Source: Los Angeles Times
On September 17, 2001, The Los Angeles Times published the article entitled, "She Was Muslim; She Was a Victim." The article reported, "As soothing chants from the Koran played over an intercom, more than 500 mourners gathered Sunday evening at a Los Angeles Muslim cultural center to remember their loved one and friend, Touri Bolourchi. It was a simple memorial service that was also a call for religious tolerance." The article continued, 'We all saw this tragedy, this fireball of evil,' [her husband] said. 'I share my condolences with thousands of others and hope that they know that God has given them all the power to overcome this tragedy.'"