Monday, 19 January 2009

SAVE GAZA:fund raising programm


Concerning the attack of the Israel towards the Palestine, MUSLIM CULTURAL SOCIETY is really concern to help to collect donation for the aid of the injured civilians. The program is hoped to maximize the collection and the contribution will be channeled to the Islamic Relief Organizations for them to buy medical supply to aid Palestinians. MUSLIM CULTURAL SOCIETY will join venture with CORK UMNO CLUB to enhance the force of work. Please join us and make contribution. You can participate through few ways

  1. If you are in Cork or a student of University College Cork, please come and donate to our bucket collection. The bucket collection is held starting from 19th-23rd January 2009. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact us. Email the project manager at .
  2. Besides, you can also come to our booth in Boole Basement. We will be selling food and charity T-shirt price only Euro12. The t-shirt is limited in number, but if you can’t get a hand on because we are running out of stock, you can place your order either at our booth in Boole Basement or email the project manager at this address Please state your name, contact number, and size. The design of the t-shirt is attached with the email.
  3. Besides, you are also invited to our booth if you want to get any new information about Palestine issue.
  4. Besides, we are providing an alternative mean of donation via banking system. You can either do it online or lodge in your donation into our account. Below is the detail:

Acc. Name: Kelab UMNO Cork

Acc. No. : 13453099

NSC : 930121

IBAN No. : IE41 AIBK 93012113453099

Swift Code: AIBKIE2D

Charity sees the need and not the cause. Therefore, regardless of our political differences, religion, race, country and regardless who we are, there are people in need out there and it is our duty to help. Don't worry, as the purse is emptied, the heart is filled.

jazakumullahukhairan kathira.
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Tuesday, 13 January 2009


Assalamualaikum.welcome back to college and happy new year to all of you.Hope you had a good break and ready to kick-off again.MCS hopes that this year will be a lot better than previous years.

MCS will restarting the arabic class this friday with newly agreed will take place in 1.01 and 1.02 of brookfield health science complex starting at 5 pm until 7 pm.hope this will be a good start for us and hope to see u this friday.
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Monday, 5 January 2009

Action Alert: Twenty-Six Things to Help Gaza

So far hundreds of civilians have been killed in Gaza. Five sisters in one family, four other children in another home, two children on a cart drawn by a donkey. Universities, colleges, police stations, roads, apartment buildings were all targeted. The UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian areas issued a statement that "The Israeli air-strikes on the Gaza Strip represent severe and massive violations of international humanitarian law as defined in the Geneva Conventions, both in regard to the obligations of an Occupying Power and in the requirements of the laws of war."

Twenty-five things to do to bring peace with justice:

(1) First get the facts and then disseminate them. Here are some basic background information:

The true story behind this war:

If Gaza Falls:

Gaza massacres must spur us to action:

(2) Contact local media. Write letters to editors (usually 100-150 words) and longer op-eds (usually 600-800 words) for local newspapers. But also write to news departments in both print, audio, and visual media about their coverage. In the US You can find media listings in your country using search engines like google.

(3) Contact elected and other political leaders in your country to urge them to apply pressure to end the attacks. In the US, Contact the State Department at 202.647.5291, the White House 202-456-1111 the Egyptian Embassy 202.895.5400, Email ( and the Obama Transition Team 202-540-3000 (then press 2 to speak with a staff member).

(4) Organize and join demonstrations in front of Israeli and Egyptian embassies or when not doable in front of your parliament, office of elected officials, and any other visible place (and do media work for it).

(5) Hold a teach-in, seminar, public dialogue, documentary film viewing etc. this is straightforward: you need to decide venue, nature, if any speakers, and do some publicity (the internet helps).

(6) Pass out fliers with facts and figures about Palestine and Gaza in your community (make sure also to mention its relevance to the audience: e.g, US taxpayers paying for the carnage, increase in world instability and economic uncertainty).

(7) Put a Palestinian flag at your window.

(8) Wear a Palestinian head scarf (Koufiya)

(9) Wear Black arm bands (this helps start conversations with people).

(10) Send direct aid to Gaza through the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA).

(11) Initiate boycotts, divestments and sanctions at all levels and including asking leaders to expel the Israeli ambassadors (an ambassador of an apartheid and rogue state). See Palestinian call

(12) Work towards bringing Israeli leaders before war crime courts (actions along those lines in courts have stopped Israeli leaders from traveling abroad to some countries like Britain where they may face charges).

(13) Calling upon all Israelis to demonstrate in front of their war ministry and to more directly challenge their government

(14) Do outreach: to neighbours and friends directly. Via Internet to a lot of others (you can join and post information to various listservs/groups).

(15) Start your own activist group or join other local groups (simple search in your city with the word Palestine could identify candidate groups that have previously worked on issues of Palestine). Many have also been successful in at bringing coalitions from different constituencies in their local areas to work together (human rights group, social and civil activists, religious activists, etc).

(16) Develop a campaign of sit-ins at government offices or other places where decision makers aggregate.

(17) Do a group fast for peace one day and hold it in a public place.

(18) Visit Palestine (e.g. with

(19) Support human rights and other groups working on the ground in Palestine.

(20) Make large signs and display them at street corners and where ever people congregate.

(21) Contact local churches, mosques, synagogues, and other houses of worship and ask them to take a moral stand and act. Call on your mosque to dedicate this Friday for Gaza actions.

(22) Sign petitions for Gaza, e.g.

(23) Write and call people in Gaza, they need to hear from the outside world.

(24) Work with other groups that do not share your political views (factionalism and excessive divisions within activist communities allowed those who advocate war to succeed).

(25) Dedicate a certain time for activism for peace every day (1 hour) and think of more actions than what are listed above.

(26) Urge your local radio talk shows and news editors to call any of us here in Palestine to report live what is happening on the ground.

For support and contacts of people in Gaza or to volunteer, please contact the Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People, via, or call +1-989-607-9480 (from the US and Canada) or +972-2-277-2018 (from other places).

Please feel free to suggest more actions to save Gaza.

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Friday, 2 January 2009


Date(s): 3 Jan 2009

Time(s): 1:00 PM

Area: Cork

Venue: Daunt Square
Protest against the Israeli bombing of Gaza

Venue: Daunt Square, Cork City (junction of Patrick Street and Grand Parade)

Time: 1:00 PM

Come along and express your horror at the attack on Gaza.

If you can, bring a home-made poster or banner -- but come -- and bring your
family and friends.

MCS urging those who are concern about this issue to join IPSC in this protest.
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