Tucson takes a stand against hate speech - Tucson News Now

Tucson takes a stand against hate speech

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Hate speech has become a hot topic during this election season, and now it has some Tucson city leaders taking action. 

The Tucson City Council is expected to sign an anti-hate resolution in their meeting Wednesday.

The resolution was proposed by Karin Uhlich and Regina Romero after they said the election season included xenophobic, anti-Muslim and racist statements.

You can read it HERE: http://bit.ly/2eN9ZIQ

The new anti-hate resolution would offer extra protection to places like the Islamic Center of Tucson, the people who worship there and other minorities. 

In the past, the center has had glass bottles and trash thrown at their building, and even a trash can set on fire. 

A spokesman for the center said they are pleased with the direction the city is heading.

The goal of the resolution is to send an anti-hate message and keep the community welcoming and diverse.

Mahmoud Obagi, a spokesperson for the Islamic Center of Tucson, sent Tucson News Now the following statement:

"The Islamic Center of Tucson is very hopeful about this Resolution. The City of Tucson is becoming a leader in defeating xenophobia and can set as an example for other cities across the United States.

We hope this resolution can lead to community outreach programs and events.

This certainly is a step in the right direction and the Islamic Center of Tucson is glad they can be a part of it on the meeting on Wednesday evening."

To read more about the proposed resolution, click HERE: http://bit.ly/2dxloLa

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