Re: Invitation for politicians, clergy, educators and peacebuilders only

Dear friends and colleagues,

It is my honor and greatest hope that you would join me and other peacebuiders for an Interfaith Jumu’ah Prayer in front of the United Nations on Friday, June 14, 2019, 1:00-3:00 PM to denounce the pending conflict with Iran. Time and time again, we’ve experienced proliferation of violent religious extremists emanating from the Muslim world after each conflict in Muslim nations. The global unification against terrorism post September 11 terrorist attacks quickly shattered when Iraq was attacked based on false pretense. Iraq war has unnecessarily claimed hundreds of thousands of lives and trillions of dollars. Today, the conflicts has spread globally without end in sight.

Another conflict with Iran poses a tremendous risks to innocent lives and preciously resources needed to build our crumbling infrastructure, universal healthcare and the present third word education rankings. There may be legitimate concerns with Iran and other nations, but fabricating justifications for endless ‘Arms Selling’ wars like Iraq’s is against the principles of great and civilized nations. Furthermore, contrary to warmongering lobbyists, attacking Iran doesn’t benefit America’s allies in the region in the long term.

Finally, during this historic gathering, our long awaited “New York Open Declaration” shall be officially unveiled. Attached, you’ll find a short media preview summery of this Declaration I look forward for your comradery on this crucial humanitarian endeavor. Thank you!

Sheikh Musa Drammeh
Chairman, New York Peace Coalition