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.
THE HOKENSON FAMILY OF ADRIAN MICHIGAN USA STAND WITH YOU
Keep up the good work!
Jan L. Bernheim MD,PhD
Department of Human Ecology
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy
Vrije Universiteit Brussel
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)
God is one, and all human beings children of God.
Secretary, North America
Orthodox Peace Fellowship
Merhaba, salaam aleikum, shalom,
May there be peace in the hearts of all peoples, may we strive for peace
and not for war.
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…
NEVER AGAIN!!! TO ANYONE!!!
Thank you so much for this opportunity!!
“Anything embraced by the energy of mindfulness will undergo a transformation.” Thich Nhat Hanh
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,
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.