Faizan Syed CAIR Missouri Mizzou Panel IslamophobiaCOLUMBIA — Faizan Syed posed a question Monday to non-Muslim people in the audience: "What is the most important belief in Islam?"

An audience member answered but was incorrect. Nobody else offered a guess.

"To believe in one God alone, Allah," Syed said. 

Syed was one of the four speakers at a forum Monday night called "Fueling Hate? The News Media, Bias and Islam," which sought to create discussion on education about Islam, trends in hate crime in America, and media coverage of Islam. About 40 people attended the forum at the Reynolds Journalism Institute. It was organized by Debra Mason, director of the MU Center on Religion and the Professions.

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022117 CH cemetery 06 03"Many of my personal friends have family members who are buried in this cemetery", Faizan Syed of CAIR-Missouri said in a statement.

Others took to social media to help. Stop this incubator of #Antisemitism and other hate.

No one who considers himself an American is going to ignore these attacks or pretend that they're random or don't affect us. The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office is also deciding whether hate crime charges will be filed as investigators work to determine the motive for the vandalism. "I really feel that, where there is so much hate, we need to show how much love there is and people getting together and uniting is love", she said.

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Carbondale Islamic Center Open House CAIR Missouri"We thought it was important both to broaden our own perspective — and the only way you broaden your perspective is when you become open to others’ perspective — and to get just a sense of the Muslim community in Carbondale," said Sandy Pensoneau-Conway, an assistant professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale's Communication Studies Department. "We wanted to gain a different perspective … especially given the political climate; we thought it was important to show our support as well and also because of the people we know of personally in the (community)."

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