Feb. 11, 2017, Roxbury, MA. - Community members stand in solidarity with the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center during, Dhuhr (midday prayer). Roxbury community activists, Andress Bonifacio and Richard Inonog organized the event. Inonog said, "I posted it to Facebook and it went viral." According to the Facebook event page, 3.6k people were "interested".
Heidi Whitman of Jamaica Plain is an art professor at Tufts University, Medford, MA.
Northeastern law student, Hajjah Kamara has been attending the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center for five months. She said, " I was surprised to see all these people after prayer, it was truly heartwarming."
Event organizer, Inonog said, "Minorities are the majority".
Members of the mosque came outside and shook hands with participants. After prayer, attendees were welcomed in for a warm cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate. It was a time of fellowship. Here, a member of the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center thanks the crowd.