Strange as it may sound, hugs from Muslims for anti-Muslim protesters are actually possible.
A woman attending a mosque protest in Ohio was taken by surprise when Muslims offered her understanding.
On October 10, protests were planned all over the country. The targets of these protests were the mosques. In one place, however, this protest was calm and lacked violent interaction.
The Noor Islamic Cultural Center located in Columbus, Ohio, got prepared for conflict after they had been threatened via emails and phone calls that an organization called Global Rally for Humanity would prepare a protest.
The police was also there and got prepared to take action. In the end, however, it was not necessary. The group that so frightened the Muslims was actually made up of only one woman. For about an hour, Annie was very agitated and tried to make known her point of view.
One of the Muslims, a PhD candidate, came at the woman and started talking to her. Their encounter was filmed and it could be observed that they talked a wide range of things, such as differences of opinion with respect to Johnny Cash and disagreement about the Quran.
Annie told that the reason she came there was her concern regarding the situation in the Middle East, with all the human rights abuses.
“I feel so passionately because I see children being raped and tortured, and it breaks my heart,” the woman declared.
After that, several other Muslims enter the discussion and a woman called Cynthia DeBoutinkhar even gave her a hug. Annie was invited to breakfast and left the mosque with a Quran.
This is not the only case when a protest ends up without violence. Through personal interaction, many people change their perception about Muslims.
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