Sacramento clergy, law enforcement gather to support Muslims

An interfaith group of Sacramento clergy is holding an event at 6:30 p.m. Monday to express unity in response to the backlash over San Bernardino, including remarks from some presidential candidates that new restrictions should be imposed on Muslim immigration to the United States.

Participants will include Muslims, Christians and Jews, along with law enforcement officials, said host Metwalli Amer, founder of SALAM Islamic Center.

The center is located at 4545 College Oak Drive. The free gathering begins with refreshments at 6:30 followed by a discussion at 7 p.m. Amer said he expects representatives from the U.S. Attorney’s office, FBI and Sacramento Sheriff’s Department to attend.

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