Breaking down the Islamophobia and prejudice against Muslims across Europe, the Turkish community on Saturday launched an event to introduce Islam to European people.
The Islamic Community Milli Gorus (ICMG), a religio-political movement, distributed more than 200,000 roses and brochures describing Islam and Muslims to citizens at 200 places across the continent.
The event named “ Hello, I am a Muslim” was organized for the fourth time by ICMG and was simultaneously held in several countries of Europe and in Australia and Canada as well.
The event was held in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Norway as well as Australia and Canada.
In Germany, the event was held at 120 places in 15 regions, the group said.
In Austria, the activities were organized at 25 places across nine states.
In the Netherlands, 27,000 roses and brochures were distributed by 250 volunteers in 17 cities.
The aim the event is to bring awareness among the non muslims about the true Islam and try to clear the misconceptions among them.
Tunahan Kuzu, the leader of Netherland’s Denk, a party founded by ethnic Turkish lawmakers, said: “I have attended this event for four years. As Muslims in Europe, we should do everything we can to eliminate the bad image created especially in the Western World.”