Monday, September 28, 2009
Protest Musharraf at the Meyerhoff Tues US Sep 29- 7:30- OUTSIDE
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! Protest to say NO to torture, killing and disappearances no matter where and from whom. PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD! Protest to say NO to torture and disappearances. ... Remember the force more powerful than violence!
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Protest Musharraf at the Meyerhoff Tues US Sep 29th 7:30 OUTSIDE
1212 Cathedral St., Baltimore, MC 21201-5556
Protest Musharraf at the Meyerhoff
Place: 1212 Cathedral St
Baltimore, MD 21201-5556
Date: September 29, 2009
Time: : Musharraf's speech starts at 8 PM and will be closed to the public. [Be there OUTSIDE Meyerhoff at 7.30 PM]
Because war criminals and the arts do not mix.
The Meyerhoff has done it again! Last year, they hosted war criminal Madeleine Albright and Islam-hater Salman Rushdie as part of their annual Baltimore Speakers Series. This year, they honor former Pakistani dictator General Pervez Musharraf.
* Musharraf helped "disappear" many innocents to Guantanamo, where they (including child prisoners) were held under horrific conditions, tortured, and abused.
* He ordered the demolition of numerous mosques, from which he feared opposition (this was usually instrumented by Muhammad Ijaz-ul-Haq, then Minister of Religious Affairs).
* Musharraf is the only Pakistani general to call out 10,000 troops against a major, functioning masjid.
Under his orders, the Red Mosque and Jamia Hafsa Women's Seminary (both in Islamabad) were first besieged by tanks and heavy artillery, then stormed by his elite U.S. trained-commandos.
Over 150 people (by very conservative estimate) were killed in the Lal Masjid massacre. Many of these were young women who'd studied in the madressa. Musharraf’s army also issued a shoot-to-kill order against journalists during the siege. [Unofficial but usually reliable sources say the death toll was above 1,000. Musharraf’s troops used phosphorous against the youths in the mosque. Those killed included the ailing mother of the leader of the mosque.]
For these, and other war crimes, Musharraf ought to be tried--not honored at the Meyerhoff!
We call on all people of conscience to peacefully picket outside the Meyerhoff while Musharraf is speaking
Posted by CN at 1:47 AM