Muslims to Hold Interfaith 9/11 Vigil Outside White House

On September 11, 2009, the American Muslim Voice Foundation, along with interfaith groups and community organizations, will host a “Light the Night for Peace and Friendship” candle-light vigil and Ramadan fast-breaking meal (iftar) outside the White House in memory of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks.

A press conference announcing the vigil and iftar will be held 11 a.m. September 10 at the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C.

Speakers: Rev. Dr. David Ensign, pastor, Clarendon Presbyterian Church, Arlington, Va., and Christian Peace Witness, Medea Benjamin, Nihad Awad, National Executive Director of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Co-Founder of Code Pink, Rabbi David Shneyer. Bill Galvin, National Committee of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship. (His children lost their uncle on Sept. 11-He worked in the World Trade Center.) Samina Sundas, Founding Executive Director of the American Muslim Voice

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Anti-Islam Bigotry Claim: New Poll On Community Relations

A UK public opinion poll powered by global market intelligence solutions provider GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.) on behalf of the Institute of Governance, Queen’s University, Belfast/Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool, and Muslim Voice UK, explores the detail of difference, agreement and shared concerns amongst UK Muslim and non-Muslim citizens. UK Muslims blame Islamophobia on the portrayal of their religion in the media, the survey revealed. The research found 40 per cent of Muslims blamed anti-Islamic feelings on the media, while almost three-quarters of non-Muslims blamed the September 11 bombings.