Source: St. Louis Today
If you hadn't noticed, things aren't going so well between Jews and Muslims in
some parts of the world. In St. Louis, that's not the case. In St. Louis, Jews
are honoring Muslims.
About 235 people gathered for lunch in a ballroom at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in
Clayton on Wednesday for the annual meeting of the Jewish Community Relations
Council of St. Louis. This year, the organization gave its most prestigious
award to a Muslim woman for the first time since the award was founded in 1989.
More than three tables were filled by St. Louis Muslims.
Ghazala Hayat, a St. Louis University neurologist, is well-known in local
interfaith circles. She was the first Muslim woman to be president of the
Interfaith Partnership of Metropolitan St. Louis and still serves on that
group's board. She was also chairwoman of the Greater Islamic Foundation of St.