Gregg Krupa / The Detroit News
DETROIT -- Alice Alaouie is quite frightened by the fact that most people seem to know little about her faith, Islam.
As they celebrated this week the feast of Ashura, which commemorates the sacrifices made on behalf of the faith, Muslims are anxious for their safety and the safety of their mosques. In three weeks, there have been five local incidents at mosques involving vandalism or a confrontation with a leader.
PUBLISHED: January 31, 2007
"These kinds of acts of violence are unacceptable," he said. "We condemn any acts of violence or terrorism against others. We all pray for peace and an end to the violence."