|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!