A small town in West Virginia responds to anti-Muslim sentiment

ISAR-WVA-mosqueBy Omar Ghabra, Al Jazeera America

PRINCETON, W.Va. -- On Dec. 16 of last year, Dr. Riaz Riaz drove from his home to his local mosque -- a humble building nestled among the quiet foothills of the Appalachian Mountains -- to perform his afternoon prayers. When he arrived at the Islamic Society of the Appalachian Region (ISAR) Center, he was shocked to find Islamophobic insults sprayed on the walls in bright red paint.

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