Interfaith Vigil Held in Rittenhouse

- The community Thursday is holding an interfaith vigil in Rittenhouse Square in order to promote religious tolerance. 

 "I have lived in this country for a long time...I am friend with my neighbor, we're family. I take care of your kids, You take care of my kids."

This Uber driver is Muslim. From Morocco. But says America is his home. 

"If you are going to talk about anything, leave religion on the side, let us live together as human beings.

Aberrehin Larobi says nothing will change how he feels about this country...not the recent terrorist attacks in San Bernardino, not Donald Trump's anti-Muslim rhetoric...

His sentiments pretty much echoing through Philadelphia's Muslim communities where business owners say they are not feeling any kind of backlash.

"With Mayor Nutter's severe condemnation of this anti-Islam rhetoric, Muslim business owners are reporting they feel protected. We are feeling safe. We are feeling as American as anyone."

Qasim Rashid is the national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. He says the biggest obstacle is fear. He says that's why there needs to be a dialogue.

"The Ahmadiyya  Muslim community has launched a campaign where we invite all Americans into our mosque come meet with us, talk with us and understand we are united against extremism together."

Larobi is a father of four and says we should also unite for the sake of our children. 

 "Come on man, talking about Muslim, Muslim, Muslim, Jews this..Talk about the future for these kids-the future of this country is school- lets fix the school system."

 

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