Thursday, October 18, 2007

Statement from the Crescent And Cross Solidarity Movement Concerning Last Weekend's 'No More Wars For Israel' Conference

DISCLAIMER--THE NO MORE WARS FOR ISRAEL AND CRESCENT AND CROSS WEBSITES ARE THE ONLY OFFICIAL ENTITIES THAT REPRESENT THE CONFERENCE. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY STATEMENTS MADE BY INDIVIDUALS OR GROUPS REGARDING THE CONFERENCE. ANYONE WANTING INFORMATION ON THE CONFERENCE SHOULD DIRECT THEIR INQUIERIES TO THE ONLY OFFICIAL EMAIL ADDRESS WHICH IS NOMOREWARSFORISRAEL@YAHOO.COM.
AS FAR AS THE CRESCENT AND CROSS SOLIDARITY MOVEMENT IS CONCERNED, THE NO MORE WARS FOR ISRAEL CONFERENCE ENDED SATURDAY NIGHT. THE EVENTS THAT TOOK PLACE ON THE FOLLOWING SUNDAY FALL UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF A DIFFERENT AND NON-ASSOCIATED GROUP.


The No More Wars For Israel conference wrapped up its two-day event in Irvine, California with amazing success. Many activists with diverse orientation from around the US, Canada, and Australia attended the conference originally scheduled to take place at the Marriott Hotel in Irvine but then forced to move to another venue as a result of the hotel canceling the event for what organizers felt was political pressure by the ADL and other pro-Zionist/anti-free speech groups.

The Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement is an open forum started two years ago by writer Mark Glenn and Hesham Tillawi of Current Issues TV as a project to unite both Muslims and Christians under two main principles: First, that Islam and Christianity are not enemies, and second, efforts of both Muslims and Christians must be channeled to resist the forces of evil, identified as Zionists and Christian-Zionists.

The No More Wars For Israel conference concluded with the following positions on several political issues of our days:

US War On Iraq:
We affirm that the war on Iraq was a war of aggression by a Neo-Con/Zionist-occupied United States government against a sovereign state, that was and remains a member of the UN and as such was not in any way, shape or form a threat to our country. We believe the major cause of the war was the cause of Israel, as outlined in the 1982 Zionist-funded and engineered publication known as Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties combined with the A Clean Break: Strategy for Securing the Realm and followed by the Project for New American Century that were planned and executed by many well known Zionists and their puppets in the American Administration now collectively and colloquially referred to as the ‘Neo-Cons’.

Palestine
The Palestinian people have suffered--not just decades, but generations--under the brutality of the Israeli Military Occupation and we therefore call upon all people of conscience to unite efforts in bringing freedom to the Palestinians and to establish an independent, viable Palestinian state with Jerusalem as its capital. We affirm the Right of Return for the Palestinian People according with established UN resolutions on the subject especially UN Resolution 194. We believe it is up to the Palestinian People represented by their Sole Legitimate Representative to decide on the form of state they desire.

US Government
We affirm the necessity of the United States government and all branches of government remaining free of all foreign influence organizations such as AIPAC, JINSA, WJC and others for our own National Interest. We call upon all our elected officials to have American interests first and foremost and not those of any foreign power.

Affiliation
Neither the No More Wars For Israel conference nor the Crescent and Cross Solidarity Movement or the www.crescentandcross.com website are affiliated with any groups preaching hate or racism. We affirm the right of all peoples to take pride in their race and culture and deny that any possess the right to disparage others based upon racial parameters. All people deserve the dignity that is part and parcel of being a human being.

The charge of “Anti-Semitism”
We affirm that it is the duty of all people of good conscience to do everything in their power to destroy this Weapon of Mass Distraction known as the charge of ‘anti-Semitism’ that has claimed many political lives and careers of many of our good people in government, and private sectors. It is our duty to defeat this unfair and unrealistic accusation with sound reasoning and rational discourse. Furthermore, we remind the world that at present there is no better example of “anti-Semitism” than the wars of aggression that are being fought against the peoples of the Middle East who have more of a claim to the term “Semite” than do the Jews populating Israel who are of European ancestry. As long as this scurrilous charge can be irresponsibly bantered about by dishonest pundits and propagandists a clear, rational discussion concerning what is taking place in the Middle East and how this impacts negatively upon the rest of the peoples of the world cannot take place.