By Tamara Leitner
Chicago-area Muslims who want to educate and inform about their peaceful religion say they already feel the effects of the battle being waged in the Middle East, thousands of miles away.
“People call and they yell at us,” said Dr. Sabeel Ahmed, the Director of the non-profit Gain Peace. “They tell us to go back home.”
Gain Peace is an educational campaign that aims to dispel misperceptions about Islam as a violent, unforgiving religion. But, Ahmed says, education has become increasingly difficult as the terrorist group known as ISIS continues to wage war in the middle east.
“When there is any crisis in the Middle East, any tensions, then the rate increases about 10 to 15 percent,” said Ahmed.
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