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3:00 pm
Sun September 11, 2011

Muslims remember 9/11 with prayer, community service

Members of the St. Louis Muslim community gather on the grounds of the Gateway Arch to offer afternoon prayer.
(Rachel Lippmann/St. Louis Public Radio)

Members of many faiths gathered at the grounds of the Gateway Arch on Sunday to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks.

The St. Louis office of the Council of American-Islamic Relations organized the event, which included a recitation of the Muslim afternoon prayer.

After 9/11, members of the Muslim community were blamed for the attacks simply because of their religion, said Faizan Syed, CAIR's executive director here in St. Louis.

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