Central Florida's Muslims and Arab-Americans Reach Out

August 30, 2002

Source: Orlando Sentinel

On August 30, 2002 the Orlando Sentinel reported that "central Florida's Muslims and Arab-Americans plan to commemorate the Sept. 11 anniversary with several events that they say will reaffirm their heritage and commitment to peace and unity in the United States. 'When people don't know you, it leads to ignorance. Ignorance leads to hate, and hate may lead to violence,' said Muhammad Quadir, a native of Kenya and naturalized U.S. citizen. The Islamic community's events will culminate Sept. 11 with a minute of silence at area mosques at 8:46 a.m. and participation in a 6:30 p.m. candlelight vigil at Orlando City Hall."