Arab-Americans attacked, threatened

September 13, 2001
American Muslim groups rushed Tuesday to condemn the terror attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. They cautioned other Americans not to blame followers of Islam until investigators determine who was responsible.
      "Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to the families who have lost loved ones on this terrible day," said one group, the Islamic Institute of Washington.
     Imam Hassan Qazwini, religious leader of the Islamic Center of America in Detroit, pleaded against rushing to link their community to Islamic terrorists.
     "We are shocked and we are stunned and we are saddened by this national tragedy," said Imam Hassan Qazwini, religious leader of the Islamic Center of America in Detroit. "We are no exception to American society.