Mid-Hudson's Muslims Reaching Out to Neighbors

August 13, 2010

Author: Heather Yakin

Source: The Times Herald-Record


As anti-Islam sentiment has exploded across the country, some local Muslims say the way to defuse distrust is to reach out across religious lines and to become a part of the community.

"The general public has an inaccurate idea of what Islam is," said Samuel Encarnacion, president, or emir, of the Masjid Ahlis Sunnah Islamic Information Center in Liberty. "We do not appease, support or agree with any of these terrorist attacks."