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Aaron Collins, Fikri Rahmat, Elshan Mirzazade and introducer John Minge, left to right, spoke at the In Their Own Words Veterans Museum on Sunday to shed light on the teachings and practices of Islam. Marie Nitke/FOCUS

Exchange students try to turn the tide on misperceptions of Islam

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The two foreign exchange students who gained national attention for defending their Muslim faith against a guest speaker at a Perham church are now on a mission to set the record straight on what they say is a sometimes misunderstood and misrepresented religion.


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Marie Johnson
Marie Johnson (formerly Nitke) came to the Perham Focus after several years as the Education and Arts & Entertainment Editor at the Herald-Review of Grand Rapids, Minn. She lives in rural Ottertail with her husband, Dan, and their spunky yellow lab, Louisa.
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