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Ohio Interfaith Iftar Welcomes Neighbors 8 August , 2011

CAIRO – Inspired by Ramadan message of solidarity and unity, Ohio Muslims are opening their hearts and doors to their non-Muslim neighbors to share Iftar and help dispel misconceptions about Islam in the United States.

“Muslims strive throughout the month to be connected to the community and you are our community,” Shehadeh Abdelkarim, president of the Islamic Center of Cleveland, said while welcoming people to the Parma mosque, the Plain Dealer newspaper reported.

The Iftar, held on Sunday, August 7, was served at the Parma mosque after sunset and brought together members of Cleveland Muslim community and hundreds of non-Muslim guests.

It was held in collaboration with Cleveland chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR).

Highlighting the Ramadan message of share, the interfaith Iftar also aimed at connecting the society through sharing meals and thoughts.

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