Locals React to New Zealand Mosque Shooting

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At least 49 people are dead after the shooting at two mosques in New Zealand.  Today, we reached out to the Muslim Association of Huntington to get their response to the horrific incident. 

Some were just learning about the news of the shooting when we spoke to them today as they gathered for prayer. 

Dr. Majed Khader tells us men and women from other denominations joined in the prayers today.  He says they feel safe in Huntington and the support of the community never fails.  In fact, as people gathered today there were flowers on the steps of the mosque left by community members. 

“Like the respected sisters over here and the rest of our faith community over here standing with me, we don’t fear nor are we alone.  We are one body over here despite the fact about how we worship but we worship God and we’re all here to worship God as well as help our community,” Dr. Khader said. 

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