Monday, October 21, 2019

Imam Yassin Taoufik, of the Abrar Masjid mosque located at 3016 Bailey Avenue in the Bronx, spoke at the prayer gathering. (Credit: Robert Kalfus)

People held each other as many in the crowd sang “We Shall Overcome,” a song from the 1960s US civil rights movement. (Credit: Robert Kalfus)

A Muslim participant takes photos of the prayer gathering as people hold signs. (Credit: Robert Kalfus)

The Riverdale community gathered on Sunday, March 17, “to mourn the victims of the attacks on the New Zealand mosques, to support the Muslim community and to show that we will never accept the hatred that caused this tragedy.”

The community-wide gathering at Riverdale’s Bell Tower Park, a frequent community gathering place at West 239 Street and Riverdale Avenue, was organized by the Interfaith Clergy Conference of Riverdale, Kingsbridge and Spuyten Duyvil, and included Christians, Jews and Muslims. It also included local politicians, including Assemblyman Jeffrey Dinowitz.

By Robert Kalfus

 

 

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