Watch this anti-Islam protester hugged by Ohio Muslims

05:25 PM | 13 Oct, 2015
Watch this anti-Islam protester hugged by Ohio Muslims
COLUMBUS (Web Desk) - What do you do when a lone protester shows up outside your house of worship preaching hatred and bigotry?

If you're a member of Ohio's Noor Islamic Cultural Center, you'd give out hugs and offer coffee, bagels and conversation.


That was the treatment a woman who came to protest the cultural center received last weekend, teh Daily Beast reported.

When Annie protested against Islam outside of the Noor Islamic Cultural Center near Dublin, Ohio, she was shocked to find that those she believed to be fueled by hate and radicalism were actually the opposite.


A nationwide anti-Islam protest called the ‘Global Rally for Humanity’ was organised by a group known as the Oath Keepers. The campaign targeted 20 Mosques in the USA including the Noor Islamic Cultural Center.

At that protest only ONE protester, Annie, turned up with anti-Islam and anti-Shariah placards.

Other non-Muslims came along up to show support to the Muslim community.


Cynthia Eugenia Cox DeBoutinkhar, who was present there, recalls in a Facebook post that people invited her into the Mosque for coffee and bagels but she initially refused. “The One protester, Annie from Lancaster, did not want to come inside the mosque when invited to share coffee and bagels with us.”


Cynthia then asked her if she could hug her and she accepted: “Something came over me and I went up to her and asked if I could give her a hug. I wouldn’t let go of the hug.

“I felt her body go from tense to soft and I asked her to please come inside with me. She was actually AFRAID! I asked if I look scary to her. She said I didn’t. I promised her I’d stay right by her side the whole time.”

With Cynthia’s assurance, Annie agreed to visit the mosque.


Inside, Annie was given a tour of the Mosque including the male and female prayer areas and the classrooms in which children were studying. She also observed the women pray the Asr prayers.

Annie also spent two hours with Cynthia and another member of the Mosque discussing various aspects of the faith. “After everyone went about their day, a brother and I took Annie into a conference room to continue the discussion FOR TWO HOURS! The three of us discussed the Bible, the Torah, the Quran, Eid, Makkah, Jesus, miracles, and on and on.”


Annie was presented with an English translation of the Qur’an and she left with a smile with these parting words: “You were all really nice. I don’t approve of the violence or killings (neither do we), but I’ll read this book. I had no idea Muslims could be nice to me, even after I stood out there with those signs. Sorry.”

A big well done to Cynthia and to the community at Noor Islamic Cultural Centre!


Pakistani rupee sees marginal decline against US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, & Riyal; check forex rates

Pakistani rupee witnessed marginal losses against US dollar, and other currencies in the open market.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Wednesday, the dollar was being quoted at 285.6 for selling and 288.65 for buying purposes.

Euro price stands at 312 for buying and 315 for selling. British Pound rate stands at 360 for buying, and 363 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED stands at 78.25 whereas the Saudi Riyal also witnessed fall and new price stands at 76.25.

Today's currency exchange rates in Pakistan - 29 November 2023

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 285.6  288.65 
Euro EUR 312  315 
UK Pound Sterling GBP 360  363
U.A.E Dirham AED 78.25  79
Saudi Riyal SAR 76.25 77.25
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 750.11 758.11
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.58 39.98
Danish Krone DKK 41.38 41.78
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.24 36.59
Indian Rupee INR 3.39 3.5
Japanese Yen JPY 1.55 1.63
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 914.36 923.36
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.38 60.98
New Zealand Dollar NZD 173.44 175.44
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.25 26.55
Omani Riyal OMR 741.26 749.26
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 77.63 78.33
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 26.93 27.23
Swiss Franc CHF 320.1 322.6
Thai Bhat THB 8.01 8.16

Gold rates see big increase in Pakistan; Check today gold price here

KARACHI – The gold price moved up down in the local market in line with massive increase in international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 29 November 2023

On Wednesday, the single tola of 24 Karat gold was available at Rs218,000, and the price for 10-gram gold saw an increase of Rs943 to reach Rs186,900.

Meanwhile, the 22 Karat Gold price stands at Rs199,830, 21 karat rate for each tola is Rs190,750 and 18k gold rate hoveres around Rs163,500.00.

In international market, the price of precious metal went up by $29 to settle at $2,044 per ounce.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Karachi PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Islamabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Peshawar PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Quetta PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sialkot PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Attock PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujranwala PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Jehlum PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Multan PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Bahawalpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Gujrat PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nawabshah PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Chakwal PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Hyderabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Nowshehra PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Sargodha PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Faisalabad PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610
Mirpur PKR 218,000 PKR 2,610


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