NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2012 – American Muslim organizations including AIC have come out against ads sponsored by the American Freedom Defense Initiative (FDI), headed by conservative blogger Pamela Geller, denouncing them for their Islamophobic nature while also standing by the American right to speak one’s mind.
“First and foremost, we support freedom of speech and the First Amendment, Zainab Al-Suwaij, Executive Director for the American Islamic Congress, a non-profit based in Washington, DC told RTTNews.
“Do we like what the ads say? No. Nor is it a helpful contribution to our ongoing national dialogue, especially in this environment of heightened tensions. However, they have a right to state their opinion, and that’s where America’s greatness resides,” Al-Suwaij added.
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