We often see Muslims portrayed in a negative light, that’s why the Council on American Islamic Relations or CAIR is trying to change the negative perceptions many Americans may have.

CAIR’s Ohio Chapter President, Dr. Asma Mobin-Uddin spoke to the Zanesville Rotarians Tuesday to promote understanding of the Islamic culture.

“The violence, extremism that is happening is some areas tends to become associated with the whole race and many people who don’t know Muslims, don’t know Islam, may associate the two.”

She said American Muslims contribute to society and are part of the fabric of our country and state.

“You may know people in the community and you may not know that they’re Muslim but they might be your doctors or your lawyers or your teachers and when people think of Muslims, they often think of something they’ve seen on TV or associated with something foreign.”

CAIR also works to protect the civil rights of all Americans and supports equal rights for men and women.


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