Wednesday 13th December 2017,

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Muslim Americans Grateful to Dr. Martin Luther King @CAIRnational

posted by Randall

Martin Luther KingDr, Martin Luther King “did not struggle only to free just his own generation,”  said Nihad Awad, national executive director for the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

That is why the Muslim American community will be forever indebted to Dr. King’s call for justice. Awad says he realizes this each time the rights won by Dr. King’s work is used to protect a Muslim American child from bullying, or to win back the job of a Muslim American woman who is fired for wearing a head scarf, or to protect the right of Muslim Americans to cast a vote at the polls.

Awad wrote:

American Muslims will never be able to reverse this manufactured hostility to our faith without being part of the larger civil rights movement. This must be a collective effort, and it will only be through seeking advice from those who have come before us and by joining hands with others that American Muslims will have a chance of success in decreasing intolerance and increasing mutual understanding.

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  1. Randall says:

    thanks for linking to AsAmNews.

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