by Tim Regan March 1, 2016 at 2:30 pm 2 Comments

Vigil photo from Facebook : Vigil for Fort Wayne Shooting VictimsA group of people will gather in Dupont Circle park tonight to pay their respects to the three Muslim Americans murdered in an “execution-style” shooting in Fort Wayne, Indiana, last week.

According to Vox, the three men — 23-year-old Mohamedtaha Omar, 20-year-old Adam Mekki and 17-year-old Muhannad Tairab — were found shot to death in a Fort Wayne house last Wednesday.

Despite the gruesomeness of the crime, news of the murders “barely caused a ripple,” reported Al Jazeera. The organizers of tonight’s vigil hope to change that.

“We, as a community, must stand in remembrance and for justice for our three slain brothers,” reads the vigil’s Facebook post. “We will be holding a candle light vigil in the center of Dupont Circle on Tuesday, March 1st, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Please join us and invite your friends and family as we unite for Mohamedtaha, Adam, and Muhannad.”

During the vigil, attendees will light candles and hold a moment of silence, followed by remarks and statements from various members of the community and a reading from the Quran.

Attendees are asked to bring their own candles.

by Borderstan.com January 14, 2013 at 8:00 am 0


A vigil in Dupont Circle. (Luis Gomez Photos)

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]borderstan.com. 

Monday, January 14, marks the one month anniversary since the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newton, Conn.

To honor the shooting’s victims and family and friends, Project End Gun Violence will meet for a candlelight vigil in Dupont Circle at 6:30 pm. The group will also host speakers to discuss the debate surrounding gun control and to renew determination in the fight for a more peaceful and safer community.

Please bring candles and cups for safety, as well as signs.

For more information, visit the Project End Gun Violence Facebook event page.

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