On Tuesday, about two dozen Moldaw residents walked and bussed over to the Dawoodi Bohra Community, where the world of Islam was calmly revealed by a two-man welcoming committee that lectured, laughed and answered all manner of questions. The topics ranged from prayer practices and women’s rights to the harrowing politics of extreme, Islamic terrorism.
“We emphatically and unequivocally condemn those atrocities in the harshest terms — the savagery that has been committed,” said Zoaib Rangwala, secretary of the community who said terrorists are not representatives of Islam. “What happened last Friday in Paris…was done by a “detestable organization called ISIS.” He continued “we urge the U.S. government and other nations to…wipe out this organization, to remove this cancer from the earth, to eradicate this poison.”
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