Continuing the Conversation: Combating Islamophobia with Open Dialogue
Councilmember Michael Stinziano is joined by
colleagues, faith community leaders and residents to discuss religious
tolerance in Columbus
Columbus City Council is continuing to fight against hate speech and
Monday, March 6, from 5-7pm at the Abubakar Asiddiq Islamic Center, 591
Industrial Mile Rd., Columbus City Council will conduct a roundtable discussion
regarding the proliferation in hateful Islamophobic rhetoric and violence
across the country.
panel of interfaith leaders and representatives will help facilitate the
like members of all religious backgrounds, should be treated with dignity, care
and compassion which every human being deserves,” said Councilmember Michael Stinziano. “I look forward to
continuing conversation on how to achieve religious tolerance and acceptance within
October 2016, Councilmembers took a stand against hate and adopted a resolution
to condemn Islamophobia and all religious intolerance while declaring support
for the Muslim community in the City of Columbus.
the rise in anti-Muslim, anti-Semitic, and anti-immigrant hate crimes, it is
important that we continue these discussions on how to combat discrimination
and bigotry,” said Romin Iqbal, Legal Director for the Council on
American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-Columbus.
is among cities across the country fighting religious discrimination and
promoting inclusion among residents and visitors.