Muslim Student Group Launches ‘Peace Not Prejudice’ Campaign


(Washington, D.C., 9/13/07) – The Muslim Students Association National (MSA National) is proud to announce the launch of a national education campaign aimed at building bridges of understanding between students of all faiths and races on university and college campuses across North America.

The “Peace…Not Prejudice” Campaign is a proactive and positive effort to further facilitate understanding about Islam and Muslims in our local university and college communities. By engaging students of diverse racial and religious backgrounds, MSA National hopes to eliminate stereotypes and racism among campus communities.

While introducing the campaign, MSA National President, Asma Mirza, said:

"By launching the 'Peace…Not Prejudice' national campaign, Muslim students around the nation and in Canada are continuing to extend their hands in peace and tolerance by hosting educational interfaith events for their fellow students, professors and local college communities.

"Instead of people seeking to divide our nation's college campuses on racial, religious or ethnic grounds, American Muslim students are promoting the American principles of the free and responsible exchange of ideas and interfaith dialogue through our 'Peace…Not Prejudice' campaign.

She concluded with: "Whether it is anti-Islamic, anti-Semitism or any other form of racism and bigotry, the Muslim Students Association, at the local and national levels hope to combat racism by promoting the American ideals of pluralism for people of all faiths, races and socioeconomic backgrounds."

MSA chapters from all around the United States and Canada will be participating in the 'Peace…Not Prejudice' campaign on their local campuses.

MSA National, with over 200 affiliated chapters in the United States and Canada, was established in 1963. MSA National’s goals are to empower Muslim students through educational programs, provide management training for local chapters, and serve as a broad platform for students of all backgrounds.

For more information on the program, please visit: www.msanational.org.

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CONTACT: Ms. Asma Rehman, MSA National Manager, 703-820-7900 Email: peacenotprejudice@msanational.org.

 


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