Citizens Act Locally to Support Muslim Neighbors

September 17, 2001

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On September 17, 2001, The Dallas Morning News reported that "Forty Denton County clergy from all faiths and races stood on the grounds of the Islamic Society of Denton on Sunday afternoon, shoulder to shoulder, surrounding Imam Ahmed Alarafi, the leader of the society. They gathered to show their support for the Islamic congregation and its mosque, where a Molotov cocktail was thrown Thursday in reaction to the terrorist attack last week. The clergy signed "A Statement of Solidarity with American Muslims," against violence directed at any group as a result of hatred or fear of terrorism."