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Young Muslims go door to door to answer questions about Islam from Canadians

17:35 07 March 2017 Author :  

A group of young Muslims have been knocking on their neighbour's doors in towns across Canada to answer questions about Islam and counter misconceptions about his religion. 

The initiative was part of a nation-wide education campaign called Islam Understood, which aims to shed light on who Muslims are and what they stand for. 

Run by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association in Canada, they sought to counter fears about their religion which they say is currently rising in the country.  

Among those meeting people was Qasid Chaudhry who met people in Barrie, Ontari

“There’s a lot of misconceptions people have been getting about Islam. We’re trying to give people the idea that Isis is not Islam. It is a religion of peace,” Mr Chaudhry told CTV News

Born in Canada, he added that he wanted his neighbours to understand that although he has Islamic values, he also shares their Canadian values. 

“It’s amazing because a lot of times people are afraid Islamophobia is becoming a really big problem. It makes us feel that people don’t fear Islam, they fear these extremist groups,” he told the Canadian broadcaster. 

The day of action, had reportedly been planned for some time, but it took place a day after rallies by both critics and supporters of a Parliamentary motion condemning Islamophobia took over the streets of Montreal this weekend. 

The door knocking was held after a shooting spree killed six people at a Quebec City mosque earlier this year. (Independent)

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