Jorge Rodas OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) – Muslims in Oshkosh and in 79 other places across the country this weekend extended a hand to their communities to take away misconceptions or fears about Islam. They’ve dubbed the event, ‘Meet A Muslim’.
Muslims in local communities say it’s their responsibility to take on the challenge of educating a fearful society.
While standing in the cold and waving at traffic, four members of Oshkosh’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community set up on the corner of Algoma Boulevard, Main Street, and Washington Avenue hoping to interact with anyone walking by. Their mission was to teach the true meaning of Islam to anyone who asked.
“It’s being misrepresented by a few extremist, and we label them as extremist because that’s what they do – they do extremist things like terrorism,” says Ahmed Khan of the Ahmadiyya Community Men’s Youth Auxiliary in Oshkosh.
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