Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Love Conquers Fear at an Ohio Islamic Center

Of all the good news coming out today - and there is, as usual, quite a bit - I have to go with this small "love overcoming fear" story.

Lured by a Facebook campaign to protest at Islamic centers, a woman named Annie was the only one to show up, with homemade signs about "Sharia Law" and a crying Middle East.  The nice people of the Noor Islamic Cultural Center in Dublin, Ohio, came out to welcome Annie.  They greeted her with conversation and offers of hospitality.  Finally, one of the women spontaneously gave Annie a hug. Annie was visibly afraid - and then the hug won.

Annie toured the Center, was fed and welcomed, learned more about Islam, and left with smiles.  And without her signs.

The fight against fear chalks up another small victory.

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