Religious freedom vigil held in Stamford

STAMFORD - Local religious leaders held a vigil tonight in Stamford to show support for the local Islamic community in the wake of the controversy over a planned mosque and Islamic center near the former site of the World Trade Center.

Close to 100 people gathered to speak out against the backlash surrounding the proposed mosque.

Opponents say it should be moved from where Islamic extremists destroyed the World Trade Center. Supporters say religious freedom should be protected.

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