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"Hands Around the Mosque"

Hundreds gather in Woodland mosque
to dispel fears of Islam & promote unity

Part One

Around 250 people gathered on January 10, 2016 at the Woodland Mosque to promote unity between community members and Muslims amid mounting anti-Muslim bigotry fomented by some of the presidential hopefuls for the 2016 presidential election. A huge tent was erected to host the event attended by officials from Woodland City as well as local educators and the spiritual leaders of the United Methodist Church, Congregation Bet Haverim, Unitarian Universalist, Woodland Christian Church, St. John’s Church, St. Luke’s, Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, along with many others attended to show their support to the Muslims. The video shows Khalid Saeed, President of the American Muslim Voice, Dr. Firdos Sheikh, Communications Director of AMV Sacramento and Samina Sundas, Founding Executive Director of AMV speaking. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4r2MNJ1800&feature=youtu.be

Part Two

Around 250 people gathered on January 10, 2016 at the Woodland Mosque to promote unity between community members and Muslims amid mounting anti-Muslim bigotry fomented by some of the presidential hopefuls for the 2016 presidential election. A huge tent was erected to host the event attended by officials from Woodland City as well as local educators and the spiritual leaders of the United Methodist Church, Congregation Bet Haverim, Unitarian Universalist, Woodland Christian Church, St. John’s Church, St. Luke’s, Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, along with many others attended to show their support to the Muslims. This video shows speaking: Tom Stallard, Mayor City of woodland; Rev. Elizabeth Brick, United Methodist Church; Former California Assembly Member Mariko Yamada; Rabbi Greg Wolfe, Davis California Synagogue and   Michael Hirsh of Davis California Synagogue.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E_sx1psp2j8&feature=youtu.be

Part Three 

Around 250 people gathered on January 10, 2016 at the Woodland Mosque to promote unity between community members and Muslims amid mounting anti-Muslim bigotry fomented by some of the presidential hopefuls for the 2016 presidential election. A huge tent was erected to host the event attended by officials from Woodland City as well as local educators and the spiritual leaders of the United Methodist Church, Congregation Bet Haverim, Unitarian Universalist, Woodland Christian Church, St. John’s Church, St. Luke’s, Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, along with many others attended to show their support to the Muslims. This video shows speaking: Dr. Jesse Ortiz, Yolo County Superintendent of Schools, Rev Larry Love, Woodland Christian Church, Gary Sandy, Ex-Mayor of Woodland, Rev. Terri Hobart, St. Lukes Church, Paul Navazio, City Manager Woodland, Rev. Elizabeth Banks, Rev. Jeanelyse Adams, Ex-California Supreme court Justice Cruz Reynoso, Dr. Anne Kjemtrup, Salam Center Sacramento, Rev. Bill Schroeder of St. Johns Church.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ0mvwc2L2U&feature=youtu.be

Part Four 

Around 250 people gathered on January 10, 2016 at the Woodland Mosque to promote unity between community members and Muslims amid mounting anti-Muslim bigotry fomented by some of the presidential hopefuls for the 2016 presidential election. A huge tent was erected to host the event attended by officials from Woodland City as well as local educators and the spiritual leaders of the United Methodist Church, Congregation Bet Haverim, Unitarian Universalist, Woodland Christian Church, St. John’s Church, St. Luke’s, Holy Rosary Catholic Church and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, along with many others attended to show their support to the Muslims. This video shows speaking: Rev. Kristin Stoneking Exective  Director, Fellowship of Reconciliation; Father Jonathan Molina of Holy Rosary Church, Retired Father Connor Lynn of Episcopal priest Davis, Rev. Will Norman of St.John Church,Khalid Saeed, President of AMV, Dr Firdos Sheikh, Communications Director AMV Sacramento and Javaid Akhtar, VP American Muslim Voice Sacramento.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LHroyBu87E&feature=youtu.be
 

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