Update: Muslim Youth Camp in Iowa Approved

July 3, 2003

Source: Iowa City Press-Citizen


On July 3, 2003 the Iowa City Press-Citizen reported that "dialogue about a planned Muslim youth camp in North Liberty quickly deteriorated into an argument Wednesday about whether all Muslims are potential terrorists - all broadcast live on Mike Gallagher's national radio talk show that originated in Iowa City... The show came two days after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers agreed to accept an environmental assessment report that said the camp would not significantly affect the site - 106 acres two miles northeast of North Liberty near the Coralville Reservoir - but only if it was scaled back... 'The real ... or one of the big concerns is that the Muslim youth camp could, in fact, breed terrorists,' Gallagher said... Gallagher has argued against the Corps' lease of the federal property to a religious group."