Why is there a saparate GMJ ORG for North America?
A friend linked me to a blog that writes about GMJ North America, and claims that they had to open a saparate organization- because some of the groups participating in the original GMJ are proscribed terrorist groups that are illegal in the United States:
“Revealingly, the following statement appears in the FAQ section of the websiteof the American chapter of the Global March to Jerusalem (GMJ-NA):
“Q: Why is there a separate GMJ-NA organization?
A: Because of the laws governing citizens of the U.S. and Canada, legal advisers in these countries have determined that it is better for them to operate separately and not to participate in the decision-making of the international movement, but rather as an autonomous coalition. This is because some of the groups in the international coalition are subject to legal reprisals in these countries, and there is some risk that any joint decision-making might place citizens of those countries in legal jeopardy.
In other words, the leaders of GMJ-NA are very much aware of the march’s links to proscribed terrorist groups, and yet its endorsers include a rather predictable list of organisations and US and other nationals, including a UN employee and a former British MP.“
(Find source and full text here)
Is this dangerous? could you be facing a legal problem if you support or attend GMJ? I don’t know which organizations these may be, but If you’re planning to participate you should inquire and check who, exactly, you’ll be supporting.
E-mail the GMJ- North America people and inquire about this, let me know if they come up with a reasonable answer! firstname.lastname@example.org