Tagged ‘Israel’

Chicago Sun-Times: Lebanon native joins rally seeking end to violence

Israeli attacks on Lebanon that have killed hundreds and left thousands homeless literally hit close to home for Imam Mustapha.

Reuters: Thousands march in protest against Israeli attacks

LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of demonstrators marched through London and hundreds more gathered in Amsterdam and Chicago on Saturday to protest against Israeli attacks in Lebanon and the refusal of the U.S. and British governments to condemn them.

CBS 2 News: Chicago Protesters Want Middle East Peace

Muslim Voices Were Raised Over Conflict As Other Chicagoans Get Ready To Visit Family In The Middle East

Reuters: Thousands march in protest against Israeli attacks

LONDON (Reuters) – Thousands of demonstrators marched through London and hundreds more gathered in Amsterdam and Chicago on Saturday to protest against Israeli attacks in Lebanon and the refusal of the U.S. and British governments to condemn them.

Daily Herald: A matter of perspective

Christina Abraham choked on her words and what she said was “a bit of rage and a lot of anger” Thursday while describing her family’s life in Lebanon.

Chicago Sun-Times: Area Islamic groups criticize U.S. response in Lebanon

A handful of Christina Abraham’s Lebanese relatives have been able to flee to Syria since Israeli airstrikes began pounding Lebanon a week ago, but most of the DePaul University law school student’s cousins are still trapped in an underground bomb shelter.

CBS 2 News: Families Fear For Loved Ones In Mid East War Zone

(CBS) CHICAGO There is no end in sight to the escalating violence in the Middle East, and evacuees can’t get out fast enough.

Chicago Tribune: Chicago Muslims, members of the Lebanese community, speak out

During frantic phone conversations with her family in Lebanon, Christina Abraham learned how Israeli forces were bombing the predominantly Christian neighborhood of Ashrafiya. She heard how her cousins were trapped for days in an underground bomb shelter, unsure if they would survive the battle raging between Israel and Hezbollah.

Medill News Service: Chicago Muslim groups denounce Israeli actions in Lebanon, call for peace

Calling Israel’s bombing of Lebanon the action of a terrorist state, local Muslim advocacy groups Thursday demanded an immediate cease-fire by all parties in the Middle East conflict and urged that humanitarian aid be sent to areas of Lebanon that have been hard hit.

Press Statement: Chicago Muslims Call on Bush to Protect Relatives

On Thursday, July 20th 2006, the Chicago Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Chicago) will hold a news conference with members of the local Muslim and Arab-American communities who have relatives under attack in Lebanon and the Gaza Strip.

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