Saturday, August 18, 2007

Update on Vigils

Join Us in a Vigil for Abeer al-Janabi and all victims of the Iraq War

1. Washington, DC: Freedom Plaza
Sunday, August 19
4:00 - 6:00 PM
13th Street & PA Avenue, NW

2. London: Hyde Park
Sunday, August 19
2:00pm - 4:00pm

3. Baltimore:
Charles and 33rd street
[in front of Johns Hopkins University]
[Sis. Ashira: 443-869-5423]

4. Greensboro, NC
Downtown
[Imam Badi Ali: badi323@aol.com

[Please note that the vigil in Annapolis has been cancelled and merged with the vigil in Washington DC]

Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi was a 14-year old Iraqi
girl who lived in the village of Mahmoudiyah southeast
of Baghdad. She was gang-raped, killed and burned by
American troops. Her parents and her younger sister
were also shot and killed. Initial details published
by the American media incorrectly reported Abeer's age
as 25. Her case has come to symbolize the brutality of
the U.S. occupation.

Sponsored by: Abeer Qassim Hamza Memorial Committee

For more information and directions:
email: abeermemorial@yahoo.com
http://abeermemorial.blogs
pot.com/

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Vigil in London, UK

Sunday, August 19th, 2007
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Hyde Park (London, England)

How to get to Hyde Park:

* By Car - The closest car park is situatied on Park Lane and is run by NCP.

* By Bus - Buses 2, 10, 36, 73, 74, 82, 137, 148, 414 and 436 stop on Park Lane near to the site entrance.

* By Tube - Nearest tube stations are Marble Arch (Central Line) and Hyde Park Corner (Piccadilly Line).

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Update: Annapolis Vigil Cancelled

Due to lack of support from local organizations, the Annapolis vigil has been canceled and merged with the one in Washington DC. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

[Press Release] Vigil for Iraqi Rape-Murder Victim

If you are going to be in the DC area, or have friends
in the DC area, please try to attend/encourage others
to attend.....

In Memorium
Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi
August 19, 1991 - March 12, 2006

Join Us in a Vigil
for Abeer al-Janabi
and all victims of the Iraq War

Sunday, August 19
4:00 - 6:00 PM

Washington, DC: Freedom Plaza
13th Street & PA Avenue, NW

[Please note that the vigil in Annapolis has been cancelled and merged
with the vigil in Washington DC]

Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi was a 14-year old Iraqi
girl who lived in the village of Mahmoudiyah southeast
of Baghdad. She was gang-raped, killed and burned by
American troops. Her parents and her younger sister
were also shot and killed. Initial details published
by the American media incorrectly reported Abeer's age
as 25. Her case has come to symbolize the brutality of
the U.S. occupation.

Sponsored by: Abeer Qassim Hamza Memorial Committee

For more info:
email: abeermemorial@yahoo.com
http://abeermemorial.blogspot.com/

Monday, July 30, 2007

Locations for the Vigil

The following places will be having vigils:




  • Washington DC

  • Annapolis, MD

  • Baltimore, MD

  • New York

  • Chicago

  • Greensboro, North Carolina

  • Leicester, United Kingdom

  • Sydney, Australia

More information will be posted!

Friday, June 8, 2007

Who is Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi?

Abeer Qassim Hamza al-Janabi (August 19, 1991 – March 12, 2006) was a 14-year-old Iraqi girl who lived in the village of Mahmoudiyah southeast of Baghdad who was gang-raped, killed and burned, by American troops. Hamza, her parents and her younger sister were shot and killed in their home in Mahmoudiyah on or around March 12, 2006. A discharged U.S. serviceman, Pfc. Steven D. Green, was arrested and charged on July 3, 2006 with raping and killing Hamza and killing her father Qassim Hamza Raheem, 45, her mother Fakhriya Taha Muhasen, 34, and her seven-year-old sister, Hadeel Qassim Hamza. Initial details published by American media reported that Abeer Qassim Hamza was 25 years old, and that the others killed were her husband and child, details which were incorrect."


IMPORTANT!

Spread the word about setting up Candle-Light Vigils for Abeer to your family, friends, religious communities, and campuses.

We should think about this young girl and honor her memory on the day she would have turned 16, if only she wasn't murdered. Imagine where her and other Iraqi women would have been today if they weren't murdered. I could imagine Abeer in school (if the schools were still or are still functioning, of course), preparing perhaps to attend college in the hopes of bettering her society. Or maybe she would be at home, eating with her family or reading a poem. She would be a living, breathing, human being. But she was murdered.

On August 19th, 2007, let's join together wherever we are and remember her in our various communities. Let's not only honor the life of Abeer Hamza but remember the plight of, unfortunately, so many Iraqi girls wounded, raped, and murdered during this increasingly bloody U.S. occupation of Iraq.