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RE: [bostonatheists] A propsal

From: Raja
Sent on: Monday, September 17, 2012 4:06 PM
Zack, I began contacting people that I know. One of whom is Tom Ferrick, whom I know personally, and you probably know too. He said he will get back to me soon. I am waiting for a reply from a few more. Before I reach out to more people, I need help to write a nice letter, so that it does not 'offend' anybody. I have people from all kinds of background, some are religious and some not. People know that I am not religious, but I don't see any reason to tell people about my atheistic views because I am raising two kids in a very religious community. So Google group is a good option. But I need to write a nice letter to people. Can anyone help?


Subject: Re: [bostonatheists] A propsal
From: [address removed]
To: [address removed]
Date: Mon, 17 Sep[masked]:53:26 -0400

<<JIM WROTE: One more though. Do we know anyone sympathetic to our beliefs and love of freedom that is able to translate what we do into Arabic? One of the things that foreign correspondents covering the protests noted is that locally hired translators will deliberately change the meanings of their questions and statements to further inflame feelings. If we post something on the Web or YouTube, let's make sure we preempt Islamic radicals from supplying their own version of a translation.>>

Yes: I've already reached out to Arabic (Moroccan and Egyptian) and French translators, who would be willing to work with us.

Raja, when you're ready to take the planning for this Free Speech event to the next level, I'd encourage you to use a Google Group to do so. I very much like the idea of having a demonstration on Sunday the 30th -- "Blasphemy Day", which is a prominent banner to operate under, even if our message is entirely less incendiary -- if the permitting allows. We've already heard from a number of interested parties, and I have plenty of people in my Rolodex -- religious and nonreligious alike! -- who would be willing supporters. Let us know how you'd like to proceed, or if you've heard from someone who'd like to take the reins of this project.

Today's one of the days I'm proud to be part of this community of ours.

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