US is not against Islam
23 February 2012, 11:34
officer with the United State Embassy in Nairobi has said that US is not
against Muslim community as it has been perceived by many Muslims’ nations
around the world.
Henry Mendelsohn US Information Research officer in Nairobi said there are over
7 million Muslims living in US and that that the number was still increasing
everyday despite claims that they are against Muslims.
said the perception of many people that US is antagonistic to Islam was not
true and that the exhibitions that they were showing from US at Malindi Museum
will give the true pictures of Islam’s activities in US.
Mendelsohn made the remarks at Malindi museum on Tuesday where he presented exhibitions
from US showing Muslims living in US.
said the exhibits will be at Malindi museum for two weeks before they are taken
to Mombasa and urged locals in Malindi to take advantage of the exhibits and
see them before they are taken away.
urge Malindi residents to visit Malindi museum and see for themselves that
there are Muslims in US,” he noted.
Abdulla Naji who attended the function said the move by US to present
exhibitions of Muslims living in US was one and great move to defuse the
antagonism by US to Islamic communities.
is a major move that we appreciate as Muslims and we urge mostly youths
to visit Malindi museum and see for themselves so that the perception that US
is against Islamic community can be alleviated,” he said.
Senior curator Mr. Ghazza .H. Swalehe also said there was a need for locals in
Malindi to come out and see for themselves the exhibitions which will be in
Malindi for two weeks.
said the introduction of the exhibits by US to Kenya was a big step by Muslims
and called them to be strong enough to continue defending their religion.
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