PRESS RELEASE: MuslimARC Joins March for Gaza and Calls on President Biden for Action

[Washington, DC] – The Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative proudly announces its participation in the March on Washington for Gaza scheduled for January 13, 2024. In conjunction with the march, MuslimARC has co-signed a letter addressed to President Biden, alongside 80 Muslim American, Arab-American, and Palestinian-American organizations, urging immediate action to address the humanitarian crisis in Gaza.

The letter, sent by the American Muslim Task Force on Palestine, communicates the demands of the March on Washington for Gaza, expected to be the largest pro-ceasefire protest of the past three months, organized in partnership with the ANSWER Coalition and endorsed by over 300 groups.

Signatories to the letter include major groups, such as the Arab American Anti-Discrimination Committee, Emgage, Indian American Muslim Council, Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), The Mosque Cares: The Ministry of Imam W.D. Muhammad, MPower Change, the US Council of Muslim Organizations, and the American Muslim Task Force on Palestine, comprising American Muslims for Palestine (AMP), Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), Muslim American Society (MAS), Muslim Student Association-National (MSA), Muslim Legal Fund of America (MLFA), Muslim Ummah of North America (MUNA), and Young Muslims (YM).

The letter, sent to the White House today, calls on President Biden to:

  • Secure a complete and verifiable ceasefire.
  • Ensure the release of all hostages in Gaza and political prisoners in Israel.
  • Terminate unconditional U.S. financial and diplomatic support for the Israeli government.
  • Hold Israeli officials accountable for the Gaza genocide.
  • Initiate credible negotiations for a just and enduring peace by ending the Israeli occupation of Palestine.

The letter highlights concerns over recent decisions by the Biden administration, including the approval of new shipments of weaponry to Israel without congressional review and the dismissal of legal filings against the Israeli government. It also condemns the war crimes committed by the Israeli government, citing attacks on refugee camps, hospitals, schools, and other civilian facilities.

MuslimARC, as a racial equity nonprofit, stands in solidarity with the march and the letter's endorsers. The organization calls on President Biden to honor his pledge to prioritize human rights in foreign policy, stating, "For the sake of justice, peace, your legacy, and your relationship with our communities and the broader American public, please end our nation's support for this violence today."

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