Some Muslims concerned about Christian event at Ford Field
Several Muslims have become concerned over a Christian mass event at Ford Field, claiming that the Christians are sending out anti-Muslim messages.
Dawud Walid of the Council on American-Islamic Relations says the promoters of the event are sending out anti-Islamic messages, talking about driving stakes into the ground at local Mosques to send the demons away and Walid says that is disturbing and ridiculous.
One of the promoters can be heard on the internet saying some people are talking about making Michigan the first Islamic state and that Muslims are “in your face everywhere.”
Walid is also concerned because some well known local pastors and bishops are planning to attend and he wonders out loud if they don’t know what’s behind the event.
Bishop Edgar Vann from the Second Ebenezer Church says he believes this is a prayer event to uplift and strengthen Detroiters and if it is anything but that, he wouldn’t be part of it. “We need to build bridges and not walls” he says. Bishop Vann says he wouldn’t be part of anything divisive.
Walid says he isn’t saying the event should be cancelled, he just hopes it is filled with the right kinds of prayers.