Sunday, August 13, 2006

Interfaith Compassion

Gathering celebrates interfaith compassion:
Jeff Siddiqui said he is overwhelmed when he recalls how Jewish and Christian people volunteered to stand guard outside his mosque after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, protecting it from potential threats or vandalism that local Muslims feared would come in retaliation.

It showed strong interfaith unity among people of the three faiths that continues in Seattle, he said.

"There's not a year that goes by when I don't remember that, particularly on a day like today," said Siddiqui, a member of the Idriss Mosque on Northgate Way.

Seattle religious leaders gathered at the mosque Sunday to call for continuing compassion and interfaith understanding.

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