CAIR Headquarters, Oct. 7, Washington, DC: Tearing the Quran, Sharia Law, and the Hadith. 'In This Situation, Does Executive Director Nihad Awad Defend the First Amendment, or Defend Sharia Law? Will He Denounce the Death Threats Against Us, and the Murders of Other Christians Around the World?' - Randall Terry

Oct 06, 2010, 06:00 ET from Randall Terry

WASHINGTON, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Various Muslim leaders around the world have called for death or punishment for Americans who tear, burn, or desecrate the Quran. (Link to stories below.)

Press Conferences in NYC and DC: 11:00 A.M., Oct. 6, West Broadway and Park Place (Near Cordoba Mosque) NYC; 11:00 A.M., Oct. 7, 453 New Jersey Ave, S.E., DC (CAIR Headquarters). Other cities listed at at Hear Muhammad Speak.

We have asked NYC Imam Abdul Rauf of the Cordoba House to join us today in NYC, October 6; and the Executive Director of CAIR, Nihad Awad, to join us in Washington, DC on Thursday, October 7, to tell the world plainly that they renounce these threats against us, and the violence against Christians around the world that resulted from Quran protests in America.

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We invite them, and Muslim leaders in America, to sign the following statement, and declare to Muslims throughout the world:

"We, American Muslims, denounce the calls for violence against those who burn, tear, or otherwise 'desecrate' Qurans, and we call on Muslim Imams, Muftis, Ayatollahs, and political leaders in Muslim nations throughout the world to cease persecuting Christians, Jews, and others who proclaim their faiths, and thereby differ with Muhammad, Islam and Sharia law."

Randall Terry, President of Society for Truth and Justice, calls on international Muslim leaders:

"We invite you – the Islamic political and religious leaders of Saudi Arabia, Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Jordan, Yemen, Syria, and other Islamic nations – to cease imposing Sharia law on your citizens. Be men of honor and courage: Lay down the sword of Muhammad, and respect the right of all peoples in your realms to publicly practice their religion, as defined in the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights."

Universal Declaration states:

Article 18.

"Everyone has the right to freedom of thought, conscience and religion; this right includes freedom to change his religion or belief, and freedom, either alone or in community with others and in public or private, to manifest his religion or belief in teaching, practice, worship and observance."

Article 19.

"Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers."

International news over Quran tearing and threats; and full list of cities for Oct. 7: "Hear Muhammad Speak."

This release was distributed in Arabic and Hebrew to print, broadcast, and online databases to the following 19 countries: Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates, and Yemen.

SOURCE Randall Terry