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Milwaukee’s Ahmadi Muslims host their inaugural National #MeetAMuslim Day at St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Source: http://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2017/03/11/national-meetamuslim-group-used-milwaukees-st-patricks-day-parade-debunk-misconceptions/99077466/ Maggie Angst , Milwaukee Journal Sentinel As hundreds gathered Saturday in downtown Milwaukee to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, a small group set out on a different mission — to debunk misconceptions. Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, a nationwide group, hosted its inaugural National #MeetAMuslim Day Saturday across 50 cities […]

“Terrorism has nothing to do with Islam”: #MeetAMuslim Campaign Breaks Down Barriers-Educates Public About Islam

Source: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/MeetAMuslim-Education-Islam-Public-415963653.html By Brendan Weber and Kent Wilhoite Iftikhar Khan, donning a white T-shirt with an American flag imprinted on it, graced the streets of San Jose on Saturday to teach the public about one topic: Islam. “The vast majority of Americans don’t know a Muslim and a lot of Americans […]

Oshkosh’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community set up #MeetAMuslim Day

Source: http://www.wbay.com/content/news/Meet-A-Muslim-in-Oshkosh-415959213.html 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 […]

Ahmadiyya’s #MeetAMuslim Day comes to Indy to remove wrong ideas of Islam or Muslims

Source: http://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/03/11/meetamuslim-day-comes-indy/99067216/ Kara Berg , kara.berg@indystar.com The fact that people are now willing to listen to Muslims gives Faran Rabbani hope. Hope that America now has a place for Muslims. Hope that people’s attitudes will change for the better toward Muslims. Rabbani, the director of faith outreach for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, created the national #MeetAMuslim […]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association bring #MeetAMuslim campaign to Tempe

Source: http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/tempe/2017/03/11/do-you-know-muslim-no-group-hopes-change/99050998/ ive men stood on Mill Avenue in Tempe on Saturday afternoon holding signs reading, “I’m a Muslim. Ask me anything.” The public responded with hugs, high-fives, car-horn honks and a few questions. On Mill Avenue, the group handed out pamphlets explaining “True Islam” in an attempt to change some misconceptions. […]

San Jose Ahmadiyya Muslim’s #MeetAMuslim aimed at building acceptance

Source: http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/03/11/national-meet-a-muslim-day-aimed-at-building-acceptance/ By TATIANA SANCHEZ | tsanchez@bayareanewsgroup.com | SAN JOSE — With signs that read “Ask me anything” and “Meet a Muslim,” dozens of young Muslim men and boys in the Bay Area and beyond stood in public places Saturday in hopes of combating Islamophobia simply by talking with people. The […]

USA: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association’s #MeetAMuslim campaign comes to California

Source: http://www.ktvu.com/news/241007853-story PLEASANTON, Calif. (KTVU) – Two 16-year-old boys stood outside the Pleasanton Farmer’s Market hoping people would stop to talk to them. The sign they held read: Meet A Muslim. Ask me anything. “We’re hoping they ask us questions and start a conversation,” said Ughman Monen of Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth […]

Ahmadiyya’s National #MeetAMuslim Hopes to Spark Dialogue, Debunk Misconceptions on Islam

Source: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/national-meetamuslim-day-hopes-spark-dialogue-debunk-misconceptions-n732251 by DAKSHAYANI SHANKAR Amid the country’s current political climate, can open dialogue be the key to debunking misconceptions about a group of people? One youth organization is hoping the answer is “yes.” On Saturday, Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), a nationwide group, hosted its inaugural National #MeetAMuslim Day across […]

USA: Ahmadiyya Muslim’s National campaign #MeetaMuslim comes to Long Island, New York City

By Laura Blasey and Matthew Chayes Source: http://www.newsday.com/long-island/national-meetamuslim-day-comes-to-long-island-new-york-city-1.13245338 Despite the cold, Saturday, March 11, 2017, Muslims from Long Island got out  on a street in Amityville to introduce themselves to the community. Said one, 62 percent of Americans have never met a Muslim and many fear what they don’t know. This […]

USA: Georgetown’s Ahmadiyya Muslim Community organzie #MeetAMuslim to improve understanding of Muslim faith

Source: http://www.statesman.com/news/local/meet-muslim-day-saturday-georgetown-part-nationwide-initiative/kTX4WH8FgHekH1bmxnIyzN/ By Dahlia Dandashi The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) is launching its national #MeetAMuslim Day Saturday with members inviting all to join them in Georgetown and speak to those of Muslim faith. From noon to 3 p.m.,  members of AMYA will be holding up signs that read, “I’m a Muslim, ask […]

USA: ‘Coffee, Cake & True Islam’ spurs discussion in Round Rock, Austin

Source: http://www.statesman.com/news/local/coffee-cake-true-islam-spurs-discussion-round-rock/QZEnaitHYENUO0IkBXaSRI/ By Nicole Barrios | Austin Community Newspapers Staff Questions about clothing, culture, heaven and hell were discussed Wednesday night over coffee and cake as neighbors came together to learn more about one another. “Don’t you get hot in the summer wearing something on your head all day?” asked Susan Sneller. “I […]

UK: Keighley Ahmadiyya Muslim Women Association donates to Keighley Women’s Aid Refuge

Source: http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/15148243.Goods_donated_to_Keighley_women__39_s_refuge/ By Alistair Shand AN item-packed hamper has been donated to Keighley Women’s Aid Refuge. The essential goods were given by Keighley Ahmadiyya Muslim Women’s Association. The initiative was part of a UK-wide campaign by the national organisation to celebrate International Women’s Day. Aneesa Rahman, for the Keighley association, said: “I […]

Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslim Community’s Cross Canada campaign – titled “Islam Understood” – to cover over 100 Canadian cities

Source: http://www.theasianconnectionsnewspaper.com/national-canadian-muslim-youth-group-launches-nationwide-campaign-to-remove-misconceptions-about-islam/ National Canadian Muslim Youth Group Launches Nationwide Campaign to Remove Misconceptions About Islam Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association presents “Islam Understood” On March 5, 2017, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association is launching a unique nationwide campaign to provide Canadians an opportunity to learn about the true teachings of Islam. At a […]

Canada: Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Lloydminster’s Islam Understood campaign dispels misconceptions about Islam at North Battleford Public Library

Source: http://www.newsoptimist.ca/news/local-news/islam-understood-campaign-brings-message-to-the-battlefords-1.11453297 Shannon Kovalsky , Staff Reporter / Battlefords News-Optimist Tariq Azeem of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama’at in Lloydminster held an information session at the North Battleford Library Wednesday as part of the “Islam Understood” national campaign launched by the Ahmadiyya Muslim community. As its name suggests, the aim of the […]

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) Leamington Spa chapter join the GB Spring Clean campaign to Keep Britain Tidy

Source: http://www.leamingtoncourier.co.uk/news/leamington-youth-group-faithfully-help-with-spring-clean-1-7860835 Leamington youth group faithfully help with spring clean Community-minded members of a youth group have spent their weekend keeping Britain tidy. A group of Young Muslims from Leamington Spa joined other community groups to help keep Britain’s streets and parks clean. Youths from the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) […]

UK: Ahmadiyya Muslim Association Cardiff plans to turn Ian Williams building into a mosque

Source: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/controversial-plans-mosque-cardiff-set-12729276 Controversial plans for a mosque in Cardiff are set to be refused again Planning officers say the Ahmadiyya Muslim Association plans would impact traffic too much to be passed BYRUTH MOSALSKI Plans to build a new mosque in Cardiff are set to be turned down for a second time […]

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Meriden receives ‘Spirit of Meriden’ award at City’s council meeting

Source: http://www.courant.com/opinion/letters/hc-meriden-honors-muslims-20170309-story.html The same day President Donald Trump signed a revised executive order obstructing migrants from Muslim majority nations, our Ahmadiyya Muslim Community received the Spirit of Meriden Award at the city’s council meeting [March 7, news, “Trump Signs Revised Entry Ban”]. The difference was like night and day. Our progressive […]

USA: Ahmadiyya Muslim community canvases Cleveland so people can “Meet a Muslim” and get their questions answered

Source: http://www.cleveland.com/opinion/index.ssf/2017/03/meet_a_muslim_in_cleveland_on.html NORTH CANTON, Ohio — It’s easier to blur the lines about what is and what isn’t acceptable speech about a certain group of people if they are just an abstract concept. This situation prevails in America, in which, when some individuals refer to Muslims, they are speaking not about […]

USA: Ahmadiyya Muslim Students Organization Texas works with interfaith organizations to build interfaith relationships

Source: http://dailytexanonline.com/2017/03/09/interfaith-communities-come-together-with-strength-in-numbers BY HANNAH PLANTOWSKY Interfaith communities come together with strength in numbers Though the anti-Muslim flyers stapled across the West Mall and the vandalism of the Texas Hillel building were clearly intended to frighten, religious leaders on campus have come together in showing mutual interfaith support. “There is a really […]