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Vigil in Dearborn honors Brussels victims

Posted at 10:29 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 11:04:42-04

Local Muslims are honoring the victims in Brussels with a vigil in Dearborn.

Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Center in Rochester Hills held a vigil and informational session at the Ford Community College in Dearborn on Wednesday night.

The public was invited to attend, to honor the victims and learn about Islam.  Local Muslim leaders wanted to spread a message of love and peace and teach others their religion does not condone terrorism.

Michigan Congresswoman, Debbie Dingell was also in attendance and she spoke at the vigil.

"I'm here tonight with my community in Dearborn, there's been a horrible, horrific, another terrorism attack in Brussels and we stand united against terrorism and wanting to protect our own homeland,” said Dingell.

7 Action News also talked with non-Muslim students who attended the service. One student said he was nervous to attend, but said he did come away with new knowledge.

"Some people should just try to open their minds a little bit more and realize that not everyone is extremist and they're not all terrorists,” said student, Johnathan Gomer.