The event, the first of many to come, was in response to accusations that candidate Trump trafficked in hate, misogyny, and Islamophobia to drudge up support from people distrustful or fearful of immigrants.
Published earlier this month by Dubai-based public relations firm ASDA’A Burson-Marsteller, the study found that the overwhelming majority of Arab youth reject ISIS’ message and its tactics. The survey drew responses from hundreds of young Arab men and women from across the Middle East.
Police are bracing for a crowd of up to 13,000 and protesters have already announced plans to hold a peaceful anti-Trump rally outside the venue.
Like any political action committee, the group will donate to campaigns of politicians who are willing to publicly support Muslim Americans and promote tolerance. Its long-term goals are more ambitious.
Some parents who objected to the assignment may have been motivated by the wrong reasons, such as Islamophobia. But those who defended the teacher are equally ignorant — about the Constitution.
"ISIS is not Islam. Muslims are not violent, barbaric people. This is a small group of criminals and we, by dividing ourselves, are making them big."
"For how long will ethnic minorities walk on eggshells? That is not right. It's counterproductive to everything, every belief that we as Americans have."
“Don’t allow the terror to prevail, don’t let it make us hateful inside, don’t let the anger eat away at us."