Local prayer vigil planned for terror victims

Posted at 10:29 PM, Mar 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 11:10:28-04

Local Muslim leaders are speaking out after the terror attacks in Brussels.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center in Rochester Hills is now planning a prayer vigil and informational session in the wake of the attacks. Anyone of any faith is invited to attend.

The program called the Mohammad Messenger of Peace will be held at the Henry Ford Community College in Dearborn at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday. The public is invited. Leaders are encouraging people who attend to bring their questions about Islam.

Dr. Mansoor Qureshi is the chapter president. He said knowledge about the Muslim faith will help dispel rumors.

"As Muslims we believe in love, our community's motto is love for all and hatred for none,” said Qureshi.

Qureshi said when heard about the attacks he first felt sadness for the victims and then sadness for his faith.

"As a Muslim, our pain is multiplied several folds, because, one, you see this loss of life and second, you see all of a sudden, oh my god, it's going to be people who call themselves Muslims admitted to that, now everybody is going to say that's what Islam is and your faith is going to be ridiculed,” said Qureshi.