“Not In Name Of Islam”: US Muslims

January 9, 2010

Author: Staff Writer

Source: Islam Online


As a young Nigerian accused of trying to blow up a US plane made his first court appearance, American Muslims came together to denounce terrorism, reported The Detroit News on Saturday, January 9.

"We are not going to let these terrorists hijack our religion," Majed Moughni, who moved to the Detroit area from Lebanon, said.

"We've been trying to recover from (the Sept. 11 terror attacks) for nine years. (This) comes right in our backyards, right over the heads of the largest Muslim population in North America."

Scores of American Muslims, Arabs and Nigerians rallied in cold weather in front of the federal courthouse in Detroit to speak out against terrorism.

Flying large American flags, the marchers carried signs reading “Islam is against terrorism”, “Not in the name of Islam” and “Not in Our Name”.