A national coalition with ties to George Soros was behind a national day of “solidarity” with Muslims Friday that included rallies at airports and prayer vigils at mosques.
The National Partnership for New Americans sponsored a “day of action” to protest Donald Trump’s 90-day moratorium on travel from seven countries – Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Yemen – which the groups are calling “unconstitutional” and a “Muslim ban.”
The NPNA was funded with a $200,000 grant from Soros’ Open Society Foundations in 2011.
Friday’s action is to be followed up by another on Feb. 22 when the NPNA coalition plans to flood congressional offices with protesters at the district level, sending an army of advocates for immigrants and refugees.
But Friday’s event was no ordinary protest. Many non-Muslims entered mosques and joined Muslims in the Jummah prayer, which is the most heavily attended prayer of the week at mosques around the world and widely referred to as the “Friday call to prayer.”
Some of the secular and ostensibly Christian activists posted on social media that they felt “inspired” to join in the prayers to Allah.
@PaxChristi_Int Grateful and inspired to pray today with Masjid Muhammad Mosque, Washington DC #WeAreAllAmerica
— Marie Dennis (@marieadennis) February 3, 2017
At some mosques, such as the Islamic Society of Western Maryland in Hagerstown, visitors observed Islamic gender rules.
This was reported by the Hagerstown Herald Mail:
“We are extremely grateful and appreciative for this show of concern,” Faruq Post, the society’s resident scholar, told the men, women and children, who were asked to segregate by gender. Most women covered their heads with scarves.
Fr. Tony Pizzo, pastor of St. Rita Catholic Church, stood inside a mosque in Chicago and said “We are here to pray with you and pray for you.” The Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago tweeted its appreciation for the priest’s solidarity:
“We are here to pray with you and pray for you.” Father Tony Pizzo, St. Rita Catholic Church #WeAreAllAmerica #NoBanNoWall #WelcomeRefugeespic.twitter.com/t03oBvJl3f
— CIOGC (@CIOGC) February 3, 2017
Church World Services, one of nine volunteer agencies that contracts with the U.S. State Department to resettle refugees in dozens of U.S. cities and towns, tweeted a picture of what appeared to be an Episcopal priest inside a mosque, saying true Christians “know that the narrative going around about Islam isn’t true.”
“Christian brothers and sisters know that the narrative going around about Islam isn’t true. Love is greater than fear.” #WeAreAllAmerica pic.twitter.com/7FTKJCEATB
— CWS (@CWS_global) February 3, 2017
The NPNA coalition includes a large swath of the interfaith movement in America – a blend of Christian, Muslim and Jewish groups – teaming up with immigrant rights activists.
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SOURCE: LEO HOHMANN
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