Ames Mosque and Arabic Studies

Imam Mahjoob Jaily, Imam of Dar-ul-Arqum Islamic Center of Ames, spoke to us about the threatening letter received at the Mosque earlier this week. He also described the form of the worship at the Mosque, Muslim beliefs, and the surrounding neighbors and the city of Ames. John Klaus, chair of the Ames Human Relations Commission, joined the conversation by telling about the work of the Commission in educating the community of Ames about people of all religions, nationalities, and sexual orientations. In a related story, Naomi Biela, a teenage resident of Ames, told about requesting that the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Iowa State University add a minor in Arabic Language and Culture. The show ended with Reid Miller, master storyteller, inviting children and adults to bring their stories to tell around the tree at the Pantorium (KHOI studio, 410 Douglas) at 2:30 PM, Sunday, December 18.

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