Red Deer included in awareness campaign on Sunday by Muslim youth

Aim is to remove misconceptions about Islam

Red Deer will be one of the many cities across Canada where Muslim youth will go knocking door-to-door on Sunday to “build bridges” and create awareness about the teachings of Islam.

Youth will canvas 65 communities and speak about Islam, as well as answer questions.

The national Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association is undertaking the campaign to help break down misconceptions.

The youth group said that it is launching the national program, titled Islam Understood, “”in light of the recent rise in the anti-Islamic rhetoric both in Canada and abroad.”

“Recent shifts in the political climate and the increasing controversy surrounding Islam and Muslims in the west has created misunderstandings about Islam and a growing apprehension of Muslims.

While some Canadians have engaged their Muslim friends and neighbours, others have become distanced, the group said.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a nonprofit, charitable religious organization with 86 chapters in Canada. Its members believe in the Messiah, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, who purpose was to end religious wars, condemn bloodshed and reinstitute morality, justice and peace.

Just Posted

Accused murderer tells all to Mr. Big undercover officer

Joshua Frank tells undercover police officer he shot the Klaus family

Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre prepares to open

Non-profit will run the facility and agencies will provide staff

A slow economic recovery isn’t yet loosening Central Alberta’s tight job market

Job-seekers at Red Deer fair say there are still few openings

Rocky Mountain House man arrested for child luring

A 30-year-old Rocky Mountain House man was arrested after allegedly having explicit… Continue reading

Parkinson association will close offices but maintain services

Offices closing in Red Deer, Medicine Hat and Lethbridge

WATCH: Central Middle School students’ Christmas tree

A group of Central Middle School students are set to show off… Continue reading

Red Deerian honours her brother who died in a motorcycle collision

Houaida Haddad is encouraging Red Deer residents to donate blood

Red Deer County firefighters to be recognized for Waterton help

RCMP brass will give formal recognition Monday

Ron James tries to lighten humanity’s load through humour

The comedian returns to Red Deer for shows Dec. 1 and 2

100+ Women Red Deer donate to Christmas Bureau

About $14,000 will help with Christmas hampers and toys

Semi collides with vehicle on Highway 2 north of Ponoka

Members of the Ponoka Integrated Traffic Unit dealt with a call on Highway 2 north of Ponoka

After 70 years, Red Deer veteran still remembers his traumatic war experience

Frank Krepps feels lucky to have survived the Second World War

Merritt Mountie charged with assault

Charges are in relation to an incident in May at the detachment, B.C. Prosecution Service said

Blackfalds RCMP arrest “armed and dangerous” man

A 38-year-old man, who police identified as armed and dangerous, was arrested… Continue reading

Most Read


Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $185 for 260 issues (must live in delivery area to qualify) Unlimited Digital Access 99 cents for the first four weeks and then only $15 per month Five-day delivery plus unlimited digital access for $15 a month