GRANADA HILLS (CBSLA.com) — An emotional interfaith vigil was held Saturday evening in Granada Hills to allow mourners to honor the 14 killed Wednesday in the massacre in San Bernardino.
KCAL9’s Brittany Hopper reported from the vigil where she said everyone in attendance said they had the same goal — unity and peace.
Hundreds of people from all faiths — Christians, Jews and Muslims, all gathered in solidarity. All prayed for the victims.
For each of the 14 dead, a child with the Muslim Youth of Los Angeles Organization came to the stage to light a candle while people sang “Amazing Grace.”
Various leaders of the Muslim faith also wanted to make it clear the two killers were not true Muslims.
“They should not compare all Muslims with these two people with the actions they have done,” said Tabassum Qureshi.
Everyone Hopper spoke to said the faiths might be different but they all had the same desire — peace.
“I think it’s critical for all faiths to be able to come together. This country is so wonderful because we have so many different faiths,” said Rabbi Ahud Sela.
“We need to show radical love against radical incidents such as this,” said Mohammed Safar.
Hopper talked to several Muslims who told her that since the massacre, they have seen some backlash — including being refused service in some locations.