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‘Meet a Muslim’ events hope to dispel misconceptions – News – The Register-Mail

FREMONT, Calif. — When Moina Shaiq realized even her friends were scared to ask her about her religion for fear of offending her or sounding uneducated, she put an advertisement in a California newspaper: “Questions and answers about being Muslim.”

The ad offered ideas for questions: Are women oppressed in Islam? What is the Islamic view of terrorism? How does Islam view other religions?

She set up shop at a coffee house in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Fremont. To her surprise, about 100 people turned out that day last year, and her “Meet a Muslim” program was born.

“It was over overwhelming,” said Shaiq, a mother of four and grandmother. “Fremont is so diverse, you will see women in hijab on the streets all the time. I didn’t think people here would be interested or even need to know about Muslims.”

Shaiq has since spoken about being Muslim and answered questions at dozens of libraries, pizza parlors…


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