Group Hopes Campaign Will Bolster Relationships With Muslims

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CINCINNATI (AP) — A multi-faith group in southwest Ohio hopes educational pamphlets can increase understanding of Muslims and decrease prejudice against them.

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports the Bridges of Faith Trialogue, based in the Cincinnati area, planned to distribute hard copies at several locations, including a mosque and the Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati.

The pamphlet will also be available on the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center’s website.

The group, made up of dozens from the Muslim, Christian and Jewish communities, says they want to dispel the negative stereotypes of Muslims and counter the wrongful “scapegoating” Muslims receive for terrorism and the actions of “political extremists.”

The region has about 25,000 Muslims.