Muslims are planning to rally today in Dearborn to call for peace and unity in the Middle East.

The bombing of a holy Shi’ite mosque in Iraq this week has renewed concern among local Muslims about the divide between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims. There is also infighting in Lebanon and the Palestinian territories that has concerned Arab-Americans and Muslims in metro Detroit.

The rally will start at 3 p.m. at the Karbalaa Islamic Education Center on Warren Avenue. The Shi’ite mosque is headed by Imam Husham Al-Husainy.

“We want to condemn what’s going on over there,” Husainy said.

The rally is the latest event being held by area Muslims to show unity. A similar rally was held last week in front of City Hall.

“We want to stand united against violence and terrorism,” said Bilal Dabaja, 22, of Dearborn.


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