Muslims and non-Muslims in the community agree the key to bridging the gap between the two faiths is respecting each other's differences.

"We have to respect the rights of every human being and be caring and kind," said Caren Goldman, executive director of Compassionate St. Augustine. "We need to get to a point where compassion becomes a verb and not a noun."

Imam Youssef Filat of the Islamic Center on State Road 207 agrees.

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