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Posted: Tuesday, 28 January 2014 10:50AM

Muslims Launch Education, Awareness Initiative In MI



Drivers on some Michigan highways may have noticed billboards offering the chance to "Gain Peace," discuss Islam, and obtain a free copy of the Muslim holy book. Doctor Sabeel Ahmed is the director of Gain Peace, he says the campaign is all part of an Islamic outreach to change the conversation about the religion.

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Gain Peace is a national organization supported by the Islamic Circle of North America. In addition to the billboards, the group has taken out newspaper, television, and radio ads in different parts of the state. According to the FBI's statistics, hate crimes against Muslims nationally jumped 50% in 2010 and remain at what the Bureau calls "relatively high levels."

   

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