A press release I just received about this event:
MUSLIM, JEWISH, CHRISTIAN, HINDU, SIKH, BUDDHIST, HUMAN RIGHTS LEADERS TO RALLY FOR DEFEAT OF RADICAL ISLAM
MUSLIM DARFUR LEADER, ESCAPED JIHAD SLAVE, VICTIMS OF TERROR FROM INDIA, U.S. AND ISRAEL TO ADDRESS MASS RALLY
EVENT WILL HONOR U.S. DEFENDERS AGAINST TERROR, 911 FAMILIES AND FIRST RESPONDERS
New York , New York , April 30, 2009 — A former Muslim terrorist will speak out for human rights and against radical Islam at mass rally in Manhattan’s Times Square this Sunday at noon.
Tawfik Hamid, former member of the Jemaah Islamiya terror group, will join Buddhist, Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Jewish and other Muslim leaders and organizations to call for defeat of radical Islam and heighten awareness about the danger radical Islam poses to human rights across the globe.
The “Rally for Human Rights and Freedom,” sponsored by the Human Rights Coalition Against Radical Islam (HRCARI) and a new rainbow coalition of dozens of diverse partner organizations, will feature a special ceremony to honor the US Military, Homeland Security, police, firefighters, emergency workers and others who have defended the United States from terror.
Peter Gadiel of the 9/11 Families, who lost his son on of the 9/11, will be present, as will a retired NYC police officer who lost his son-in-law on 9/11.
The May 3rd event will mark the kick-off event for a new grassroots global action network that is taking on the fight against radical Islam. A HRCARI spokesperson notes, “As part of this initiative, we intend to educate elected officials to help prevent the spread of Shariah Islamic law. We will work to publicize the threat of radical Islamic terrorist groups and their allies, and endeavor to protect the right to freedom of religion, and freedom of speech in the face of those who seek to silence advocates of human rights against the threat of radical Islam.”
HRCARI believes that radical Islam is a worldwide threat against commonly accepted human rights and is the most urgent topic of our generation.
A preliminary list of speakers will be distributed shortly. The HRCARI rally coalition (list in formation) includes: 911 Families for a Secure America; ACT for America, Long Island and Manhattan; AIR — Alliance for Interfaith Resistance; Aish Center; American Coptic Union; Americans for a Safe Israel; Alliance of Iranian Women; AMCHA-Coalition for Jewish Concerns; American Center for Democracy; Americans for Peace & Tolerance; Arabs for Israel; Artists4Israel; Atlas Shrugs; Chinese Community Relations Council; Coalition for Israel; Damanga (Darfur Muslim organization); The David Project; Fordham University School of Law’s National Security and Law Society; Foundation Nepalese; Gathering of Eagles-NY; Global Movement Against Radical Islam; Hasbara Fellowships; Hindu Human Rights Watch; Indian American Intellectuals Forum; International Foundation of Bangladeshi Hindus; Iraq the Model; Israpundit; Jewish Action Alliance; Jihad Watch; Mothers Against Terrorism; Muslims Against Sharia; Namdhari Sikh Foundation; R.E.A.L. – Responsible for Equality and Liberty; Sikh Recognition Trust; Snapped Shot; StandWithUS; Sudan Freedom Walk; Women United: Code Red; Zionist Organization of America.