20,000 minus 19,900 or more showed up. via Islamic prayers in Marshall Park draw critics | WCNC.com Charlotte.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — About 200 Muslim men, women and children prayed together Friday afternoon, as police and protesters looked on in Marshall Park for the Jumah at the DNC 2012.
The event, sponsored by the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs, was added to the official DNC Host Committee calendar and the implied endorsement angered people across the country.
Earlier this week, the committee removed the Jumah from its calendar.
Officials said speakers for the event and statements and positions from event organizers were not appropriate and relevant to the Host Committee.
Organizer Jibril Hough, of the Islamic Center of Charlotte, said the Jumah was never sponsored by the DNC Host Committee.
“The DNC did not do this. We did this,” said Hough. “It is about prayer, not politics. We want to…
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