By Samuel Braslow, Los Angeles Magazine
A shudder of grief ripples through the Muslim community and beyond after mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, left 49 people dead and 48 wounded, including children. But with the promise of additional vigilance from local law enforcement, Los Angeles Muslims are responding to the tragedy by keeping their doors open to members of all faiths to join them in mourning and solidarity.
“We’re planning an interfaith solidarity rally in Anaheim this evening,” says Eugene Fields, the communications manager for Council on American-Islamic Relations, Los Angeles (CAIR-LA). “We are concerned about making sure that people know that we’re there for them and that we stand against hate.”