Nashville residents hold vigil for victims of New Zealand attack

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In this crowd of people, you’ll find a variety of differences and still, there’s one thing that’s the same. 

The grief. 

Muslims and non-muslims gathered on the steps of the capitol on Sunday afternoon for a vigil honoring the 50 lives lost in New Zealand. 

“Every victim has a story. That could’ve been me, that could’ve been you, it could’ve been our neighbors, no one is safe from this type of violence,” said Rashed Fakhruddin with the Islamic Center of Nashville. 

That uncertainty also brought out leaders from other faiths and elected officials to stand in solidarity with Muslims in Nashville.

Names of the victims were read and candles were lit, with everyone remaining hopeful that the future of unity is near. 

“What’s heartwarming is to feel the love and concern and care from the Nashville community,” said Fakhruddin. 

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