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Snowstorm causes cancellation of ‘Tolerance’ event in Little Falls

The event had been scheduled in response to an earlier speech about “the rise of global Islamic terrorism.”

A forum scheduled for Wednesday night in Little Falls on “Tolerance and the Fear of Islam” has been postponed because of the heavy snowfall.

Officials said the event, to be held at the Franciscan Center in Little Falls, will be rescheduled. It was set up in response to a speech this summer by Brigitte Gabriel, who spoke of “the rise of global Islamic terrorism.”

In setting up the forum, Ellen Longfellow, civil rights attorney for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said:

“Many individuals in the community have never met a Muslim in person and that allows fear to grow. This event seeks to promote a positive discussion around tolerance, respect and community.”

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Sponsors include:

  • Little Falls Partners for Peace
  • Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace
  • Building Blocks of Islam
  • Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.