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Tell Fox News Enough is Enough

4 April 2014 General No Comment Email This Post Email This Post

Dar-al-Hijrah

byAlfonsoLopezFollow, DailyKos

Tuesday night, Fox News smeared an important member of the Northern Virginia community. This year, I introduced a resolution to recognize the 30th Anniversary of Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church, which has worked to expand opportunity and help their neighbors build a better future. Fox doesn’t like that the resolution passed.

Opportunity in this country extends to the ability to worship freely, a fundamental right in America. For Fox News to smear an important community institution by ignorantly painting all Muslims with the same brush is reprehensible. At its core, this is a right-wing media attack on the faith and religious freedom of hard-working patriotic Americans.

Sign this petition now to tell Fox News enough is enough. While the Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center reaches out to provide assistance to people regardless of their faith, Fox News is attempting to divide our country using fear and hate.

What did Fox News yesterday after people in Northern Virginia started pushing back? They doubled down.

Last night, they again smeared Dar Al-Hijrah Islamic Center. While Dana Perino seems to begin to get it by the end of last night’s segment, what her colleagues at Fox News apparently missed in the middle of their fear-mongering is all of the good work that thousands of members of Dar Al-Hijrah do in our community each week.

In 2013, the members of the center provided more than $80,000 in assistance to community members struggling to pay their rent, and served 200 families from all faith backgrounds each week through their weekly food bank.

Please join me in signing the petition to tell Fox News that it is time for them to stop dividing our country using fear and hate. Let’s stand with the Virginia Legislature to say that we ought to celebrate all of those institutions in our communities that work to expand opportunity and create a better future for our children.

Voted the “Best Public Servant of 2013” by the readers of the Arlington Sun Gazette, Delegate Alfonso Lopez is a lifelong Democrat with over 20 years of experience on issues critical to the people of Northern Virginia. Alfonso has the passion and the practical experience to fight for our progressive values in Washington from day one. Over the past decade, Alfonso has served our community as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates, an appointee in the Obama Administration, and as a trusted advisor to Governor Kaine on federal issues in Washington. For more visit AlfonsoLopez.org

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