PORTLAND, Maine – an activist group in Maine, the largest city says hundreds of people participate in the drive to get the residents to support Muslim-owned businesses in a show of solidarity against Islamophobia.
Progressive Portland is calling the event the “Muslim-Owned Business Buy-In” and it is with this rally against the anti-Islamic sentiments. The event will take place in Portland on Saturday and Sunday. The group says more than 600 people registered to take part.
The group that the event in the wake of an act of vandalism against a halal market in town. The Council on American-Islamic Relations condemned the christmas Eve window-smashing as an example of anti-Muslim sentiment.
Portland Mayor Ethan Strimling participate in the shop drive. He was planning to visit three Muslim-owned markets on Saturday morning.