The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) extends its best wishes to fellow Americans for a happy, healthy, safe and peaceful Thanksgiving holiday. Unfortunately, this holiday comes amidst huge challenges facing our nation as well as the world, confronting the common threat of terrorism and the rising tide of hatemongering. We are blessed with a united stand and unwavering commitment and determination to fight and defeat hate and the terrorism that it breeds. It is our collective responsibility to contribute to the safety and security of our society and our nation through vigilance and good citizenship. Thanksgiving is a holiday for giving thanks for the many blessings we enjoy in this great country. Surrendering to the fear and letting fear be the driving force goes against what it means to be an American. The many blessings we have could not be enjoyed without living free from fear. We salute our law enforcement agencies, local, state and federal, who are working diligently make us enjoy the blessings of liberty.
“Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday of many Americans for a simple reason- it has not been heavily commercialized and it is a time to give thanks with friends and family,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “While we enjoy our time with friends and family over a nice meal, we should not forget about the less fortunate among us, the prisoners and the refugees. Helping them reaffirms our common humanity and is in the best of American traditions,” stated Hamad.