: Feb 07, 2017

The Man Trying to Turn Mosques Into Places of Sanctuary

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OZY Magazine Rising Stars profile of Imam Omar today.

“He believes in Mohammed, he says, but sees no barrier between faith and tolerance. “I believe Islam is the truth,” he says, “but I also believe that mercy should be universal.”

Despite his horror at the Trump administration, Suleiman is not one to pour unequivocal praise on Barack Obama. He appreciated the 44th president’s rhetoric, “but his policies did not match up,” he says, adding that “this was a brutal eight years for immigrants.” Throughout our conversation, I’ve noticed the immense care he gives each word, but he’s not afraid to speak boldly. “We’re witnessing the dying breaths of white supremacy,” he says. If he could tell Trump one thing, it would be “we are not afraid of you — and we are resilient.”

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The Man Trying to Turn Mosques Into Places of Sanctuary

Imam Omar Suleiman is trying to convince mosques to offer sanctuary to illegal immigrants under the new administration.

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