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Dems invite fellow lawmakers to mosque prayer services
by Cristina Marcos
Three House Democrats are urging fellow lawmakers to attend prayer services as a display of solidarity with American Muslims at a Virginia mosque that was attacked last month.
Democratic Reps. Don Beyer (Va.), Keith Ellison (Minn.) and Joseph Crowley (N.Y.) invited lawmakers in a Wednesday letter to prayer services this Friday at Dar Al-Hijrah mosque in the Northern Virginia suburb of Falls Church.
According to local news reports, a 27-year-old male was charged with using a fake explosive device at the mosque. The mosque's outreach director further told the Falls Church News-Press that another man had entered the mosque days before and yelled, "You people don't belong here."
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