BLOOMFIELD HILLS — Next week, two anti-Muslim events will be held at a Bloomfield Hills church in an attempt to assign blame for 9/11 to the entire Muslim community. The events have been widely denounced as hateful and Islamophobic. In response, state Reps. Abdullah Hammoud (D-Dearborn) and Mari Manoogian (D-Birmingham) issued the following statement:

“Our communities should be outraged by these scheduled toxic and bigoted events. With the rise of mass shootings by white domestic terrorists targeting those they deem ‘other’ we are deeply disturbed that a place of worship would host an event that continues to fan the flames of hate and intolerance. Religious institutions should strive to be welcoming centers for all. We strongly encourage Bloomfield Hills Baptist Church to reconsider hosting these events and instead seek opportunities to foster a positive dialogue within the community.”