Love A Muslim Day
“Get to know a Muslim” is our Response to the “Hate a Muslim Day” Campaign
The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) has reported that a flier originated outside the U.S entitled Hate a Muslim Day – April 3rd, is being circulated across the U.S. and other countries. The flier incites hate crimes against Arabs and Muslims, or anyone suspected of being Arab or Muslim.
For every act of violence against Arabs and Muslim the perpetrator receives points. In other words, any act of violence is rewarded.
There can be no room for violence incited by hate groups against any group of people. It is antithetical to the mandate of every religion to love God and express that love through loving all of God’s creation including all people. All are made in the image of God. Further, our duty to our neighbors is to love them as ourselves.
Since its inception The Guibord Center has stood unflinchingly with and for our Muslim brothers and sisters and any community targeted by hatred. On this day and every day we decry violence of any kind against our Muslim friends and neighbors.
On this day specifically, when hatred is in the air, we ask everyone to do something to change it. Fill the air with a kind and loving act toward a Muslim. Speak up for a Muslim. Call, visit or write a note of support to your local mosque or Islamic Center. Call a Muslim friend. Pray for the perpetrators that they may be healed from the ignorance and hatred in their hearts.