Houston Muslims Mourn 9/11 Deaths and Emphasize Unity in Diversity

September 7, 2002

Source: The Houston Chronicle

On September 7, 2002 The Houston Chronicle reported that "leaders of Houston's Muslim community gathered Friday to express sorrow for the thousands who died in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, thanks for Americans who remained opened-minded about Islam and caution against an erosion of freedom in the fight against terrorism. 'We must be vigilant against those who would strip us of our civil rights and who would gradually lead us down the path toward totalitarianism,' said Sayeed Siddiqui, president of the Islamic Society of Greater Houston. 'The best way to guard against such fear-mongers is to stand united as Americans, celebrating our diversity.'"