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'Tolerance and the Fear of Islam' interfaith dialogue

LITTLE FALLS — Interfaith leaders and community members will gather a community dialogue on “Tolerance and the Fear of Islam” from 6-8 p.m., Tuesday, at St. Francis

Hall, St. Francis Convent, 116 8th Avenue SE, Little Falls.

The event was organized after community leaders and activists considered the negative impact a speech by an anti-Muslim speaker had in the community last year. On July 29, 2013, the Central Minnesota Tea Party featured anti-Muslim speaker Brigitte Gabriel from the group ACT! For America in Little Falls.

Speakers for the event include: Saly Abd Alla, CAIR-MN Civil Rights director; Jaylani Hussein, CAIR-MN Outreach and Advocacy director; Ian Norwood, Little Falls High School student; Father Virgil Petermeier, St. Cloud Muslim-Christian Dialogue; moderated by Kevin LaNave, director of the Center for Learning Services and Social Change.

Event sponsors include: Little Falls Partners for Peace, Brainerd Area Coalition for Peace, Building Blocks of Islam, and the Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN).

The event is free and open to the public.

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