Fire Destroys Islamic Center of Savannah

August 27, 2003

Source: Associated Press

On August 27, 2003 the Associated Press reported that members of the Savannah Islamic Center were gathering under a makeshift tent for worship after a suspicious fire destroyed their worship building a few days earlier. "Muslims who attended the mosque, where about 100 families worshipped, said Tuesday they would continue praying openly--even in the 91-degree heat of the afternoon sun. 'In this tent, we are seeing more people than we used to see in this air-conditioned house,' said Saad Hammid, one of the center's board members. 'We already see our community is stronger.'"