ISNA Remains Committed to Building Bridges with People of All Faiths with the Coming of the New Trump Administration
(Plainfield, IN 11/10/16) The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) remains committed to engage with the incoming Trump administration and national leadership to build bridges and engage across faith and political divisions through our work with Congress, the White House, government agencies and through the various conferences and conventions we organize as it has done for over half a century.
ISNA hopes that President-elect Donald Trump and his team, as the tone in his victory speech suggested, reach out and work with the Muslim community and other minority communities currently in fear, and not merely those that supported his presidential campaign. Trump will provide a great service to the nation by assuring fellow Americans his administration will not abandon fundamental values of cherishing equal protection of the law and equal opportunities for all Americans regardless of race, national origin, gender, religion, or other constitutionally protected categories.
In a statement, ISNA President Azhar Azeez said:
“Many American Muslims are traumatized by the result of the election and the fear of what is to come. It is important as a community that the healing process begin. We remain a hopeful community that will continue to be civilly engaged and prepared to work with our fellow Americans towards the common good.”
Muslims, as all Americans of faith, put our trust in God and pray for guidance for our leaders to serve the cause of righteousness, and for the best for this country and for the people of the world.
See our website for resources to help families and youth discuss the election results and moving forward.
The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is the largest and oldest Islamic umbrella organization in North America. Its mission is to foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam.
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Faryal M. Khatri, ISNA Communications Department, 317-838-8126, firstname.lastname@example.org