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Local officials, clergy express support for local Muslims

Dec 18, 2015

Rustico_Muslim_SupportWe are all children of God," the Rev. Peter Rustico, who heads the Middletown Interfaith Council, told the congregation at the Middletown Islamic Center after Friday prayers. "We are with you, we support you."


Rustico, the pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church, was one of a host of local officials: clergy, a state police sergeant, a county legislator, and the Middletown mayor, who visited the mosque Friday. They came to assure local Muslims that the community will be on watch to head off intolerance, given the recent incidents of terrorism in San Bernardino, Calif., and Paris.


Read the full article from the Times Herald Record here.