Around 100 people attended the “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor” event held at Burien Community Church on Thursday night, March 9. As part of the Burien/Normandy Park 10 Actions Group, Theresa Crecelius, leader of the “Fighting Islamaphobia and Racism” group arranged the speakers. Burien Community Church and Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell hosted the event. Sheikh Yahya Suufi of the Somali Mosque in White Center spoke about similarities from the Quran and the Bible, along with the need for diversity and why many Muslims come to America. Ubah Warsame spoke about the need for all of us to know our neighbors, regardless of religion, to help break down stereotypes and fears. Following the brief sharing, all were invited downstairs to share in Somali food and tea. There are plans to continue this series of gatherings in the future. [caption id="attachment_110062" align="aligncenter" width="490"]Around 100 attend 'Meet Your Muslim Neighbor' event Thursday night 1 Photo of Ubah Warsame and volunteer from the audience.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_110061" align="aligncenter" width="490"]Around 100 attend 'Meet Your Muslim Neighbor' event Thursday night 2 Photo of neighbors sharing together.[/caption]]]>