Russell Simmons Will Headline #IAmAMuslimToo Rally In Times Square

The rally, to be held Sunday February 19 in Times Square, will also be led by a Rabbi and Imam.

February 18, 2017

Def Jam Recordings co-founder Russell Simmons will be headlining and leading a unity rally titled
#IAmAMuslimToo, that will take place Sunday February 19 at Times Square in New York City. Imam Shamsi Ali, Rabbi Marc Schneier, Daisy Khan, and Linda Sarsour will all be joining Simmons at the rally.


Simmons organized the event in response to President Trump's controversial Muslim ban, which has currently been temporarily blocked by a federal appeals court. Simmons has also told NBC that "I love doing this work. It's purposeful. It makes me happy."

This is also not the first time Simmons has organized an event of this nature. According to NBC, Simmons and co-organizer Rabbi Mark Schneier held an event like this six years ago in response to New York representative Peter King's announcement to hold hearings about Muslim extremists.

As of right now, the #IAmAMuslimToo event's Facebook page says there will be 1,500 in attendance, with 6,600 interested.

Russell Simmons Will Headline #IAmAMuslimToo Rally In Times Square