This is the fourth year that I participate as a speaker in this wonderful event where the Tampa community comes together to remember one of the greatest American heroes. All praise is to the Almighty God and thanks to Dr. King's struggle that we enjoy our liberties today.
Remembering Dr. King's legacy. CAIR Rep. Ahmed Bedier (me) addresses diverse Tampa worshipers from the pulpit of Beulah Baptist Church in Tampa, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Interfaith Memorial Service. Behind Bedier are religious leaders from the Christian, Jewish and Bahai Communities. After speaking of Dr. King's legacy, Bedier offered a prayer for peace from the Islamic tradition.
The Rabbi (name not mentioned for their privacy) is laughing at something I said. A little humor goes a loooooong way.
On stage listening to City of Tampa Mayor Pam Iorio as she shares her thoughts on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It's been a loooooooong day, but we're still hangin in there. It's 8:00pm right about now!
Bedier (me) Laughing w/ the all male choir at Beulah Baptist Church in Tampa, at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Annual Interfaith Memorial Service.
A wonderful local Jewish choir chanting "Shalom, Salam"
(c) 2005 Ahmed Bedier, all photo rights reserved.