Gathering At Capitol Condemns 'Demonization' Of Islam

September 1, 2010

Author: Stephen Magagnini

Source: The Fresno Bee

Sacramento's famous diversity was on full display at the Capitol's East Steps this morning as 50 community leaders across faith and race condemned the rising tide of Islamophobia across California and the nation.

"Aren't we long past the freaky demonization of one group that lets us ... pretend we are defending America?" Elizabeth Sholes of the CA Council of Churches/California Church Impact told the crowd. "Muslims came here for the same reason my great-grandfather did - for freedom, a better life and a safer world."