Cheyenne Muslims Comment on the Lack of Post-9/11 Backlash

September 5, 2006

Source: KGWN

Wire Service: AP

On September 5, 2006 the Associated Press reported, "Mohammed Salih is dean of the Laramie County Community College department of business and technology. He's a native of Sudan and came to Cheyenne in 1969. Salih says people treat him and other Muslims as part of the community, and says that the terrorist attacks had nothing to do with religion. Soon after the 9/11 attacks, a Muslim woman was harassed in a Wal-Mart in Laramie. Also, a University of Wyoming student who wears a traditional head scarf was accosted and threatened by two men there. Forrest C. Bright is director of the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation. He says he knows of no recent incidents of harassment of Muslims."