The Crescent Report

November 30, 2010

Neighbors Offer Support To Corvallis Mosque

Filed under: From the Desk of Imam Mahdi Bray — Imam Mahdi Bray @ 12:51 pm


If we the people in the face of hatred and bigotry continue to turn to each other rather than on each other the haters will never win.

Imam Mahdi Bray

Quote of the Day: “Love thy neighbor as thy self.”


Neighbors Offer Support To Corvallis Mosque


CORVALLIS, ORE. — The former director and other members of a Corvallis mosque were busy with the clean-up after a fire damaged the mosque’s office over the weekend.

The front door stood open yesterday, allowing friends and neighbors to walk in and offer support.

Neighbor Jan Lahr said of the 19 year old Somali-born man accused of plotting to bomb the Christmas tree lighting ceremony in downtown Portland last Friday:

“The person who did whatever he did had nothing to do with our community,” Lahr said. “He dropped in a few times, from what I can tell. But this mosque has been important to our community for years. And these people are important to us”.

But not everyone in Corvallis is supportive.

A passing police officer saw flames coming out of the office about 2:15 Sunday morning.

The FBI says the fire was deliberately set. Evidence from the scene is being sent to the FBI lab in Quantico, Va.

The FBI is looking for information about the arsonist and offering a $10,000 reward for a tip that leads to an arrest and conviction.

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