Chicago - AP
Islamic Society leaders denounced the North American Donald Trump anti-Muslim speech and the expected declaration of the illegality of the US president decree to prevent the citizens of Muslim countries from entering the United States with the start of the application of prevention in a watered down version.
Thursday began the application of the amended version of the Trump decree to prevent refugees and visitors from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen from entering the United States by decision of the US Supreme Court until a hearing in October / October.
The Trump administration justifies the decree of the need to prevent terrorists from entering the country, but advocates for immigrants contend that it violates the Constitution because it is targeting Muslims in particular, especially since Trump promised during his campaign to prevent Muslims from entering the country.
Islamic Society began in North America, which presents itself as the largest gathering defender of the rights of Muslims in the American continent as its annual conference Friday in Chicago.
Said Azhar Aziz, President of the Assembly that "statements and speech (Trump) caused a lot of damage to the Muslim community in America."
The Assembly expects to end up to the declaration of a decree to eliminate Trump contrary to the Constitution.
Aziz said, "This country has always been a comprehensive nation embracing and tolerant. We as Americans have a duty to keep all of these principles. "
Aisha Khan participating in the conference that prevention even affect not covered directly due to its ramifications.
The young woman, aged 27, said the ban "the cause of a state of confusion", pointing out that her friends and their families, "advertise on Facebook before traveling and ask for their lawyers await their arrival if they need help."
Participants said at the conference that they felt grateful for the attitude of the solidarity of their fellow Americans of different religious affiliation, whether Catholics or Lutherans or Jews who shared their representatives at the conference, which lasts for three days.
They pointed to the volunteers who went to the airport with lawyers to provide free services and information for those coming with the start of the application of prevention.
Said Mohamed Abdel Latif, who came from Houston, "Many people came to the mosque to express their solidarity. It was the utmost magnificence. "
But others spoke about Muslims subjected to harassment and attacks with the growing feelings of hostility to Muslims and accused the extreme right and the American president himself groups of fomenting tension.
Said Isra Ali dentist and one of the organizers of the conference, said that Ramadan was very difficult this year.
In May / May, a man was stabbed hostile to Muslims two people who tried to defend the two girls on a train in Portland, Oregon.
Earlier this month, he suffered a genius Hassanein, 17, from Virginia, beaten to death after they leave the mosque at night. He accused the young man in the twenty-second old to kill her. Police said it was not a hate crime, but many Muslims are convinced that he was attacked because they are Muslim.
It organized a memorial service for a young woman during the Assembly of the Islamic Conference.