Islam

Mosques, Islamic Centers Targets of Backlash

September 22, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On September 22, 2001, The New York Times featured the story, "Abhorring Terror at an Ohio Mosque." The article reviewed some of the aftermath of the terror attacks, including the recent incident at the Islamic Center of Cleveland, when a man drove his car into the building. "The police arrested the driver, who was hospitalized with injuries from the crash. What did the mosque's Muslims do? They prayed for the man, said Imam Fawaz Damra, a spiritual leader at the mosque. And a few days later, the imam said, he and another leader...

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Acts of Support and Solidarity Following the Backlash

September 22, 2001

Source: The New York Times

On September 22, 2001, The New York Times reported, "Arab-Americans Are Finding New Tolerance Amid the Turmoil." The article noted the efforts made to respond to -- and prevent further -- backlash. "Nabeel Abraham, an anthropologist who is co-author of 'Arab Detroit,' said that since the gulf war, during a decade of accelerated immigration from the Middle East and Asia, he had observed a 'phenomenal' improvement in attitudes toward Arab-Americans in the news media and among elected officials."

Muslim Leaders, Scholars, and Community Members Clarify that Terrorism is Contrary to Islam

September 21, 2001

Source: The Toronto Sun

On September 21, 2001, The Toronto Sun reported that Yusuf Islam (the former Cat Stevens), responded to the terror attacks by saying "'We should make it clear that such acts of horrific carnage ... have nothing to do with the beliefs of most Muslims. The Koran specifically declares: 'If anyone murders an (innocent) person ... it will be as if he has murdered the whole of humanity.' He targeted extremists who take the Koran out of context."

Oakhurst Masjid

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 13 March 2006.

Phone: 908-531-8606

Masjid Al-Wadud

Information about this center is no longer updated. This data was last updated on 21 September 2001.

Phone: 201-678-3632

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