The District Committee of the SoCal Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle issued the following statement to the Los Angeles branches of Muslims for Progressive Values and the Council on Islamic American relations:
As your organization stood with ours in 2014 after the desecration of our mural by vandals spreading hatred ostensibly for and against Palestine, so we now stand with you and our Muslim sisters and brothers as racist violence is incited against your community. “In its 115 year nationwide history 108 years in Los Angeles our Arbeter Ring/Workmen’s Circle has always fought for equal rights for all, especially for working women and men, based on our understanding of Jewish history that the greater the freedom in any society, the greater the security for all peoples and cultures.
Remembering our people’s history of genocide and resistance in the Holocaust, we stand firmly against fascism, regardless of any false religious camouflage it may hide behind.
We stand with you in solidarity!