are reuniting this weekend in Perrysburg Township to move on from a traumatic
will be a night of celebration and thank yous at the Islamic Center of Greater
Toledo. Members are throwing a party Saturday to officially put a time of
trouble behind them.
prayer room of the mosque was firebombed in September of last year. An Indiana
man was convicted of the crime. Now the center has rebuilt and members are
ready to move forward.
brings closure to the whole negative event that actually ended up, as always,
people in Toledo coming together and ended up on a positive note," said
Cherrefe Kadri, from the Islamic Center.
prayer room is open again and activities have resumed. The invitation-only
event is called the "Grand Reopening Appreciation Celebration." First
responders, clergy, construction workers, lawyers and others will be there.
is really excited about coming together and celebrating," Kadri said. "Everybody
had some job, some piece to do in getting us all together."