Saturday, March 11, 2017

USA: Nationwide Event "Meet A Muslim Day" Aims To Combat Ignorance Over Islam


“They're asking us questions like can you eat pork? Do you celebrate Christmas? What is Allah? Do you believe in Jesus Christ? It's just these very basic questions that goes to show that a lot of Americans don't really know what Islam is about ..."

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By Jason Le Miere | March 10, 2017

Despite comprising an ever-growing part of the world population, 62 percent of Americans don't know a single Muslim. On Saturday, young Muslims across the country hope to change that fact with its national Meet a Muslim Day.

Hundreds of Muslims from an organization called Muslim Youth USA will be out in force in communities around the United States to answer any questions inquisitive minds may have about a religion that has been cast firmly in the spotlight in recent months.

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“There are questions that need to be asked and we're here to answer them,” said Masroor Ahmad, a volunteer with the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, told Milwaukee radio station WTMJ after a similar event in Milwaukee last month.

“They're asking us questions like can you eat pork? Do you celebrate Christmas? What is Allah? Do you believe in Jesus Christ? It's just these very basic questions that goes to show that a lot of Americans don't really know what Islam is about and we're here to show them and answer those questions.”

Muslims make up one percent of the U.S. population, yet few Americans claim to have ever come into contact with one. That compares to 61 percent who claimed to have met a Jew, who comprise two percent of the population.


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