Ahmadiyya Muslims in Seattle organize “Meet a Muslim Day”

Source: http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/meet-a-muslim-day-a-chance-to-display-true-face-of-islam-young-men-say/

 |Seattle Times staff reporter

‘Meet a Muslim Day’ a chance to display true face of Islam, young men say

Locals joined the national effort 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.

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 on Saturday.

The trio, all members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, 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 among the throngs of tourists and St. Patrick’s Day parade spectators at a corner of Fourth and Pine with a sign that read, “I am a Muslim: Ask me anything.”

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