By 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.
By Kyle Swenson, Miami New Times
The evening was sliding toward midnight, but the students were still hanging out. It was February 9, 2013, and the five members of Florida International University's Muslim Student Association had finished their evening prayers in the room they used daily at the Graham Center, the student union on the school's Modesto Maidique Campus.