Sep 28 2014
LUTHERAN Group holding forum to foster understanding on Islam, Muslims.
WISTV On Sunday, Sept. 28th a community forum on understanding Islam and Muslims will be held in Stravros Hall at the Lutheran Theological Seminary in Columbia. The Community forum will take place from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 1000 Wildwood Avenue.
Recently, in efforts to establish an Islamic state in territory controlled by Syria and Iraq, the extremist terrorist organization, ISIS, have committed many acts of violence including public beheadings.
“With world attention on turmoil in the Middle East, it’s imperative that the general public and members of the Muslim community understand who we are and where we stand on some of these issues grabbing national headlines,” said Imam Omar Shaheed of the Columbia-based mosque, Masjid As-Salaam.
The Community forum aims to cover topics that include, The Qur’an and its different interpretations, women’s roles in Islam, Muslim and Islam associated violence and various religious landscapes. The Community forum is being sponsored by Masjid As-Salaam and the Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, and is free and open to the public.
Be sure to take along these quotes from the quran and point out that every Muslim is required to follow these teachings, not just terrorists, and there are no ‘ different interpretations:’