Muslim event in Oregon canceled over comments

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Posted: May 03, 2011 2:28 PM
Muslim event in Oregon canceled over comments

The spokeswoman for an Oregon Islamic association cancelled a planned commemoration of the death of Osama bin Laden after reading comments on a website and the Facebook page of a political group.

Saba Ahmed of the Oregon Muslims Citizens Alliance says she was frightened and dismayed at the comments about bin Laden's death and burial.

Ahmed says she had planned a gathering in Portland's in Pioneer Courthouse Square to show Muslim solidarity in supporting bin Laden's slaying but canceled it after reading the comments.

It's unclear how many people were notified of the event or involved in its planning.

No other Islamic group has responded to calls from The Associated Press concerning the commemoration.

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Information from: KGW-TV, http://www.kgw.com/