Silence is the mother of truth. ~Benjamin Disraeli
Between the ugly, thunderous & violent roar of the radical extremists and the wishy washy whimper of the majority, lies THE SILENT VOICE.
Come and hear this voice at the launch of The Council For Muslims Facing Tomorrow www.muslimsfacingtomorrow.com
Our Mission: Whereas in the contemporary world the values of individual freedom, human rights and gender equality, science and democracy are cherished universal ideals, yet Muslims and non-Muslim minorities espousing these ideals in countries that are member states of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation face abuse, persecution, and violence; and whereas Muslims and people of all other faith traditions need to come together in opposing bigotry in the name of religion; therefore our Mission is to nurture harmonious coexistence among people of all faith traditions, to supporting open and free intellectual discourse about our history beset with problems that need to be publicly discussed, to celebrating as Canadians our cultural diversity in all of its aspects and keeping Canada safe.
When: Sunday September 30, 2012
Time: 5 to 8 pm
Venue: Auditorium of North York Central Library (2nd floor across from library) 5120 Yonge Street, Toronto , ON M2N 5N9 (Yonge & Sheppard Ave)
(Located on west side of Yonge Street on the north side of Mel Lastman Square beside the North York Civic Centre. TTC subway station North York Centre. Walk to library located in the mall. Parking lot on Beecroft Road, meter parking on side streets, and underground).
M. Zuhdi Jasser, M.D. is the Founder and President of theAmerican Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD). A devout Muslim, Dr. Jasser founded AIFD in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on the United States as an effort to provide an American Muslim voice advocating for the preservation of the founding principles of the United States Constitution, liberty and freedom, through the separation of mosque and state. Dr. Jasser is a first generation American Muslim whose parents fled the oppressive Baath regime of Syria in the mid-1960’s for American freedom. Today, he is leading the fight for moderate Muslims who love their faith while embracing American principles and rejecting the hold that Islamist organizations have over American Muslims. Dr. Jasser is the author of The Battle for the Soul of Islam: An American Muslim Patriot’s Fight to Save His Faith(Simon & Schuster, June 2012). He is featured in four documentaries America at Risk,Islam v Islamists, A Question of Honor and The Third Jihad. http://www.aifdemocracy.org
Due to limited space, RSVP is urgently required. Please send number of guests along with their names asap to:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call : 416-505-1613
PLEASE NOTE SEATING WILL BE ON A FIRST COME BASIS.