Jews, Muslims Plan Joint Memorial Tribute to Mumbai Victims

December 3, 2008

Author: Nicole Neroulias

Source: Religion News Service

In an effort to continue interfaith cooperation and prevent backlash against Muslims, Jews and Muslims are coming together here to memorialize the Jewish victims of the recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India.

Imam Mohammed Shamsi Ali and Rabbi Marc Schneier, who recently appeared together in Manhattan during November's national Jewish-Muslim "Weekend of Twinning," will each speak this Friday (Dec. 5) at New York City's Islamic Cultural Center.

On Saturday morning, the Consul General of India in New York, Ambassador Prabhu Dayal, will join them at the New York Synagogue for a second tribute.

"We don't allow the terrorists to divide us and we don't allow the terrorists to defeat us," Ali said. "Terrorism doesn't know God, terrorism doesn't have any religion. All religious people are united against these terrorist attacks because all religions are enemies of terrorism."