Muslim community holding prayer vigil for Brussels terror attack
(WJBK) - Religious leaders within the Muslim community of metro Detroit are calling for unity and peace after the Brussels terror attack. They're holding a special prayer vigil Wednesday night.
It's at Henry Ford College beginning at 6:30 p.m. Hundreds are expected to attend.
More than 30 people were killed in a series of explosions Tuesday in Brussels, and more than 200 others were injured. The explosions happened at the airport and at a subway station.
The Metro Detroit Chapter of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will be offering prayers to those affected by the attack. Organizers say this wasn't just an attack on Brussels, but it was an attack on all humanity. That is why they're asking everyone to come together to promote peace and justice.
"All our efforts are kind of blasted away, with every blast, with every suicide bombing or anything," says Dr. Mansoor Qureshi, Mich. Chapter President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. "We're going to the students ... to the professors and educate them to what true Islam is all about."
Tonight's symposium and prayer vigil is one of 73 happening all over America. It's expected to end around 9 p.m.