Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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March 15, 2019

Senator Anwar, Faith Leaders to Unite Against Hate Sunday in Berlin

HARTFORD, CT – Today, State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) announced faith leaders will unite against hate in Berlin on Sunday and called for protection of all places of worship in response to terrorist attacks committed Friday at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

At 4 p.m. Sunday at the Islamic Association of Greater Hartford (Berlin Masjid), located at 1781 Wilbur Cross Highway in Berlin, Sen. Anwar will join with local faith leaders, along with state leaders, with the purpose of standing together to bring unity and togetherness in response to these tragic events, the latest of many committed in houses of worship nationally and worldwide. Friday’s attacks come after similar ones against a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania synagogue in 2018, a Quebec City, Quebec mosque in 2017, a Charleston, South Carolina church in 2015 and a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin in 2012, among others.

“We must condemn this act of hate and all acts of hate,” said Sen. Anwar. “An attack on one faith is an attack on every faith. Let us all stand united against hatred in all of its manifestations. We must protect places of worship in all of our faith communities.”