They called the event "Make America Whole Again," and specifically invited Trump supporters and Republican voters. Visitors from many backgrounds and political leanings came to the Dar-Al-Jalal Islamic Center off Dunn Road in Hazelwood late Sunday afternoon.

“America has become very divisive over the last year,” said Faizan Syed, the Executive Director for the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) in Missouri.

“We believe it’s time to make America whole again, and bring people of different backgrounds together so we can all live together as one group of people in one country.”

Dozens of people came to the open-house. CAIR-Missouri offered tours of the building, explanations about Muslim teachings, and a chance to meet several members of the Islamic faith. Visitors learned how to wrap a scarf in a hijab, some got a henna tattoo, and others sampled international food.

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HAZELWOOD • It was billed as an open house where Republicans and supporters of President Donald Trump could learn more about Islamic culture and meet some of their Muslim neighbors.

But it was difficult to find any supporters of Trump at the Dar-Al-Jalal Islamic Center Sunday afternoon for the event dubbed “Make America Whole Again.”

The Council on American-Islamic Relations organized the event, and Executive Director Faizan Syed said he and his staff invited local conservative groups, such as a Tea Party chapter and local Republican Party officials.

Syed conceded it was a “first step” and said the group planned to hold future open houses. It’s important to try and reach Trump supporters directly because CAIR open houses have mostly drawn more liberal non-Muslims.

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In an attempt to bridge sour relations between Muslims and Republicans and supporters of President Trump, the Dar-Al-Jalal Islamic Center in St. Louis held an open house on Sunday afternoon, for people to learn more about Islam and Islamic culture.

Speakers at the event spoke to an audience of around 100 people, who were predominately Muslim.

The Council on American-Islamic Relations organised the event, and told the St Louis Post Dispatch that they had invited many local conservative groups, who failed to send any large representation or encourage attendance.

These included a Tea Party chapter and local Republican party officials, who were invited to the event called "Make America Whole Again".

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