An interfaith vigil commemorating the victims of the Sept. 11 attacks took place last Thursday in a fitting venue: Diversity Plaza.
At the ceremony, hosted by City Councilman Danny Dromm and attended by members of the Christian, Muslim and Jewish faiths, many highlighted the strength of unity over hatred.
“For our sakes, the killing of one man is considered the killing of all mankind,” said Imam Qazi Qayyoom, of the Muhammadi Community Center. “The teaching of the Qur’an, Islam and the teaching of the prophet Muhammad never accepts, never supports the killing of another human being.”
Many spoke about their experiences during and following the attacks 14 years ago, but more stressed the value of tolerance and peace.