Muslims Hold Rally Against Terrorism in Hartford

August 5, 2005

Source: Newsday,0,6320395.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut

On August 5, 2005 Newsday reported, "Holding signs that read 'Hate has no religion' and waving U.S. flags, about 150 Pakistani and other Muslim Americans rallied at the state Capitol Friday to denounce terrorism.

They voiced concern that all Muslims may become unfairly stereotyped as terrorists as violence around the world continues. They also proclaimed their love for the United States and denounced those who have attempted to 'hijack' their religion.

'Today we all come together to make a statement,' said Saud Anwar of South Windsor, president of the Connecticut chapter of the Pakistani American Public Affairs Committee. 'Terrorists are our enemies as much as they are anyone else's... America is the best country by far for people of all religions. We love America. This is our home."