Update: Support for Savannah Islamic Center After Arson Fire

August 30, 2003

Source: Savannah Morning News


On August 30, 2003, the Savannah Morning News reported that local faith communities were uniting to support the Muslim community, which has been the target of recent violence, including a fire that destroyed the Savannah Islamic Center. The paper reported: "Savannah's Inter-racial Interfaith Community and some members of the Unitarian Universalist Church plan to place a newspaper advertisement reminding the community about the right Americans have to worship God in their own ways. Because the fire may be a hate crime, and because they dislike the intentional destruction of any sacred place, many other faiths are offering support."