Young Muslims Are Going Door-To-Door In Canada To Answer Questions About Islam
Thousands of members of the largest Canadian Muslim youth group, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, are going door-to-door to talk about what Islam actually is with their neighbors. Find out more here!
Thousands of Muslim youth have started knocking on doors in their areas to answer questions their neighbors might have about Islam and how it differs vastly from the extremism of Isis.
The project is part of a new education initiative called Islam Understood, which seeks to stem the tide of Islamophobia many fear is now rising in Canada. One participant, Qasid Chaudhry, commented on Islamophobia's rise in the country, saying:
It’s amazing because a lot of times people are afraid Islamophobia is becoming a really big problem. It makes us feel that people don’t fear Islam, they fear these extremist groups.
Chaudhry continued his discussion of the program, saying:
There’s a lot of misconceptions people have been getting about Islam. We’re trying to give people the idea that Isis is not Islam. It is a religion of peace.
Photos of the campaign on Twitter seem to show that so far, it's going pretty well.
But now, what we want to know is...