New York - Briarcliff High School freshmen in New York, recently had the opportunity to learn about Islam by engaging in a question and answer session with seven area women who are Muslims, according to The Daily Voice news agency.
Briarcliff High School (BHS) is a public secondary school in Briarcliff Manor, New York.
“We just finished studying Islam in class,” Jeanne Claire Cotnoir, a Briarcliff High teacher, said in a press release. “These women, who are all highly educated, go to schools and share a presentation about Islam.”
“They are just amazing and really just smash the stereotypes,” she said.
The students “got to see that Islam is not what’s on television,” Cotnoir added. “It is really a religion of peace.”
“The women said, ‘ISIS is not Islam; it is not who we are.’”
During the session, some of the women discussed situations in which people had harassed them because of their appearance.
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