The organization in the making; AMD, from concept to reality!
About 50 participants attended the meeting. Everyone had the chance to speak and share their thoughts. How to start a grassroots movement for civic engagement was the take home message?
About 75 individuals including representatives of the local Masajid participated and felt a great need for an organization to educate Muslims about their civic responsibilities and the need for political involvement.
About 50 individuals representing the cross section of NJ Muslims including Arabs were in attendance. Saad Abbasi welcomed the audience and introduced Tariq Khan and Mahmood Alam to talk about importance of Muslim presence in the political arena. Dr. Alam made another power point presentation for the establishment of new organization. His plea was again received with mixed feelings on the effectiveness of such organization in the face of wide spread “Islamophobia” and marginalization of Muslim community. Dr. Alam argued Muslim civil rights could only be protected by active participation in the political process.
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