Muslim Community Stands Up for Peace

July 29, 2007


Source: Danville Register & Bee

DANVILLE - It was the promise of food, not drugs, that brought neighborhood residents out to a recent murder scene on Worsham Street. More than 50 people stood in line for a free fried fish dinner at the Quick Check and Deli-Café on Saturday.

The occasion: Muslims cooking out in the name of peace, offering fish and the fixings and hopefully a way out of the lifestyle of gangs, drugs and attacks that are gripping the North Main Street neighborhood. Two police officers stood by to ensure violence didn’t break out in what organizers called “one of the most violent places in Danville.”