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Syrian nerve gas attack latest genocidal act of tyrannical Assad regime
Enough is enough with Syrian death toll well over 100,000 redlines have vanished and the U.S. must provide genuine leadership
PHOENIX (August 21, 2013) – Dr. M. Zuhdi Jasser, a devout Muslim and author of “A Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith” released the following statement on behalf of the American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) following reports of a nerve gas attack near Ghouta by the Syrian Army.
“Reports indicate that the Syrian Army has killed hundreds with a nerve gas attack in the Ghouta region. The Syrian Army fired rockets on civilians including women and children. Medical experts on the ground indicate that incoming patients were convulsing and foaming at the mouth demonstrating classic nerve gas symptoms with little bomb trauma.
This attack is a significant escalation of the use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime and quite revealingly brazen considering the presence on the ground of apparently useless UN inspectors only a few miles away in Damascus. The Assad regime clearly feels no restraint from attacking its own people with the most horrific weapons in its arsenal and shows no fear at all from any U.S. or western response.
Enough is enough – The Obama Administration needs to act. The current “Darwinian” Obama strategy will only allow the genocide to continue while the U.S. will be forever impotent in the future of Syria and the region. After over two years of wanton killing by Assadists, the U.S. is positioning itself squarely on the wrong side of history as over 100,000 Syrians have been killed and millions have been displaced from their homes by a genocidal tyrant. US inaction is only empowering and entrenching the evil of Assadists and their masters in Tehran while the Syrian people are left to be more and more radicalized or for dead.
Today’s use of chemical weapons flies yet again in the face of United Nations arms declarations. How much more evidence do we need in order to invoke the wrath of the world against the Assad regime? How much documentation from human rights organizations, media, and governments do we need to enforce international U.N. standards? If we have no doubt about the growing genocide in Syria and the crimes against humanity being committed, what purpose does the U.N. or NATO for that matter serve? It cannot be more clear that Assad will do anything to hold onto power.
More and more Syrian people are dying because the west is not engaged. Assad cannot be allowed to continue his barbarism. We are asking President Obama to step up and present a strategy that lays out for the leaders of the free world how they will usher the Assad regime into the dustbin of history!”
About the American Islamic Forum for Democracy
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