Festival To Celebrate New England Muslim Community

MALDEN (AP) — Muslims across New England have organized the region’s first Muslim festival.

Muslim Fest will take place Sept. 25 in City Hall Plaza in Malden, Massachusetts.

Organizers say the festival will celebrate the diversity of the Muslim community and create a greater awareness of its cultural heritage.

Festival director Mohammad Shadid says the culture and image of New England Muslims has been “distorted by politicians and the terrorists who do not represent the faith.”

Malden Mayor Gary Christenson says he’s looking forward to the family event and sharing in rich cultural traditions.

The event features music, dance performances, poetry, a comedy show and a martial arts display, as well as children’s activities and a traditional marketplace selling art, clothing and food.

Muslim Fest is free and open to the public.

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One Comment

  1. Susan Nicoll says:

    Great, are you going to address what is happening in your religion?

  2. mstarvin says:

    LOL…you can’t make this stuff up.

  3. kek says:

    We celebrate them while they kill us. Is this the Trudeau doctrine “If you kill your enemies, they win”. All involved in this terrorism enabling are dangerous to American citizens. Malden Mayor Gary Christenson is a threat to the community and should resign or be fired.

    1. mstarvin says:

      Telling the truth in a liberal state will get you called a racist. This is Chamberlain-esque appeasement at its worst and will lead to the downfall of America.

      1. kek says:

        The words racist, bigot, islamaphobe are shame tools used by Leftists attempting to stifle conversation and debate. They are overplayed and overused and simple do not work against an educated population. Political Correctness kills and that’s exactly why these Muslims appeasers are dangerous and should be fought tooth an nail and defeated at all levels of government and education.

  4. altright says:

    This is an insult to our communities. Cancel this now!

  5. slimatic says:

    Wow. Do you guys really pay attention to your comments?

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