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Muslims Help Los Angeles Poor

While government is otherwise engaged, Muslim groups are attending to the needs of the poor of Los Angeles. (article 1)
Muslims Help Los Angeles Poor
Muslims Help Los Angeles Poor
Muslims Help Los Angeles Poor
Muslims Help Los Angeles Poor
Photos by Michael Riddick of Net.Profiles
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On Sunday, December 1, the Coalition to Preserve Human Dignity held a Health Fair for the Needy in downtown Los Angeles. At the fair, the Coalition made health screening, influenza inoculations, 'hygiene packs' (soap, toothpaste etc.), blankets, towels, socks, bottled water and food available to the homeless. More than 4,000 people were helped.

The following organizations are members of the Coalition: ILM Foundation, Systems for Human Empowerment, Islamic Relief, UMMA Clinic, Friend in Deed, Dawah 2000, IslamiCity.com, Inter-Faith Communities for Justice and Peace, Masjid Ibaadillah, Islamic Circle of North America, Muslim Public Affairs Council, Omar Ibn Al-Khattab Foundation, Drug- and Crime-Free Youth Foundation, Orange County Islamic Foundation, Inter-Faith Council of Orange County, Islamic Center of Irvine, Bilal Islamic Center Youth Group, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Common Ground: Muslim-Jewish Study Group, Muslim Student Association and American Federation of Muslims from India.

homepage: homepage: http://www.ilmfoundation.com

This story is amazing!!!!!!!! 09.Dec.2002 12:19

It should win the Pulitzer

Thanks Portland Indymedia for this awesome feature about Los Angeles. Wow there must be a lot happening in this city to post about some groups in Los Angeles. Keep the great reporting going! I know the corporate media is trying to suppress these amazing Indy stories, so keep it up!!!!!!

hmmm 09.Dec.2002 19:29

imc ed

Having a hard time getting the point?

The origional title for the feature, was:

"While the federal government tosses our money and children at perpetual war, Muslims give us aid"

Heres another one
"Our families starve, the federals turn their backs, and Muslims come to our aid"

Misery is misery anywhere.

Wow, those titles are amazing too!!!!! 09.Dec.2002 19:52

Misery is misery everywhere

Wow, those titles add so much to that comprehensive story.

How could anyone not get the point? Are they distributing smallpox vaccinations, too? Keep us these incredible stories, Indymedia. How could anyone live without these two sentence features?

reply 10.Dec.2002 08:02

imc ed

If you don't like the news or the writing instead of sniping at us why don't you go out and do the interviews yourself -
then create a good article out of the content you gathered.

Its all on you now, my friend.

oooohh 10.Dec.2002 12:59

brainwash

America Bad. Americans greedy. Muslims Good. Muslims selfless. All Europeans BAD. All non-Whites GOOD. Allah good. ALLAH loves you. America baaad. AMERICANS ALL WARMONGERS. Muslims all peacefull. Islamic Jihadists not baaaad. Islamic Jihadists TOLERANT PEACELOVEING PEOPLES.

Pivate Property BAAAAD. Collective GOOOOD. Individual Baaaad. Group gooood.

America baaad. Muslims goood.

Feel that metallic tase in your parched mouth yet, kids ?
That buzzing in your head ? That cognitave dissonance ?

Refute to above... 10.Dec.2002 17:12

passingthru

Who's bases are in whose land. Do muslims have 22 bases on US soil or vice versa

Muslims Didn't Bloody Those Borders First



Tuesday, December 10, 2002; Page A28


Charles Krauthammer should be congratulated for dismissing as absurd the question of whether Islam is inherently violent [op-ed, Dec. 6]. Unfortunately, he did not consider the history of Islam's "bloody borders." If they are bloody, it is because, over the past 200 years, they have been repeatedly violated by outsiders who sought to dominate Muslim people and appropriate their resources.

It was not Chechens who invaded and conquered Russia, nor did the Afghans, the Egyptians or the Pakistanis ever invade Britain. No Palestinians ever took over any Jewish villages in Russia, Poland or Germany. The Iranian secret police backed no military coups against Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Egyptians did not conspire with the Colombians to reconquer the Panama Canal. No Arab corporations covet oil in Texas or Alaska; Arab forces do not maintain bases in Europe or North America; Arab aid has never supported military dictators in Spain, Peru or Cuba.

The notion that Muslim alienation is rooted in an obsession with recovering the glory of Islam's medieval golden age -- and is thus entirely "their" problem -- is ludicrous. The sorry history of modern Western intrusion into the Middle East is far more relevant to our current crisis, whatever Mr. Krauthammer and the rest of the neoconservative punditry would have us believe.

You can't be serious 10.Dec.2002 18:34

fresca

I wasn't going to post here because as far as I'm concerned, any group that does what the Muslims above did is to be commended, but this thread has strayed off topic and some inane comments have been made
For instanceIt was not Chechens who invaded and conquered Russia, nor did the Afghans, the Egyptians or the Pakistanis ever invade Britain. No Palestinians ever took over any Jewish villages in Russia, Poland or Germany. The Iranian secret police backed no military coups against Dwight D. Eisenhower, and the Egyptians did not conspire with the Colombians to reconquer the Panama Canal. No Arab corporations covet oil in Texas or Alaska; Arab forces do not maintain bases in Europe or North America; Arab aid has never supported military dictators in Spain, Peru or Cuba.
Do you actually believe the point that you seem to be trying to make here. You're out of your mind. Who took over and occupied the West Bank, Gaza and Golen Heights in 1948 and help the poor "palestinians" in abject oppression for 19 years? Muslims. Who executes homosexuals in Egypt? Muslims. Who executed women in Afganistan for wearing makeup and going to school. MUSLIMS. And who PAVED THE ENTIRE CITY OF HAMA SYRIA KILLING THOUSANDS OF OTHER MUSLIMS? Again, Muslims.
So I'll just give you the benefit of the doubt and assume you're drunk or stupid, but, please, enough with the inane comments.

Ummm Well 11.Dec.2002 13:44

Cyriptic

Would this be on the site is another church group was handing out goods to the poor.

Probably not.

I'm fairly sure that church groups operate a number of soup Kitchens and the Midnight Run program across the nation, all with the expessed purpose of providing clothes and meals for the less fourtunate.

Anyway

Rah Rah we gotta love the Church