ANNAPOLIS: The United Maryland Muslim Council (UMMC) along with its faith partners hosted an Interfaith Legislative Night in Miller Senate Building in Annapolis. The event was sponsored by Maryland Senator James Brochin and local MusJim Councils. Muslim Council invited senators. delegates and state leadership from both democratic and republican parties. Several dozen Senators and Delegates from both parties attended this auspicious event included tso Muslim Delegates Bilal Ali and Dr. Jay Jalisi, in addition to Maryland Lt Gover nor Boyd Rutherford, Secretary of State John Wobensmith, representatives of various US Congressmen and Senators along wth hundreds of contnunity members from across the state. Additionally. several other dignitaries and government and elected officials attended the event to show their support to the community. After Quran recitation and national anthem, each elected official was given an opportunity to introduce themselves and present brief remarks. All local Muslim Councils joined the United Maryland Muslim Council to show their support, unity and Strength.
The United Maryland Muslim Council President, Rizwan Siddiqi thanked all guests and sponsors and recognized UMMC board of directors and executive council members as wall as each cosponsor organcation and the faith partners Mr. Siddiqi specially recognized a devout Muslim and Pnnce George’s County Police Corporal Mujahid Ramzziddin, who was shot and killed on Feb 21st in Brandyrvine, while he was off-duty and was trying to protect a woman in his neighborhood against domestic violence. A one-minute silence was observed to mark respect and prayers were offered for him by Jameel Johnson, President of the Prince George’s County Muslim Council. The United Maryland Muslim Council President during his remarks made it clear that guns are common denominator for hate crimes, domestic violence, homicide or school shootings, and to protect public and children. 4) demanded that legislator’s pass common sense gun control lan’s. Ban purchase of semi-automatic oeapons and implement 1 background checks at gun shows, while protecting rights under second amendment Muslim Community showed its full support for the bill that is currently in legislative process regarding genocide of Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
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