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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..

As people committed to a just peace between Israelis and Palestinians, just as we condemn Muslim extremists who demonize Jews or Christians, we also reject efforts by Christian and Jewish right-wing extremists to stigmatize all Arabs and Muslims in an effort to build support for unfair policies in the Middle East. It is in our interest as Jews, as Americans and as human beings to end Israel’s unlawful occupation of the Palestinians, and to fully recognize each other’s humanity, regardless of religion, skin color or ethnicity. Close box…

We refuse to be enemies.

arabs are decent family men

in response to john mccain’s recent hate speech.

thanks,
Shanti Zunes-Wolfe

When fear is used as a political weapon, it becomes essential for groups such as JfJfP (UK) and JVP to counter it and its accompanying lies. JfJfP is proud to be part of JVP’s campaign against the demonisation of Arabs and Muslims fed into public discourse since 9/11 and which Barack Obama’s opponents are seeking to use against him in the US presidential election. Our common humanity defines us before differences of ethnicity, nationality or faith. Pretending otherwise is the mantra of conflict junkies.

In Solidarity from the UK

 
If you do not see God in all you do not see God at all

People aren’t born with hate in their hearts. This is something people learn. I believe hate develops when people live in a state of fear and ignorance. The answer really can be simple: Replace the fear with love and the ignorance with knowledge.

God is one, and all human beings children of God.

Alexander Patico
Secretary, North America
Orthodox Peace Fellowship

 
we stand with you

I am a Jew from Lebanon, and have many times experienced anti-Arab racism
first-hand at airports, both in the US and in Israel.

I will not stay silent as this poison spreads. To my Arab and Muslim friends

I say: we stand with you.

— Henri–

unity photo

Roaa Peretz and Benyounes Elbasri join the Weekly Vigil Against the
Occupation, in Philadelphia, PA, in 2006. The two met in Heaven, a
cafe in Masstricht, after Roaa spent a month in Israel, meeting with
leaders of the Israeli anti-occupation movement. They recently
married in ‘Paradise,’ St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.

The Hebrew sign is from Leviticus: You shall have one standard for
stranger and citizen alike; for I the Lord am your God.

 
my photo and words of support

Dear folks,
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
Janet Weil

I Stand With You

Michael Levin
Chicago, Illinois

 
SOLIDARITY IN FACE OF DEFAMATORY PROPAGANDA AGAINST MUSLIMS ETC

THE HOKENSON FAMILY OF ADRIAN MICHIGAN USA STAND WITH YOU

God Bless You!

We need to open our minds and educate ourselves on the world that is out there. As the lyrics go from Alan Jackson’s song: ‘We’re All Gods Children’Here comes a Baptist, here comes a Jew There goes a Mormon and a Muslim tooI see a Buddhist and a HinduI see a Catholic and I see you. We’re all god’s children God Bless The Turners –

 
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I am grateful to stand with you in this campaign against hate and fear mongering of Arab & Muslim Americans. Discrimination in any shape or form is a crime against all of humanity. Stand with me, walk with me, join hands with me, break bread with me, in working for a more loving and kind world. In Peace & Love (& in my Muslim/Jewish PeaceWalk shoes…), I bid you all Salams, Shalom, Paz, Peace…

We stand with you

I reject defamatory and vitriolic speech about Arab people, and especially those who are Muslim. My friend Majdi has been a guest in my home and I in his. We will not let hate divide us.

Walter C. Bouzard, Ph.D.

 

Thank you so much for this opportunity!!

“Anything embraced by the energy of mindfulness will undergo a transformation.” Thich Nhat Hanh

United we stand, divided we fall.

David

 
Standing with you

Standing with you
Vera Reider
Israel

I Stand with Dr. Khalidi, and with You

My mother was a Holocaust survivor, and she absolutely rejected using
the Holocaust as an excuse to dehumanize Palestinians, Arabs and
Muslims. I will not tolerate anti-Arab or anti-Muslim bigotry any
more than I will tolerate anti-Semitism. Yours in friendship, Maia

 

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