Universal Education Foundation Islamic Center hosting prayer in wake of New Zealand attack

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A handwritten message is placed at a collection of flowers left near the Masjid Al Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, Saturday, March 16, 2019, where one of the two mosque mass shootings at occurred. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)

The Universal Education Foundation Islamic Center in Fort Wayne is offering their sentiments regarding the terrorist attack on two New Zealand mosques.

They say the organization is deeply saddened and condemns the terrorist attack that killed 49 people.

In a statement UEF President Tariq Alkhairy said:

“The Fort Wayne Muslim community is heartbroken for our Muslim brothers and sisters in New Zealand who were gunned down during Friday prayer services.   All life is precious and prayer services are a time of peace and reflection and we urge our elected officials to condemn the hate that affects all places of worship.  To the families of the victims may God grant you peace and patience during this difficult time.  I ask all of Fort Wayne to join us at UEF this Sunday evening for an interfaith prayer.”

UEF says they’re encouraging all places of worship to enforce extra security for all services.

Sunday, March 17th UEF will be hosting an interfaith prayer.  It starts at 7 p.m. at their 2223 Goshen Road location.

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