Christians and Muslims to join in solidarity against hate attacks across Logan and Brisbane
Attacks on Muslim women across Logan and Brisbane have prompted Muslims and Christians to join at the Kuraby Mosque on Friday to call for others from the two faiths to stand together in solidarity.
In a press release issued this afternoon, Christian leaders said they were concerned about recent attacks on women from the Muslim community and that the release of an affirmation was the first step in strengthening ties between the faiths.
Muslim representative Dr Nora Amath said a number of Muslim women had been subjected to verbal abuse over the last couple of weeks.
She said one woman was physically attacked at Sunnybank Hills.
“Unfortunately the headscarf is very visible and it conjures up feelings of fear and hostility.”
Dr Amath said police liaison officers had met with female students from the Islamic School to discuss personal safety.
“We can’t control people’s reactions,” she said.
“Many attacks aren’t reported and many feel like it’s part and parcel of being Muslim at the moment which is quite sad.
“This is a positive and proactive way to make a statement that any attack on any person of any faith won’t be tolerated.
“With all the hysteria, we need to take care of each other and find common good.”
Dr Amath said the a copy of `Call for Christians and Muslims to Stand Together’ was an affirmation and that a multi faith Memorandum of Understanding would be released later in the year.
The reading of ‘Call For Christians And Muslims To Stand Together’ will occur at 11am on Friday at the Kuraby Mosque, 1408 Beenleigh Rd, Kuraby.
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