Hundreds Join Muslim Rally Against Terrorism in AZ

April 26, 2004

Source: The Arizona Republic

On April 26, 2004 The Arizona Republic reported, "Hundreds of residents from across the Valley gathered Sunday night at Phoenix's Patriots Square Park to join what is believed to be the nation's first Muslim rally against terrorism. 'The killing of innocent people out of revenge, out of hate or out of retribution is against the absolute laws of Islam,' said Zuhdi Jasser, a physician who organized the rally. 'Suicide is against the absolute laws of Islam...' Jasser said he was motivated to organize the rally by ongoing claims that moderate Muslims in the United States have not voiced a 'groundswell of condemnation' against the terrorist activity that destroyed the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001."

See also: Islam, Civic