Australia: Perth’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Imam Kamran Tahir tackling Islamophobia over Coffee

“I invite people who have questions about Islam to look me up and find me. And I will meet them at a coffee shop of their choice. Coffee is on me.

Source: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-07-20/im-a-muslim-ask-me-anything/8727442 | By Claire Moodie


Imam Kamran Tahir has coffee outside a cafe.

Imam Kamran Tahir has coffee outside a cafe. PHOTO: Imam Kamran Tahir wants to answer the public’s questions about Islam over coffee. (ABC News: Claire Moodie)

Australia’s youngest Imam doesn’t see the need for Muslim schools, and he’d rather shake a woman’s hand than cause offence.

He’s even happy for cameras to be installed in his Perth mosque and has pledged to resign if there’s any trace of extremism.

Kamran Tahir is flat out trying to break down the negative stereotypes he believes are contributing to growing Islamophobia in Australia.

The 26-year-old was sent to Western Australia from Sydney three months ago by his Ahmadiyya community to set up a new mosque at a disused ice rink in Perth’s southern suburbs.

There’s still a lot of work to do and there’s been some community opposition.

But this Muslim leader is on the front foot.

Imam Kamran Tahir chats to a woman on the street.

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