Canada: Ahmadi Muslims in Kincardine dispelling myths about Islam in wake of ISIS terror acts

Source: owensoundsuntimes.com | kincardinenews.com

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Canada missionaries Mubarak Junjua and Asim Butt of Toronto were two of many missionaries canvassing homes in Kincardine in 2011 to share a 'Message of Peace' with residents in the area. The Muslim group is returning to Kincardine Oct. 11, 2014 to canvas the area once more and Oct. 18 for an open house at the Kincardine Library, to share information with the public on the Ahmadiyya perspective of the terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its impact on their faith and culture. (TROY PATTERSON/KINCARDINE NEWS FILES)

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Canada missionaries Mubarak Junjua and Asim Butt of Toronto were two of many missionaries canvassing homes in Kincardine in 2011 to share a ‘Message of Peace’ with residents in the area. The Muslim group is returning to Kincardine Oct. 11, 2014 to canvas the area once more and Oct. 18 for an open house at the Kincardine Library, to share information with the public on the Ahmadiyya perspective of the terrorist group, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and its impact on their faith and culture. (TROY PATTERSON/KINCARDINE NEWS FILES)

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is returning to Kincardine on Oct. 11 to canvas the area, with hopes of educating residents about the misconceptions of Islam in wake of the recent terrorist acts by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).

Noman Khalil, national executive director in the department of faith outreach, said members will be knocking on doors and providing literature, in an effort to talk to residents and provide an educational bridge between other belief systems and Islam.

“We have been promoting peace, condemning terrorism and dispelling myths about Islam as a part of our Nationwide campaign for past several years,” said Khalil via media release. “With the recent terrorist acts of ISIS, it has become even more important to condemn terrorism and dispel misconceptions about Islam. “

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is also planning a Open House Oct. 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Bruce County Library’s Kincardine branch, providing information and open dialogue with their members.

The Muslim sect is established as a non-profit charitable, religious organization in over 206 countries worldwide with 86 chapters throughout Canada.

Last year their members visited 650,221 houses throughout Canada, reaching out to an estimated 2,600,884 people with the help of over 4000 volunteers.

“We are now launching a new campaign in the town of Kincardine to educate people about the true teachings of Islam and to dispel misconceptions being created by the terrorist groups around the world,” Khalil said.

Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be canvassing the neighbourhood of Kincardine on Saturday, Oct. 11, to “spread the message of peace in an effort to promote religious harmony, dispel misconception and most of all to educate the residents of your town about the beautiful teachings of Islam,” he said.

For more info visit www.alislam.org

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