Community members have a chance this Friday to show their support for our Muslim neighbors outside of a local mosque, the site of last week’s anti-Muslim protest.
West Philly Local The event, titled “Stand with Muslims”, is organized by the West Philly Coalition Against Islamophobia. It will take place from noon to 1 p.m. at 43rd and Walnut where Masjid al-Jamia mosque is located.
“Last week there was a small but very disturbing Islamophobic protest outside Masjid Al-Jamia, the mosque at 43rd and Walnut, during Friday prayers,” reads a Facebook post by Kol Tzedek dedicated to the event. “Please join the West Philly Coalition Against Islamophobia to show our support for our Muslim neighbors and stand in solidarity with them.”
(What they don’t tell you was the reason for the anti-Muslim protest. Could it have been signs like these outside this mosque that annoyed the neighbors?)
A small number of protesters from an unidentified religious group gathered outside the mosque last Friday with vehemently anti-Muslim signs, according to witness reports posted on social media. Some of those signs called for violence against Muslims.
“Please note we will NOT be engaging directly with Islamophobic protesters if they are present again this week,” the Facebook post continues.
Look how many mosques have infiltrated the Philadelphia area: