• Lebanon
  • August 5, 2006
  • 5 minutes read

MAS Organizes National Emergency March In Washington

The Muslim American Society’s Freedom Foundation (MAS Freedom) is co-sponsoring a National Emergency March on Washington, Saturday, August 12, to protest the current predicament of Muslims abroad and at home.  The
rally, which is expected to attract tens of thousands, will be held in Lafayette Park, across from the White House, at 12 noon.

Major demonstrations will also be held August 12 in Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle.

While the National Emergency March on Washington and the rallies on the West Coast will focus on the plight of the Palestinian people and the continuing atrocities in Gaza and Lebanon, they will also focus on the war in Iraq, in addition to the ongoing violation of civil rights and civil liberties within the American Muslim community.

MAS Freedom is encouraging people who live outside the Washington, DC region to ride buses sponsored by MAS Freedom and to carpool with family and friends. Utilizing the D.C. bound buses is highly encouraged.

MAS Freedom asks that everyone who is financially able pay for their bus ride and we urge that those who cannot attend make a generous contribution to allow those who do not have the means to pay for their bus ride to participate in the rally.

In conjunction with the August 12 National Emergency March on
Washington, MAS Freedom is also sponsoring an Online Petition Drive, direct link-http://www.petitiononline.com/aj4pl06/petition.html direct-action campaigns, and teach-ins.  MAS Freedom has also provided a listing of guest speakers available for rallies and other events. direct

Stay up to date with MAS Freedom activities and events with regard to issues in the Middle East by visiting the American Justice for Palestine ’AJ4P’ and Lebanon Action Index daily. direct link-http://www.masnet.org/takeaction.asp?id=3459

The National Emergency March on Washington is co-sponsored by the A.N.S.W.E.R. (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) Coalition and the National
Council of Arab Americans (NCA).

Your support is vital!  Send your generous donations today addressed

1050 17th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “For every day the sun rises, (God grants a reward to) the one who establishes justice among people.” Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 3, Hadith 870

If you would like to participate, volunteer, or need additional
information about the National Emergency March on Washington, please call
(202) 496-1288 or visit MAS Freedom’s website at http://www.masnet.org.

The Freedom Foundation is the public affairs arm of the Muslim American Society (MAS), a national grassroots religious, social, and educational organization. MAS is America’s largest grassroots Muslim organization with over 50 chapters nationwide. Learn more at www.masnet.org. Support
our work at MAS Freedom Foundation by mailing a check or money order payable to “MAS Freedom Foundation” at the address below.

MAS Freedom Foundation
1050 17th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Tel: (202) 496-1288
Fax: (202) 463-0686
URL: http://www.masnet.org/index_publicaffairs.asp
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