Thursday, June 26, 2014

Passed almost unanimously by King County Democrats (Seattle)

Whereas the law places more severe penalties on the perpetrators of hate
crimes than on other criminals; and
Whereas the law defines hate crimes as offenses against individuals because
of bias against their religion, race, sexual preferences or other factors; and
Whereas persons who leave a religion, sect or cult (often called “apostates”)
sometimes suffer severe harassment, including slander, intimidation, property
destruction, violence, and even death;
Therefore, be it resolved that those responsible for enforcing hate-crime
laws be made aware that apostates from any religion, sect or cult are included
in protections under the full coverage of federal and state hate-crime
legislation, so that their persecutors will be faced with the enhanced penalties
that hate-crime statutes impose; and
Be it further resolved that training of law-enforcement personnel include the
safety needs of apostates; and
Be it finally resolved that this resolution be sent to King County Sheriff John
Urquhart, the King County Executive and members of the County Council;
the Seattle Mayor, Chief of Police and members of the Seattle City Council;
and the mayors of Auburn, Bothell, Bellevue, Carnation, Des Moines,
Enumclaw, Federal Way, Kent, Kirkland, Issaquah, Lake Forest Park, Mercer
Island, Normandy Park, Redmond, Renton, and Tukwila.
Adopted ______________ by ____________________
Submitted by John Coelho),
Adopted by the 43rd District Democrats, May 20, 2014
Subsequently edited by KCDCC Resolutions Committee

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Adam, our newest Egyptian Member (now living in Australia)

I was born to a religious father, a sheikh and imam of a mosque in Egypt. I had big confusion and serious questions about Islam. My dad never answered my questions which were based on logic. He told we practice Islam as it is because Allah told us to do so. So I wanted to convert to Christianity then was illegally detained in Shirbin police station ( Aman Eldawla or state security service). Then I was released after horrible miracle under was illegally detained again and they took a copy of my national ID. Then a year passed ( I was living this year in extreme fear from getting abused physically) the 25th revolution 2011 happened then i have a brother in Australia who helped me to get out of Egypt. I am now in Australia. I love Israel and want peace with Israel and all cultures. I don't like Egyptian army and it's mandatory conscription system that's why I'm a conscientious objector. Egyptian army killed thousands of protestors and  i dont agree with killing protestors regardless of their political or religious faiths. I'm now a student studying IT. I always admire you and your views, you are so open minded smart lady. I'd like to join your organisations and even hopefully we make branches for your organisations here if possible. Praise The Lord.



As you can see in the video, Adam affirms his position for all the world to hear!  
Thanks, Adam!  Glad to have you with us.