Defying the Nazis UU Action Project at Unit Univ Community Church of Hendricks County Inc, Danville, IN
A Talk with Faryal Khatri
Action Date(s): July 31, 2016 - 10:00 am to 11:00 am EDT
On July 31st, the UU Community Church of Hendricks County hosted Faryal Khatri to speak about her Muslim faith. Khatri serves as the Communications Director for the Islamic Society of North America, a continental organization serving the Muslim community that is headquartered in Hendricks Country. After announcing her talk on social media, Khatri was subjected to a flood of anti-Muslim hate speech on social media that made use of Islamophobic rhetoric lifted from the presidential campaign trail. These attacks highlighted the urgent need for UU congregations across the country to stand up to bigotry and reaffirm their solidarity with their Muslim friends and nieghbors.
Local media coverage of the talk and the abuse -- as well as expressions of solidarity -- that followed over social media may be found here.
Learn more about Actions like this on Defying the Nazis UU Action Project.