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Religious leaders unite to commemorate 9/11

DALLAS (AP) - Religious leaders, including Methodists, Lutherans, Unitarians and Presbyterians, gathered at a Dallas mosque to call for unity on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The ministers met Saturday at the Masjid Al Islam in downtown Dallas at the invitation of the Muslim Community Center and the Dallas Peace Center.

The Dallas Morning News reported that Imam Khalid Shaheed, the son of a Baptist preacher, said he was delighted to welcome his Christian brethren to the mosque, the oldest in the area, dating back to the 1960s.

Shaheed called the attacks "a horrible event for all of us whether you're Muslim or Christian or Jewish. If you're an American you felt the pain."

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