By Ahmet Gurhan Kartal
A Europe-wide event to break fears and prejudices against Muslims and to promote empathy was launched in London’s central King’s Cross Station on Thursday.
Young Muslims’ stand in front of the station was visited by people who would like to get informed about the event.
“This week, the Islamic Community Milli Gorus (ICMG) organization will have thousands of young Muslims living in Europe, Australia and Canada, out on the streets delivering their ‘Hello, I am a Muslim’ message to introduce themselves,” a press release said.
“Contacting people individually is the most natural and the best way of promoting understanding and empathy,” the release issued by ICMG said.
“We have prepared the ‘Hello, I am a Muslim’ events to encourage mutual communication and co-operation between Muslims and non-Muslims," said Kemal Ergun, the group’s president.
The event will see young Muslims promoting mutual understanding in public places in various countries including Germany, the Netherlands, France and Austria.
The event will also see the participation from more than 500 mosques across Europe, according to the ICMG statement.