US Muslim Students Clear Stereotypes

CAIRO – A leading US Muslim advocacy group is championing a leadership training seminar for fighting stereotypes and empowering American Muslims to define themselves in US society, reported the Daily Southtown on Thursday, September 27. “We have to fix that, by making people aware of who we are,” said student Nadia Ahmed. Ahmed took part in the leadership training seminar organized by the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) at Universal School in Bridgeview to teach American Muslims how to clear stereotypes. What non-Muslims might think when they see hijab-clad women at the shopping mall, asked Ahmed Rehab, the executive director of CAIR’s Chicago office. “Terrorists, crazy, oppressed,” the students shouted.