Thousands Rally in NYC to Declare 'I Am A Muslim Too'

September 29, 2020 0 By HearthstoneYarns

Thousands of people rallied in Times Square in New York on Sunday to express unity and solidarity with Muslims and protest President Donald Trump’s immigration policies.

The rally, officially titled “I Am A Muslim Too,” was organized by the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding—a coalition of religious groups led by music mogul and activist Russell Simmons and Rabbi Marc Schneider—and featured a diverse lineup of speakers, including Simmons; Linda Sarsour, executive director of the Arab American Association of New York; Imam Shamsi Ali; and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

“We’re using the Muslim community as a scapegoat. We are being mean to the people who are the victims of terrorism,” Simmons told the crowd, who waved American flags and held signs reading, “No Muslim Ban” and “We The People.”