Eat With Muslims First Dinner

Our first official dinner was Saturday January 14th. 15 people from different background came together. It was hosted by Bilan Aden and her parents, Abddulkadir Aden and Hamdi Abdulle. The stories came easy because everyone who came was determent to lean in and listen.



Mark Wyner hands Salma Ahmed flowers to solidarity.

Portland Eat With Muslims


I stand by you

February 4th, Eat With Muslims went to Portland, Oregon in order to highlight the story of Salma Ahmed who is a Philippine American and Muslim. As part of the story, we went to MET, Muslim Educational Technology of Portland, which cofounded by Salma Ahmed, her husband, Dr. Musud Ahmed, a highly respected heart Sergeant and other Muslims in the Portland area. While touring the facility, the man in ...this picture came and said to us, "My name is Mark Wyner, I am an American who loves all of my fellow American's no matter shade or creed. I wanted to bring you flowers and to let you know that I care about you and I stand with you as my neighbors. Do not worry, because there are so many of us that support you." He handed the flowers to Salma. When he left, the security guard told us that all the flowers on the front desk were brought by neighbors of the school. This was very emotional for me since I am an optimist who always likes to see the glass as half full. There is so much good that's coming from Trumps divisive rhetoric and actions. American's always find a way to pull together when it counts. America is where the greatness of humanity shines the brightest, because America is the mother of every shade and creed in humanity.

By Fathia Absie





A stranger is just a friend I haven't met yet. ... Will Rogers

Thank you so very much for inviting us to share a meal and connect through storytelling last night. We had a wonderful time.  I feel so lucky to have met you. I am so grateful that you had the idea and created space to have conversation and connection by bringing people together through a meal. Lisa

Thank you for putting yourself out there so visibly and for calling upon us to do new things and make bridges instead of walls.
Thank you for feeding us...body, heart and mind. Deborah

I was truly inspired by Saturday's dinner, and the food was fantastic too. Thank you for having us. We really enjoyed it. I think we all share similar values on making connections and friendships outside of our normal space. Sam

I want to thank you for a wonderful time last night at the “Eat with Muslims” Event.  I had some wonderful conversations. March

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