“From fear to friendship”
American Muslim Voice
would love to have the pleasure of your company for the
“2nd National invite your neighbors to dinner day.”
Please join us for homemade Pakistani dinner on Sunday October 7th, 2012 at 7:00 PM: Location Samina Sundas’s home. 120 Park Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306. (Please dress warm for outside)
American Muslim Voice Foundation is calling upon all Americans to join their new campaign to ensure the nation’s safety and to promote better understanding among all Americans. The initiative, dubbed “National Invite Your Neighbors to Dinner Day,” is part of their larger goal to move all Americans from fear to friendship, by expanding the sense of community at a grassroots level.
“National invite your neighbors to dinner day” would be an ongoing event on the 1st Sunday of each October.
Many have taken advantage of the 9/11 tragedy to further their personal political agenda and in the process have divided our nation. Since 9/11, Muslims have been facing serious problems like racial profiling; Arrest of Muslims without explanation, USA Patriot Act, INS Special Registration and erosion of civil liberties and constitutional rights. Islamophobia is on the rise and there are serious hate crimes against Muslims, Arabs and South Asians. There is public uproar and opposition throughout the country against building new Mosques.
In order to put back the “United” in United States of America we needed to find solutions. We needed to change minds and hearts about Muslims and Islam by providing education with social interaction. American Muslim Voice Foundation exists: to restore faith in humanity in the face of tragedy, to build stronger relationships based on friendships.
Our nation needs to take a step toward healing and moving forward so we can all move from fear to friendship. We strongly believe that in order to build peace, we must shatter all barriers, get to know each other and form friendships. We can build stronger and harmonious communities and safe and secure nations by getting to know each other.
Please join hands with us as we walk on the path Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. paved for us.
Let us make a pledge that on Sunday October 7th, 2012, we will take a step toward replacing the culture of despair, division and violence with a culture of hope, inclusion and peace by getting to know each other.
Do you know according to Gallup polls?
22% of Americans said they would not want a Muslim as a neighbor.
31% of Americans said they would fear having a Muslim man on an airplane.
39% of Americans admitted to feeling prejudice against Muslims.
39% of Americans say that Muslims need to carry a special ID card like in the Nazi Germany.
41% of Americans know someone who is Muslim. Typically, people who know Muslims do not show any prejudice against Muslims. That is why we are hoping
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American Muslim Voice Foundation deeply believes in fostering friendships among all Americans by bridging the cultural and religious gap. Every day we promote new relationships and nurture the old ones because our country’s safety, security and peace depend on us getting to know each other. We will continue our quest to build an inclusive and beloved world, where all of us will feel safe and at home. Phone: 650-387-1994 Website: www.amuslimvoice.org