Action alert

Demand that BBC and Skynews Air Aid Appeal for Gaza!

Action Alert

Sky News, the British 24-hour news channel, has joined the BBC in deciding not to air an AID appeal for the people of Gaza, saying broadcasting it would amount to unbalanced reporting, according to published reports.

The appeal, put forth by the Disasters Emergency Committee, an umbrella organization for 13 charities, including the British Red Cross, hopes to raise funds to help alleviate the suffering in Gaza caused by Israel's three-week war on innocent civilians. The incessant bombings and air strikes killed nearly 1,400 Gazans and injured more than 5,000.

"Broadcasting an appeal for Gaza at this time is incompatible with our role in providing balanced and objective reporting of this continuing situation to our audiences in the UK and around the world," John Ryley, the head of Sky News, said Monday in a statement on the company's Web site.

The BBC, which announced its decision Jan. 22, has received more than 1,000 phone calls and 10,000 e-mails denouncing the company's refusal to air the appeal, according to CNN. The aid appeal was launched today on rival channels.

Read the CNN article at: ... cnnSTCText

American Muslims for Palestine is urging everyone to contact the BBC and Sky News to relay our deep concern for the people of Gaza and our disappointment for the politically motivated decisions made by the BBC and Sky News.

Go to the following Web sites and register to post comments:
The BBC: Go to

Sky News: Go to ... rentPage=0

Or call Sky News at 011-08702-403000

The American Muslims for Palestine is a national grassroots organization whose mission is to educate the American public and media about issues relating to Palestine and its rich cultural heritage. For more information or to make a donation, call 888.404.4AMP.

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