Interfaith Prayer Vigil Signifies Community Support of Muslims After Bombing

December 23, 2005

Source: The Enquirer

On December 23, 2005 The Enquirer reported, "They vowed to go about their daily lives and not let the bombs - detonated just 46 hours earlier - shatter their faith in God and their community.

Thursday evening, strangers of all ages and religions joined Muslims gathered at the Islamic Association of Cincinnati in a show of unity among people, regardless of their faith.

Just before the day's last call to prayer, 38 male Muslims entered the first floor of the Clifton mosque and prayed. Within 15 minutes after the prayers were said, an additional 300 men and women joined the Muslims in the mosque for an interfaith prayer vigil.

The turnout was well beyond what anyone expected - only 60 seats had been set aside... On Tuesday night, two pipe bombs left outside two doors to the mosque blew out windows and a door and knocked out heavy masonry within the foundation.

No one was injured and no arrests have been made."