Muslim Sign in Houston Mall Protest Message – The Martyrdom of Imam Ali – Hoax-Slayer


Protest email claims that a sign posted on the door of a Muslim owned shop in Houston in September 2009, honoured one of the September 11 hijackers who flew the aircraft into the World Trade Center.  

Brief Analysis

This sign was indeed posted on the door of a shop at Harwin Central Mall in Houston, Texas in September 2009. However, aside from the date, the sign has no relationship whatsoever with the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Imam Ali, the person named on the offending sign, was not one of the September 11 hijackers as claimed in the protest message. In fact, Imam Ali is a holy man much venerated in the Islamic religion and he is viewed by Muslims as the successor to Muhammad himself. Imam Ali died hundreds of years ago in the year 661 AD.


Subject: Fw: Fwd: Sign in Houston Mall

What enrages me is that Americans would shop there!!!! Now, this is stepping over the line.


This is so “Unbelievable”….

In Houston …

Harwin Central Mall: The very first store that you come to when you walk from the lobby of the building into the shopping area Had this sign posted on their door. The shop is run by Muslims. Feel free to share this with others.

(Transcript of sign)
“We will be closed on Friday, September 11, 2009 to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Ali (A.S.)”