Sacramento Islamic Leader speaks out on 9/11 anniversary
KXJZ's Steve Shadley
An Imam with Sacramento's Salam Community Center says it's time for the United States to put 9/11 behind it and look to the future.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
There are more than 65-thousand muslims in the Sacramento area and to many of them…September 11th…stirs dark emotions they’d like to shake off.
But one Islamic leader says 9/11 is symbolic in another way.
He views it as a day when Islam was challenged to build stronger bonds with non-muslims—to educate the world about the faith.
I spoke with Imam Mohammed Abdul-Azeez at the Salam Community Center in Sacramento, where he leads muslim services.
Initially, he bristles when you ask him about the 9/11 anniversary…
Time: 3:35 (interview)
Imam Mohammed Abdul-Azeez is a leader at the Salam muslim community center in Sacramento.