CAIR-CA: REDDING MAYOR, SHERIFF ATTEND IFTAR
(REDDING, CA 10/17/2006) – The Redding, Ca., Muslim community recently hosted a community iftar (breaking of the daily Ramadan fast) and invited many of their friends and neighbors to attend to learn more about the month of Ramadan and Islam in general.
Redding Mayor Ken Murray attended the event to assure the local community of his support. Last month, the Murray stated that Shia Muslims are “wing nuts” and that “Either the Judeo-Christian philosophy will survive or the Islamic philosophy will survive.”
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“I commend Mayor Murray for attending the iftar,” said Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Sacramento Valley chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-SV). “His willingness to attend and speak before the local community sends a reassuring message that Muslims should not be stereotyped.”
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