Interfaith Activists To Descend On Times Square In Solidarity With Muslims

Source: Huffington Post

“A people who fight for their own rights are only as honorable as when they fight for the rights of all people.”

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New York City’s Times Square.

New York City’s interfaith activists are getting ready to show President Donald Trump that they’re willing to stand in solidarity with their Muslim neighbors.

The “Today, I am a Muslim too”rally, scheduled for Sunday in New York City’s Times Square, is expected to bring hundreds of supporters together to protest Trump’s Islamophobic rhetoric and to show their support for American Muslims. More than 5,000 have expressed interest in the event on Facebook. 

“There is no greater time than now to stand up for our Muslim brothers and sisters who are under increasing threat and pressure,” a Facebook page for the rally said.

The Nusantara Foundation, a Muslim interfaith advocacy organization run by Imam Shamsi Ali, and the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, a non-profit dedicated to strengthening inter-ethnic cooperation, are helping to organize the event. FFEU is spearheaded by Rabbi Marc Schneier and the hip-hop artist Russell Simmons. Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour will also reportedly be at the event.

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