Protesters Target Islamic Convention In Hartford

July 9, 2007

Author: Lynn Doan

Source: The Courant,0,2525077.story?coll=hc_news_local_mr_cromwell_util

HARTFORD - Anti-terrorism protesters rallied in Hartford Sunday outside the annual convention of the Islamic Circle of North America, despite the organization's recent efforts to fight the characterization of Muslims as terrorists.

For the first time since the Islamic Circle of North America began holding its annual convention at the Connecticut Convention Center two years ago, a group of about 12 protesters rallied to demand that the U.S. government shut down the organization and freeze its accounts.