|Posted by MD Rabbi Alam on July 31, 2013 at 1:35 AM|
"Million American March Against Fear" (MAMAF) spawns annual conference, think tank
The American Muslim Political Action Committee (AMPAC) is making its "Million American March Against Fear " on September 11th in Washington, DC an annual event - complete with conference and think-tank.
"We American Muslims reject violence and terrorism, and defend the Constitutional rights of all Americans," says MD Alam, founder of AMPAC. "Every year on September 11th, beginning in 2013, we will be marching in Washington DC as we build toward our goal of bringing one million American Muslims to march in our nation's capital."
AMPAC's first annual event kicks off this September 11th, as Muslims and non-Muslims join together in Washington, DC for the Million American March Against Fear. "Both Muslims and non-Muslims have been victimized by the politics of fear," Alam says. "We reject fear and the divide-and-conquer politics it inspires. We want to bring Americans together under the Bill of Rights to work for a better future."
Alam explained that beginning on September 11th, 2014, AMPAC will also host an annual conference in Washington, D.C. That conference, building on the Million Muslim March, will aim at developing a new think tank affiliated with AMPAC. Its purpose: Counter violence, terrorism and extremism by bringing American Muslims into the political process.
Some have questioned why AMPAC has chosen September 11th for its annual march and conference in Washington, DC. "All Americans were victimized that day," says MD Alam. He points out that dozens of Muslims were killed in the World Trade Center demolitions, and that the phony "war on terror" launched by 9/11 has claimed two main victims: Muslims, and the Constitution of the United States of America. "It is time for Muslim and non-Muslim Americans to join together to defend our Constitution," Alam says. He added that he hopes that as American Muslims become an ever-greater force in American politics, they will use their growing clout to reject violence and extremism and help America return to Constitutional rule.
July 31, 2013