As we reported last week, students training for diplomatic careers at the State Department's Foreign Service Institute spent Sunday afternoon at Virginia's Dar al-Hijrah mosque. Despite its long history of ties to terrorists and radicals, the students went to learn about Muslim attitudes toward America.
As it turns out, the mosque played host to other outsiders last weekend. This time, the cops were called. Former Wall Street Journal reporter Asra Nomani led a group of women to "the 9/11 mosque" to see what would happen if women tried to pray alongside men.
Both sides filed complaints. The mosque accused Nomani and her six companions of trespassing, while Nomani filed an assault claim against Imam Shaker El-Sayed. In a column published by the Daily Beast, Nomani describes what happened.