Source: Duluth News Tribune
On September 7, 2003 Duluth News Tribune reported on a panel discussion on "Bridging Faith: Creating a Future Worthy of Our Children," sponsored by the Islamic Center of the Twin Ports and Arrowhead Interfaith Council on the anniversary of Sept. 11. "'I want to show there is more unity than there is difference between our religions,' said Arshia Khan, a Muslim woman who is one of the event's organizers...After the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the East Coast, there was a surge in interest in interfaith efforts. In the Twin Ports, that interest has led to better understanding among faiths, Khan believes. Khan said there are many negative images of Muslims in the media, and people need to realize that Islam teaches people to live in peace and unity with others."