COALITION FOR PEACE
Awareness Campaign With Regard to Terrorism in Front of White House During President Barack Obama Parade on January 20, 2009
While more than one million people were jubilantly dancing and celebrating Barack Obama's inauguration as 44th President of the United States of America, Hindu groups from New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia, in cooperation with Jewish, Christians and Sikh organizations, under the banner of Coalition for Peace, staged a successful demonstration in front of White House from 1.00 to 4:00 p.m. in the freezing temperatures.
The demonstration could be called successful because the organizers and activists were interviewed by professional media and private bloggers. In addition to that thousands of onlookers evinced keen interest in the demonstration and wanted to know more about radical Islamic movement in America.
These groups had assembled there to exercise their right of freedom of speech guaranteed under the US Constitution and they created a sort of history on that day. Their principal purpose in assembling was to spread the awareness among the general American public about the dangers arising out of radical Islamic terrorism unleashed by the adherent of an ideology that openly preaches hate, intolerance, murder and mayhem of innocent people.
In their message, the demonstrators, approximately one hundred in number, urged President Obama to help protect the free world from radical Islam. They carried banners saying "President Obama, Yes You Can! For World Peace," "Stop Pakistan's Double Game," "Seize Saudi Arabia's Assets to Pay for Crimes Against Humanity," "Reform Radical Islamic Madrasas," "Force Iran to halt its nuclear weapons program because it directly threatens Israel," "Pressurize Pakistan to Disband Terrorist Training Camps" and so on.
The youthful demonstrators pointed out that the same ideology that caused the 9/11 terrorist attack in New York, 11/26/2008 massacre in Mumbai two months ago, 7/7/2005 attack on London's transport network, 3/11/2004 Madrid train bombing, 9/1/2004 merciless murder of school children at Beslan, Russia, 3/5/2003 terror blast in Bali, Indonesia, has in the last ten years resulted in the murder of thousands of Indians (mostly Hindus) in hundreds of terror incidents.
The same ideology also threatens to wipe out Israel from the face of the Earth. It has resulted in the ethnic cleansing of Hindus and Sikhs from Pakistan and Bangladesh, reduced the Hindu numbers in Pakistan from 23% in 1947 to 1% now.
"Islamist terrorism is a problem not just for India and Israel, but it is a dangerous menace for the entire Free World. It is also a problem for those Muslims who yearn for the freedom of thought, as opposed to the tyranny imposed on them by Islamist theology," said Arish Sahani, one of the organizers of the protest.
The demonstrators argued that political Islam, fueled by oil revenues, "is nothing short of a serious threat to the humanity and freedom of thought." "It is absolutely essential for the US, the world's only Super Power, to take a lead in exterminating the terrorism from the face of Earth. Mr. Obama, yes, you can!" said Narain Kataria. Mr. Kataria further said that Pakistan is not only the epicenter of terrorism but also a breeding ground for future hard core terrorists.
Many groups that supported the rally included Hindu Human Rights Watch, Americans for a Safe Israel, Jewish Action Alliance, Indian American Intellectuals Forum, Zionist Organization of America, Christians' Israel Public Action Campaign, Christians and Jews United for Israel, Maccabean Resistance Movement and Namdhari Sikh Foundation. Mr. Richard A. Hellman, President of Middle East Research Center, Ltd. also took part in the demonstration.
The Jewish Voice and Opinion group of Englewood, NJ, also supported the campaign. "Joining the Coalition for Peace , which will also reach out to the like-minded Hindus, Christians and moderate Muslims, is one of the Jewish community's best options for making a difference in the struggle to overcome Islamist terrorism, " said Susan Rosenbluth, editor of The Jewish Voice and Opinion.
"In order to prevent a repeat of the Mumbai terror attacks elsewhere in the world, it is incumbent upon the entire humanity to work together, and impress upon and implore President Barack Obama to lead us in this battle for peace" said Mr. Dosapati, another organizer of this campaign.