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’ â€œFreedom of Speech Rally Round IIâ€ and accompanying â€œdraw Muhammadâ€ 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.
â€œThereâ€™s a movement to tear down and separate out our community, but Iâ€™d like people to understand that we are stronger together,â€ said the Rev. Erin Tamayo, executive director of the Arizona Faith Network, one of the organizations behind the vigil. â€œWe are one, even though we are different.â€