As an American I call upon my government to use its authority as a member of the UN Security Council to invoke Article 7 of The United Nation Charter as a legal justification to intervene to stop the massacre of the Libyan people.
I also call upon the US Envoy to the OIC (Organization of Islamic Congress), Rashad Hussain, to call for immediate action from OIC member organizations to take swift and cooperative actions with any such intervention.
This call for action is in light of the many credible reports exposing the indiscriminate massacre of Libyan civilians – including the deployment by the Libyan military of air strikes and the use live ammunition targeting unarmed non-violent protesters by the so-called “Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya”.
Additionally, I extend my gratitude to the Republic of Turkey for its leadership and diplomacy in the conflict and call upon the African Union to take the lead in the immediate and appropriate interventions to save the lives of the people who are seeking their human right to freedom and self-government.
Imam Johari Abdul-Malik
This statement does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center, The Council of Muslim Organizations (CMO), The Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington or any organization or board which I am affiliated.