LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- While many around the U.S. protested against Sharia Law Saturday, people of different faiths and cultures came together Saturday evening to celebrate a Muslim holiday.
The Muslim holiday of Ramadan is for fasting, teaching discipline and generosity, Kentucky’s Council on American Islamic Relations held an Interfaith dinner to bring those faith traditions together.
The Board Chair of CAIR says the dinner could not have come at a better time, she wants the public not to spread words of hate, but to listen and understand before forming opinions.
According to the Associated Press, some protesters have exclaimed Sharia Law is a threat to U.S. Democracy.
The Board Chair of CAIR says that is not the case.
“All those people who are protesting against Sharia Law, first of all are not aware of what Sharia Law is, or what it really stands for. I think the negativity that is being promoted has created a lot of fear among people and the dear is based on ignorance, and we are definitely for the traditional American values of inclusiveness. America as we all know is a country of immigrants, its built on diversity.”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy program and it says its mission is to enhance a better understanding of Islam.