Not In Our Town

 November 30, 2010
Posted by Kitzie

There was a candlelight vigil in our town tonight.  It was organized as way to surround a mosque firebombed this weekend with light and community support.  The outside world comes to Corvallis–the mosque was attended by the young man who attempted the car bombing in Portland this weekend, and he was a student at Oregon State University.

It’s hard to know what to do when something like this comes to your community … but gathering is the first impulse.  Gathering together against the forces that would pull us apart, gathering to declare something to the world.  The people who walked blocks with their lights to gather in a cold November rain, who brought their children with them to stand for peace–they made me proud to live here tonight.  Hatred will not be tolerated in this community.  Not In Our Town.

Namaste, peace lovers.

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