Muslim Convention to Arrive in Philadelphia during Independence Day

June 21, 2003

Source: The Associated Press

On June 21, 2003 The Associated Press reported that "a joint convention of the Islamic Circle of North America and the Muslim American Society will be held in Philadelphia over the Independence Day holiday and is expected to bring $16 million in revenue to the city, officials said... Some 15,000 American Muslims are expected to attend events at the Pennsylvania Convention Center July 4-6. The organizations said they are coming to show their patriotism, celebrate the holiday and to make a statement about 'the struggle for liberty and justice,' their theme... Events include a reading by Muslims of the Bill of Rights at the Liberty Bell on July 4."