Denver, CO - Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet today issued the following statement regarding the "March Against Sharia," an anti-Muslim protest taking place in more than 20 cities across the country.
"The marches in Denver and other cities across the country today further add to the fear that many have been feeling in recent months," Bennet said. "America was built on the idea that people of different faiths can come together to create a strong, united democracy. We need to spend more time walking in each other's shoes, not inspiring hate or fear. All of us in political office have a responsibility to speak out against these actions and remind every member of our communities that you are valued and welcome in this country."
Bennet visited the Islamic Center of Fort Collins earlier this year after it was vandalized, to learn more about the incident and show his support. He also has called for the President to abandon his attempts to secure a travel ban against Muslim-majority countries, and stop using rhetoric that inspires acts of hate.