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Hundreds of Muslims attend conference to eradicate Islamophobia
by Aleck Ragsdale
Several hundred Muslims were in Atlanta this weekend to tackle two big issues: how do you overcome people's fear of Islam, and how should the Muslim community address issues facing Muslim women. Those issues were the focus points of this Islamic World International Conference held near the Atlanta Airport.
The event space of the hotel was filled with a variety of tables from people selling Hijabs to outreach programs and academies for Muslim children.
Debbie Almontaser works for the New York City Department of Education and was a guest speaker at the conference. Almontaser says domestic violence has no race or religion and negative stereotypes on how Muslim women are treated is just another example of Islamophobia.
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