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  UMD senior Hatim Qadri believes that, as a Muslim in America, you need to look forward with positivity.

That's why he's willing to answer any questions put to him about his faith and culture, even, when he says, someone's trying to corner him.

All this week, members of the Muslim Student Association will be sponsoring events aimed at making connections between Muslim and non-Muslim students on campus, and to foster that positivity, understanding and kindness.

"I'm representing myself and ... to some people, the whole religion."  ~ Hatim Qadri

Islamic Center of the Twin Ports

Since 9/11, extremist Muslims have been using their faith to justify jihad.  Other Muslims have protested against what they say is a distortion of Islam. Non-Muslim people, in many cases, know only what they read in the news and tend to lump all Muslims - and all poorly understood interpretations of the Quran - together. So whose job is it to educate people - those who are misunderstanding or those who are misunderstood?