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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.

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–

I stand with you

As someone who has lost a close family member to terrorism (London =
Bombings 2005 7/7) I would stand by all Muslims who have suffered from =
negative publicity since 9/11 and 7/7. The vast majority of Muslims =
stand with us and condemn these acts…so in turn we must stand by =
them…there is only one race…the human race.

yours sincerely=
David Gould

 
I stand with you!

I stand with you and against all those who would divide us through hatred
and intolerance.

United we stand, divided we fall.

David

 

Merhaba, salaam aleikum, shalom,

May there be peace in the hearts of all peoples, may we strive for peace
and not for war.

Paul Solomon

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2 members of Bay Area Women in Black.
jb

 
Photo – this is a great idea!

Ben Stiegler
San Francisco, California

Another Jew opposing bigotry against Muslims

Dear We Stand With You,

Here is my photo. You have my support. Jews and Arabs are cousins.
Anti-Arab, anti-Muslim agitation is antisemitic as well. As Jews, we
must not let the right wing demonize whole peoples or religions.

Thank you for your work,

Howard Winant

 

Keep up the good work!

Jan L. Bernheim MD,PhD
Professor em.,
Department of Human Ecology
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Rejecting Bigotry against Arabs and Muslims

 
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.

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

 
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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…

I Stand With American Muslims Against Bigotry

 
We Stand With You

NEVER AGAIN!!! TO ANYONE!!!

We stand with you!

We stand with you!

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

 

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