Friday, March 15, 2019
TKC BREAKING NEWS!!! KANSAS CITY COUNCILMAN AND MAYORAL CANDIDATE QUINTON LUCAS VISITS MOSQUE TODAY TO TALK TOLERANCE AND INCLUSION AFTER TERRORIST ATTACK MASSACRE TARGETS NEW ZEALAND MUSLIMS!!!
News of a historic slaughter this morning evokes international shock in the midst of a divisive global discourse.
Fox News: 49 killed and more than 20 seriously injured in New Zealand mass shooting targeting mosques
Now FIRST ON TKC . . .
COUNCILMAN QUINTON LUCAS WILL VISIT A MOSQUE IN NORTHEAST TODAY AND TALK TOLERANCE AND INCLUSION!!!
This looks like a press event set up before this morning's news but we notice that the Councilman is still going through with it and is now one of the first local leaders to speak on the tragedy.
Here's the word . . .
Mayoral Candidate Quinton Lucas Visits Mosque, Promotes Inclusion
Kansas City, MO – Today, mayoral candidate Quinton Lucas will visit with members of Kansas City’s Muslim community to discuss issues of religious tolerance and inclusion in the Kansas City region. His visit to the Masjidu Nuur Islamic Community Center in Northeast Kansas City, MO comes on the heels of controversy in the suburb Overland Park, KS, where a planned Islamic Center met opposition. His remarks will begin at 1:30pm.
“I look forward to joining my neighbors at Masjidu Nuur and discussing the issues facing our city. My vision of Kansas City is a place where all can prosper, regardless of the zip code we live in, where our parents were born, or what religion we practice.”
The meeting comes at a time of increased tension throughout the community. At the national level, religious intolerance has been exacerbated by President Trump’s so called “Muslim Ban,” which bars travel from selected majority-Muslim countries. Locally, a neighborhood in Overland Park opposed building an Islamic Center, prompting public concern.
When Lucas was asked about the timing of this visit in the wake of the controversy in Overland Park, he said “While this visit to Masjidu Nuur has been planned for some weeks, I look forward to using it as an opportunity to state clearly and definitively that all people, no matter their faith or creed, are welcome in Kansas City.”
Councilman Lucas was elected citywide in 2015 and has since been a leading voice on the Council, working with local businesses to drive private investment and job growth in our city, while also leading efforts to secure quality housing opportunities in all Kansas City neighborhoods. He is widely viewed as a top contender in the 2019 race for Mayor.
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