First American Muslim Festival Held in Salt Lake City

September 8, 2003

Source: The Salt Lake Tribune

On September 8, 2003, The Salt Lake Tribune reported: "Four days before the anniversary of the World Trade Center disaster, the message at the Salt Lake American Muslim Cultural Festival in Salt Lake City on Sunday was one of increased understanding, cooperation and respect between cultures...'Even before 9-11, there was a lot of bad stuff in the media about Muslims, a lot of stereotyping,' said Hasnain [the festival's organizer]. 'This festival is partly to help remedy that.'"