The community is invited to "Standing Together in Solidarity," an open house at Jami Masjid Mosque of Buffalo that will provide an opportunity to witness a Muslim prayer and to ask questions about Islam.
Hassan Shibley, executive director of the Council on American Islamic Relations' Florida chapter and a University at Buffalo Law School graduate, will be the speaker. The event is at 6 p.m. Thursday in the mosque, 1955 Genesee St.
"We're just trying to open our doors and build bridges in times like this," said Mohammed Shariff, a mosque attendee, in a written statement.
The open house comes in the wake of mass shootings at two mosques in New Zealand on March 15 that left at least 50 people dead. A 28-year-old Australian faces murder charges in the shootings.