Monday, September 11, 2017

USA: 'Meet a Muslim Day' in Oshkosh brings Muslims together with greater community


Organizers say they hope to break down barriers of mistrust and misunderstanding and teach people that Muslims are just like everyone else.

Ladies from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Oshkosh teamed up with men
to answer questions as part of their #MeetAMuslim - Ask Me Anything campaign
Photo: ABC News 19 (WKOW)
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Source/Credit: WKOW ABC News 19, TOA/AT
By WKOW, TOA/AT | September 10, 2017

A U.S. Muslim group is reaching out to their communities at large as part of a national effort to unite people of all faiths.

Locally, a contingent of men and women from the Ahmadiyya Muslim youth group of Oshkosh teamed up to host Meet a Muslim Day as people showed up on the Capitol Square for the Dane County Farmers' Market in Madison, Wisconsin, WKOW has reported.

One of the event organizers, Harris Ahmed, said the group hope to break down barriers of mistrust and misunderstanding and teach people that Muslims are just like everyone else.

"There was a pew research study that was done that said only 62 percent of Americans had ever met a Muslim and that's why we're here and making ourselves available," WKOW quoted Ahmed as saying.

This is the second year of Meet a Muslim Day and the events are being organized all over the United States.

Organizers say they hope to continue to build on their progress with future events.


-- UK: 'Meet a Muslim Day' brings Muslims together with greater community in Oshkosh


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