At a Maryland Islamic Community Center, Superman stops by to remind all, 'dreams save us'
LAUREL, Md. (WBFF) – The fictional hero Superman always famously declared, “I stand for truth, justice and the American way,” and it seems on Monday night, he stopped by an Islamic Community Center in Maryland to continue to spread this very message.
‘This looks like a job for Superman!’
Zainab Chaudry, spokesperson for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, says Superman paid a visit to Laurel’s Islamic Community Center, draping a ramp’s rails with brightly colored superhero capes and handwritten messages of encouragement and love at a time when the Muslim community in particular is experiencing turmoil under the Trump administration’s latest executive orders. Those orders, which have sparked protests nationally and internationally, put in place a temporary ban on refugees and immigrants from seven predominantly Muslim nations from entering the United States. That comes following Trump’s plans to move forward with building a Mexican border wall too.
But on Tuesday morning, locals woke to find Superman’s empowering words, which Chaudry hopes will encourage the greater community to “join this fight” referencing #NoBanNoWall.
"Dreams save us. Dreams lift us up and transform us. Until my dream of a world where dignity, honor and justice becomes the reality we all share, I'll never stop fighting. Ever,” wrote the mysterious “Superman.”
Chaudry describes the last several days as "an emotional roller coaster."
She says, "It's been tough listening to community concerns and learning stories of Muslim travelers - including a five-year-old boy from Maryland - who have been or stand to be personally impacted on a very real level by the #MuslimBan," adding, "In one case, a legal permanent resident from Iran was unable to travel home for his mother's funeral last week because he was advised by his attorney that he might not be able to return to the United States."
Indeed, universities across the nation have issued travel warnings to students in the wake of the travel ban.
"Public displays of solidarity like this message at ICCL are the kryptonite we need to inspire us," Chaudry says, "to recommit to justice and never stop fighting the good fight."