New Jersey Muslims Educate to Dispel Misconceptions

September 30, 2002

Source: Asbury Park Press,21133,623888,00.html

On September 30, 2002 Asbury Park Press reported that "as the number of Muslim families in the Shore area increases, so have their efforts to reach out to the community and dispel misconceptions about their religion. 'We want to try to clarify the negative stereotypes,' said El Mansoury, who spoke at a church in Point Pleasant and at the Uni-tarian Universalist Congregation of Monmouth County in Lincroft, Middletown. 'There is a picture of Muslims being the aggressor and being bloodthirsty, but Muslim people are often at the receiving end of violence. . . . We want to at least reach an understanding.'"