Nov. 19: Twinning Event in Detroit!

More than 100 Muslims and Jews from across Greater Detroit took part in a Muslims and Jews We Refuse to Be Enemies event at the Student Center at Wayne State University on Thursday evening November 19.

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Pictured Left to Right: Siham Jaafer, Rabbi Dorit Edut and Samatha Woll of Greater Detorit Muslim-Jewish Solidarity Council

The unity event feature speeches by WSU President M. Roy Wilson, FFEU Muslim-Jewish Program DireImam Mohamed Mardini and Rabbi Norm Roman, two of the pioneers in building relations in Greater Detroit over the past 30 years.
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Eviatar Baksis, Israel shaliach at WSU Hillel and Achmed Sabbagh, President of the Arab Student Union at WSU

The event included remarks by leaders of the Jewish, Muslim and Arab student groups at WSU and an awards ceremony for Muslim and Jewish high school students who wrote essays and did art work celebrating diversity and Muslims-Jewish friendship.
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Old friends and allies in Detroit: Imam Mohammed Mardini and Rabbi Norm Roman

After a poignant and moving Moment of Silence for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut, Israel and elsewhere, the event took on a festive, joyful and boundary crossing flavor with Muslim and Jewish participants doing a hora together to music performed by the Kidz Klezmer Group of Greater Detroit, and rapping along with Muslim hip hop performer Omar Aburashed.
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Omar Aburashed performs his hip hop composition opposing violence and calling for Interfaith coming together

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Kidz Klezmar Group performs Israeli folk song

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Teenage winners of the Creative Writing contest display their certificates

In addition to FFEU and GDMJSC, the event was co-sponsored by Ameinu Detroit, Michigan Muslim Community Council, Jewish Community Relations Council, Isaac Agree Downtown Synagogue, Congregation T’chiya, Islamic Organization of North America, Interfaith Leadership Council of Metro Detroit and others.
#WeRefuseToBeEnemies #Tw15nning #SpreadHummusNotHate
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