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Interfaith celebration counter anti-Islam protests

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About 120 people showed up to an interfaith celebration Saturday. About 120 people showed up to an interfaith celebration Saturday.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

Anti-Islam protests took place Saturday in 20 cities across the nation, but here in Spokane, community members held an interfaith celebration to celebrate the differences among Americans.

The Spokane Interfaith Council wanted to provide a place where people could learn about their neighbors.

Organizers say there are approximately 5,000 Muslims in the Inland Northwest. People shared their experiences. Admir Rasic says he's seen hate speech go unchallenged, and here in town, he's seen "Death to Islam" painted on a community center. Now, he's hoping people will now challenge Islamophobia.

“That’s what I want for my daughter,” Rasic says. “I want her to grow up in a place that's

going to welcome her diversity and celebrate her diversity and I want her to be in a place where she can learn from others.”

About 120 people were at the celebration Saturday. 

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