Interfaith Iftar in Plymouth Celebrates Community
People of all Faiths came together at the Northwest Islamic Community Center in Plymouth Wednesday night. The event was an Interfaith Iftar, to break the fast with neighbors during Ramadan.
“This is an opportunity to invite the local community in and share the breaking fast dinner with all of our neighbors,” said John Emery, executive director of the Islamic Resource Group. “It’s always such a great time to meet neighbors and build bridges of understanding between people of all faiths.”
The Northwest Islamic Community Center says they hold this event each year.
Mosque leaders said in light of recent attacks on houses of worship, they’ve taken security concerns at events like this very seriously.
“We do take that very seriously,” said Neyaz Hassan with the Northwest Islamic Community Center. “We feel very much a part of the community. We have a lot of support from neighbors, from the city of Plymouth as well as the police department. However, in addition, we do take some precautions.”
Some of the precautions include security cameras and increased security for special events.