• Muslims protested against Donald Trump’s hostile policies towards Muslim nations
• Jews supported the solidarity of Muslims
• Muslims had “iftar” at the business headquarters “Trump Towers” of US President
Manhatten, NY: On May 31, the sixth day of holy month Ramadan, Muslims in the US gathered in front of the business headquarters and former residence of US President Donald Trump in Manhatten to break their fast. More than 100 activists knelt in front of the Trump Tower and prayed in order to protest against the hostile policies of the US President against Muslim nations.
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They said that they had come to the tower to have their 1st meal eaten after sunset during the Muslim holy month, known as iftar, and show their resistance to the divisive policies of Trump on Islam.
Anu Joshi, deputy director of the New York State Immigrant Action Fund, told CNN, “Everyday American Muslims are confronted with bigotry and hate while commuting to work and school, applying for jobs, practicing their faith and simply living their lives.”
The Muslims were further joined by the Jew community of the area. They showed solidarity with the Muslims and protected those praying before breaking their fast.
The group for Jews for racial and economic justice wrote on Twitter, “Jews are forming a protective perimeter around our Muslim siblings as they prepare to pray. We keep each other safe.”
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After the prayers, the protesters shared meals which consisted of rice, chicken, and pizza.
President Trump had issued executive orders barring travel from six predominantly Muslim nations to the US but these orders have been blocked by courts, which say they are discriminatory and unconstitutional.
These orders have received wide condemnations from Democrats and many other groups. However, President Trump has maintained that his orders are not a part of “Muslim Ban” agenda and calls them “extreme vetting”.
– prepared by Nikita Tayal of NewsGram, Twitter: @NikitaTayal6