KNOW YOUR RIGHTS: PALESTINE ACTIVISM

As Muslims, we feel a deep connection with our brothers and sisters in Palestine, and we believe it is our duty to stand with them. Our religious beliefs call us to strive for justice and to pray for the liberation and victory of Palestine. We see that protesters are being silenced, and in France, it has even been declared illegal! We will be the powerful voice for those who have been silenced by brutal oppression, destruction, and blind hatred.

The severity and scale of the injustice we witness cannot and should not be ignored or minimized. What is happening is not just a violation of human rights; it is a systematic and deliberate attempt at extermination. It is genocide.

It is essential that we, without hesitation or reservation, call this by its name. Our silence or hesitation would only serve to conceal the seriousness of these crimes. We must stand strong and resolute, regardless of external pressure or intimidation.

In this modern age, where information is so widespread and accessible, such cruelties should not go unnoticed or unpunished. We should not be intimidated by political games or fear tactics. It is our duty to raise our voices, name the injustice, and fight against it. These flagrant human rights violations and active genocide must be condemned and stopped.

It is important that we are informed about our rights and responsibilities within Dutch law when we want to show our solidarity. Know your rights.

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS

Yes, it is allowed to express your support for the right to Palestinian resistance and the right to self-defense. You have the right to freedom of speech, which means you can express your support for Palestine.

es, you have the right to demonstrate. If you want to organize a demonstration, you often need to notify the municipality in advance. If the municipality does not grant permission, contact us.

Yes, you can send money to recognized, legitimate aid organizations that provide humanitarian assistance to Palestinians. Examples include organizations involved in medical aid, education, food supply, and the like.

It is prohibited to finance organizations that have been designated as terrorist by the Netherlands or international entities such as the European Union or the United Nations. For example, Hamas has been designated as a terrorist organization by the European Union.

Ensure transparency in all cases. Make sure you can clearly demonstrate where the money is going and for what purpose it is being used.

No, Hamas has been designated as a terrorist organization by the European Union. It is illegal in the Netherlands to financially support or otherwise support terrorist organizations. But do not feel responsible or obligated to answer questions like "do you disavow Hamas." That is not up to you. Supporting Palestinian resistance against occupation and genocide does not mean you are affiliated with Hamas.

You can directly contact the media organization and express your concerns. If you believe there has been an ethical or factual error, you can file a complaint with the Council for Journalism, an independent body that handles complaints about journalistic productions and behaviors.

Yes, sharing media reports and publications falls under the right to freedom of speech. There is a lot of fake news circulating, so you should be cautious about banned groups. It is important to be vigilant and careful about what you share.

Are we allowed to fly the Palestinian flag everywhere in the Netherlands and wear clothing or accessories that show our support for Palestine?

Yes, boycotting companies can have an effect, both economically and symbolically. If a significant number of people decide to boycott a company, it can impact the company's financial results and its reputation. These effects can be amplified when the boycott is widely supported by various groups and communities, including Muslims.

THE BDS-MOVEMENT

(Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) is a global campaign that advocates for applying economic and political pressure on Israel with the aim of enforcing international law regarding Palestinian rights. The movement calls for boycotting Israeli companies and international companies profiting from the occupation, divesting from such companies, and imposing sanctions on Israel until it complies with its obligations under international law.

Supporting such initiatives (www.bdsnederland.nl) can be a way for Muslims and others who are in solidarity with the Palestinian cause to peacefully and within the bounds of the law voice their concerns.

Our strength lies in our unity, our faith, and our pursuit of knowledge and understanding. Let us stand together in solidarity and strive for a just and peaceful future for all.”

We are here to reclaim the narrative of our own story and defend our rights!

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