Thousands of Muslims Expected at Unity Day

August 10, 2007

Author: Juliana Barbassa

Source: Contra Costa Times

SANTA CLARA -- Muslims of all backgrounds, whether Shia or Sunni, born in San Jose or Afghanistan, recent immigrants or recent converts, will put aside their differences to share the thrill of a good roller-coaster ride on Saturday.

More than 4,000 people are expected at the Great America amusement park for Muslim Unity Day, organizers said.

"There are no lectures," said Asma Mangrio, who co-founded the event, now in its third year. "We just want everyone to have fun together."