QC Islamic center welcomes neighbors during open house

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DAVENPORT, Iowa — The Islamic Center of the Quad Cities opened its doors Saturday afternoon, Dec. 10, for a community open house. The event was a change for people of all religions and ethnicities to learn about their Muslim neighbors.

Organizers hope to encourage understanding love and respect. Visitors say it was a good opportunity to learn about our similarities.

"As a Jewish person, I understand that being a religious minority can sometimes seem scary in the community, but when we're open to the public to see who we really are and how the Muslims really are, then it's not so scary. And we find that we are more in common than we are in disagreement," said Jeffrey Lipschultz.

Dozens of people stopped by for the open house at the Islamic Center in Moline.