Russell Simmons Will Help lead The "I Am Muslim Too Rally" Against President Trump

BHR Hollywood Reports........Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons will host the “I Am A Muslim Too” rally in New York’s Times Square this Sunday. Linda Sarsour, Amani Al-Khatahtbeh, and more will speak at the event, held in solidarity with those affected by the Trump Administration’s Muslim Ban.

Linda Sarsour
It’ll run from midday until 4 p.m. Simmons will be joined by hosts Rabbi Marc Schneier (president of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding), and Imam Shamsi Ali (of the Jamaica Muslim Center). Read Simmons’ statement below, via a press release.

Everyone except white privileged males are in immediate danger. African Americans, women, Latinos, Asians and LGBTQ are all at risk, but there is no freedom in that privileged status either because the spirit of the oppressor is oppressed as well.

We are living in a time when unity will make America great. This is a special moment for all Americans of good will to band together to promote the kind of compassion and equality for others that we want for ourselves.
Amani Al-Khatahtbeh

“I am a Muslim, too!” the group chanted several times at the anti-President Trump rally organized by hip hop mogul Russell Simmons and a local rabbi and imam.

“We are here, unified, because of Donald Trump, so we won’t speak too harshly of him tonight – today. We want to thank him for bringing us together,” Simmons said.

Donald Trump 
Simmons used to be friends with Trump, and the two men reportedly socialized nearly every weekend at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Trump even wrote the foreword for two of Simmons’ books, and Simmons has said he was with Trump during Trump’s first date with now-First Lady Melania Trump.

But a rift developed when Simmons said he would “rather Kim Kardashian be president” than Trump, after the business magnate announced his candidacy for the GOP nomination.

The two haven’t spoken since 2015, Simmons told reports. Now, instead of speaking to Trump, Simmons only speaks out against his ex-buddy.
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