The Crescent Report

September 7, 2010

MAS Freedom Assists Local Florida Community in Response to Planned Burning of Qur’ans

Filed under: From the Desk of Imam Mahdi Bray — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 3:08 pm

Rev. Terry Jones still striving to have his fifteen minutes of fame as a religious bigot.  Check out the piece below.

-Imam Mahdi Bray

Quote of the Day: “This is the Book; In it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah; Who believe in the Unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend out of what we have provided for them; And who believe in the Revelation sent to thee, and sent before thy time, and (in their hearts) have the assurance of the Hereafter.” -Holy Qur’an

MAS Freedom Assists Local Florida Community in Response to Planned Burning of Qur’ans

A team of MAS Freedom advocates and supporters has traveled to Gainesville, Florida to support the local Gainesville Muslim community response to the planned public burning of copies of the Qur’an on September 11th, 2010. This activity is planned by a fringe religious community in Gainesville called  the  Dove Church, led by Rev. Terry Jones.

The local Muslim community of Gainesville has launched the “Gainesville Building Initiative” as a positive initiative focused on building unity within the local interfaith and civic communities of the city. The initiative will promote the building of bridges of understanding and cooperation among the residents of Gainesville. Activities associated with the initiative include the hosting open houses and sponsoring the visitations of houses of worship among the faith traditions within the city, the creation of a city council resolution supporting religious diversity and pluralism, and the efforts of non-Muslim students at the University of Florida to join their Muslim counterparts in observing the Ramadan fast. Interfaith community service programs are also planned for September 11th, including providing food for needy families in the area.

MAS Freedom endorses the wonderful work that the Muslim community of Gainesville and their leadership is doing. MAS Freedom representatives will arrive in Gainesville on September 7th to support the organizing efforts. We believe that the current climate of Islamophobia in America has contributed to both political scapegoating of Muslims and the hateful attitude exhibited by Rev. Terry Jones and his church. Although such animosity and hatred represents only a small vocal minority, MAS Freedom believes that such activities present a clear and present danger to religious pluralism and tolerance in America.

We call on all people of good will and conscience to join MAS Freedom in its efforts to combat Islamophobia and to promote religious freedom and pluralism.
You can help MAS Freedom in its effort by volunteering and making a donation today!

MAS Freedom
1325 G Street
NW, Washington, DC 20005
Suite 500
1-888-627-8471
info@masfreedom.org


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