Myriad Ethnic Groups Participate at Muslim Fest

August 27, 2007

Author: Tiffany Erickson

Source: Deseret Morning News

A number of ethnic groups gathered Saturday and Sunday at Washington Square to celebrate the fifth annual Salt Lake American Muslim Cultural Festival — something state leaders said was a tremendous learning experience.

Ghulam Hasnain, director of the event, said he wanted to include all different cultures to celebrate on the day that Gov. Jon Huntsman Jr., Salt Lake County Mayor PeterCorroon and Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson collectively declared the Utah American Muslim Cultural Festival Multi-ethnic Solidarity Day.

"Either we stand together or fall separately," Hasnain said.