National Canadian Muslim Youth Group Launches Nationwide Campaign to Remove Misconceptions About Islam

Increasing controversy surrounding Islam and Muslims in the west, has created misunderstandings about Islam and a growing apprehension of Muslims.

National Canadian Muslim Youth Group Launches Nationwide Campaign to Remove Misconceptions About Islam

On March 5, 2017, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association in Canada launched a unique nationwide campaign to provide Canadians an opportunity to learn about the true teachings of Islam.

At a time when Islam is one of the most widely searched topics online – in light of the recent rise in anti-Islamic rhetoric both in Canada and abroad - Canadian Muslim youth are responding by launching an online platform that provides Canadians an authentic source to learn about the faith and break down misconceptions first-hand. This cross-Canada campaign – titled “Islam Understood” – includes exhibitions in over 100 Canadian cities and using social media to engage millions of Canadians online.

Increasing controversy surrounding Islam and Muslims in the west, has created misunderstandings about Islam and a growing apprehension of Muslims. In light of the recent tragic events in Quebec and the recent controversy over anti-Islamophobia, the campaign comes at a time when curiosity about Islam is at its peak and the public desire for more information is rapidly increasing.

“This is a really exciting project because thousands of Canadian Muslim youth have come together to launch the Islam Understood campaign and online platform in response to the heightened public curiosity about Islam,” says National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association, Mr. Kashif Danish. “The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association is responding by holding over 100 Holy Quran Exhibitions in small towns and major cities across Canada to remove misconceptions about Islam.”

On March 5, thousands of Canadian Muslim youth traveled to bring the campaign’s message to 65 towns and also be in the downtown intersections of every major Canadian city to spark conversations across the country.