Usually, in the Muslim community, men and women don't hug each other unless they are relatives. However, in a crowded meeting space inside the Daar Ul-Islam mosque, some 200 heavy hearts and compassionate spirits embraced and comforted one another after the terrorist attack on Friday at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealand authorities reported that a 28-year-old white nationalist gunman killed at least 49 people while they were praying at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques.In response to this tragedy, members and friends of the Greater St. Louis community gathered to intensify their Friday prayers and reflect during a service with members of the board of directors, imams, rabbis, and other friends of the Interfaith Association.
Umar reminded the crowd that this is not the first attack on a Muslim temple and encouraged them to unite to fight against hatred and injustice. Farzana Chohan, from San Luis, expressed her wish to see people of all faiths come together as one person in the 21st century, saying: “As human beings, it's our job not to be divided and stand firm with each other.”Andrea Henderson is part of the Public Radio Sharing America collaboration, which covers the intersection of race, identity, and culture. This initiative, funded by the Public Broadcasting Corporation, includes reporters from Hartford, St. Louis, Kansas City and Portland (Oregon).
St. Louis is a major media center in Missouri and the Midwest of the United States.The following is a list of media outlets based in the city. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the city's leading newspaper and is published daily.
But there are many more Islamic media outlets in St. Louis that are worth mentioning. For example, there is The Muslim Link which is an online newspaper that covers news related to Muslims in St. Louis and around the world.
The Muslim Observer is another online newspaper that focuses on news related to Muslims in St. Louis as well as national news related to Muslims in America. The Islamic Center of St. Louis also has its own radio station which broadcasts Islamic lectures and programs throughout the day.