After the murder of George Floyd … a new victim of American racism in New York
The National Society for the Defense of Rights and Freedoms and the partner organizations that signed this statement strongly condemn the attack of an 18-year-old American of Egyptian origin, named Tariq Al-Sayed, by an American racist extremist due to a parking dispute, which resulted in the young man being injured by fractures in the arm and head wounds The attack came after the extremist punctured the tire of the young man’s back and struck a baseball bat when he got out of his cars to check the damage inflicted on his cars.
The racist extremist was not satisfied with these despicable racist acts. Rather, the man threatened to kill the young man and his friends while they waited for the police, using anti-Arab phrases and insults, as he said: “Go back to your country,” which confirms the extreme hatred and racism as a motive for what this man did, and the police arrived and arrested the racist extremist perpetrator He claims Emilio Lopez, and the New York Police Department said that the 41-year-old is accused of second-degree assault, possession of a fourth-degree weapon, and harassment, and some reports indicated that the racist man who attacked the Egyptian youth would appear for investigation before the court on November 16 at Richmond Criminal Court, according to documents. The court is there.
American racism reappears after the systematic violence of the American police in Mina Pulse, Minnesota, USA towards George Floyd, where a Minneapolis police officer, “Derek Chauffen”, pressed Floyd’s neck (with his knee) to prevent him from moving during arrest for about nine minutes, during that time. Two other policemen, George Floyd, while the fourth citizen at the scene was prevented from interfering. Within minutes, Floyd started screaming repeatedly, “I can’t breathe.” Some bystanders also shouted, asking the policeman to stop. During the last three minutes Floyd’s movement stopped and his pulse stopped, yet the police officers showed no attempt to aid him.
The strange thing is that the George Floyd incident, which became its slogan in all the demonstrations that broke out in the United States, was (I can not breathe), but it was not the first time that the police put pressure on the neck of a black man, but in 2014 the US police strangled Erk Garner with the help of Other officers, and the last thing Eric said (I can not breathe), the United States has suffered from racism for nearly 400 years, but it appeared after the fighter Martin Luther King, who sought to criminalize racism and establish the principle of equality, and indeed succeeded in approving the Equality Act signed by the President American Lyndon Johnson in 1964, who criminalized racism in all its forms and gave equal rights to blacks in the United States of America, which resulted in the assassination of the militant Martin Luther King.
The National Society for Defending Rights and Freedoms and partner organizations calls on the US government to take positive steps to put an end to the racist crimes committed in the United States on color, religion, or ethnicity, which represents a threat to all existing races, whether Arab, Asian or African, and the racist crimes that have become systematic must end Dangerously, whether by the police, from racist extremist groups, or by individuals who adhere to racist ideas.
We also affirm that racist crimes are rejected by all international conventions and treaties approved by the United Nations, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Charter of the United Nations. The United Nations also obligated all countries to take the necessary measures to combat racism in all its forms as stated in the text of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination, which was adopted and offered for signature. Ratification and accession pursuant to United Nations General Assembly Resolution 2106 A (XXI) of December 21, 1965, and the date of entry into force: January 4, 1969.
Organizations signatories to the statement
1- The National Association for Defending Rights and Freedoms “Egypt”
2- Al-Haq Foundation for Freedom of Opinion and Expression and Human Rights “Egypt”
3- Iraqi Skilled Women Foundation “Iraq”
4- The Safety Association for Social Development “Morocco”
5- The National Authority for Algerian Youth “Algeria”
6- Hajar Foundation for Community Development “Egypt”
7- Al-Sabah Charitable Organization “Palestine”
8- The Arab Gathering of Civil Society Organizations “Egypt”
9- Al-Naeem Foundation for Human Development “Somalia”