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January 18, 2012

MIM: The Islamic Circle of North America is a terrorist linked group. Note that they claim that the bodies were of "dead Afghani people" and not that of the terrorist Taliban group. ICNA also exploits the alleged incident to "urge the Obama administration to address Islamphobia in the military". These groups are nowhere to be seen or heard when it comes to Taliban atrocities committed against non Muslims.

ICNA Condemns Desecration of Bodies by US Marines

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—

JAMAICA, New York (January 12, 2012) – In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) condemned the behavior of U.S. Marines who were filmed urinating on the bodies of dead Afghani people.


"We are appalled and outraged by the apparent inhumane treatment by these soldiers of the Afghani dead," said Zahid Bukhari, President of ICNA. "The desecration of human bodies is an abhorrent act that is a complete violation of American military regulations. The Obama administration must launch a thorough investigation into this incident and prosecute the guilty troops for their deplorable behavior.

The actions of this group completely undermine the work of our servicemen and women and are contradictory to the values of the American people. Such acts only serve to further distort the image of America and greatly endanger the lives of our troops and civilians abroad.

ICNA calls upon all political leaders, including Republican presidential hopefuls, to condemn this act. We also urge the Obama administration to address the issue of Islamophobia in the military. We must send a message to the world that such immoral conduct and utter disrespect for the sanctity of life and the human body will not be tolerated by America."

The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the promotion of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.

—END—

Press Contact: Naeem Baig
Vice President for Public Affairs
Islamic Circle of North America
E-mail: ICNA PR Email
Office: (718) 658-1199 Extension: 102
Cell: (917) 202-2118

http://www.icna.org/icna-condemns-desecration-of-bodies-by-us-marines/#more-9587

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MIM: The Saudi funded Islamic Society of North America aims to turn America into an Islamic society using da'wa and legal intimidation as does the Muslim Public Affairs Council. Note that in this press release the name Taliban is not mentioned.

ISNA and MPAC Condemn Desecration of Bodies in Afghanistan


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Washington, DC - Jan 11, 2012) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) are deeply disturbed by the contents of a video posted on YouTube today depicting U.S. Marines urinating on dead bodies in Afghanistan and condemn any actions that desecrate a human being's dignity and respect, even in death.

SEE: U.S. Marines to Investigate Video of Soldiers Urinating on Corpses

MPAC has sent a letter to the Department of Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta demanding the soldiers be reprimanded and held accountable for their deplorable actions and for a thorough investigation of this incident.

ALSO SEE: MPAC's Letter to Sec. Leon Panetta

We are shocked to see representatives of our great nation engaging in behavior that disrespects America, our values and our armed forces. This behavior is against the military's code of conduct as well and the Geneva Convention's rules on prisoners of war.

Unfortunately, these types of actions can only serve to bring animosity to the United States as it diminishes the trust other nations and their citizens have put in us.
All human beings are endowed with sanctity and dignity in both life and death. The behavior evidenced in this video is morally reprehensible and should be condemned by the United States government in the strongest terms.

ISNA is an association of Muslim organizations and individuals that provides a common platform for presenting Islam, supporting Muslim communities, developing educational, social and outreach programs and fostering good relations with other religious communities, and civic and service organizations.

Founded in 1988, MPAC is an American institution which informs and shapes public opinion and policy by serving as a trusted resource to decision makers in government, media and policy institutions. MPAC is also committed to developing leaders with the purpose of enhancing the political and civic participation of Muslim Americans.

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Contact:
Sarah Thompson
ISNA Communications Coordinator
sthompson@isna.net
317-839-1816 (o)
317-679-6350 (c)

http://www.isna.net/articles/News/ISNA-and-MPAC-Condemn-Desecration-of-Bodies-in-Afghanistan.aspx

MIM: The Council on America Islamic Relations is a Saudi funded front group for Hamas.

CAIR Condemns Alleged Desecration of Bodies by U.S. Marines
Council on American-Islamic Relations
Council on American-Islamic Relations
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2012 -- Video shows Marines in combat gear urinating on 'Taliban' corpses
WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A prominent national Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization today condemned the alleged desecration of corpses in Afghanistan by members of the U.S. Marines.
The Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said video on the TMZ website appears to show a number of Marines in combat gear urinating on several dead bodies. The person who reportedly distributed the video stated that it shows Marines from Camp Lejeune urinating on dead Taliban. A Marine Corps spokesperson said the incident allegedly shown in the video will be investigated.
SEE: U.S. Marines to Investigate Video of Soldiers Urinating on Corpseshttp://tinyurl.com/7rkzvp4
In a letter faxed to Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta, CAIR National Executive Director Nihad Awad wrote:
"We condemn this apparent desecration of the dead as a violation of our nation's military regulations and of international laws of war prohibiting such disgusting and immoral actions.
"If verified as authentic, the video shows behavior that is totally unbecoming of American military personnel and that could ultimately endanger other soldiers and civilians.
"We trust that this disturbing incident will be promptly investigated in a transparent manner and that appropriate actions will be taken based on the results of that investigation. Any guilty parties must be punished to the full extent allowed by the Uniform Code of Military Justice and by relevant American laws."
CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
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CONTACT: CAIR National Communications Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726, E-Mail: ihooper@cair.com; CAIR Communications Coordinator Amina Rubin, 202-488-8787, 202-341-4171, E-Mail: arubin@cair.com
SOURCE Council on American-Islamic Relations
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