More than one hundred people gathered at a local mosque in Greenville on Saturday to learn more about Islam and Muslims’ culture at the Meet your Muslim Neighbor event in Greenville.
People of all walks of life attended the event that took place at the Al-Masjid Islamic center in Greenville.
“Sometimes people criticize us because they don’t understand our religion, and some people call us terrorist because they don’t know fully our religion,” said Al-Masjid Islamic member Abdal Rahnan
Some people were eager, some doubtful, but most of them were simply curious about Islam, WNCT reported.
However, no everyone is open minded. “I had a friend who said oh be careful going there. You don’t know what you are going to find…and I was like what?” explained Visitor Jean Fitzpatrick.
Fitzpatrick said that she had a better understanding of the faith after attending the event.
“I don’t know anything about the Muslim religion. I don’t know much about anything. I didn’t know the difference between Islam and Muslim stuff so it meant a lot to me to see that it was even offered. And it was a wonderful experience,” she said.
“We should all treat people equally even if you’re Jewish Muslim, Islamic. It doesn’t matter we should all treat somebody equally,” said Rahnan.