Towh Hall This Sunday To Counter Anti-Islam Conference Led By Birther

CAIR-MI Joining Townhall To Counter Hate Group 
CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid this Sunday will join a town hall on Islamophobia organized by the Arab American Institute (AAI) in response to a anti-Islam conference being held on the same day in Dearborn.

SEE: Local, National Groups to Host Islamophobia Town Hall Sunday in Dearborn (Dearborn Patch)

The anti-Islam conference being countered is led by Pamela Geller and Robert Spencer of Stop the Islamization of American (SIOA), a organization, which has been designated as a “hate group” by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Geller has also served as a vocal spokesperson within the birther movement, which claims that President Barack Obama was not born in America and that he has a doctored birth certificate.

SEE: Background on Pamela Geller (SPLC)

WHAT: “Rejecting Islamophobia Town Hall: A Community Stand Against Hate”
WHEN: Sunday, April 29 at 1pm
WHERE: Doubletree Hotel, 5801 Southfield Road, Detroit, MI (Off of Ford Rd bordering Dearborn) 

“Geller and Spencer, who Norwegian terrorist Anders Breivik admittedly drew inspiration from, incite hatred against Muslims and immigrants under the guise of saving America,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.  “We know from the history of the Holocaust to the internment of Japanese-Americans that hate rhetoric and casting a minority population as a fifth column can have terrible consequences.”

Speakers besides Walid will also include Dr. Jim Zogby (AAI), Sayyid Hassan Qazwini (Islamic Center of America), MI State Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Detroit) and Imad Hamad (ADC-MI). 

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