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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.

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

Alexander Patico
Secretary, North America
Orthodox Peace Fellowship

PEACE! From Nina – Norway

 
I stand with my Arab and Muslim family members

Dear Allies,

Thank you for your campaign.

We all have a right to our cultural identity.
Arabs, Africans and Asians have just as much right as Europeans. Muslims have as much right to the practice of their faith as do Christians and Jews or people of other spiritual traditions. Monotheists, the spiritual descendents of Abraham and Iknaton have no right to abuse or insult polytheists. We also have the right to be respected as human beings even if we practice no faith tradition.

Luci Murphy, Convenor
Gray Panthers of Metropolitan Washington

arabs are decent family men

in response to john mccain’s recent hate speech.

thanks,
Shanti Zunes-Wolfe

 
Peace

I am tired of fear. I am tired of hate. I am tired. But it doesn’t mean I don’t love my neighbor. It doesn’t mean I won’t help my neighbor. It does mean I have had enough of narrow minds. Not that I blame them. that is what they have been taught. ‘Time for new lessons.Peace Salaam Shalom

Matt

 

Thank you so much for this opportunity!!

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

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 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 –

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

We stand with you!

We stand with you!

Lorri and Dan E say no to anti-Muslim and anti-Arab bigotry.

 
My picture

The message is on the sign.
Thanks for doing this!
Mary

We Stand With You

I wholeheartedly support your campaign. Hatred and fear mongering =
violates not only biblical and democratic values of equality, justice =
and peace but also causes unspeakable suffering of the victims.

Dr. Elisabeth Schssler Fiorenza
Krister Stendahl Professor
Harvard Divinity School

 
I am so glad to be sharing this land with you, my Arab cousins.

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.

Glen Hauer
Berkeley, California, USA

We stand with you

Peace – salaam – shalom

Dr. David Gaines

 

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