By Carol Kuruvilla, Huffpost

Interfaith leaders have joined forces to protest the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border this week ― many putting their bodies on the line to support migrants’ right to seek asylum. …

Hussam Ayloush, executive director of CAIR’s Los Angeles chapter, was one of the first leaders arrested on Monday. He told HuffPost that the experience reminded him of a saying from the Prophet Muhammad: “None of you is a true person of faith until you love for your brethren what you love for yourself.”

“My faith in God is the most important part of my life,” Ayloush wrote in an email. “And it was my faith, love and passion for dignity, respect of human rights for all people, including our brothers and sisters from Central America seeking asylum and refuge, that led me to protest and get detained in order to help raise awareness about this injustice.”

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