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Thank you for making the AMV day of solidarity
 open house a success

My  dear old, new and future friends,  

I would like to thank all of you for joining the American Muslim Voice for a well deserved afternoon of fun, food and conversation. During the past seven hours we have had over 150 friends with us to sow the seeds of friendship. Some people were surprised when they realized that the open house was actually at my home. (I guess that I did not make it clear.) Yes we (AMV) are very serious about creating the atmosphere of acceptance, understanding, kindness, peace, harmony and friendship and we need all of you to nurture these seeds of friendship through out the world.  

I believed with all my heart that we can take the next step and form life long friendship, today all of you proved that to me. Today we focused on what binds us together rather than what divides us.  

I don't know if any of you realized that we have started a new movement today "The Miracle Movement" that I dreamed of two years ago, where we all care about only one race, the human race. Over sixteen countries, forty organizations and many religions were represented. My home was filled with aromatic food, joy, warmth, laughter and the beauty of diversity. For that I am forever thankful to all of you.  

Another world is possible if we truly want it.  

The best part for me was when my eighty five year old neighbor called this morning to say that she could not join us due to personal problems and wished me luck and said" I did not know that you are a Muslim but I love you any way. Soon there should be lots of people at your home and if some one will not come they are at a great loss."  

Thank you all,

Samina F. Sundas & Team AMV
February 26, 2005

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