Muslim Youth Take to Streets to Dispell Islam Myths

A number of Muslim youth will be canvassing downtown street corners on Sunday to break down and clear up misconceptions some Kingstonians may have about their faith.

The movement is part of a nation wide day of action, titled 'Islam Understood', organized by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.

The group says "recent shifts in the political climate and the increasing controversy surrounding Islam and Muslims in the west, has created misunderstandings about Islam and a growing apprehension of Muslims. While some Canadians have engaged their Muslim friends and neighbours, others have become distanced. In light of the recent tragic events in Quebec and the recent controversy over anti-Islamophobia, the campaign comes at a time when curiosity about Islam is at its high and questions are numerous."

In addition to this event, an Islam Understood Open House will be held next Saturday, March 11 at the Kingston Public Library on Gardiners Road from 1:00 p.m.  until 5:00 p.m.

Click here for more information on the Islam Understood movement.