Restoration of Underground Railroad Brings Muslims and Jews Together

June 30, 2004

Source: The Gazette

On June 30, 2004 The Gazette reported, "Nearly 50 county residents of differing faiths volunteered their time to clean up a historic Underground Railroad stop in Germantown Sunday as part of the first Muslim-Jewish Day of Friendship.

Event organizers and friends Saqib Ali of North Potomac and Jeff Waldstreicher of Bethesda planned the project in an effort to create relationships between the Muslim and Jewish communities throughout Montgomery County.

Ali, a member of the Montgomery County Muslim Council, said he hopes Sunday's program will allow people to start lasting friendships and show the ability of these groups to come together for a common good."