West Virginia University students got a chance to experience Islam, the world's fastest growing religion of 1.4 billion followers, Saturday at the Islamic Center of Morgantown's Open House.

The comparative religion-themed event featured booths describing different aspects of the religion.

One booth explained the role of women in Islam. At another, Muslim youths from local high schools described the hijab, the headdress worn by Muslim women.

Attendees learned that, contrary to what is often presented by the media, Islam does not oppress women. Presenters cited verses from the Quran, the Islamic holy book, to support their statement.

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