Sign-On Statement on Anti-Muslim Rallies Oct. 9th & 10th

Sign-On Statement on Anti-Muslim Rallies Oct. 9th & 10th

As proud Americans and as people of faith and/or supporters of social justice we collectively oppose this weekend’s anti-Muslim protests which are deceivingly named the Global Rally for Humanity. This toxic display of ignorance, fear and intimidation is antithetical to American values.

Several of the individuals leading this effort are calling for protesters to show up armed, in “open carry” fashion. This means that — by design — entire families could be subjected to frightening confrontations with angry, gun wielding protesters.

The Facebook page promoting these events gives very clear …

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TN Muslims condemn anti-Jewish slogan in US Senate Race

TN Muslims condemn anti-Jewish slogan in US Senate Race

(NASHVILLE, TN 9/20/2014) The Tennessee Muslim community is deeply troubled by the anti-Jewish rhetoric used on campaign signs by a write-in candidate for the US Senate from Kentucky named Robert Ransdell.

SEE: USA TODAY “Anti-Semitic candidate aims for U.S. Senate seat“

All people of good conscience should be offended by this outrageous vilification of an entire religious community. Sadly, this unfortunate incident is functioning as a publicity stunt for Ransdell and is allowing his toxic message of hate and intolerance to reach more people.

As members of the larger …

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