Nationally, we have seen a significant increase in hate speech targeted toward the Muslim community. Much of that hate speech has been motivated by an agenda to divide and pit neighbors and friends against each other for political gain. We are better than that. We cannot let fear and xenophobia turn us against each other.
This talk and vitriol has created a climate of anti-Muslim and anti-Arab hostility which we have not seen since the days after 9/11. Our Arab and Muslim communities are being harassed, assaulted and even killed because of other people’s unfounded fears and bigotry. We cannot stand by and let this happen.
Join us in supporting our Muslim and Arab communities, and help keep them safe from bigoted harassment and violence.
Let’s not let the rhetoric silence us or stop us from supporting our friends and neighbors. Unfortunately, our community knows all too well that hate speech leads to hate crimes. Please take a stand.