Islamic Awareness Week to Battle Stereotypes

March 25, 2008

Author: Bibek Bhandari

Source: Daily Skiff

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From Pakistan to the Middle East, Islam is highly respected, but the West has a different perspective of the religion, said an associate professor of religion.

Negative stereotyping of Muslims and Islam is common in society, and Islamic Awareness Week will help correct some of the misinterpretations, said Yushau Sodiq, associate professor of religion.

The Muslim Student Association has organized a weeklong event to raise awareness about Islam and teach the community the true values of the religion.

Fidaa Elaydi, a sophomore sociology major and president of MSA, said Muslims and Islam are perceived in a negative way by the community and Islamic Awareness Week is highlighting all the positive aspects through discussions and lectures designed to clear the myths and misconceptions about the religion.

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