Carlow University will host a forum called "The Muslim Next Door" in order to open interfaith communication.
Carlow UniversityWith increasing concerns over anti-Muslim extremism, local Muslim-Americans are pairing with Carlow University to talk about religion and their experiences living in Pittsburgh. Wednesday’s event, called “The Muslim Next Door,” was developed with the intent of dispelling myths about Islamic stereotypes. The panel includes speakers from the Turkish and Islamic centers of Pittsburgh and Carlow University students. Siobhan DeWitt, director of campus ministry at Carlow, said Islamic Center of Pittsburgh Director Wasi Mohamed saw a need for the forum, after anonymous threats were made against the organization and its members.