Solidarity Day at the new mosque, June 27, 2007. Some of the organizers of JewsSupportTheMosque.org with friends from the ISB.
The Islamic Society of Boston is struggling to build a new mosque and cultural center in Roxbury, MA. The group's effort has been met with fear-mongering attacks in the media and highly questionable legal challenges in court. It is time for other communities to speak out against these attacks and stand in solidarity with the ISB.
You can also view more background documents related to the issue.
An agreement announced on May 29, 2007 means that almost all of the lawsuits connected to this case have been dropped. Take a look at accounts from the Boston Globe and the ISB. Perhaps most interesting and encouraging is this story on reaction from Jewish and Muslim leaders. The David Project has posted a different (and not at all conciliatory) take on their website, davidproject.org.
Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel, “The Plight of Russian Jews” (1964)