Standing with you
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..
Standing with you
San Francisco, California
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…
When they seek to divide us, we will not succumb to bigotry, hate nor fear.
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.
Keep up the good work!
Jan L. Bernheim MD,PhD
Department of Human Ecology
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
The message is on the sign.
Thanks for doing this!
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
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,
I stand beside the Muslim communities world wide who are threatened and harassed by the fear-mongering and hatred of Western governments. Those of us who have known persecution of the same kind must be the first to protest against Islamophobia wherever it is fund. Never again!
Yehudit Kirstein Keshet is the author of CheckpointWatch: Testimonies from Occupied Palestine (Zed Books
2006/Palgrave MacMillan, 2006). Also available in German (Nautilus Press, Hamburg, 2007), in a fine
translation by Ulrike Vestring. MachsomWatch/ChechpointWatch is co-recipient of the 2008 Aachen Peace Prize.
NEVER AGAIN!!! TO ANYONE!!!
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
God is one, and all human beings children of God.
Secretary, North America
Orthodox Peace Fellowship