Citizens Act Locally to Support Muslim Neighbors

September 15, 2001

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

On September 15, 2001, The Salt Lake Tribune reported, "Police in Utah say they remain vigilant and will crack down on hate-inspired crime following an arson fire at a Pakistani family's restaurant and a handful of reported threats against Muslims in the state." A suspect who claimed the act was retribution for terror attacks is in custody and the fire is being investigated as a hate crime. In support of the owners, the article reported, "Utahns poured into his restaurant, offering words of sorrow and solidarity." The restaurant owner noted that they had so many customers that they sold out of food by 2 p.m.