Muslims Let State Fair Goers Know They’re Not Terrorists
Muslims from the Islamic Circle of North America are pressing cards into the hands of those exiting the Minnesota State Fair, explaining Islam. “You just want people to take the card, spend a minute reading it and say, ‘Oh. They’re not terrorists,'” said 27-year-old Zuleyha Ozonder, who worked the gate with husband Salim.
The Ozonders handed out 400 cards during one two-hour shift this week across the street from one of the fair’s main entrances, and were taking their second shift on Wednesday. The chapter is handing out the cards throughout the fair’s run, which ends on Labor Day.
The couple said they volunteered out of a desire to “do something together” for their faith.
The Islamic Circle says they were planning this long before the New York Islamic center controversy.Click here for reuse options!
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