A grassroots organization is using education to lift the veil of misunderstanding about American Muslims.
Adeeba al-Zaman teaches a 10-part course, "Understanding Islam & Muslims." It is sponsored by the Philadelphia Office of Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR). . .
"This class, "Understanding Islam and Muslims" is really going to help give you the tools to understand the context of the world around us. So when we turn on the news and we listen to the news, and we hear about an incident that happened, at least we know for sure that is something that individual is doing -- even if they say they're doing it in the name of Islam -- it's something that's not condoned in that text."
For information people can go to the web at www.cairphilly.org or call 215-592-0509.