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Understanding Islam open house in Fort Erie

Niagara Falls Review/Postmedia Network

GianPaolo Lattanzio of Nicholson Catholic College takes notes for his school project as Zaki-Ud-Din, explains the basics of Islam during an open house in Belleville. Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a relatively small sect, spoke about their religion.

GianPaolo Lattanzio of Nicholson Catholic College takes notes for his school project as Zaki-Ud-Din, explains the basics of Islam during an open house in Belleville. Members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a relatively small sect, spoke about their religion.

A nationwide campaign called Islam Understood will come to Fort Erie this weekend.

An educational open house is scheduled for Saturday between noon and 4 p.m. at the Centennial Branch of the Fort Erie Public Library on Gilmore Road.

There will be 150 open houses with 300 visits to more than 40 towns across Canada to remove misunderstandings around Islam, to create bridges of peace and give everyone an opportunity to meet a Muslim.

The campaign was launched by the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, a non-profit charitable religious organization that is present in more than 206 countries with 86 chapters throughout Canada.