Texas Muslims are spreading message of peace on Houston streets

Original story by Zain Shauk, Houston Chronicle, Oct. 2, 2010

In an effort to promote a message of peace and love, The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a national organization for the Ahmadiyya sect of Islam, are walking door to door to speak to Houston residents about the Muslim Religion and help battle growing concerns about Muslims in the U.S. Their goal is to reach 100,000 residents by the end of the year.

How have Houston residents reacted?

Most responses to the door-to-door interactions have been positive, although the community has received some angry notes on their cars. For many who interacted with the visitors, having a face to associate with their message about their faith was significant.

The group will start to include bus signs as part of their campaign for Houston. It is too early to say what kind of impact this will have on peoples thoughts about Muslim since many Americans have deep-rooted ideas about Islam. What are your thoughts?

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