Lackawanna Arrests and Community's Solidarity

October 2, 2002

Source: Buffalo News

On October 2, 2002 Buffalo News reported that "religious leaders from a variety of faiths gathered outside the Lackawanna Mosque on Tuesday to pledge their support for the local Muslim community in response to the arrests of six Lackawanna men charged with supporting the al-Qaida terrorist network... religious leaders said they wanted to make a statement as a preventative measure against those tempted to incite discriminatory or hateful actions."