Source: The Columbus Dispatch
On January 5, 2002, The Columbus Dispatch reported "Worshippers of several faiths protest attack." It explained, "An interfaith crowd of about 150 people rallied in the cold outside the vandalized Islamic Center yesterday to condemn last weekend's attack on the mosque and show support for its displaced members." The article continued, "Ahmad Khair of the East Side attends another mosque, the Muslim Community Center on Oak Street. He took his 10-year-old son, Dave, to the rally to view the desecration of holy objects and to witness the support of Christians, Jews and Muslims. 'People who try to perpetrate hate bring people of different backgrounds together,' Khair said."