Date Posted:12:22 Author: Maitreyi - 11 Sep 2001 Subject: Re: Plight of the people from Bangladesh In reply to:
Maitreyi - 11 Sep 2001
's message, "Plight of the people from Bangladesh" on 12:21
< Dear Friends,
Please take a few minutes to read and act on this email.
On May 23rd 2001 the Taleban authorities in Afghanistan confirmed
that all Hindus will be required to wear a strip of yellow cloth sewn onto a shirt pocket in order to identify themselves. They claim that the measure is for their "protection". The world has faced this before, in 1939 the world was required, at great cost, to rid itself of Hitler's tyranny, it is not hard to spot his child. Those who
fail to learn from history are condemned to relive it. The Taleban's
record on respecting other religions gives great cause for concern that
their ultimate aim, upon which they are intent, is "religious cleansing". They have already demonstrated their disdain and intolerance for other religions and traditions by the desecration and destruction
of the ancient Buddhist statues, our collective heritage, within the
Afghanistan. Whatever your religion, or even if you have none, we hope
that you will agree that this fundamentally wrong. Remember, "All it
takes for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." Please do not do nothing, add your voice.
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To The Secretary General, Security Council and General Assembly of the
United Nations. We the undersigned are appalled by the ecision of the Taleban government of Afghanistan to require all Hindus to wear a piece of yellow cloth sewn onto a shirt pocket in order to identify themselves. An individual's communion with God, however they find him, is a matter of personal conscience and must not be the subject of intimidation or persecution. The right of everyone to worship as they wish is fundamental and inalienable. The United Nations was founded in order to defeat Hitler and his henchmen who required the same from
another religion with all it's horrific consequences. It is completely
unacceptable that nearly 60 years later history is repeating itself.
We ask the following: 1. That the Taleban government is made aware in
the strongest possible terms that the world will not countenance this
perversion of human rights. 2. That prior to the United Nations
and/or its constituent members granting recognition of the Taleban
government this obscene policy is reversed. 3. That the United
Nations widen the terms of the trade sanctions currently in force.
1 Alastair Mitton - London UK 2. Robert Mitton - London UK 3. Paulette
Budd - London UK 4. Andrew Peake - London UK 5. Pippa Howell - London UK
6. Cecile Kusters - Arnhem, the Netherlands 7. Sarah Malpas - London UK 8. Susan Donnelly - Newcastle UK 9. Paul Donnelly - London UK 10. Pauline
Bartholomew - London UK 11. Is0bel McMillan London UK 12. Fiona Adamson
13. Minka Emina Kulenovic La Jolla, US 14. Cath Dolan, London, England 15.
Liz Murphy, Murcia, Spain 16. William M. Rueter, Wisconsin, US 17. Jaclyn A.
Knapper, Tennessee, US 18. Louise Morris, Tennessee, US 19. Joe Stoud,
Matsuyama, Japan 20. Keiko Stroud, Matsuyama, Japan 21.Larry Asher, Nepal
22. Phyl Asher, Nepal 23. Reiny de Wit, Nepal 24. Helen Johnston, Nepal
25. Isaac Thompson, Northern Ireland 26. Anne Thompson, Northern Ireland 27.
Paul Carter, Vancouver, Canada 28. Lois Carter, Vancouver, Canada 29.
Bronwyn Short, Vancouver, Canada 30. David Short, Vancouver, Canada 31.
Mark Calder, Sydney, Australia 32.
Graham Wintle, Surbiton, UK 33. Geoff Chivers, Surbiton, UK 34. Derek
Nathan New Malden UK 35. Mary Nathan New Malden UK 36 Rosalind Preston, London UK 37 Marlena Schmool, UK 38 Ephraim Borowski, Glasgow, UK
39. Ruth Warrens, London, UK 40. Anthony Warrens, London, UK 41. Ian
Goodman, London, UK 42. Liz Lightstone, London, UK 43 Elizabeth Simpson, London UK 44. Dimitris Kioussis 45. John_Griffin 46. Hermann Bujard, Heidelberg, Germany 47. Regine Bujard, Heidelberg, Germany 48. Konrad
Beyreuther, Heidelberg, Germany 49. Ursula Beyreuther, Heidelberg, Germany
50. Horst Simon, Heidelberg, Germany 51. Michael Brand, Dresden 52. Dorothea
Brand, Dresden 53. Christoph Lorra, Dresden 54. Martin Stocker, London,
UK 55. Walter Stöhmer, Göttingen,
Germany 56. Michael Hans, Bonn, Germany 57. Wolfgang Mueller, Berlin,
Germany 58. Claude Wasterlain, Los Angeles, USA 59. Jerome Engel, Jr.,
Los Angeles, USA. 60. Gyorgy Buzsaki, Millburn, NJ, USA. 61. Istvan Kenesei,
Szeged, Hungary 62. Henk van Riemsdijk, Tilburg, The Netherlands. 63.
Henk Verkuyl, Utrecht, The Netherlands. 64. Wim Klooster, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.65. Maud Peereboom-Engelberts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 66 John and Ursula Neubauer, Amsterdam, 66.Stephanie and Peter Brown, Pittsburgh, PA, USA 67. Aviva Tauman, Niles, IL, USA, 68 Sam Flesher Pittsburgh PA
69 Annabel F. Lindy, Philadelphia, Pa 70 Stephen R. Starr Philadelphia,
PA 71 Thomas S. Higgins Philadelphia, Pa, USA. 70. Kimberly S. Baird 71. Jedd
A. Buller Maple Glen, PA 72.Bonnie Buller Maple Glen, PA , 73.Micah Noble
Annandale-on-hudson NY,74 Neal & Janet Noble, Larchmont, NY, 75. Linda Addy,
NYC, NY 76 ALEX GARFIELD NYC ..77. chitra polansky, kelseyville calif.. 78. stefan polansky, kelseyville, calif..