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2011 Hours Against Hate Joint Script [Long Version]


Remarks
Hannah Rosenthal
   Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism 
Farah Anwar Pandith
   Special Representative to Muslim Communities 
Washington, DC
February 16, 2011

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SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: Anti-Semitism

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: Prejudice

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: Racism

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: Muslim Hatred

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: Sexism

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: All words for hate…Hate is Hate

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: Hate is Hate…No matter who the target is

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: This year we are launching a campaign

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: 2011 Hours Against Hate

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: We are asking young people, in every corner of the world

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: To pledge their time to stop hate

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: To do something for someone who doesn’t look like you, pray like you, live like you

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: To stand up for respect

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: And speak out against bigotry

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: History shows us many examples of different communities coming together to help one another

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: La Con – vi – vencia – a period of seven centuries in Spain—when Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived together, exchanging ideas and culture.

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: During the Holocaust, King Zog of Albania issued four hundred passports to refugee Jews, granting them safe entry into his country during the Holocaust, saving their lives[i].

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: And In Turkey, when Sultan Mehmed fostered multi-religious communities throughout Istanbul, where Jews and Muslims coexisted peacefully and prosperously.

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: Now we must work together to build new histories for a stronger, more prosperous world…no one group can do it alone

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: It’s up to you, the next generation…

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: Join the Campaign—2011 Hours Against Hate

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: Pledge two hours to serve food for the homeless

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: Pledge four hours at a religious charity other than your own

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: Pledge five hours at a women’s shelter

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: Every hour makes a difference

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: What will you do?

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: How many hours will you give?

SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE PANDITH: Who will you reach out to?

SPECIAL ENVOY ROSENTHAL: To stop hate?

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