|A Call for UN & World Leaders to Prosecute Organizers of Suicide/Homicide Bombings Against Civilians as War Criminals|
9.6.05 Scholars for Peace in the Middle East very much appreciates the nearly 330,000 signatures received to date and realizes that we are only one third of our way to reach our goal of 1,000,000 signatures. The absence of suicide/homicide bombings in the news does not mean attempts have stopped. There are reports daily of thwarted attempts in Israel and other places. The fact of the matter is that prosecutions need to begin as soon as possible and justice needs to be had for the victims and to protect future victims. This issue has been pushed out of the headlines, until the next attack, but the need to prosecute is ongoing. Please also be generous with a contribution to Scholars for Peace in the Middle East with a check with your email address to: SPME, c/o Susquehanna Institute, 624 Sandra Avenue, Harrisburg, PA 17109-5816 USA. It will cost $10,000 to print 1,000,000 names and present these petitions to government leaders world wide. Go to www.spme.net/donation.html
To: UN and World Government Leaders
We, the undersigned, petition the United Nations, its Security Council and World Government Leaders to join Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch to declare that homicide/suicide bombings and acts of terror against civilians are “war crimes against humanity.”
Furthermore, we insist that the United Nations, its Security Council and World Government Leaders declare that raising infants and children to become suicidal/homicidal bombers is a violation of fundamental human rights, a breach of the Geneva Convention and a war crime. We ask that those political, governmental, military and religious organizations and their leaders and supporters be prosecuted by the International War Crimes Tribunal to the fullest extent of International Law.
It is our firm belief that when these genocidal war crimes cease, populations will not have to conduct defensive actions against terrorism. When that happens, there stands to be improved chances of peace in the world through negotiation and civilized conflict resolution. The petitioners firmly believe that conflicts in the Middle East and elsewhere can and must be resolved by diplomatic, political and negotiated means, but that when civilians are attacked by terrorists, there is no recourse but for defensive measures.
We have signed this position and sent it to people of all faiths, ethnic backgrounds and political beliefs with the hopes that the UN and World Leaders will not only vote to divest countries of their weapons of mass destruction, but upon the immorality and criminality of raising of innocents to kill other innocents.
The A Call for UN & World Leaders to Prosecute Organizers of Suicide/Homicide Bombings Against Civilians as War Criminals Petition to UN and World Government Leaders was created by Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and written by Dr. Edward S. Beck ([email protected]). This petition is hosted here at www.PetitionOnline.com as a public service. There is no endorsement of this petition, express or implied, by Artifice, Inc. or our sponsors. For technical support please use our simple Petition Help form.
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