Muslims In Plano Had Been Building Bridges For Years, Then Came A Council Member’s Facebook Post

Plano is home to five mosques, up from a single mosque in 2001.

By Stella M. ChavezMarch 5, 2018 10:30 am, , ,

From KERA:

A Plano City Council member generated headlines – and controversy – a couple of weeks ago when he posted a video on his Facebook page, calling for a ban on Islam in schools. Tom Harrison later apologized.

Despite calls to resign, Harrison says he’s not stepping down. Many in Plano say the council member’s actions were a blow to the city’s Muslim community.

On a recent week night, women, men and children kneeled and prayed inside the Islamic Association of Collin County.

The Plano mosque opened in 2001. Today there are five mosques in the city – a sign of Plano’s growing diversity.

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