By Nicholas Brenn
, it just makes things worse for us.”
Muslim communities often struggle to separate their peaceful practice of Islam from the extremists who justify their acts of terror in the name of their religion.
Elsheikh explained, “This is not what Islam is about. They are extremists. We do not feel this way about killing and maiming.”
The Islamic Center of the Capital District also donated $2,000 toward the cause. Elsheikh said, “When you contribute, you show that your heartfelt condolences are with them. They are in the country and we feel for them.” The fundraising campaign is running through May 10, and those with cans and bottles can bring them to the Islamic Center of the Capital District located at 21 Lansing Road in Schenectady.