Miami Hosts Sept. 11 Memorial Service Led by South Floridian Muslims

September 11, 2003

Source: VOA [Voice of America] News

On September 11, 2003 VOA [Voice of America] News reported that "the Muslim community in southern Florida held a memorial service Thursday in Miami to commemorate the victims of the September 11 terrorist attacks.

The Muslim call to prayer rang out in downtown Miami early Thursday. Members of South Florida's Muslim community gathered at Miami's Torch of Friendship Monument to remember those who perished two years ago in the September 11 attacks...Many in the crowd said they were still shocked by what happened two years ago, and many said they were initially fearful of a backlash against Muslims in the United States.

A recent poll by Zogby International and Hamilton College found that nearly 75 percent of Muslim-Americans either know someone or have themselves experienced anti-Muslim discrimination, harassment verbal abuse or physical attacks since September 11, 2001."