Join our Muslim neighbors for a peace & unity rally tomorrow
As New Yorkers, we were collectively saddened and angered by the horrific killing of Imam Maulama Akonjee and Thara Uddin last Saturday afternoon in Ozone Park. Our hearts go out to their families, to the Ozone Park community, and to the broader Bangladeshi and Muslim communities.
At moments when hate and violence threaten to disrupt the diversity and tolerance that are the bedrock of NYC, it is critical that we stand together.
So I hope you’ll join a “peace and unity rally” tomorrow, organized by leaders of the Bangladeshi Muslim community in Kensington, Brooklyn.
Together, we can show that our community does not tolerate violence and hatred against our Muslim neighbors, and that our support for peace, unity, and one another continues to be strong.
It is always important to stand up to violence and hatred. At this moment, I believe it is especially important to combat Islamophobia, and to show our Muslim neighbors – in Kensington, and around the city – that they are a welcome and essential part of the diversity that NYC is built on. That’s why I’m part of Local Progress’ “American Leaders Against Hate and Anti-Muslim Bigotry Campaign,” and why I’ll be at the Peace and Unity Rally tomorrow.
Our Muslim neighbors in Kensington have joined together with other communities in peace and unity many times before – let’s show up for them now.