Islamic Center remembers 9/11 with ice cream social
Sep. 5, 2011
Chabane Maidi sat in French class at Bloomington High School South when he heard the news Sept. 11, 2001.
As weeks passed, Maidi’s teenage life took a heartbreaking spiral. Raised a Methodist on his mother’s side and a Muslim on his father’s, blame was senselessly directed toward his family. His brothers, who received their father’s tanned skin, were harassed at school.
Bloomington Sharing Heart 2 Heart kicked off the city’s 9/11 memorial events Friday evening at the Islamic Center of Bloomington. It was organized by the Monroe County Religious Leaders, and citizens from multiple religious backgrounds attended.More on the mosque memorial event (with halal icecream?) at "Indiana Daily Student"
Attendees removed their shoes as they entered the mosque, and the memorial event opened with a speech from IU Professor M. Nazif Shahrani.
“I don’t think a single American or anyone around the globe wasn’t affected,” Shahrani said.