JAKARTA – In the most high-profile outreach to Muslims by US new administration, US Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday, April 20, toured the biggest mosque in Muslim-majority Indonesia, during a visit seen as a highly symbolic gesture from an administration that has been accused of stoking Islamophobia.
While the majority of Canadians felt the pain of Quebec attack on mosque worshippers, a young Muslim student at the University of Regina found it was time to make a change in the way others perceive her Islamic faith.
Sharing a message of tolerance and understanding, the Islamic Society of Columbus will host an informal event to offer their non-Muslim neighbors a chance to ask questions and get a better understanding of the believes of true Muslims.
A leading Canadian Muslim women group has put up a new billboard to encourage Edmontonians to meet their Muslim neighbors, an effort that follows a wave of hateful anti-Muslim posters in the city.
A multicultural group of European Muslim musicians have been touring the United States to play Islamic music to the public, extending hands of friendship in a climate spoiled by politicians’ hate rhetoric.