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Members of the Muslim community come together to write for a cause

Members of the Muslim community come...

WHITEHALL TWP., Pa. - A gathering in Lehigh County aims to prove the saying --the pen is mightier than the sword.

"We've been calling senators and congressmen. It's been frustrating because we haven't been able to get through to them" says Huma Usmani, the event organizer.

So these people have decided to try the old- fashioned way.

"I feel if you write a letter, it's more heartfelt" says Usmani.

They are writing to the politicians that represent them.

"All I'm doing is making my displeasure known," says a man named Ian.

This man says he wants to make sure his elected officials know where he stands on the issue of immigration.

"I'm very upset about the behavior of our president," says Ian.

Usmani believes we as a country should do everything we can to help people who are trying to escape war-torn countries, regardless of religion.

"I feel like we are slamming the door on their faces," says Usmani.

Usmani says an event like this one is important because it helps breakdown misconceptions about Muslims.

"This is what our belief teaches us. We are taught to live peacefully with other communities," says Usmani.

And she makes this plea to others who want to speak out about recent changes in political polices.

"Just write out your letters, write from your heart. Keep it simple and get the message across" says Usmani.


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