A Muslim Solidarity Rapid Response Signup Sheet

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  • @05Ec tweeted link to this page. 2016-04-29 21:40:05 -0400
  • commented 2016-01-11 14:57:55 -0500
    I want to get one (or more) of those “Stop Islamophobia” yellow 6-pointed stars like I saw on DemocracyNow on January 11, 2016.
  • commented 2016-01-08 17:59:54 -0500
    I find that letters to the editor, guest commentaries, and “soap box” column submissions are read in local newsprint and re-posted by various online websites. It’s even better if a long list of local organizations signs on in support.
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    A Muslim Solidarity Rapid Response Signup sheet
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  • commented 2015-12-18 09:49:01 -0500
    Visits by Muslim leaders to City Councils, Mayors, and Police Chiefs to establish a relationship – to assure proper support, response, promote an atmosphere of security and accountability among officialdom towards the Muslim community.
  • commented 2015-12-17 17:28:27 -0500
  • commented 2015-12-17 12:53:58 -0500
    It’s hard because changing people’s minds isn’t easy. I think that two things are particularly effective: 1) pointing out the hypocrisy of hating all Muslims for Muslim extremists when we don’t do that for Christians (i.e., pointing out how the Bible is as hateful in places as to Koran; pointing out how participation in a religion does not equal adherence to radical ideals) and 2) really pushing for empathy. Empathy can save the human race. We just need to convince people that humans are meant to be empathic, we are all one race, and that difficult life situations (largely created by the institutions that run this big old world) lead people to act out of hate an violence and that only through compassion and love (and changing our institutions to also operate on compassion and love) can we create a society where greed and hate don’t lead to extreme actions. I know it sounds hippy dippy, but I really believe that’s how the world is going to be saved. We’ll either evolve to feel for each other and to care about each other, or we’ll evolve to destroy each other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7AWnfFRc7g
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    A Muslim Solidarity Rapid Response Signup sheet
  • @mckenziered tweeted link to this page. 2015-12-17 09:35:24 -0500
  • commented 2015-12-17 09:34:17 -0500
    wear green (Prophet’s color) armbands and ribbons to signify and identify supportive folk in public…safe zones..and women wear headscarves and men small caps…like the King of Denmark is said to have put on a yellow star of David when the Nazis came to Denmark…not only shows solidarity, but also will perhaps discourage those who would do harm to leave our communities alone and perhaps they will see how unpopular their beliefs are. Do not reach out to touch a Muslim woman, as only family members may touch a Muslim woman, and it is a sign of respect to honor this code, unless she indicates otherwise.

    And any show of support at Mosques ought to be cleared with the Mosque first. Less threatening for them when several white people show up.
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  • commented 2015-12-17 07:00:44 -0500
    The educated people always make the society happy and developed. The educated people always help the society with his education and knowledge. The education should be free for all the people of the society. https://www.celebsclothing.com/
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  • @JanPassion tweeted link to this page. 2015-12-17 02:46:24 -0500
  • commented 2015-12-17 02:46:00 -0500
    Solidarity and support


    Standing with our Muslim neighbors in the Bay Area

    Nonviolent Citizen Response to threats of violence

    A Rapid Nonviolent Accompaniment Project

    15 December 2015


    As the rhetoric of intolerance rises against the Islamic Community in the USA – so does the likelihood of acts of violence towards our Muslim neighbors.


    As a project of the non-profit NGO Peaceworkers, based in San Francisco, a group of concerned civilians, experienced in Unarmed Civilian Protection, nonviolent accompaniment and peacekeeping, have come together to offer nonviolent accompaniment and solidarity.


    When a Mosque, community center or an individual is encountering intolerance, violence, or the threat of violence – we pledge, when invited, to respond as soon as possible (ideally within 6 hours) to provide moral support, nonviolent witness, solidarity, and, hopefully, protection.


    We wish to make ourselves available and known to the leadership of the Islamic Community in the Bay Area and to organize ourselves so that we can respond, when and where invited, to stand in solidarity with threatened members of our greater community.


    We will recruit volunteers who have been trained in nonviolent accompaniment and peacekeeping, and will work with integrity, nonviolence, cooperation and respect.


    Our support could take many forms:

    -Providing helpful presence at critical times of stress.

    -To be present at any rallies or gatherings that may be organized against the Muslim Community.

    -When invited, to come and be present in a Mosque, community center or residence that has been threatened with violence.

    -Organizing “circles of solidarity” in hopes that the Muslim Community may feel more supported and encouraged.


    To find out more, to arrange a meeting, or to request support, please contact:

    Jan Passion, Coordinator, Rapid Nonviolent Accompaniment Project, PEACEWORKERS

    JanPassion1@gmail.com
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  • commented 2015-12-17 01:14:36 -0500
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