Columbus City Council will conduct a roundtable discussion regarding the proliferation hateful Islamophobic rhetoric and violence across the country.
“It is time for Columbus to take a stand and support the thousands of Muslim community members who call Columbus home and contribute to our City’s success,” said Councilmember Michael Stinziano. “Muslims, like members of all religious backgrounds should be treated with dignity, care and compassion which every human being deserves.”
Stinziano will present a resolution at the Columbus City Council meeting Monday to condemn religious intolerance and the rise of Islamophobia, and declare support for the Muslim community in the City Columbus.
"Columbus is a stronger city because of the incredible diversity of our residents," said Councilmember Elizabeth Brown, co-sponsor of the legislation. "We reject the hateful rhetoric about Muslims that some use in a cynical attempt to divide our communities for political advantage. We know that the Muslim community loves our city, and we are glad to have the chance for discussion about how we continue to build an inclusive Columbus.”
Council’s passage of this resolution would place the City of Columbus among progressive cities across the country fighting religious discrimination and promoting inclusion among residents and visitors.
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