TEXAS MUSLIM CAPITOL DAY
TEXAS MUSLIM CAPITOL DAY During the last legislative session in 2011, CAIR Texas along with other Greater Houston Muslim and non-Muslim organizations initiated a successful ‘Texas Muslim Capitol Day’. CAIR-TX is inviting Texas Muslim organizations and all of our coalition partners to participate in the upcoming 2013 event. This legislative session, we plan to increase attendence from all over Texas. Our goal for the 2013 session is to mobilize 350 people to attend Texas Muslim Capitol Day. During our visit to the 2011 legislative session, we provided information to law makers on proposed anti-Shariah legislation stating any attempts to ban Shariah would be an attempt to restrict our Constitutional rights. Additionally, we worked with our coalition partners to encourage immigration reform. This coming session we aim to continue our work.
On January 31st for Texas Muslim Capitol Day, Imam Islam Mossaad of North Austin Muslim Community Center is confirmed to be the “Pastor of the Day” who will offer the invocation in the House Chamber at the state Capitol. Imam Islam stated:
“Praise is for the All-Mighty for the honor of opening the legislative session with a sincere prayer to Him that we get matters right for all Texans. Texas Muslims have much to offer our state and will continue to make strides of bringing more understanding, justice, security and prosperity to the people of the state of Texas.”
WASHINGTON STATE MUSLIM CAPITOL DAY
CAIR MONDAY, JAN. 21, 2013 – Some 400 Muslims march from Olympia Center to the Capitol; Muslims rally at Capitol Steps; Legislative appointments 11:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m. (Media welcome to accompany some groups to meetings. Meeting schedules available on request.)
Muslim voters attending the event will represent at least 33 of the 49 state legislative districts. They will provide information about recent anti-Muslim incidents and will urge their legislators to speak out against Islamophobic rhetoric and hate crimes.
Arsalan Bukhari, executive director of the Washington chapter of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-WA), said, “The growing suspicion and mistrust of the American Muslim community, caused in large part to an organized ‘Islamophobia’ industry, has also motivated community members to want to define themselves rather than having others define us.” “We have witnessed 10 anti-Muslim hate crimes in the Northwest in just the past year, which should be serious cause for concern and corrective action. Muslim constituents will work to make lawmakers aware of the growing problem of Islamophobia and of the veiled and camouflaged manner in which it is being promoted. It is imperative that local and national leaders speak out and condemn the growing level of anti-Muslim prejudice and work with their Muslim constituents and their allies to oppose this promotion of bigotry against minorities, whatever the source.”
9AM – Buses arrive at Olympia Center. (Address: 222 Columbia St. NW, Olympia, WA. Phone: 360.753.8380.) BREAKFAST reception at Olympia Center. Participants check in, and have breakfast in areas assigned to their groups by district. Group members pick roles that each group member will play in meetings, exchange cell phone numbers.
9:15AM – WELCOMING address and “Why we are here”. Overview of the issues we will ask law makers to address.
9:35AM – TRAINING: “How to Meet with your Legislator”. Then, each group will practice through mock meetings among themselves, to practice for actual meetings.
10:35AM – MARCH together (see the route here: http://g.co/maps/uvysz) from Olympia Center to the State Capitol Building! Bring your signs & your organizations’ banners. Children, and families with children, line up in front row.
11:10AM-11:30AM – RALLY at the Capitol Steps! Bring our signs and your orgs’ banners. Take photos as a group.
11:30AM-1:45PM – MEETINGS with your legislators
12:30PM-1PM – Another important rally at the Capitol Steps, together with our friends at “Washington CAN” to attend only if you don’t have meetings schedule at this time. Bring your signs!
2PM–3PM – Lunch banquet and fundraising session in the Olympia Center, featuring a welcome address by a state lawmaker, and a presentation on CAIR-WA’s work.
3:20PM – Asr prayers in Olympia Center
Note regarding PRAYERS:Duhr prayers may be performed in the Columbia Room in the Legislative Building. Asr prayers will be held at 3:20pm sharp in the Olympia Center. Maghreb prayers will be held in the Olympia Center at 4:40PMIn the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful
3:30PM – 4PM – Groups plan and document exact action steps on developing long term relationships with lawmakers met today and announce these action steps to larger group.
Soon, every day will be ‘MUSLIM’ Day.
Never have we seen a particular religion in America declaring so many special days exclusively for their followers. Apparently, they are just putting up with us, and breeding like rabbits until they have enough muslim voters to turn America into an Islamic state. After all, they’ve already put one of their own into the White House. With a quick Google search, we can find a myriad of Muslim (ONLY) Days.
MUSLIM DAY OF PRAYER AT THE US CAPITOL
Muslims gather on the lawn of the US Capitol Building, prostrate themselves on their prayer rugs, then pray for Islam to be the law of the land. OUR land. Barack Hussein Obama approves of this spectacle at OUR capitol, but he has cancelled the National Day of Prayer at the White House.
MUSLIM DAYS are planned for every State Capitol in the country.
There have been several in the past few years and plans are to hold Muslim Days in every state once a year. Muslim squat and pray on the lobby floor of our State Capital buildings and or outside on the lawn.
And once again, hundreds of Muslims will be pointing their asses to Mecca as they pray at the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington DC in March 2013.