Interview with Sonia Sanchez

That's because the mosque was there?


Because, the Temple was there--the Mosque was there, yes, you better believe it, you see. And, if something did happen, there was, you know, you felt that they would go out and say, "What, you know, what's happening, what is this really all about, you see?" Um, ah, and I think that you have to, we have to understand that when the Temple was attacked once by the police that the neighborhood came out and surrounded the Mosque, and said, "No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, what are you doing here?" And, the police said, we're looking for someone who supposedly stole something. They said, "No, no, no, no, no. You know it won't be here." I mean, you had people coming out. You had, poets and, and, and, and writers, and social workers, and all kinds of people coming out doing that.