Breaking fears, Muslim youth hand out roses to passersby in 10 countries

 

Young Muslims across 10 European countries handed out roses and flyers with basic information on Islam in an event designed to break fears and prejudices against Muslims and to promote empathy.

The events, organized by the Islamic Community Milli Gorus (ICMG) organization, expanded from Germany to the Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, France, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Italy, and Switzerland.

This was the sixth annual ‘Hello, I am a Muslim’ event organized by the ICMG.

Although Milli Görüş is an organization with Turkish roots, the volunteers were drawn from all different backgrounds.

Since the organizations first branch opened in Germany in the 1970s, it has flourished and now boasts over 87,000 subscription-paying members in Europe alone. That generates an annual income running into millions of euros.

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