Russell Simmons Leads ‘I Am A Muslim Too’ Rally in New York [Video]

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Hip hop music mogul Russell Simmons led a rally of thousands in New York City on Sunday night in an effort to show solidarity for Muslim Americans.

Simmons’ “I Am A Muslim Too” rally was held in the heart of NYC, Times Square, as a response to the increased anxiety over Donald Trump’s executive order limiting immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries.

“We are here today to show middle America our beautiful signs and, through our beautiful actions and intention, that they have been misled. We are here unified because of Donald Trump. We want to thank him for bringing us together,” Simmons told the crowd.

He added, “We are focused on things that are not helpful to America, we’re using the Muslim community as a scapegoat. We are being mean to the people who are the victims of terrorism. All of the diversity we see here today will prevail.”

The rally was also attended by New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, Chelsea Clinton, Q-Tip and Susan Sarandon, who the Daily Mail reports told the crowd that it’s no longer possible to remain neutral and that “We will fight hatred with love.”

Source Image: AP