Muslim Peace March in Austin, Texas
On Sunday, September 9th, about 200 people turned out in Austin, Texas for a Muslim Peace March. They have taken seriously the following verse from the Qur’an:
Let there arise out of you a community [of people] who invite unto all that is good, and enjoin the doing of what is right and forbid the doing of what is wrong: and it is they, they who shall attain felicity! Qur’an 3:104
The organizers said that their goal is to hold these types of marches in every state and eventually on a global level. The same sentiments expressed by the organizers of the Muslims Denounce Terrorism Rally held in Saint Louis on August 26, 2007.
Marchers carried signs and banners with slogans such as: “Reject Terror, Embrace Peace”, “Peace Is the Way”, “Muslims Reject Terror”.
Sharida McKenzie, one of the organizers said: “We as Muslims are responsible for making it known that Islam does not condone terrorism,” McKenzie told the crowd. “This is about Muslims taking a stand for peace.”
More about the march may be found at a website set up by the organizers at http://www.muslimpeacemarch.org/index.html