Activists from Al Hedaya Islamic Center Visit D.C. in Honor of Sandy Hook Victims
December 12, 2013-Muslim activists from Newtown’s Al Hedaya Islamic Center came to lobby leaders on Capitol Hill as part of their campaign to end gun violence. They, along with Dr. Syeed, attended The National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence on Thursday, December 12 at the Washington National Cathedral. Here is a CNN link that covers the vigil.
Eman Beshtawi, Director of Community Services and Outreach Programs and Senior Chaplain at Al Hedaya Islamic Center (far right), Cindy Lafuente-Elhag, Director of Education and Youth Services at Al Hedaya’s Granada Academy (center back), and Zuleykha Asadova, the Administrator for Public Relations (left back), visited ISNA’s Office for Interfaith and Community Alliances along with four students: Maryam Mageed (center front), Lyla Kaghat (far left), Sabrina Elhag (center left), and Muadh Bhavnagarwala (center right). Last December, Muadh recited Quran at a special interfaith prayer service that President Obama attended at the Sandy Hook School in Newtown. The prayers were broadcast live by CNN and all major networks.