Adams County, Pennsylvania Government Officials Take Down Anti-Islamic Flyer in Public Area

June 2, 2003

Source: Evening Sun

On June 2, 2003 the Evening Sun reported that "an anti-Islamic flyer hung prominently in the public area of an Adams County government office for more than six weeks. The flyer was removed after an inquiry by The Evening Sun, but a spokesman for an Islamic civil rights said the display is typical of the widespread bias facing Muslims in today's world... The missive attributes various acts of terrorism to Islam and calls for a boycott of a U.S. Postal Service stamp commemorating the two most important festivals - or Eids - in the Islamic calendar... [Ibrahim] Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, a Washington-based Islamic civil rights and advocacy group, said the posted message is symptomatic of a trend toward vilifying Muslims."