Source: Middle East Times
On August 3, 2003 Middle East Times reported that "flaming cross shoved into the ground and set alight frightened students and teachers of Al Huda, a small Muslim school in College Park, Maryland, USA last week. Also in July, two Pakistani students were shot dead in the same county in an apparent hate crime... Worried at the larger implications of such attacks, Christian, Muslim and Jewish leaders gathered at the University of Maryland... last weekend for an inter-faith dialogue promoting peace... The Muslim participants were Shias, a branch of Islam whose imams have been represented as highly politicized and, for the most part, anti-American."