Source: The Daily Iowan
On March 29, 2004 The Daily Iowan reported, "Dressed in everything from sweatsuits to multicolored cultural attire with head scarves, nearly 600 people attended the fourth-annual Iowa Conference on Islam last weekend. Hosted by the Iowa Muslim Student Association, 'Islam: Unity in Diversity' included a field trip to the Mother Mosque of North America in Cedar Rapids and a variety of speakers, workshops, and prayers that were held in the IMU and the Pappajohn Business Building. 'The conference went really well, and it was great to hear really intelligent speakers with progressive ideas encourage people to be open-minded,' said Ahmir Khan, UI medical student and the vice president of the UI Association of Muslims in America. 'I really liked getting to see Muslims from all over Iowa and all backgrounds come together.'"