Gee thanks! US Muslims ‘share’ Islam with campus

Western Washington University, Bellingham, WA: not far from the Canadian border

A Muslim students’ group at Western Washington University have held various events on campus this week as part of Islamic Awareness Week on campus, educating their colleagues about Islam and correcting misconception about the Islamic culture.

“The goal of [Islam Awareness Week] is to touch on a lot of misconceptions and misrepresentation of Muslims and Islam,” Western junior Nafeesa Imtiaz, Muslim Students Association club president and bicultural anthropology major, told The Western Front on Friday, May 16.

“Often times students and community members don’t really have any idea what Islam is.”

The events, held over the weekend, included hosting guest speakers to address misperceptions students may have about Islam.

Hosted annually by WWU MSA, the week was launched last Monday, May 12, to correct misconceptions about Islam.