MCMILLAN — When members of the Islamic Society of Central Wisconsin arrived at their mosque for noon prayers Saturday, a message awaited them.

It was the day after a story was published in Gannett Central Wisconsin newspapers about local Muslim reactions to the national political battles that have swirled around the religion. The hand-written placard worshippers found had a peace sign and a heart drawn on it, and the message, “You have friends in Marshfield.” It was next to a pot of yellow mums.

The affirming message was appreciated.

“We all were very touched by this friendly act, and would like to thank the person who took time for this,” Dr. Qasim Raza, 47, of Marshfield wrote in an e-mail to the Wausau Daily Herald. (More)


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