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Meetings will begin Saturday, Feb. 13, aimed at helping overcome hostility and fear of Muslims in Riverside after the Dec. 2 terrorist attack, carried out by Muslims who once lived in the city.

The monthly series, Riverside Together: Fellowship Instead of Fear, will be sponsored by the Riverside Human Relations Commission and held at houses of worship and City Hall to help deter the kind of anti-Islamic and anti-Semitic incidents that have taken place in Riverside since the San Bernardino attack – including people being threatened or followed.

Muslims have been followed in stores, said Human Relations Commissioner Monrow Mabon, associate pastor at Allen Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Riverside.


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