Muslim Students in Idaho Face Post 9/11 Challenges

December 2, 2004

Source: The Arbiter

On December 2, 2004 The Arbiter reported, "Boise State’s Muslim Student Association Chapter President Maryam Mesmarian is speaking up about Muslim student life and concerns, trying to counter what she sees as cultural misconceptions. During the month-long celebration of Ramadan, the [Boise State University] chapter of the MSA operated a booth in the Student Union building to increase cultural awareness and start a dialogue... Mesmarian says as a student in Boise, post 9/11 changes in attitude are hard to ignore and the local Muslim community has had to adjust to an increase in law enforcement inquiries."