ABC WBAY – Local Muslims work to educate the public on the anniversary of 9/11
Muslims in Oshkosh, WI commemorate the lives lost on 9/11 by holding blood drives.
OSHKOSH, Wis. (WBAY) -It’s been 19 years since a group of Islamic terrorists carried out coordinated attacks on the United States. Members of the local Muslim community say those events from September 11th don’t reflect their religion.
Nearly two decades later, local Muslims continue to work to educate the public about what they’re all about.
For the past ten years, the Ahmadiyya Muslim community, including the mosque in Oshkosh, has held blood drives to commemorate the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
“It’s basically to honor the victims of 9/11 but at the same time we’re saving lives,” says Outreach Coordinator Ahmed Khan.