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Arab, Iranian and Muslim Freedom Advocates
The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror
Freedom is for everyone. All people deserve to be free and ultimately can be.
It is the responsibility of those who live in free societies to actively help and encourage their elected leaders to help our brothers and sisters living in the
Arab and Iranian "fear societies".

"In short, to be sympathetic and supportive of the aspirations of the Arab people, as we should, we must be adamantly against their present governments - and many of their most prominent state sponsored and -bought clerics, intellectuals, and journalists as well."
(Victor Davis Hanson, NRO, May 3, 2002)

"The winds of liberty are blowing throughout the Middle East. ... For the forces of liberty to triumph, we need to let those courageous human beings who struggle for it under hellish and dangerous conditions know that they are not alone – and that we are with them. And in so doing, we will not only rescue millions of captive peoples; we will also save ourselves." Jamie Glazov, FrontPageMagazine, Mar 10, 2005)

Bring Them Freedom, Or They Destroy Us (Professor Bernard Lewis, Sep 20, 2006
Iraqi voter in the free elections after the capture of the tyrant Saddam Hussein

"The clash we are witnessing around the world is not a clash of civilizations. ... It is a clash between civilization and backwardness, between the civilized and the primitive, between barbarity and rationality. It is a clash between freedom and oppression, between democracy and dictatorship. It is a clash between human rights, on the one hand, and the violation of these rights, on other hand. It is a clash between those who treat women like beasts, and those who treat them like human beings. What we see today is not a clash of civilizations. Civilizations do not clash, but compete." (Arab-American psychiatrist Wafa Sultan, Al-Jazeera TV, Feb 21, 2006}
WLUML Overseas-based women freedom advocacy: E, F, A
Arab Press
Freedom Watch

UK-based Arab journalists defending freedom of the press and human rights and promoting democracy in the Arab world: E

SOS Slaves Overseas-based human rights organization dedicated to eradicating chattel slavery in Mauritania: E, F
Faith Freedom International Overseas-based Muslim dissidents that strive for freedom of faith and freedom from faith in Islamic countries: E
NTPI Sign the petition: No to Political Islam, Yes to Human Rights: E
Islamic Free Market Institute US-based Moslem advocacy for free markets: E
ISIS Overseas-based Institute for the Secularisation of Islamic Society
Muslim World Today
US-based Muslim freedom advocacy: E
Tell Children the Truth Overseas Muslims expose the roots of today's jihad: E
Arabs for Israel Overseas-based Arab supporters of Israel, peace and democracy in the Middle East: E
Muslims for Israel Overseas-based Muslim supporters of Israel, peace and democracy in the Middle East: E
Freechoudhury Bangladeshi Muslim supporter of Israel, ex-prisoner of conscience: E
Sarah Nasser Canada-based Arab activist's trip to Israel: E
Saudi Institute Overseas-based Saudi Arabian human rights advocacy: E
SHRC Overseas-based Saudi Human Rights Center: E
CDHR US-based Center for Democracy & Human Rights in Saudi Arabia: E
United Copts of GB UK-based Egyptian religious freedom advocacy: E, A
US Copts Association US-based Egyptian religious freedom advocacy: E
EICDS Cairo-based Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies
SPLM Sudan People's Liberation Movement: E
Reform Party of Syria (RPS) US-based Syrian freedom advocacy: E, A
SHRC UK-based Syrian Human Rights Committee: E, A
Free Lebanon US-based Lebanese freedom advocacy: E
Lebanese Foundation for Peace Jerusalem-based Lebanese freedom advocacy: E
Lebanese Kataeb Overseas-based Lebanese Christian party: E
Guardians of the Cedars Overseas-based Lebanese party: E
ALFA U.S.-based alliance promoting a democratic society in Libya: E, A
National Salvation Front of Libya Overseas-based Libyan freedom advocacy: A, E
Sijill Overseas-based Libyan human rights advocacy: E
Qatar Human Rights Qataris from the Al Ghfran tribe stripped of their citizenship: A
WFAFI U.S.-based Women's Forum Against Fundamentalism in Iran: E
SMCCDI Overseas-based Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran: E, F, It, Ir
Free Iran Overseas Iranian freedom advocacy: E
The Bahá'í World Overseas-based Bahá'í freedom advocacy: E, F, Es, A, Ir
AINA Overseas-based Assyrian freedom advocacy: E
PUK Overseas-based Patriotic Union of Kurdistan: E
CFME U.S.-based coalition of scholars from the Middle East: E
Iranomid Overseas-based | Free all Political Prisoners in Iran: E, Ir
American Congress
for Truth
Arab-American advocacy against Islamic totalitarianism: E
Videoclip of the founder Brigitte Gabriel who was born in s. Lebanon
Free Muslims Coalition Groups endorsing the March Against Terror - May 14, 2005: E
Islamic Supreme Council of America Moslem advocacy presenting the peaceful and tolerant face of Islam: E
Council For Democracy And Tolerance (CDT) Muslim-American advocacy against Islamic extremism: E
American Islamic Congress Dedicated to building interfaith and interethnic understanding: E
Italian Muslim Association Italy-based Moslem religious freedom advocacy: E
Islam Watch Overseas-based Muslim apostates "Telling the truth about Islam": E
Tellthechildrenthetruth Italy-based Sheikh Abdul Hadi Palazzi: E
Nonie Darwish US citizens of Mideast origin for America: E
AIFD American Islamic Forum for Democracy: E
FMCAT Free Muslim Coalition Against Terrorism: E
Alhurra TV Dedicated to democratizing the Arab world: A, E

Radio Free Syria
Radio Free Syria

US Central Command, Lieutenant General Abizaid is responsible for military operations from the Horn of Africa to Central Asia, covering much of the Middle East. The grandson of Lebanese immigrants, he is a fluent Arabic speaker who professes to love the Arab world. He went to university in Jordan and holds a master's degree in Middle Eastern studies from Harvard - earning him the nickname "Mad Arab" while at the US Military Academy in West Point.
Exposing Islamo-Fascism Tribute to the righteous Arabs, Iranians and Muslims who risk life and limb defending freedom, Israel and Western Democracy: E
PetitionSpot A manifesto against Islamism: E
Free the 400 Million Middle East freedom advocacy: E
Free Middle East Middle East freedom advocacy: E
JP, 5/17/2004 Self-determination for me, not for thee (Professor S. Avineri): E
FrontPageM, 6/3/2004 The Koran and the Jews (Interview with Prof. Khaleel Mohammed)
RAND/Cheryl Benard Civil Democratic Islam: Partners, Resources, and Strategies: E
JP, 12/20/2004 The Region: Sacred cows, watch out (Professor Barry Rubin): E
New York Sun, 7/6/2005 Palestinians Who Cling to Israel (Daniel Pipes): E
Nathan Guttman, 7/10/05 Ali Salem - The most optimistic man in the Middle East: E
Josef Joffe, Foreign Policy, Jan/Feb 2005
A World Without Israel: Imagine that Israel never existed. Would the economic malaise and political repression that drive angry young men to become suicide bombers vanish? Would the Palestinians have an independent state? Would the United States, freed of its burdensome ally, suddenly find itself beloved throughout the Muslim world? Wishful thinking. Far from creating tensions, Israel actually contains more antagonisms than it causes.
Arab-American Psychologist Wafa Sultan
There Is No Clash of Civilizations but a Clash between the Mentality of the Middle Ages and That of the 21st Century, Al-Jazeera TV/MEMMRI, Feb 21, 2006: A, E

In a satirical poem titled "When," posted on Arabic reformist websites including www.aafaq.org, reformist Saudi author and journalist Wajeha Al-Huwaider lamented what she regards as the conditions in the Arab world. In the introduction to this poem, she wrote: "'When' is an ode to the troubles of the Arab citizen. Both men and women participated in its [writing], and it is still open to additions. This ode will be hung on the walls of the palaces of the Arab rulers, so feel free to add you contributions."

The following are excerpts from the poem (MEMRI, Feb 28, 2007):

"When you cannot find a single garden in your city, but there is a mosque on every corner - you know that you are in an Arab country…

"When you see people living in the past with all the trappings of modernity - do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country.

"When religion has control over science - you can be sure that you are in an Arab country.

"When clerics are referred to as 'scholars' - don't be astonished, you are in an Arab country.

"When you see the ruler transformed into a demigod who never dies or relinquishes his power, and whom nobody is permitted to criticize - do not be too upset, you are in an Arab country.

"When you find that the large majority of people oppose freedom and find joy in slavery - do not be too distressed, you are in an Arab country.

"When you hear the clerics saying that democracy is heresy, but [see them] seizing every opportunity provided by democracy to grab high positions [in the government] - do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country…

"When monarchies turn into theocracies, and republics into hybrids of monarchy and republic - do not be taken aback, you are in an Arab country.

"When you find that the members of parliament are nominated [by the ruler], or else that half of them are nominated and the other half have bought their seats through bribery… - you are in an Arab country…

"When you discover that a woman is worth half of what a man is worth, or less - do not be surprised, you are in an Arab country…

"When you see that the authorities chop off a man's hand for stealing a loaf of bread or a penny, but praise and glorify those who steal billions - do not be too surprised, you are in an Arab country…

"When you are forced to worship the Creator in school and your teachers grade you for it - you can be sure that you are in an Arab country…

"When young women students are publicly flogged merely for exposing their eyes - you are in an Arab country…

"When a boy learns about menstruation and childbirth but not about his own [body] and [the changes] it undergoes in puberty - roll out your prayer mat and beseech Allah to help you deal with your crisis, for you are in an Arab country…

"When land is more important than human beings - you are in an Arab country…

"When covering the woman's head is more important than financial and administrative corruption, embezzlement, and betrayal of the homeland - do not be astonished, you are in an Arab country…

"When minorities are persecuted and oppressed, and if they demand their rights, are accused of being a fifth column or a Trojan horse - be upset, you are in an Arab country…

"When women are [seen as] house ornaments which can be replaced at any time - bemoan your fate, you are in an Arab country.

"When birth control and family planning are perceived as a Western plot - place your trust in Allah, you are in an Arab country…

"When at any time, there can be a knock on your door and you will be dragged off and buried in a dark prison - you are in an Arab country…

"When fear constantly lives in the eyes of the people - you can be certain that you are in an Arab country."

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