Arizona’s interfaith group is standing with Muslims against armed bikers

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SHAFAQNA – According to Huffington Post, religious leaders gathered at the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix on Monday evening for solidarity against a group of armed bikers trying to spread an anti-Muslim message.

The bikers’ “Freedom of Speech Rally Round II” and accompanying “draw Muhammad” contest were organized by Jon Ritzheimer, an ex-Marine. His group intend to send a message of hate to the Mosque’s members, but churches and synagogues in Phoenix were determined to reject that hate with a powerful show of solidarity.

“There’s a movement to tear down and separate out our community, but I’d like people to understand that we are stronger together,” said the Rev. Erin Tamayo, executive director of the Arizona Faith Network, one of the organizations behind the vigil. “We are one, even though we are different.”

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