Americans Seek Understanding of Islam

September 17, 2001

Source: The Boston Globe

On September 17, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that the Islamic Society of Boston in Cambridge, Massachusetts held an open house on Sunday. The community has received threats but has also "been buoyed by dozens of calls, letters, and faxed messages of support from local non-Muslims. He points to the woman who presented him with a list of 35 signatures condemning harassment - it now hangs outside the mosque - and to the police department, which assigned an officer to the mosque. 'We have received many supportive calls from Jewish and Christian people and we want to thank them for their support,' he said. Cambridge City Councilor Marjorie Decker, who attended the event, said the city's human rights commission has issued an alert urging residents to report incidents of harassment."