CAIR-MI Rep Corrects Misconceptions About Islam


(SOUTHFIELD, MI, 11/14/07) – A representative of the Michigan chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MI) yesterday participated in a forum entitled “Misconceptions About Islam” at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan.
The forum, which was held during the university’s Intercultural Festival, focused on 5 common misconceptions relating to Islam and Muslims. CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, who was the keynote speaker of the event, discussed the Islamic concept of God, Jesus’ role in Islam, the status of women according to the Qur’an, diversity within the Muslim World and the misleading usage of terms such as “Wahhabi Muslim.”
Some 100 students and faculty attended the forum.
“We welcome such opportunities to clarify misconceptions about our religion and to help answer questions regarding current events in the Muslim world,” said CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid.
CONTACT: CAIR-MI Executive Director Dawud Walid, 248-559-2247 or dwalid@cair.com

 


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