Stand Up to Bigotry

I got this one from Amin David of Los Amigos.

LOS AMIGOS OF ORANGE COUNTY
1585 W Broadway, Anaheim, CA 92802
and
Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA)
2180 W. Crescent Ave., Suite F, Anaheim, CA 92801

ANAHEIM CIVIC, RELIGIOUS LEADERS TO CALL FOR CIVILITY IN POLITICAL
DEBATE
Local Muslim and Arab candidate target of Islamophobic rhetoric

(ANAHEIM, CA, 10/11/06) - On Thursday, October 12, the Southern
California office of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA)
will join Anaheim civic and religious leaders at a news conference
intended to bring civility back to the political arena and to take a
stand against the use of anti-Muslim rhetoric by some politicians.

WHAT: News Conference Calling for Civility in Political Debate
WHEN: 11:30 a.m., Thursday, October 12
WHERE: Anaheim City Hall steps, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, CA

Speakers at the news conference will urge politicians, candidates and
their supporters to keep the political debate within civil boundaries,
adhere to the American tradition of pluralism, and to ask voters to
judge candidates on their merit and reject attacks based on race or
religion.

The City of Anaheim has made great strides in bringing people of various
races, ethnicities and religions together. Anaheim residents count
diversity a strength, and condemn moves by those who want to sling mud
at their opponents for cheap political gains.

Recently, Republican candidate for the City Council Bill Dalati has been
targeted by former state Republican Party Chairman Shawn Steel. Steel
supports Dalati's opponent, incumbent Bob Hernandez.

SEE: Anaheim City Council Race Heats Up Over Mideast Politics (AP)
http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/state/20061009-2228-ca-councilrace-mi
ddleeast.html

Steel has called Dalati, who is Muslim and Arab American, a "Manchurian
candidate" and questioned his patriotism for supporting elected
officials who have been critical of President George W. Bush's Iraq
policies.

"We repudiate attempts by those who are trying to bring divisive and
racist politics into our city," said Amin David, president of Los Amigos
of Orange County.

CONTACT:

Los Amigos President, Amin David, Tel (714) 758-8090; Fax (714)
758-8815, Email:  adavid@imp-prod.com

CAIR-LA Communications Coordinator Munira Syeda, Tel: 714-776-1847,
Email: socal@cair.com 




Participating groups include:

Los Amigos, League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC),
Arab-American Republican Club, Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander
Community Alliance (OCAPICA), Council on American-Islamic Relations
(CAIR-LA), Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible
Development (OCCORD), and others.

(Contact Los Amigos or CAIR-LA to add your organization)



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COUNCIL ON AMERICAN-ISLAMIC RELATIONS (CAIR)
Southern California
2180 W. Crescent Ave., Suite F
Anaheim, CA 92801
Tel: (714) 776-1847
Fax: (714) 776-8340
E-mail:  socal@cair.com
URL: http://www.cair-net.org 

Blog: www.hussamayloush.blogspot.com





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  1 comment for “Stand Up to Bigotry

  1. October 12, 2006 at 10:51 pm

    Thank you, Susan (and Like Levin!), for standing up to such blatant bigotry! How dare Steel and the OC GOP equate Dalati with “dangerous extremists” and “terrorists”, simply beacause he’s a member of CAIR.

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