By David Anderson

Harford County residents and leaders had an opportunity Saturday to meet members of the local Muslim community and learn more about Muslim culture and traditions during the holy month of Ramadan, a critical event as the military continues its fight against Islamic fundamentalist groups around the world and tensions remain between Muslims and non-Muslims in the United States.

“I believe that education is the way that we will bring our community closer,” Harford County Board of Education member Cassandra Beverley told visitors and members of the Harford County Education Society’s Masjid Al Falaah who gathered before a prayer service.

Leaders of the Abingdon mosque held a community iftar, or breaking of the daily Ramadan fast, and open house Saturday night. A similar community gathering was held during Ramadan in 2013. [Read more…]