Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hartford City Council Meetings to Begin with Muslim Prayers

City Council Meetings to Begin with Muslim Prayers
Updated 7:15 PM EDT, Tue, Sep 7, 2010
Hartford, CT

In the wake of the battle over a mosque at Ground Zero, a move by Hartford City Council is sure to have its critics.

The Council announced Tuesday that it has invited local imams to perform Islamic invocations at the beginning of the Council meetings in September.

Though meetings don't regularly begin with any form of prayer, an email from the Common Council called it "an act of solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters."

The email even referenced the ongoing issue in New York. "One of the goals of the Council is to give a voice to the many diverse peoples of the City, which is especially important given the recent anti-Islam events throughout the country."

Council President rJo Winch called it an important move for the Council. "I feel it is very important that, as a Council, we project a culture of inclusiveness in the City of Hartford. Too often it is our differences that divide us. In my opinion, it is our combination of differences that makes us strong," Winch said.


The City of Hartford website prominently displays a "Hartford 375 Years" logo. If they welcome Sharia law, they won't survive another 10. And every move like this, by any state, county, or city, sets a legal precedent that will allow judges to legislate from the bench and extend that precedent to every American, regardless of our location. We must stop this now.

A few pertinent numbers and links in case you'd like to voice your opinion. Please share and repost widely:

City Council Office, 860.543.8510
Common Council Court, 860.757.9560
City of Hartford, CT, 860.543.8500 or 860.757.9311

Click HERE for City of Hartford website.

Click HERE for Court of Common Council

Email: 311@hartford.gov

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