Hundreds gather at local mosque to learn about Muslim faith

Chris Caras Islamic Education Director CAIR MissouriCARBONDALE - Saturday night the Carbondale Islamic Center hosted a Dinner and Dialogue event where community members could learn more about the Muslim faith. 

Speakers like Mona Shehada at the event mentioned the immigration ban as a reason to push for unity in the community. 

"A dinner that is made on the honor of Carbondale friends who are supporting us and welcoming us into the community and having us as members of the American fabric," she said. 

City leaders were also at the dinner.

Council woman Carolin Harvey stressed to the crowd the importance of voter registration.

Organizers say the crowd far exceeded expectations.

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