We, 100 Imams from the Muslim community in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, stand together to thank our neighbors who have defended the Muslim community against Islamaphobia. Our neighbors have stood in opposition to Congressman Peter King’s hearings and against the efforts of the extremists to criminalize the practice of Islam in America.
We call upon all Muslims to come out with their families on Saturday, April 9, 2011 noon at Union Square in NYC to stand in solidarity with our neighbors for justice at home and abroad; for peace and jobs; against wars and terrorism, and to bring our troops home.
We support the rights of unions to bargain and the rights of undocumented workers to due process of law. We demand reform of our justice system to eliminate secret evidence and the consistent criminalization of inner-city communities.
We support the rights of all people to practice their beliefs in peace at home and abroad, as well as equal opportunity for all. We ask Congress to conduct hearings against the rise of hate and hate groups in the United States.
Together we urge that the untold billions of dollars now spent for wars instead be used for Americans’ needs at home.
Click here to view the list of the signatories to this statement.
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At the initiative of the Muslim Peace Coalition USA, 100 Imams in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut are calling on Muslims to come out for the April 9th rally to oppose wars, condemn terrorism, and fight Islamophobia. The Islamic Circle of North America encourages you to participate in the rally on Saturday, April 9th, 12 pm @ Union Square, NYC.
Imam Shamsi Ali
Imam Amin Abdul Latif
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