Tuesday, June 06, 2017
TKC BREAKING AND EXCLUSIVE NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY GRASSROOTS NETWORK DEMANDS LOCAL LEADERS OPPOSE UPCOMING MARCH AGAINST SHARIA!!!
An upcoming rally for support of Prez Trump and push back against Islamo-fascist extremism has inspired rage among local progressive grassroots activists.
Here's more deets on the march that's being downplayed in the local media . ..
WND: ANTI-SHARIAH RALLIES PLANNED FOR 28 U.S. CITIES JUNE 10
Yes, Kansas City is on the list with a notable rally planned at Washington Square Park.
Accordingly . . .
KANSAS CITY ACTIVISTS RAGE AGAINST THIS ALLEGED ATTACK AGAINST ISLAM AND HOPE LOCAL LEADERS WILL JOIN THEIR CAUSE!!!
Here's the local response and a statement from SOME representatives of these groups. . .
KC Grassroots Network Calls on Kansas City Leaders to denounce the June 10 Islamophobic “March Against Sharia”
In December 2016 NBC affiliate KSHB-TV Kansas City launched the #KindKC campaign, declaring that violence, bullying and discrimination are unacceptable and would not to be tolerated in Kansas City.
“Stop the violence. Stop the bullying. Stop the discrimination.”
Kansas City community members, activists and organizers are calling on members of the #KindKC campaign to stand up and speak out against the June 10 “March Against Sharia” scheduled for Kansas City’s Washington Square Park, organized by right-wing extremist group: ACT for America.
Founded in 2007, ACT, which stands for American Congress for Truth, and its educational arm, ACT for America Education, has grown to become the largest grassroots Islamophobic group in America. The Southern Poverty Law Center has ACT listed as one of the top anti-Muslim hate groups in America.
According to ACT member, Brigitte Gabriel, during a course at the Department of Defense’s Joint Forces Staff College, a “Practicing Muslim who believes the word of the Koran to be the word of Allah … who goes to mosque and prays every Friday, who prays five times a day — this practicing Muslim, who believes in the teachings of the Koran, cannot be a loyal citizen of the United States.”
Throughout its existence, ACT has stayed true to its mission by working to advance anti-Muslim legislation at the local and federal level while flooding the American public with wild hate speech demonizing Muslims.
Even before Gabriel created ACT she was critical of Islam and Muslims, “Islamic terrorists … are really just very devout followers of Muhammad…They are following his example and doing exactly what the Koran teaches and their mullahs exhort them to do.”
Gabriel upset a Jewish audience in 2004 when she reportedly referred to Arabs as “barbarians,” during a speech.
ACT has a long history of targeting refugees. “We are happy to announce that we will soon be working to see similar, enhanced, legislation of this nature introduced and passed in all 50 state legislatures,” an ACT alert announced.
We call on the following public figures to public declare the opposition to this Islamophobic extremist group and their June 10 event:
Frank White, Jackson County Executive
Kris Turnbow, Mayor of Raymore
Christal E. Watson, President & CEO of The Heartland Black Chamber Of Commerce
Dayton Moore, GM of Kansas City Royals
Carson Ross, Mayor of City of Blue Springs, Missouri - Municipal Government
Randy Rhoads, Major of Lee's Summit, Missouri
Mark Holland, Mayor of Kansas City, Kansas
Holly Stark, Mayor of Peculiar, Missouri
Chief Paul Berardi of KCPD
Officer Andy Hamil of KCPD
Parkville Mayor Nan Johnston
Mayor Sly James, Mayor of Kansas City, Missouri
The following individuals participated in the #KindKC campaign. We are calling on them to take a public stance on this issue and turn “not here, not now, not ever” into a real, actionable phrase.
Not here, not now, not on June 10, not ever.
The KC Grassroots Network
Kansas City Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee of the IWW
RJN/ Reale Justice Network
Green Party of Kansas City, Missouri
Progressive Youth Organization - KC
Greater Kansas City IWW General Defense Committee Local 15
Kansas City Iww
Kansas City Food Not Bombs
KC Freedom Project
People Power KC
Kill My Landlord Podcast
SURJ KC - Showing Up for Racial Justice, Kansas City
Islamic Center of North Kansas City
Poetry for Personal Power
SOS Squad of Siblings
One Struggle KC
Osage Trail Station Neighborhood Kansas City
American Friends Service Committee KC
Partnership for the Advancement of Immigrant Struggles
Serve The People