Source: The Boston Globe
On October 25, 2001, The Boston Globe reported that three men of Middle Eastern descent have been accused of celebrating in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks. The Police in Ashland, MA have investigated the rumors and are not pursuing the matter with charges. The article reported that "'We never did what they said," said Malhab, who moved here from Lebanon in 1998. 'Maybe we were happy, maybe we were singing, but it was not over what they said. I think people are afraid and assume these things because of the way we look.'"