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Arab-Americans set vigil against oppression, occupation Sunday

Published: Sat, April 20, 2013 @ 8:09 p.m.


As the U.S. reflects on its own tragedy days ago in Boston, a group of Americans in Youngstown are also remembering a history of tragedies still happening to their brethren in the Middle East.

The Arab American Community Center has scheduled a silent vigil to commemorate 65 years of Palestinian oppression and occupation in the Middle East and dispersion to other parts of the world.

The group is scheduled to begin the vigil across from the Jewish Community Center on Gypsy Lane at 10:30 a.m. Sunday to bring together those wanting to pay tribute to those living in refugee camps, under occupation in the West Bank or facing a war zone in Gaza, according to a prepared statement from the AACC.

“Most people would have thought it would have been done by now, but it’s the tragedy that keeps on going,” said Ray Nakley, media spokesman for the AACC of Greater Youngstown.

While others mark the spring with a celebration of the founding of Israel, those of Palestinian, Lebanese, Jordanian and Syrian descent, among others, remember the occupations and tribulations their “brothers and sisters” overseas are going through, Nakley said.

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1Superstar7(122 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

1. The "west bank" & "gaza" are & have been Israel centuries longer than when man invented islam.
2. "palestinians" are from Cyprus, shipped in by Romans after 70AD, attempting to stop Hebrews from returning to The Jewish Homeland. "palestians" are the occupiers in the Jewish Homeland.
3. Left to their own devices, "palestinians" slammed babies heads against walls, blow up international jets, killed youth at the German Olympics, pushed wheel chair bound elderly off ships, into the ocean.
4. For decades, when "palestinians" fire thousands of rockets into Israel, Israel responded. If Cuba or Mexico fired thousands of rockets into America, what would be the result?
5. Arabs continue to strap bombs upon their youth, sending them to blow up innocents-all over the free world. arabs: stop your inherent violence. When arabs learn to love their children more than they hate Israel, peace will exist.
6. the koran: convert, drive out or kill all that reject islam.
7. "Honor Killings": muslim excuse to kill their own daughters. If they find it an honor to kill their own daughters, what type neighbor would be expected from people brainwashed by islamic Dark Ages lunacy?

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2Superstar7(122 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

Political Read: Our Boston Is Now the World

Howard Fineman

Editorial director, Huffington Post Media Group

Did you know where Chechnya was? You probably do now. Do you know who Tamerlane was? Maybe you should look him up; the now-dead muslim "Man in the Black Hat" was named after the 14th century Mongol conqueror. In ways we never could have imagined, suspected terrorists with roots in a distant land and an ancient history have overrun the streets of Boston and Cambridge that are sacred to our own history. Well, there is no "own" anymore. The muslim Tsarnaev brothers were legal immigrants. They were granted political asylum from an islamic Chechen war that they have now brought to Boston. Back in the Caucuses, Chechens want their own country. But so do we. And now that is impossible for us, as it's impossible to allow 'palestinians" to continue generating world terrorism unabated.

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3James_S(268 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

The truth is, Superstar, that Judea, which was the sole remaining landmass of the original 12 tribes of Israel and was contained within Palestine and was under the governance of Rome, was wiped off the map in AD70 when Jesus returned in judgment of not only the Jews, but of all the 12 tribes of Israel (ref. Matthew 19:28).

Just look at a world Atlas prior to 1948 and prove me wrong.

It was known as "Palestine" for 1,878 years before "Israel" reclaimed it.

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4VIGILANT(4 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

This march on the Jewish Community Center right on the heels of the two Islamic's bombing in Boston is suspect to say the least.

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5James_S(268 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

al-Qaida was formed by our CIA along with Israel's Mossad.

Osama bin Laden of al-Qaida was our ally when Russia was fighting Afghanistan.

Our MSM states it was OBL and al-Qaida that hired the Saudis to attack the WTC.

You still don't get it?

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6lumper(301 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago

why don't they just move back to their fabulous homeland where all their talents can be used to help forge a better society for all their loser countrymen ?

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7Superstar7(122 comments)posted 3 years, 3 months ago


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