Peace rally in Florida on Mumbai Terror attacks

It was a show of unity and solidarity between various Hindu, Jewish and Christian groups which came and stood together against the nefarious design of Jihadi terrorists.
By: United Hindu Front
Dec. 16, 2008 - PRLog -- Hundreds in South Florida participated in a Peace Rally and candlelight vigil last evening to show solidarity with the victims of Jihadi terrorist attacks in Mumbai India. The rally was attended by a cross section of people from Jewish, Hindu, Christian, Buddhists, Jain and Sikh communities. The peace rally started at about 4PM at Las Olas Blvd in Ft. Lauderdale and the mourners marched towards Beach Place shouting slogans against Jihadhists. Shanti (Peace) Mantras and Har Har Mahadev, slogans were chanted during the procession.

"It is an ideology of hatred and violence, a method of committing the most heinous acts known to man, all in the name of a religion, all in the name of Islam. Mumbai wasn’t just about Pakistanis seeking retribution against India’s Hindus, because if that were the case they wouldn’t have targeted and tortured and murdered Jews. So let us call Mumbai what it is, Islamic terrorism -- Islamic terrorism."  said Joe Kaufmann the chairman of ‘Americans against Hate’ with a loud applause from the attendees.

He ended his speech by saying that "To the world’s Muslims, I say get out from hiding and speak out against the groups that commit this evil, because you know that your radical brethren target you as well. And to the world, I say do the right thing -- before it’s too late to do anything."

"In the wake of this terrible tragedy there are few words of comfort that can be offered as we collectively mourn the loss of those lives lost in Mumbai Massacre. This was an act of Jihadi terrorism inspired by radical Islamic ideology. And to deny this truth is to deny any measure of Justice that can be afforded the victims we now mourn." said Adam Hasner. Majority leader in the Florida House of representative in a written statement read at the rally.

In an emotionally charged speech Rabbi  Andrew Jacobs of the Ramat Shalom said "200 innocent victims were murdered and 300 innocent souls were injured in Mumbai, and make no mistake the attacks on Hindus, Jews, Westerners and other were not simply an attack against India, it was another battle waged by brutal terrorists as they pursue their Global Jihad."

"We the American people, and the Indian people and people around the world will stand against Islamic terrorism and we will win, we will have victory. The way we can win is this: three things - through love, unity and education. We must educate the world concerning Islamic fascism. to win against it you have to name the enemy that you are fighting. You are fighting Islamic fascism. they are out to destroy all the western and decent cultures along with Israel" said, Reverend O'Neal Dozier of the Worldwide Christian Church.

"We have gathered here to show our sympathy, concern, support and solidarity with all the families who have lost their loved ones and hundreds injured by this heinous barbaric and cowardly act in Mumbai India, on 26th of Nov, by the ruthless Islamic terrorist organization from Pakistan"  said Dr. Iyengar. These sentiments were reciprocated by Dr. Vinod Patel who reminded the gathering the need to condemn the 'Global Jihadi terrorism'  for killing fellow human beings unprovoked and in cold blood and urged the authorities in India to do their duty to protect the mankind and not get swayed away by politics

It was a show of unity and solidarity between various Hindu, Jewish and Christian groups which came and stood together against the nefarious design of Jihadi terrorists. The crowd was not to be deterred by a windy South Florida afternoon and lit candles and immersed flowers in the ocean in the memory of victims. A resolution adopted on this occasion urged the government of United States to intensify its campaign against global terrorism, particularly the one perpetrated by its so-called allies and others in the Indian sub-continent and declare such nations as Rogue nations.

Coalition of Community Organizations United against Global Terrorism
Americans Against Hate
Ramat Shalom
Christians and Jews United for Israel
Unitarian Universalist Congregation
World Wide Christian Center
Shiva Vishnu Temple
South Florida Hindu Temple
Jain Center Of South Florida
Shiva Mandir
Florida Arya Samaj
Sindhi Association of Florida
Florida Security Council
Shri Laxmi Narayan Temple
Palm Beach India Association
International Kashmir Federation (IKF)
Indian Religious and Cultural Center (IRCC)
United Hindu Front
World Hindu Council of America
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