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WNY man invites people to dine with a Muslim

Posted at 7:25 PM, Dec 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-21 19:27:12-05

It’s a pretty unusual concept.

“Get to know the ones you fear, have dinner with a Muslim,” Dr. Robert Stall reads from a blue flier.

“At the home of Robert Stall M.D. a Jew,” he continues.

In addition to treating the aging population as a Gerontology in Western New York, The New York City native is dedicated to opening people’s horizons.

“What I’ve learned is that the way you conquer any fears you may have is to meet someone,” Stall tells 7 Eyewitness News.

He says he is hoping to bridge the gap between perception and reality by bringing together people of different faiths to get to really know the followers of Islam.

“It’s important to talk and see them as people and not as an object or demonize them.”

Dr. Stall printed close to 200 fliers with the catchy headline and handed them out at a recent Islam inclusion rally. He says the response has been under whelming.

“So far no one has called,” Stall says.

But he isn’t giving up.

Dr. Robert Stall has been working to bridge the divide between people of various cultures and says he is hopeful that soon someone will take him up on his offer.