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Muslims March to Denounce Terrorism!





alkady
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HOUSTON -- Houston-area Islamic groups joined a nationwide campaign to denounce terrorism, Local 2 reported Friday.

The public service announcements hit the airwaves Thursday. The campaign is called "Not in the Name of Islam."

CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, released it to build understanding.


"Muslims are not only victims of the terrorists attacks but also have to deal with the stigmatization of being blamed for the heinous crimes of a minuscule minority." Said Rodwan Saleh, with the Islamic Society of Greater Houston.

Houston's Islamic leaders joined together to applaud a religious ruling against terrorism and religious extremism.

"We want to let all of Houston citizens know that we stand behind peace and justice and we are absolutely against any terrorism or any terrorism actions in this city." Saleh said.

Nearly 1 million people around the country have signed a petition supporting American Muslims.

"The terrorists actions are not in the name of Islam and Muslims do not want their religion seized by criminals, said Kaleem Siddiqui, with CAIR Houston. "They commit these acts cowardly and they call themselves Muslims. We absolutely condemn that and oppose it."

Houston was recently rated the No. 1 city in the country by the Vera Institute for police having good relationships with the Arabic and Muslim community.


It's a bit old news, But it's what 2-3 Weeks old? Not that old!

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S3nd K3ys
It's about time!
Soulfire
Good, someone has to step up to the plate. 'Bout time we hear them speak out against terrorism. Let's just hope this march doesn't involve burning buildings or anything of the sort.
damj
It's a drop in the bucket, but it's still good to see.
bangala
Soulfire wrote:
Good, someone has to step up to the plate. 'Bout time we hear them speak out against terrorism. Let's just hope this march doesn't involve burning buildings or anything of the sort.

People have been speaking out here against terrorism for long time, but you've just started to hear them after 9/11 2001. Read about the thousands of innocent people who were killed in Algeria, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, etc. for the last 20 years before 9/11. Maybe you could have avoided 9/11 if you had not ignored what was happening in these countries decades ago.
Soulfire
I know people have spoken out against terrorism, but nothing this organized in the past. And if we did do something in those countries, all we would get is complaints from the rest of the world... just like we are getting now, and we can't deal with even more complaints.
ainieas
Things like this don't work. Just see how many anti-war protest were held in the US and Europe and what happened in the end.
Mannix
ainieas wrote:
Things like this don't work. Just see how many anti-war protest were held in the US and Europe and what happened in the end.

Depends on which time you are talking about.
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