'Rally Against Hate' draws big interfaith crowd in Dearborn - New York News

'Rally Against Hate' draws big interfaith crowd in Dearborn

Posted: Updated:
The crowd outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn (Credit: MyFox Detroit) The crowd outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn (Credit: MyFox Detroit)
DEARBORN, Mich. (MyFox Detroit) -

An interfaith crowd of hundreds gathered Friday outside the Islamic Center of America in Dearborn. Muslims, Jews and Christians stood side-by-side for peace.

It was a stark contrast to what has been happening around the world where protests have turned violent in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Iraq and other countries. There has been death and destruction over an anti-Islam film produced in the United States and shown on YouTube.

"We Muslims have to condemn this kind of movie, but Muslims should not resort to violence by attacking innocent people and killing the diplomats," said one speaker.

"Prophet Muhammad never returned insults with injury," another speaker remarked.

The religious leaders at the rally called for an end to the violence while condemning the film as hate speech. They also believe those behind the film should be held responsible.

The leaders hope this demonstration of unity will show that people of all faiths can stand together despite their differences.

"People out there always see a negative view of what Islam is. They don't really try to take the time to see what the real Islam is," said Maya Habib, who attended the rally.

"We can respond through using peaceful speech and getting to know each other, even if we don't always agree, but we can respect each other," said Rabbi Dorit Edut.

One of the speakers pointed out there are seven million Muslims in America, but there has been no violence in this country as a result of the film.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:23:11 GMT
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
  • Caesars enters New York casino competition

    Caesars enters New York casino competition

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:52:22 GMT
    Caesars Entertainment entered the competition to open a casino in upstate New York on Tuesday with a proposal to build a $750 million complex 50 miles north of New York City. The complex would include a casino, a hotel and a meeting space and would be located in Woodbury, in Orange County. The Las Vegas-based Caesars, which operates 52 casinos around the world, has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee to state gambling regulators.
    Caesars Entertainment entered the competition to open a casino in upstate New York on Tuesday with a proposal to build a $750 million complex 50 miles north of New York City. The complex would include a casino, a hotel and a meeting space and would be located in Woodbury, in Orange County. The Las Vegas-based Caesars, which operates 52 casinos around the world, has submitted a $1 million casino license application fee to state gambling regulators.
  • Hoax 'swatting' call sends dozens of cops to LI home

    Hoax 'swatting' call sends dozens of cops to LI home

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:43:53 GMT
    Heavily armed police officers descended on a home in Long Beach, Long Island, Tuesday afternoon thinking they might find a grisly murder scene. Instead they found a terrified woman who had no clue what they were talking about and her teenaged son playing video games. "We received a phone call from a gentleman who stated he had just shot his mother and his brother," Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said. "Unfortunately, this is a terrible national problem for law enforcement."
    Heavily armed police officers descended on a home in Long Beach, Long Island, Tuesday afternoon thinking they might find a grisly murder scene. Instead they found a terrified woman who had no clue what they were talking about and her teenaged son playing video games. "We received a phone call from a gentleman who stated he had just shot his mother and his brother," Long Beach Police Commissioner Michael Tangney said. "Unfortunately, this is a terrible national problem for law enforcement."
Powered by WorldNow
Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices