“Muslim Day at the Capitol”

In United States of Americaby

26Feb2016

Oklahoma

Council on American-Islamic Relations-Oklahoma chapter

“Muslim Day,” hosted by the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Oklahoma chapter, was described as a day of workshops and sessions about civic engagement. About 100 volunteers gathered by the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma formed what they called a “corridor of support” on the Capitol's south steps. As Oklahoma Muslims walked between the volunteers, the supporters welcomed them and several escorted individual groups of Muslims up to the building's entrance. The supporters sang songs like “We Shall Overcome.” Several groups of supporters stood in different areas of the Capitol parking lot to greet Muslims. “We have so many supporters than protestors. Love wins,” said Rabbi Vered Harris, spiritual leader of Temple B'nai Israel.

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