Exactly three weeks after weathering an arson attack
, the Salman Alfarisi Islamic Center
of Corvallis will gather for a peace solidarity rally at Portland's Pioneer Courthouse Square
this Sunday, Dec. 19 at 2 pm.
The square, of course, was the location of an alleged bomb plot
late last month. The suspect in that case, Mohamed Osman Mohamud
, occasionally attended the Corvallis mosque.
A press release from the Islamic Center encourages Muslim and non-Muslims to join the center's “condemnation of the heinous Pioneer Square plot and…all other terror attacks.”
More than two dozen organizations—including Christian, Jewish and Buddhist groups—have added their names to the sponsorship list for the event this Sunday.