Muslim Community Concerned about Anti-Abortion Group: Interfaith Community Unite in Support

July 12, 2003

Source: Charlotte Observer

On July 12, 2003 the Charlotte Observer reported that "leaders of Charlotte's Muslim community say they're trying to put a positive spin on what they see as an attack on their religion by an anti-abortion group that also denounces Islam and homosexuality... Hundreds of supporters of Concord-based Operation Save America are expected to gather in the Charlotte area today for a week of events that will include rallies in front of area mosques, abortion clinics and gay and lesbian churches... On Friday, members of three mosques hosted an interfaith dinner and a news conference geared at educating non-Muslims about Islam and addressing Operation Save America's position about their faith... Some 200 people, including Christians, Jews, Buddhists and Muslims, gathered at the Islamic Society of Greater Charlotte in northeast Charlotte for a meal designed to strengthen the ties between the Muslim community and those of other religions."