The mournful sermon in the Mosque Tawhid at Friday prayers was about the attacks, because it is hard now to speak of anything else and dangerous to say nothing.

"Islam is completely against this abomination. To kill someone is to kill all of humanity," the preacher, a member of the mosque named Abdallah, told dozens of men and women seated on the carpeted floor. "We all have an obligation to condemn these barbaric attacks. People need to hear that.

"If we don't speak, certain people will ask questions."

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