US Muslims in Connecticut host Islam awareness programs

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SHAFAQNA – Understanding Islam was on exhibit at the state Capitol complex on Thursday.

The Muslim community of Connecticut handed out literature and encouraged dialogue about what it calls “True Islam” in the concourse area.

After recent terrorist attacks in Brussels in the name of Islam, the Muslims community says they welcome the opportunity to defend their faith, and that true Islam is a religion of peace.

“Islam wholly rejects all forms of terrorism, point two is that Islam believes in non-violent jihad in self-defense and of the pen,” Zahir Mannan, of the Muslim community of Connecticut, said. “Point three is that Islam believes in the equality, education and empowerment of all women.”

The True Islam campaign has plans for many more events throughout Connecticut.

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