Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Americans from Tribe of Abraham Support Muslims, Protest Against Islamophobia

Since watching so much TV throws loads o' crap at me--especially local news reporting: robberies, rapes, and everyone' favorite, murder--when a profoundly positive story leaps out at ya and can change your very outlook on life in this winter of Trump.

American Jews, themselves an often reviled race, stood up for fellow Americans of Islamic faith by protesting for civil rights of Muslims.

This should end Donald Chump's buffoonery once and for all.

It won't, but I'll sleep better.

This Hanukkah, Jews across the U.S. are taking to the street to rally against the Islamophobia and racism rampant in their communities. 
On each night in the eight-day-long religious holiday, Jewish activists are participating in protests against various forms of injustice in a campaign initiated by the Network Against Islamophobia, a project called for by national peace organization Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) to challenge anti-Muslim bigotry, along with Jews Against Islamophobia, a coalition of JVP-New York and the activist group Jews Say No! 
The demonstrations are being held in 15 cities throughout the country, including Chicago, Boston, Miami, Seattle, Atlanta. The first demonstration was held at New York City’s Rockefeller Center on Sunday, Dec. 6, the first night of Hanukkah.  http://www.salon.com/2015/12/10/we_will_not_be_silent_american_jews_hit_the_streets_during_hanukkah_to_fight_islamophobia_racial_profiling

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