Columbus City Council Holds Round-table Discussion on Islamophobia
City Council will conduct a roundtable discussion regarding the proliferation
hateful Islamophobic rhetoric and violence across the country.
is time for Columbus to take a stand and support the thousands of Muslim
community members who call Columbus home and contribute to our City’s success,”
said Councilmember Michael Stinziano. “Muslims, like members of
all religious backgrounds should be treated with dignity, care and compassion which
every human being deserves.”
will present a resolution at the Columbus City Council meeting Monday to
condemn religious intolerance and the rise of Islamophobia, and declare support
for the Muslim community in the City Columbus.
is a stronger city because of the incredible diversity of our residents,"
said Councilmember Elizabeth Brown, co-sponsor of the
legislation. "We reject the hateful rhetoric about Muslims that some use
in a cynical attempt to divide our communities for political advantage. We know
that the Muslim community loves our city, and we are glad to have the chance
for discussion about how we continue to build an inclusive Columbus.”
passage of this resolution would place the City of Columbus among progressive
cities across the country fighting religious discrimination and promoting
inclusion among residents and visitors.
Columbus City Council
Faith Community Leaders and
Monday, October 24
Columbus City Hall, 2nd Floor