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Aboudiab speaks at Noon Rotary
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Growing up in Jerusalem, Daoud Aboudiab attended Catholic French schools in which some two-thirds of the students were Christian, the other third Muslim. He was in the religious minority.Speaking at McMinnville Noon Rotary on Thursday, he pleaded for a cross-cultural and inter-faith dialogue while denouncing religious and political extremists who falsely claim the sanction of their holy books.“There is no faith, no set of moral values, no religion that could just that as an act of faith,” Aboudiab, a healthcare administrator in Pulaski and president of the Islamic Center of Columbia, said of the terrorist attacks on American citizens Sept. 11, 2001. He and his fellow Muslims in Columbia know what it is like so suffer from violence perpetrated in the name of religion.