Step inside the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo (ICGT), and it’s clear that this is an active community space, not just a place for prayer services. This is especially true during the annual International Festival, when the mosque invites members of the public, both Muslim and non-Muslim, to come together around delicious food and carnival games to learn more about each other.
Photoessay: Finding Community at the Islamic Center of Greater Toledo
Islamophobia in the United States rests on a number of negative assumptions about Islam and Muslims. Many Americans consider Islam to be a foreign religion that is incompatible with Western values.
Politicians and media commentators commonly describe American Muslims with suspicion, associating them with terrorism, violence, and isolation from the wider American community. These stereotypes of Muslims as foreign and isolated does not account for the long history of Islam and Muslim communities in the United States or the important contributions Muslims around the country make to their local communities.
Welcome to the Muslim Voices blog!
Welcome to the Muslim Voices blog! We’re very excited to re-launch this space as a part of our newly designed website.