American Syrians - Dallas Syria Revolution News from an American Perspective in English BlogEngine.NET en-US AmericanSyrians American Syrians 0.000000 0.000000 Glad Tidings for Shaam <p>To Muslims, Syria is more than just a random Middle Eastern country. The word in Arabic for the Syria region is "sham". Take a look at some Muslim religious texts on Syria.</p> <p></p> <p>&ldquo;Glad tidings for Sham, glad tidings for Sham, glad tidings for Sham.&rdquo; The&nbsp;Companions asked: &ldquo;And why is that, O Messenger of Allah?&rdquo; He replied: &ldquo;O glad tidings for Sham. The Angels of Allah spread their wings over Sham.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;Go to Sham, for it is the chosen land of Allah&rsquo;s lands, and it is the destination of His chosen servants.&rdquo;</p> <p>&ldquo;A fire will emerge at the end of time from Hadramawt, and it will gather the people together.&rdquo; The Companions asked: &ldquo;So, what do you command us to do, O Messenger of Allah?&rdquo; He (peace be upon him) replied: &ldquo;Go to Sham.&rdquo;</p> <p>&lsquo;Abdullah bin Hawalah said: &ldquo;O Messenger of Allah! Determine for me a land that I should live in, for if I knew that you would be with us for a long time, I would not choose anything over staying with you.&rdquo; The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said: &ldquo;Go to Sham, go to Sham, go to Sham.&rdquo; So, when he saw that I disliked Sham, he said: &ldquo;Do you know what Allah &ndash; the Mighty and Majestic &ndash; Said? He Said: &ldquo;You are the cream of My lands to which I enter the best of My servants.&rdquo; And on the night of my Isra&rsquo; , I saw a<br /> white pillar as if it were made of pearls being carried by the Angels. I asked them: &ldquo;What are you carrying?&rdquo; They said: &ldquo;We are carrying the pillar of Islam, and we were commanded to place it in Sham.&rdquo;""</p> <p>&ldquo;If the people of Sham become corrupt, there is no good in you. There will always be a victorious group of my Ummah. They will not be harmed by those who betray them until the Hour is established.&rdquo; And in one narration: &ldquo;And they are in Sham.&rdquo;</p> <p><br />&ldquo;The essence of the lands of the believers is Sham.&rdquo;</p> <p>O' people of Syria</p> <p>O' peole of Islam</p> <p>O' People of Adam</p> <p>Woe to the oppressors and tyrants who exploit this world for their benefit. They are misguided and blind to the truth. Ask Allah (SWT) to protect you and your family from such ignorance.</p> <p><br />O' people of conscience and wisdom, please heed the glad tidings and warnings of our beloved Prophet and Teacher, Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him).</p> <p>In the traditions listed above there is great emphasis by the Prophet (PBUH) on the land of 'Sham' and the people residing within the city. As an American Muslim, with Syrian descent, and ethnically Kurdish roots, I feel that the Prophet (PBUH) is speaking directly to me and also to 40 million other Syrians, and then to 1.6 Billion Muslims, and then to 6.2 Billion inhabitants of Earth. Syria is undergoing a severe onslaught of corruption and manipulation. The country is in shambles due to the lack of faith and fear of Allah (SWT) that is expected from just rulers. Let us not be mistaken by worldly matter and affairs.</p> <p>I ask the people of Syria to rise up against tyranny displaying no fear as they have gallantly done so far. I ask the people of Damascus to rise up against dictatorship and corruption. The people of cities across the Syrian nation have taken the streets as their arena to fight for justice. Chants of Allah and His Greatness, freedom from oppression, toppling the corrupt system, and peaceful revolting against an illegitamte system of government shake the streets of Aleppo, Hama, Homs, Lattakia, Daraya, Banias, Tartous, Qamishli, Hasaka, Der Ezzour, Daraa, Seyda, and Damascus. These cries for freedom and justice are not falling on deaf ears outside of Syria. The world recognizes the terroristic facade of Mr. Bashar Al Asad. His rule has come to a horrific end and he will be brough to justice.</p> <p>The people of Syria will continue to display heroism and contentness with their situation. They will persevere in toppling this arrogant tyrant and his helpers. Allah is with the people of Syria. The people of Syria need to be with God. My dearest brothers and sisters, you are the heroes of our people. The people of Muhammad (PBUH) need you to display your courage as if it were a showcase of guts and glory. This is not a movie, nor a play, nor a comedy, nor a tragedy; this is life. Many times our destinies push us towards circumstances where we must risk life and limb to do what is right. Can we make it through to the end knowing that we all did what we could to stand up against an oppressive ruler like Bashar Al Asad? Are we part of the chosen people of Sham? Do we want to be? Where are you now? Where will you be?</p> <p>Death is surrounding Syrians from all sides. They can not escape it. They must embrace it. Prepare for it with good deeds. What better way to prepare for death than struggling in the way of Allah by voicing your opinion against an oppressive ruler?</p> <p>God is Great.</p> <p>Greater than all tyrants, nations, governments, and people.</p> <p><br />God is Supreme. <strong><br /></strong></p> Wed, 01 Jun 2011 20:47:00 -0700 Dallas Internet Obama Syria Twitter Kurd 20 Rally for Free Syria Dallas <div><em><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="font-size: large;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Coalition for F</span>ree Syria <span style="color: #008000;">invites you!</span></span></span></em></div> <div> <div><strong><span style="font-size: medium; color: #008000;">Saturday, May 28 &middot; <span class="dtstart"><span class="value-title" title="2011-05-28T14:00:00"> </span>2:00pm</span> - <span class="dtend"><span class="value-title" title="2011-05-28T16:00:00"> </span>4:00pm</span></span></strong></div> <div> <div class="location vcard"><strong><span class="fn org" style="font-size: small; color: #ff0000;">Ferris Plaza park across the street from Dallas Union Station</span></strong> <div class="adr"> <div class="street-address"><strong><span style="font-size: small; color: #ff0000;">Houston &amp; Young St</span></strong></div> <div class="locality"><strong><span style="font-size: small; color: #ff0000;">Dallas, TX</span></strong></div> </div> <div class="locality"></div> <div class="locality"><strong><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;">Coalition for Free Syria</span></strong><br /><strong><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"> Calls All People of Conscience to </span></strong><br /><strong><span style="font-size: small; color: #000000;"> RALLY!</span></strong></div> <div class="locality"><strong></strong><br /><br /><span style="font-size: small;"> In Solidarity with the people in the Middle East </span><br /><span style="font-size: small;"><span class="text_exposed_hide">...</span><span class="text_exposed_show"> in their struggle to obtain FREEDOM, JUSTICE and DIGNITY<br /><br /> Saturday May 28th, 2011<br /> 2:00 - 4:00 PM<br /> @<br /> Houston &amp; Young St<br /> Downtown Dallas, TX<br /> Across the street from Dallas Union Station<br /><br /> <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank">www.Coalitionforfreesyria.<span class="word_break">&nbsp;</span>org</a><br /> Support@CoalitionforfreeSy<span class="word_break">&nbsp;</span><br /> Follow Us: <a rel="nofollow" href="" target="_blank"><span class="word_break">&nbsp;</span>ForFreeSyria</a></span></span></div> <div class="locality"> <h6 class="uiStreamMessage"><span class="messageBody" style="font-size: small;">From I-30 West<br />1. Head east on I-30 E toward Exit 44B<br />2. Take exit 45A on the left toward Commerce St/Downtown<br />3. Merge onto Stemmons Fwy<br />4. Continue onto Commerce St<br /><span class="text_exposed_hide">...</span><span class="text_exposed_show">5. Turn right onto S Houston St<br /> Destination will be on the right<br /><br />From I-35 North<br />1. Head south on I-35E S<br />2. Take exit 428 E for Commerce St E toward Reunion Blvd<br />3. Merge onto Commerce St/ Commerce St Viaduct<br /> Continue to follow Commerce St<br />4. Turn right onto S Houston St<br /> Destination will be on the right</span></span></h6> </div> </div> </div> </div> <p><img src="" alt="" width="580" /></p> <p><img src="" alt="" width="580" /></p> Thu, 19 May 2011 19:34:00 -0700 Dallas Rally Syria Kurd 55 Syrian Martyrs and Heroes Remembrance Day: Join Us <div> <div>Sunday, May 29 &middot; <span class="dtstart"><span class="value-title" title="2011-05-29T11:00:00"> </span>11:00am</span> - <span class="dtend"><span class="value-title" title="2011-05-29T19:00:00"> </span>7:00pm</span></div> <div><span class="dtend">Where: In front of the White House, and all over the world</span></div> <div>Invite Others and Join Us on this Day Sunday, May 29, 2011</div> <div><span class="dtend"><br /></span></div> </div> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p></p> <p><span dir="rtl"><a href="">The Day of Remembrance: </a><br /><br />The Syrian and international community worldwide will be holding ceremonies honoring and celebrating the Syrian Martyrs of Freedom. We will recite their names, age, place of death, and their personal tragedy during the massacres all over Syria.<br /><span class="text_exposed_hide">...</span><span class="text_exposed_show"><br />Through the recitation of individual stories and names of the massacred heroes, The Day of Remembrance ceremonies will help to educate and influence Syrians and other freedom seekers around the world about the 2011 Syrian Revolution. <br /><br />Those freedom martyrs are not just names; they were young men and women who had hopes, aspirations and goals. To many they are brothers, sisters, fathers, mothers or children. We want to give a tribute to the wonderful lives they led. <br /><br />Each Syrian Martyr of Freedom had hopes and dreams and each clung to life, but they sacrificed their lives for our freedom and for the coming generations. <br /><br />We the Syrians on The Day of Remembrance throughout the world will honor our Martyrs of injustice, torture and oppression, who were murdered, systematically and brutally, due to their quest for freedom. We are the eye-witnesses of those massacres and we refuse to stay silent, not only during the ceremonies but always and all over the world. <br /><br />Together we affirm that the innocent lives lost in the massacres will never be forgotten and the murderers will never be forgiven.<br /> <br />The Syrian Martyrs of Freedom will always be remembered.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />يوم ذكرى شهداء و أبطال سوريا<br /><br /><br />سيقوم المجتمع السوري والدولي في جميع أنحاء العالم<br /> بعقد مراسم تكريم والاحتفال شهداء الحرية السوريين.<br /> وسوف يتلو علينا أسمائها والعمر ومكان الوفاة ،<br /> والمأساة الشخصية أثناء المجازر في جميع أنحاء سوريا.<br /><br />من خلال تلاوة من القصص الفردية وأسماء أبطال ذبح ،<br /> وهو يوم ذكرى الاحتفالات <br />و سوف يساعد هذا على تثقيف السوريين والباحثين عن الحرية في مختلف أنحاء العالم حول الثورة السورية 2011<br /><br />حرية هؤلاء الشهداء ليسوا مجرد أسماء ،<br /> وكانوا الشبان والشابات الذين كانوا قد الآمال والتطلعات والأهداف.<br /> نحن نريد ان نعطي تقديرا لحياة رائعة قاد فيها هؤلاء الشبان والشابات لواء الحرية و الكرامة .<br /><br />كل شهيد السوري من الحرية التي الآمال والأحلام وتشبث كل في الحياة ،<br /> لكنهم ضحوا بحياتهم من أجل حريتنا وللأجيال القادمة. <br /><br />نحن السوريين يوم الذكرى في جميع أنحاء العالم<br /> سوف نحترم شهدائنا من الظلم والتعذيب والقهر ،<br /> الذين قتلوا ، بشكل منهجي وبطريقة وحشية ، <br />وذلك بسبب سعيهم للحرية.<br /> نحن شهود عيان لتلك المجازر ونحن نرفض أن تبقى صامتة ،<br /> ليس فقط خلال الاحتفالات ولكن دائما في جميع أنحاء العالم.<br /><br />معا ونحن نؤكد أن خسارة أرواح بريئة في المذابح هو أمر لا يمكن نسيانه وسوف أبدا أن يغفر للقتلة.<br /><br />و سوف نتذكر دائمآ شهداء الحرية السوريين.</span></span></p> Thu, 19 May 2011 13:44:00 -0700 Chicago Dallas Detroit New York Obama Rally Kurd 1 Family Pleads For Help to Rescue 11 Year Old Daughter Trapped in Daraa Syria <p>DEARBORN&nbsp;(WWJ)&nbsp;- A Southeast Michigan family from Syria is appealing for the U.S.&nbsp;to help evacuate their daughter who is trapped in the war-torn country.</p> <p>American-born, 11-year-old Sara Alouh has not been heard from since the beginning of democratic protests and clashes with government troops.</p> <p>The girl&rsquo;s father, Ahamad Alouh of Flint, said Sara&nbsp;is with her grandparents in Syria, where their home in Dara&rsquo;a was&nbsp;destroyed by tanks.</p> <p></p> <p>&ldquo;As a parent, we need Sara back. My concern is my daughter. And I understand the feelings of parents and kids in this critical situation,&rdquo; Alouh said.</p> <p>&ldquo;In the past few weeks, over a thousand people, including women and children, have been killed and over 12,000 arrested,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>Congressman Hansen Clarke,&nbsp;together&nbsp;with local advocacy group CAIR-MI,&nbsp;are appealing to the Obama Administration to help bring the girl home.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a terrible thing, what&rsquo;s happening to this family,&rdquo; Clark said, adding that&nbsp;they&rsquo;re also asking the President to&nbsp;impose sanctions against the Syrian government.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got to put pressure on them through the world community to stop these atrocities that are&nbsp;occurring in Syria. And, again, the point is what&rsquo;s happening in Syria is directly affecting Michigan and Michigan families,&rdquo; Clark said.</p> <p>According to CAIR, video clips show unarmed protesters shot down by snipers, homes torched and cars flattened by tanks.</p> <p>&ldquo;There are reports that ambulances carrying the wounded are fired at and blocked from reaching hospitals, that doctors are shot and killed to prevent them from treating the wounded, and that women and children are raped,&rdquo; said CAIR Staff Attorney, Lene Masri, in a statement.</p> <p>Congressman Clark said,&nbsp;so far,&nbsp;there have been&nbsp;no evacuations of Americans from Syria.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a title="See Article Here" href="">See Article Here</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 May 2011 14:58:00 -0700 Dallas Dara Detroit Syria Kurd 28 Day of Prayer: Dallas Vigil for Freedom in the Middle East <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; color: #500050;"><strong><span style="color: #cc0000;">Friday, May 6th, 2011</span></strong><strong><span style="font-size: 18pt; color: black; font-weight: normal;">&nbsp;</span></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; color: #500050;"><strong><span style="font-size: 18pt; color: black;">&nbsp;</span></strong><strong><span style="color: black;">Our message to our leaders in Washington is simple:</span></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; color: #500050;"><strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;"><span style="color: #3333ff;">The time to support the common people of the Middle East&nbsp;instead of&nbsp;its dictators is now!</span></span></strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="color: #500050;"><span style="color: black;"><span>&nbsp;</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; color: #500050;"></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">THE PROGRAM WILL START WITH</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;"><span>&nbsp;</span>Friday prayer at 2:00</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Founder&rsquo;s Square</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">(the grassy area at Griffin &amp; Young)</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; color: #500050;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; color: #500050;"><span style="color: #3333ff;">Prayers to be given by Pastors and Imams from the DFW area</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">Imam Mohamad Diwan will be giving the Friday Sermon</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <div style="text-align: center;">Additional prayers to be lead by:<br />Reverend Diane Baker &ndash; Member of the Board, Dallas Peace Center<br />Imam Shamshad Haider &ndash; Momin Center<br />Reverend Charles L. Stovall &ndash; United Methodist Church<br /><span style="background-color: #ffffff;">Reverend Holsey Hickman &ndash;&nbsp;Baptist&nbsp;Church</span></div> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; color: #500050;"><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; color: #500050;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">FOLLOWED BY A VIGIL</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; color: #500050;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">In front of the Earle Cabell Federal Building</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; color: #500050;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">1100 Commerce St.<span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>(Griffin &amp; Commerce)</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align: center; color: #500050;"><span style="color: #ff0000;">Dallas, TX 75242</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="color: #500050;"><span style="color: black;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;Representatives from Syria, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Palestine&nbsp;will be present</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Organized by:</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Dallas&nbsp;Peace Center</p> Thu, 05 May 2011 08:17:00 -0700 Dallas Syria Twitter Kurd 40