Muslims Hand Out Roses In London
London is one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and culturally diverse cities. Nonetheless, sometimes Muslims can feel marginalized and misunderstood there. Recently, volunteers handed out roses in London’s Trafalgar Square and offered passersby information about Islam. The organizers of the Roses For Peace initiative say this is vital at a time when misinformation is rife. The organizers hope to bring people of different faiths together but also strengthen the bond between different Islamic sects. The roses were tagged with quotes from the Prophet and also similar quotes from the Bible. The purpose of this was to demonstrate the closeness of the two faiths. Hundreds of roses were handed out. Some people rushed passed but others stopped to ask questions and listened closely to what the volunteers had to say. A few hours into the event Trafalgar square and the streets surrounding it were dotted with roses and their little messages of peace and goodwill.