Nashville Muslim Community Holds Vigil For Chattanooga Victims

Posted at 9:50 PM, Jul 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-07 05:50:07-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Muslim community in Nashville cancelled its Ramadan celebrations this weekend. Instead, they held a vigil Sunday night for those killed in Chattanooga.

A couple dozen members of the Nashville Islamic Center gathered on Legislative Plaza.

"Paying our respects, showing that this is not a representative of the religion,” said Faran Saeed. “This is not a representation of the people that are here. This is a one heinous act. We're here to just show our support, tribute to the people that are fallen. Give back to the community. Try to show that we are one big family."

They prayed in solidarity for the four Marines and the Navy serviceman gunned down Thursday.