Source: The Times Herald
On July 31, 2003 The Times Herald reported that "some area Muslims feel that they have not seen the discrimination that others have experienced in other parts of the country. They believe the Olean [NY] area has been very open to them and that they are part of the community... The Olean Area Coalition for Peace and Justice held a forum with three local Muslims to discuss their experiences as part of a minority group in America. The evening’s topic was 'Is America a Threat to Muslims?' The Muslim panel included Dr. Safi Malik, a surgeon at Olean General Hospital; Dr. Durriya Z. Khairullah and Dr. Zahid Y. Khairullah, who both teach at St. Bonaventure University."