Tuesday, March 14, 2017

USA: Seattle Muslim youths take part in national “Meet a Muslim Day” observation


"[T]hey even had a productive discussion about Islam and Christianity with a man standing a few feet away holding a sign imploring onlookers to “repent and believe the gospel” of Jesus Christ."

Times of Ahmad | News Watch | US Desk
Source/Credit: The Bakersfield Californian
By Web desk / Experts | March 13, 2017

Ahmad Bilal, Faiez Ahmad and Luqman Munir couldn’t have been better positioned to talk about being Muslims than the cultural crossroads of Fourth Avenue and Pine Street in downtown Seattle last weekend.

The trio, all members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association of Seattle, took part in the organization’s “Meet a Muslim Day,” an effort in cities around the country to dispel myths about Islam and put a human face on a population that’s been the subject of stereotypes, public suspicion and in extreme cases, threats and violence.

For three hours on a showery Saturday, the men stood with a sign that read, “I am a Muslim: Ask me anything.” They said they even had a productive discussion about Islam and Christianity with a man standing a few feet away holding a sign imploring onlookers to “repent and believe the gospel” of Jesus Christ.

Recent studies by the Pew Research Center show that most Americans don’t personally know a Muslim. But getting to know someone who is Muslim leads to warmer feelings and more positive attitudes, their research suggests.


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