Negative images of Muslims in the media since the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the start of the war in Iraq need to be dispelled, members of Chattanooga’s Islamic community say.

“It’s important for us as citizens to see that Muslims are not terrorists,” said Kabah Raheem, resident imam, or prayer leader, at the Chattanooga Islamic Center. “You can’t with one brush paint people one way or the other.”

To deter negative stereotypes and provide information about Muslims, several members of the local Islamic community are planning a Chattanooga Islamic Cultural Showcase from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday at Coolidge Park. (READ MORE)


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