'Meet your Muslim neighbor' event breaks down barriers

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The Houston Muslim community invited their neighbors to a special event aimed at building bridges between cultures and ending stereotypes. (KTRK)

The Houston Muslim community invited their neighbors to a special event aimed at building bridges between cultures and ending stereotypes about Muslims.

The event provided attendees the opportunity to meet their Muslim neighbors, ask questions, clear misconceptions, dispel stereotypes, and create friendships.

"Muslims are hosting this event for our neighbors to provide them with an opportunity to get to know the Muslim community and Learn about Islam," said Sultan Salahuddin of ICNA Houston.

The meet your Muslim neighbor event was held at the ballroom level of the Hilton Americas hotel on 1600 Lamar Street, Saturday, Nov.25 from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Community members were asked to come out for lunch, henna designs, face painting and an Islamic art exhibition.

"The current political climate has created an environment of mistrust, and also a curiosity in public to learn more about Islam and this Open House event will educate them and take any questions on Islam." said Dr Sabeel Ahmed director of GainPeace.

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