Australia: Ahmadiyya Muslim community launches “Meet a Muslim” campaign across Australia to drive away Islamophobia

Source: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/lifestyle/news-and-views/we-have-phobias-of-each-other-meet-a-muslim-campaign-launches-across-australia-20170712-gx9h4v.html |Mary Ward


The group has previously run Q&A sessions at Western Sydney University’s Parramatta and Lithgow campuses.

'Meet A Muslim' campaign members, from Baitul Huda Mosque in Marsden Park, are encouraging one-on-one contact with the ...

‘Meet A Muslim’ campaign members, from Baitul Huda Mosque in Marsden Park, are encouraging one-on-one contact with the community. Photo: James Brickwood

A new campaign by an Australian Muslim community is encouraging people to “meet a Muslim” over coffee and cake.

Muslims Down Under, a group of volunteers from across Australia, are willing to answer any and all questions members of the public may have about their faith when they book in for a one-on-one coffee with a practising Muslim through their website.

Imam Mohammed Atae Rabbi Hadi, a leader at Baitul Huda mosque at Sydney’s Marsden Park and the national spokesperson for the group, says the initiative is designed to counter misinformation about Islam and an increase in extremism “not only on the side of Muslims, but also on the other side, in the far right”.

“Why not meet an Aussie Muslim, and get to know them and see you have so much in common?”… read more at source.

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