Senator Gary Peters Meeting with Community Members, Discussing Important Domestic and International Issues!
Imam Elahi thanked Fay Beydoun for arranging such a constructive meeting with Senator Peters at the Arab American Chamber of Commerce in Dearborn and for inviting some community members of diverse backgrounds to share their concerns with our senator. Everyone had chance to talk.
Imam Elahi told senator Peters how Dearborn has become a central target of a psychological tsunami of Islomophobia, intimidation and fake propaganda. Big lies like the rule of Sharia law in Dearborn have created a fake perception of our city to the extent that our basic religious liberty is in serious danger! Knowing that our senator is a member of Senate Armed Services Committee, Imam said as we promote National Gun control, we should promote international gun control too. If someone is angry, drunk or insane should not be qualified even to buy a knife, then how our country is selling cluster bombs to Saudi kingdom knowing they use them in their war crimes? Also for the US to be on the side Al-qaeda in Syria is against America integrity and interests.
Imam Elahi mentioned to the senator that the best solution for the Syrian refugee crises is not just to bring few of them to the US. There are 11 millions of Syrians suffering from hunger and homelessness; the best solution would be to end this disastrous war in Syria and let people live where they love to live, their homes!
After the meeting, Imam Elahi got a chance to talk to the senator about the recent sanctions against Iran, despite of historic nuclear agreement and two years of tough negotiations, new sanctions were betrayal of trust and a huge injustice to the Iranian government that showed maximum good intention and determination in ending the taboo of 36 years of not talking with America.
Imam's humble message to our community: Talking with our State and Federal representatives, outreach to other communities, interactions with the media are just part of what our community need to do, if we are serious about ending the evil of intimidation, Islamophobia and fear mongering.
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