As the country grapples with acts of hate and violence, we touch on a matter close to home, here in Washington.
Right now in the city of Redmond, there is pressure on the city council to pass a resolution condemning hate against Muslims promoted by an organization called the Alliance for Persecuted People Worldwide (APPWW).
APPWW is a Washington nonprofit based in the city of Redmond, and it has engaged with the City (including having the Council President participate in one of their events), despite the fact many people consider APPWW and its actions as expressly anti-Muslim. The city council is currently deadlocked as to whether or not to pass a resolution specifically condemning the hate promoted by APPWW as documented in a Public Statement signed by over 140 organizations (including numerous Indivisible groups).
Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director of the American Muslim Empowerment Network at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound, joins us to discuss.