Another Islamic Awareness Week, this time at Purdue (thanks to the Norwegian Kafir for the link): “Group raises students’ awareness of Islam.”
The vice president of the Muslim Students Association is just hoping for peace.
“Knowledge leads to understanding, understanding leads to tolerance and tolerance leads to peace,” said Hany Gabal, a senior in the College of Health Sciences.
Great, Hany. Terrific. Now are you going to provide real knowledge of what it is in Islam that gives rise to violence and terrorism?
The association is presenting Islamic Awareness Week from Monday to Thursday and the goal is to promote the understanding of Islam.
Every day this week the association has set up an information booth in the Purdue Mall to pass out information about Islam and raise the campus’ awareness.
“Everyone needs to know about other people’s religions,” Gabal said.
The group is also presenting daily programs, such as evening lectures and videos.
On Monday, a video entitled “Beauty and Wonder in Islam” was shown.
“This video is about a British man who converted to Islam, and he discusses the proven existence of a creator and the meaning of life,” Gabal said.
Another highlight of the week is the lecture scheduled for Thursday evening.
The lecture, “What Everyone Should Know About Islam,” will be presented by Yassir Qadi at 7 p.m. in Beering Hall, Room 2280 and a question session will follow.
Samina Mohammad, a junior in the College of Health Sciences, hopes that these programs will not only promote the understanding of Islam, but also clear up misconceptions about the religion.
“We spread the message of Islam and clear up any misconceptions that have formed due to existing political issues and the often irresponsible material presented in mass media,” Mohammad said….
Yeah, that mass media is bad news. I hear they even flew a couple of planes into some towers in New York, and said they were inspired by Islamic teachings. Scoundrels!