Second Muslim center welcomes displaced worshippers

Posted at 11:42 AM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-12 11:42:26-04

Muslims unable to attend services at the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce were told to travel to the Islamic Center of Muslim Friends of Florida on U.S. 1 in Fort Pierce.

The mosque was packed with worshippers from both congregations celebratingEid al-Adha.

Religious leader says the Muslim holiday involves a special prayer in the morning and evening and some kind of picnic during the day.

"Muslims are upset about it but it is not taking away from the celebration, I mean we are still proud to be Muslims and Americans," said Council on American–Islamic Relations South Florida Attorney Omar Saleh.

Deputies are at the Islamic Center of Muslim Friends of Florida to make sure worshippers are safe.