Increase in Muslim Religious Education

September 7, 2002

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On September 7, 2002 the The Houston Chronicle reported that "since Sept. 11, Houston [Texas] Muslims "feel more of a sense of responsibility about practicing Islam, learning Islam," said Masrur Khan, spokesman for the Islamic Society of Greater Houston. The most notable increase in attendance has been in the number of Muslims taking religious education classes. At one mosque, Quranic classes went from a few dozen students to more than 200... In the coming days, like people across the country, Houstonians will assemble in houses of worship to commemorate Sept. 11 and remember the nearly 3,000 people who died."