Do you want to show your contempt for the Florida church that’s threatening to burn Korans? Do you wish to do something meaningful on Saturday, the anniversary of 9-11? Here are several events to attend – that you won’t find in the San Diego U-T:
Noon Peace Protest at Federal Building to Condemn the ‘Burn a Koran Day’
On Saturday Sept 11th, in response to the Dove World Outreach Center propaganda to make this day an official ‘International Burn a Koran Day,’ the people of San Diego are asked to join together in front of the Federal Building at Noon in a peace protest, condemning the actions of the Dove World Outreach Center and those who choose to follow in their footsteps.
As a sign of peace and respect for all religions, we would represent a united family who stand together regardless of faith, race, sex, nationality, color, and way of life. We represent a family who stands up for our minority brothers and sisters where ever they may be attacked, against any oppressive bully. Please join the family and take the time out of your day on Sept 11th to support those who are being attacked and disrespected.
Vigil to Support Rights of Muslims at Islamic Center – 5 to 7:30 pm
Join the Unitarian Universalists of the South Bay and others at a vigil at the Islamic Center of San Diego, located at 7050 Eckstrom Ave., from 5:00pm – 7:30pm
Anti-Muslim hate speech and hate crimes are spreading. Stabbings, arson, attacks on mosques, and vitriolic political speech is spinning far out of control. A fringe church in Gainesville, Florida has even announced a planned “Burn a Quran Day” to take place on Sept. 11th. We must take a strong stand and speak out. SUPPORT MUSLIMS IN THE U.S.! Let’s show Muslim families in San Diego County and the world that they have allies! This September 11th the world will know that, in our country, religious freedom is valued and protected.
Let’s join together in raising our voices to affirm the rights of peaceful Muslims in the UNITED States of America, to let them know that they have many allies in our midst!
Bring your signs of support to this vigil and please, please invite others to this event. Love will prevail. Stand on the Side of Love!
NOTE: In addition to the vigil, there will be readings of verses from the Qur’an at several local churches. Here is a link for more information: http://salsa.democracyinaction.org/o/1272/t/9818/p/salsa/event/common/public/index.sjs?event_KEY=62721
Local Group Declares Sept. 11th “Government Blowback Day” – Noon Rally at USS Midway Museum
The San Diego Complete Liberty Meetup group joins other voluntaryists, private-property anarchists, and libertarians by declaring September 11th a day of remembrance: Government Blowback Day. This September 11, nine years will have passed since the price of the U.S. government’s meddling foreign policy was paid by innocent people. Despite the passing of time, gullible people still believe the Big Lie that was cooked up in the Washington, D.C. “lie factory” – namely, that the terrorists “hate us for our freedom.” What freedom? The spy cameras? Phone and email surveillance? The taxes? The Patriot Act? The paranoia? The promise of endless wars?
At noon on September 11, we will gather at 910 North Harbor Drive in front of the U.S.S. Midway Museum in San Diego. We will remind passersby about the real reasons for the attacks. The terrorists made no secret about it: (1) U.S. government support for the apartheid state of Israel, (2) the presence of U.S. armed forces in Islamic holy places, and (3) U.S.-backed sanctions that killed over 500,000 children in Iraq as of 1996.
The foreign policy of the president and congress was the cause of the attacks. The politicians in Washington, D.C. ignored the warnings of George Washington, John Quincy Adams, and James Madison by pursuing a runaway policy of military aggression abroad. They caused the terrorism but will not take responsibility for it.
From more than 700 military bases located in over 100 countries, the U.S. government continues to sponsor the same activities that triggered the September 11 attacks. Government Blowback Day is a reminder that government is the problem, not the solution. Join us in remembering – while we still can.
For more info, go here.