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February 9, 2014 at 5:42 PM

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Cultural sharing blooms at Westlake Park


MARCUS YAM / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Fawzya Al Mubarak hands out free flowers to passers-by as a token of love, peace and compassion with fellow local Muslim students at Westlake Park in downtown Seattle on Saturday. The distribution of free flowers -- roses, carnations and tulips -- is part of a worldwide campaign to educate the public about Muslims and Islamic teachings. Each flower has a bookmark attached with one of eight different sayings of the Prophet Muhammad to promote the values of love, peace and compassion among the general public. The event also tries to create cultural understanding among American Muslims and Americans of other faiths based on mutual respect, and correct erroneous images of Islam, Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad.

MARCUS YAM / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Hawra Amunayan, takes a picture of a passerby after giving a flower.

MARCUS YAM / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Local Muslim students from left, Fatimah Amunayan, Fawzya Al Mubarak, Hawra Amunayan, brave the cold chilly weather to hand out free flowers to passersby.

MARCUS YAM / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Fawzya Al Mubarak hands out free flowers to passersby.

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