SAINT ANTHONY, Minn. - Last month, The Saint Anthony City Council rejected a proposal for an Islamic center at the old Medtronic building.
City officials said the decision was based solely on land use and not discrimination.
But some Muslim officials and other community members feel that discrimination may have played a role.
So Sunday, three Christian churches in Saint Anthony have invited Muslims to an interfaith gathering to show support and learn about each other.
Zafar Siddiqui with the Islamic Resource Group said, "At the public hearing there were some comments that were made against Islam and Muslims so this is a great gesture by the Christian community to make the Muslim community feel comfortable and get to know each other."
The event will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at Nativity Lutheran Church, 3312 Silver Lake Road in Saint Anthony.
Other churches participating include Faith United Methodist and St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.
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