STOP THE WAR IN YEMEN

  • The war in Yemen started in 2015 as the Northern people of Yemen, the Houthi, began a rebellion against Yemen's government supported by Saudi Arabia, escalating to a full civil war

  • Over 3 million Yemeni's have been displaced from their homes with over 280,000 seeking asylum in Northern Africa

  • Currently, the U.S. Travel Ban does not let anyone from Yemen enter the United States or seek asylum

  • The “coalition” supporting Saudi Arabia in the war against Yemen includes the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Egypt, Morocco, Jordan, Sudan and Senegal

  • Since March 2015 the U.S. military has provided bombs and fueled the planes to drop those bombs in Yemen. According to reports by Amnesty International and Yemen Peace Project, coalition bombs target Yemen's civilian infrastructure and intentionally destroy hospitals (including ones run by Doctors Without Borders) water and sanitation facilities, schools, farms, agricultural and economic centers, including an airstrike on a bus in Sa'dah city that killed over 40 children 

  • The coalition has intentionally blocked delivery of humanitarian aid and food shipments resulting in more than 8 million Yemenis at risk of malnutrition and starvation every day

  • America's role in the war in Yemen has never been approved or reviewed by Congress. The S.J.RES 54 or the War Powers Resolution currently proposed in congress will allow congress to act as the only body that can declare war and will end U.S. involvement in the suffering of the Yemeni people

  • There is wide-scale ignorance about the war in Yemen, over a third of Americans surveyed said they have never heard of the crisis in Yemen and U.S. support in it.  

  Make sure your representatives in the Senate and House know that you do not want taxpayer money to be fueling the war in Yemen - click below to sign the petitions

overturn the muslim ban

PRETEXT:

  • During Trump’s election campaign in 2015 he called for a "total and complete shutdown" of the entry of Muslims to the United States in a statement called “Preventing Muslim Immigration” saying that Muslims were the source of an “extraordinary influx of hatred and danger coming into our country

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MUSLIM BAN 1.0: Executive Order 13769 - "Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States"

  • January 27 2017 - Trump signs executive order banning nationals from Iran, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Syria from visiting the country for 90 days, suspended entry of all Syrian refugees indefinitely, and prohibited any other refugees from coming into the country for 120 days.

  • 80% of Muslim refugees resettled in the U.S. over the past 2 years have been from the countries listed on the ban

  • The ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit in federal court in Washington and sued Trump on behalf of organizations that resettle refugees  for violating the First Amendment’s religious protection and the Fifth Amendment’s equal treatment under the law; however the Department of Justice repealed & the ban remained in effect

  • Department of Homeland Security investigation finds that there is no statistical data that proves there are terrorist threats from nationals of the banned countries reporting that “country of citizenship is unlikely to be a reliable indicator of potential terrorist activity.”

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MUSLIM BAN 2.0:

  • March 6 2017: Trump signs new order that exempts those who already have visas and green cards and removes Iraq from the banned countries - permanent ban on entry of Syrian refugees

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MUSLIM BAN 3.0:

  • September 27 2017: Trump signs 3rd order adding North Koreans and certain Venezuelan government officials to the ban to make it look like it is not targeting Muslims. Also drastically lowers the cap for annual refugee admissions from 110,000 to 45,000, the lowest cap since 1980

SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS BAN:

  • June 26 2018: In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court upheld the Trump administration’s third Muslim ban.

 

CURRENTLY:  

  • the ACLU of Washington is still suing Trump for the refugee ban, Doe et al. v. Trump

  • In the 2018 fiscal year (ended Sep. 30 2018), the U.S. only admitted 22,491 refugees - half of the cap for 2018 and less than half the number of refugees admitted in 2017 - the lowest amount of refugees accepted into the U.S. since 1977

lET SYRIAN REFUGEES INTO THE UNITED STATES

From January 1st 2018 to December 10th 2018 the United States accepted 39 Syrian refugees of the estimated 5 million displaced Syrians globally

 

At the end of the 2018 fiscal year (Sep. 30) the U.S. had only admitted 22,491 refugees for the whole year, less than half of the 45,000 annual cap, 

the lowest amount of refugees accepted into the U.S. since 1977

Because of forced conscription and violence, over 5 million Syrians have had to flee Syria since the beginning of the civil war in 2011 - many are stuck in refugee camps or are seeking asylum in Turkey, Greece, Europe, Jordan, Iraq or Lebanon 

The United States has banned all Syrians from entering the United States and this year, 2018, only let 39 Syrians enter that had started the screening process before the ban. 

The travel ban has also affected other Middle Eastern refugees from Yemen, Iraq and Iran, especially those who are Muslim, showing a huge bias against Muslim refugees seeking safety 

stop anti-muslim programs in the united states

  • Countering Violent Extremism, a program created in 2011 under Obama infiltrates communities with informants to “identify radicalization” under a disguise of community development

  • the trump administration wants to rename the program “Countering Islamic Extremism” to solely focus on Muslim communities

  • however, right wing groups have carried out more domestic terror attacks than Islamic extremist groups have in the U.S.

  • The ACLU calls the CVE “perpetuating the false and corrosive notion that American Muslims are inherently suspicious or prone to violence”

  • Source from Muslim Justice League:

    • "A component of many CVE campaigns is the extension of “soft surveillance” into non-profit institutions, mosques, and health, education and social services sectors.

    •  CVE encourages institutions and education and health professionals — often through financial incentives — to

      • (1) watch congregants, patients, students and clients for supposed “vulnerabilities” to “violent extremism” and

      • (2) refer individuals for deprogramming “interventions.” 

    • CVE has inflicted serious harms on Muslim communities — In Massachusetts, deployment of CVE programs has divided communities and bred mistrust and fear, including fear of accessing mental health services."​

 Young Muslim Collective and MPower Change talk about the affects of the CVE on the Islamic community in Minneapolis 

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