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CAIR-St. Louis: Prayer Vigil for Victims of Peshawar School Attack

CAIR-logo(SAINT LOUIS, MO., 12/19/14) – On Sunday, December 21, Humanity Against Terrorism and Solidarity for Peace (HATSP) and the St. Louis chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-St. Louis) will hold a prayer vigil for the victims of the Peshawar school attack.

WHAT: Pray Vigil for Peshawar
WHERE: Shaw Park, 27 South Brentwood Blvd, St. Louis MO, 63105
WHEN: Sunday December 21, 12:45 – 2:30 p.m.

The vigil will consist of speeches by community leaders and the general public. There will be several moments of silence to remember the victims and their families followed by prayers for peace and an end to violence.

“This brutal attack is against all of humanity and must be condemned by people of all faiths and backgrounds,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-St. Louis.

“What happened in Peshawar is a big reminder to not only Pakistan, but the whole world,” said Sarah (Laila) Ali HATSP co-coordinator for the vigil. “We cannot let terrorist groups continue to hurt our children, families, and friends. We request all peoples of conscience to stand in solidarity for the victims, pray for peace, and stand against terrorism.”

“In times of tragedy vigils like this allow us to show our common humanity,” said Sana Rehman another co-coordinator of the vigil. “I want to give people an opportunity to mourn the deceased, show our humanity, and pray for an end to violence everywhere.”

CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalition that promote justice and mutual understanding.

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Contact: CAIR-St. Louis Executive Director Faizan Syed, 314-403-3626,, CAIR National Communication Director Ibrahim Hooper, 202-744-7726,; Committee Member of HATSP Sarah Ali, 314-814-0877,, Committee Member of HATSP Sana Rehman, 330-607-8616,, Committee Member Ayesha Bajwa,, 314-608-9600; Committee Member Abida Farooqui,; 713-818-9556


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