawud Walid
– The Executive Director of the Council on American Islamic Relations- MI
Join WCC-MSA as Dawud Walid discusses the roots of extremism and the middle ground.
Tuesday February 23rd, 2010
6pm – 8pm
Washtenaw Community College, Ann Arbor Michigan,
Morris Lawrence Building, Room # 101.
Refreshments will be served.
Mark your calenders!
With the rise of anti-Muslim hate crimes, the spike in Islamophobia, and the ever so increasing ignorance and misunderstanding of Islam, it is essential to educate ourselves about Islam, the different types of extremism and the difference between Islam and extremism.
To: Pakistan Association of America-MI Board of Directors and the Executive Board.
So for a reminder to the Executive Board and the Board of Directors about our Jugular Vein, I would like to quote our Quaid-e-Azam (Great Leader) Muhammad Ali Jinnah.
The Quaid-e-Azam’s interest in Kashmir is evident from the fact that he explained the significance of the name of Pakistan to Mountbatten on 17 May 1947 as follows:
“The derivation of the word Pakistan – P for Punjab; A for Afghan (i.e. Pathans NWFP); K for Kashmir; I for nothing because that letter was not in the word in Urdu; S for Sindh and Tan for the last syllable for Baluchistan“.
This explanation of the Quaid-e-Azam is contained in the official publication in the United Kingdom between 1980 and 1993 of the four final volumes of a selection of British documents relating to the Transfer of Power in India. [Azad Jammu and Kashmir]
“The accession [of Kashmir to India] was not a bona fide one since it rested on fraud and violence and would never be accepted by Pakistan…Accession was the end of a long intrigue.”