We are Afghans, Arabs, Armenians, Assyrians, Jews, Kurds, North Africans, Persians, and Turks -- the natives of the Middle East -- who subscribe to Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism in terms of our faiths. We are appalled, like the rest of the world, with the ongoing acts of terrorism in our homelands. We especially denounce the targeting of innocent civilians and condemn the barbarism of those who engage in ruthless beheadings. We denounce the use of religions as justifications for these evil deeds and support the emergence of civic groups that are challenging the established order, the religious theocracies as well as the militaristic tyrannies, for supremacy in the Near East. We want societies that are secular, rights that are constitutionally guaranteed to all and self-determination for subject peoples. In short, we want a region at peace with itself as well as the rest of the world.
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW (Between 13th and 14th Streets)
Closest Metro: Federal Triangle
Starts: 1:00 pm, Saturday, May 14, 2005
Ends: 5:00 pm, Saturday, May 14, 2005
All are welcome. You don’t have to be from the Middle East to attend this rally. Please spread the word. Check the website of the rally freemuslims.org for updates as well as other pertinent information.
For More Information: 202.776.7190