By: Rabbi Marc Schneier, President of The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding (FFEU)
"We must stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters and forcefully push back if steps are taken that violate their constitutionally protected rights as American citizens. We must remain true to our democratic traditions. At this moment of testing, let all of us take a deep breath and agree to live up to the core beliefs in compassion and human dignity that undergird our respective faiths as well as American democracy. If we resolve together to stand up for each other and to protect the rights of Muslims and other faith or ethnic communities that might be demonized or discriminated against, there is no question that we will prevail over fear and bigotry."