The movement to place hate ads on SEPTA buses, trains and stations is deplorable and reprehensible. It represents a sick and perverse attempt to spread hate in a city where love and cooperation prevails. Muslims are represented throughout Philadelphia serving in such capacities as elected officials, school teachers, police officers, firemen, nurses, dentists, emergency medical technicians and even SEPTA personnel.
There are over 100,000 Muslims in Philadelphia. Muslims are the nephews, nieces, grandchildren, sisters and brothers of perhaps 1,000,000 Philadelphians. Countless Christians in Philadelphia are related to Muslims. On attack on Muslims through hate ads is an indignity to all of Philadelphia. Hate ads represent the lowest and most vile form of human reasoning.
Anti Islam hate ads have no place in our noble city. We are confident that Philadelphia will rise against this ignorant and savage effort to divide us. We call on city officials, SEPTA, the clergy and all citizens of Philadelphia to bury this detestable hate campaign. Together we will celebrate our victory over hate.
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"MAJLIS ASH SHURA OF PHILADELPHIA AND THE DELAWARE VALLEY"
MAJLIS ASH SHURA OF PHILADELPHIA AND THE DELAWARE VALLEY
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 6/3/14
Contact: Imam Isa Mateen
MUSLIM LEADERS WILL PUBLICLY DENOUNCE HOMOSEXUAL MARRIAGE
“The laws of God cannot be legislated away.”
When: Thursday June 5, 2014
Where: Philadelphia City Hall, Northeast corner
Time: 11:00 AM
The Muslim leadership of Philadelphia, known as the Majlis Ash Shura, denounces the scourge of homosexuality and homosexual marriage. We call on our fellow Philadelphians to remember the divine sanctions against homosexuality stated in both the Holy Qur’an and the Bible.