(JTA) — About 50 people from the Islamic Center of Naperville, Illinois gathered in front of a local synagogue to show support a week after the shooting attack on a synagogue in Poway, California.
The members of the Muslim community stood in solidarity outside of the Congregation Beth Shalom Synagogue on Friday night.
“Hate has no home,” “spread love not hate”; and “we are one Naperville” read some of the signs carried by Islamic Center members, the Chicago Tribune reported.
“It’s wonderful to have our Muslim neighbors come out to support us and stand out against violence in our country,” Rabbi Marc Rudolph said, according to the report.
A 60-year-old woman was killed and three others wounded, including the congregation’s rabbi, in the April 27 attack on the Chabad of Poway synagogue, which took place on the Jewish Sabbath and the last day of Passover.
“We want to respond to evil with good,” said Atif Fakhruddin of the Islamic Center of Naperville. “This is our gesture of compassion and love to our Jewish neighbors after what happened in California just last week.”