Tuesday, September 13, 2011

At Tampa Mosque 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony, safe haven is created from hate & war

Atecia Robinson | 88.5fm WMNF
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After September 11th some Christians and Muslims viewed each other as the enemy. But on Saturday people of these two world religions gathered at the Islamic Community of Tampa's mosquein Temple Terrace to pay tribute to the lives lost during the 9/11 attacks.
In a small worship space at the end of a tiny road lies a family of Muslims that welcomes other faiths. But after the September 11th attacks, Muslims were not as welcomed by some Americans.Hassan Shibly, the executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, said it was wrong for Muslims to be so quickly be equated to being terrorists after September 11th.

Many Muslims came to America in order to enjoy rights they weren't afforded in their own countries. Shibly said 9/11 has changed his life immensely. [Click Here to Read Article or Here to Listen]

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