Thursday, September 23, 2010

Muslim Support for Molly Norris. In Public. Finally.

Currently on The American Muslim (TAM) website:

We, the undersigned, unconditionally condemn any intimidation or threats of violence directed against any individual or group exercising the rights of freedom of religion and speech; even when that speech may be perceived as hurtful or reprehensible.

We are concerned and saddened by the recent wave of vitriolic anti-Muslim and anti-Islamic sentiment that is being expressed across our nation.

We are even more concerned and saddened by threats that have been made against individual writers, cartoonists, and others by a minority of Muslims. We see these as a greater offense against Islam than any cartoon, Qur’an burning, or other speech could ever be deemed.

We affirm the right of free speech for Molly Norris, Matt Stone, Trey Parker, and all others including ourselves.
Thank you.

Incidentally, as of this posting, "bridge builder" and Park51 mosque Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, who has devoted his life to "peacemaking," is not included in the list of signatories.