Tulsans offer support for Muslim neighbors who are fearful after Tuesday's presidential election

Tulsans offer support for Muslim neighbors who are fearful after Tuesday's presidential election

TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:

  • A group of Tulsans rallied Friday night in support of a Muslim adovcacy group.
  • Aware Tulsa members gathered at a south Tulsa DoubleTree Hotel to show their support.
  • They said want their Muslim friends and neighbors to know they care about them.
  • Multiple Muslim groups at the hotel met inside and talked about the gesture of support.

Tulsans rallied outside an event for a Muslim advocacy group Friday.

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Aware Tulsa tried to gather as many people to rally outside the Doubletree Hotel near 61st and Yale in south Tulsa to offer support to Muslims who may feel uncertain after Tuesday’s presidential election.

President-Elect Donald Trump spoke of a ban on Muslims entering the country while he was running for the office.

While there is no telling whether or not he will continue to pursue that, Aware Tulsa wants to tell their Muslim neighbors they are here to support them.

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Hundreds gathered to tell their Muslim-American neighbors they support them. Signs read things like “You already help make America great right now,” “You belong here,” “You’re welcome in my America” and “Tulsa needs your voice.” Children even made their own signs

When attendees showed to the long hallway packed full of people greeting them, many started to cry.

Right now members of Tulsa's Muslim community are arrivivng for a banquet. I watched a some be brought to tears as they realized the hundreds rallying outside the ballroom were lining the hallways to welcome them. Hear from everyone involved on FOX23 News tonight.

Posted by FOX23 Lynn Casey on Friday, November 11, 2016

After the rally, CAIR invited everyone inside to have dinner with them:

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