Washington DC: 9/11 Public Rally for Religious Freedom
Human rights volunteers are holding a public community rally in Washington DC on 9/11 in support of freedom of religion and worship, promoting the US Constitution and federal law, in response to a national wave of Islamophobia protests, and violence.
Americans of diverse religions, ethnicities, genders, and races, will be coming together at Freedom Plaza at 2 PM on Saturday, September 11 in support of freedom of religion, freedom of worship, and freedom of conscience.
We will also be circulating a petition asking Attorney General Holder and President Obama to enforce the Constitution and the Religious Land Act.
Event Web Site: 911Freedom.com
Date/Time: Saturday, September 11, 2010, 2 PM
Contact: Jeffrey Imm, dc911freedom@
Location: Freedom Plaza, Washington DC - on Pennsylvania Avenue NW between 13th and 14th Streets NW, public air park across from National Theater - 1321 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004
Groups and Coalitions: Muslims for Progressive Values, Responsible for Equality And Liberty, United for Pluralism, Muslimah Writer's Alliance (MWA)
Why We Will Have This Community Public Rally in Washington DC:
We have seen from coast-to-coast, from California to Florida, a series of protests against those who seek to freely worship in Islamic mosques, in California, in Tennessee, in Wisconsin, in North Carolina, in Kentucky, in Florida, in Connecticut, and throughout New York. In Florida, we have seen a pipe bomb attack on a mosque, in Texas a children's playground in a mosque was burned down, while children are harassed, in Tennessee mosque properties have been vandalized and people have been convicted of arson attacks on mosques. On our national airwaves and media, we see and hear those who call for bomb attacks on mosques, and those who seek to spread open intolerance and hatred.
But while some will be attacking Islam, protesting mosques, and spreading Islamophobia on September 11, 2010, we need you to join us in solidarity in support of our shared Constitutional freedoms and universal human rights. It is time for us to stand up publicly for the truths that we hold self-evident, as Americans and human beings. We are not afraid and we will not be divided.
We are inviting interfaith groups and human rights leaders to join us, and we will update this web page with our event supporters. But who we need the most is for you to join us, not because of your group or your religion, but as a fellow human being and a fellow American. We need you to help us show the world that America can still be the land of the free and the home of the brave - not just for some Americans, but for all Americans.
We will urge attendees to sign our petition to ask President Obama and Attorney General Holder to enforce the Religious Land Use Act federal law.
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Responsible for Equality And Liberty (R.E.A.L.) is a volunteer human rights concerned with religious pluralism, gender equality, racial equality, and human liberty. We have web sites at RealHumanRights.com and RealCourage.org