In recent weeks, over 28 million copies of the virulently anti-Islam movie Obsession have been distributed to people across the country–including every pastor and rabbi in America; the words “Muslim” and “Arab” have become synonymous with “Terrorist”; and now many openly state that being a Muslim-American or Arab-American disqualifies one from holding elected office in this country.
A strong democracy requires a majority that stands up for the minority, refusing to remain silent when others fuel the fires of division and hatred. We are appalled by the recent escalation of demonizing attacks against Arabs and Muslims. These are attacks on people we are proud to call our neighbors, colleagues, loved ones and fellow citizens. As Jews and other people of faith, we know too well the price when others remain silent. To our Arab and Muslim friends, we say we stand with you. Click here for more..
We refuse to be enemies.
I stand with you!
Toronto, Ontario Canada
Peace – salaam – shalom
Dr. David Gaines
Department of Political Science
Tel Aviv University
Tel Aviv 69978
Co-Editor in Chief
The Public Sphere: Tel Aviv Journal of Political Science (in Hebrew)
I am proud to stand with you against bigotry against Muslims and Arabs, and am delighted to send my photo as a member/staffer of CODEPINK, and a Jewish American woman for peace.
“Peace is the duty – not war. Might is not right. Use your light. Do not fight.” – by Jessie Wallace Hughes and the Anti-Enlistment League, 1917
Thank you so much for this opportunity!!
“Anything embraced by the energy of mindfulness will undergo a transformation.” Thich Nhat Hanh
My name is Brian Brotman. My photo is attached.
Here’s my blurb:
Judaism simply does not permit racism or any kind of oppression. We have a long proud and sacred history of standing in solidarity oppressed peoples. To turn away from that now is to spit on the graves of our ancestors.
I am so glad to be sharing this land with you, my Arab cousins. My
life is richer because you are in it. I do not accept scapegoating you.
The photo is from the innauguration of the Canadian Jewish anti-
occupation group, Independent Jewish Voices. I am speaking there on
behalf of my US Jewish anti-occupation group, Jewish Voice for Peace.
Berkeley, California, USA
When they seek to divide us, we will not succumb to bigotry, hate nor fear.
We reject hate, bigotry, and racism against Arabs and Muslims. We stand in
solidarity for love and fairness for the Palestinians and all people! Thank
you, Jewish Voice for Peace!
Amos and Raina
NEVER AGAIN!!! TO ANYONE!!!
My grandson Musa is Muslim and I will always stand by him and I reject bigotry against our Arab and Muslim neighbors!