Organizers unite different faiths with ant-terrorism rally in Hamtramck

- Concerned citizens of all faiths and cultures are expected to gather in Hamtramck tomorrow showing solidarity against the Islamic state.

"I'm a Muslim I'm proud to be a Muslim," said Mohammed Hassan. "I'm not defending my faith, I just want to show my face heart against terrorism and ISIS."

Ever since the recent terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Mohammed Hassan says Hamtramck which has a large Muslim population has come under fire.

Residents say they have even received death threats because of their Islamic faith.

"We have some call come here they want to come to Hamtramck kill all of us," said Hassan.

Disturbed by the misconceptions, Hassan and other city leaders recently formed United and Concerned Citizens of Hamtramck.  He says it is a group made up of all faiths and cultures, which wants people to know they condemn terrorism, ISIS and everything it stands for.

"I know the Muslim and holy Kuran is a good thing," Hassan said. "What they are doing (with) terrorism is not in the holy Kuran."

The group plans to take an official stand Friday afternoon. Members are inviting people of all faiths to take part in an anti-terrorism rally in front of Hamtramck city hall.

Hassan and council members say they are just as shocked and horrified by ISIS killing people in the name of religion as every other peaceful citizen across America.

No religion he says condones the murder of innocent civilians.

"I'm requesting all the Muslim leaders to stand up, look if anything seems wrong, to report it," Hassan said.

While they are working to bring peace, Hassan feels Presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who called for the ban of Muslims until the country's representatives can figure out what's going on, is only fueling the fear and hatred.

The anti-terrorism rally is 1:30 p.m. Friday afternoon outside Hamramck city hall.


  • Popular

  • Recent

Stories you may be interested in - includes Advertiser Stories