While the world focuses on a very small deadly virus in our times and has not yet figured out how to eliminate it from causing more devastation to innocent victims, Islamic Cultural Center of North America (ICCNA) of the Bronx on the other hand has been using a proven practical strategy to do just that. Instead of spending billions and trillions of taxpayers’ money that should be spent renovating our dilapidated infrastructure, our government should laud ICCNA for hosting its fifth Purim celebrations tomorrow evening on behalf of its Jewish co-locating Synagogue. The relationship refutes extremists’ false recruitment narrative of Jews and Muslims being permanent and deadly enemies. This fifth annual indoor Purim celebration follows the yearly outdoor Sukkah Tent built right by the entrance of Masjid Al Iman, a door used by both Jewish and Muslim worshippers especially on Fridays.
The Peaceful Coexistence among Jews and Muslim populations of Parkchester is the most potent weapon against religious extremism on both sides. I would highly encourage our political leaders and the media to support such practical counter extremists’ narratives in our backyards. Since more bombs have proven to produce more terrorists, we need to look at what ICCNA has been doing for a log term peaceful coexistence among all peoples.
Please join Parkchester Beis Menachem Synagogue Purim Celebration tomorrow afternoon to experience how we’re defeating religious extremism and to prevent religiously motivated attacks on New York City and beyond.
Venue: Al Iman Community Center, 2006 Westchester Avenue, Bronx, New York 10462.