Muslim youth gather outside Chattanooga mosque to mourn, denounce hatred after Orlando mass shooting

Staff Photo by Dan Henry / The Chattanooga Times Free Press- 6/12/16. Yusra Siddiqui, left, and Jenishea Lewis become emotional during a prayer vigil held with permission from the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga on Sunday, June 12, 2016. The vigil was in response to a mass shooting by an American-born man who pledged allegiance to ISIS killing 50 people early Sunday at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.

Vigils

-- The Tennessee Valley Pride Committee will hold a vigil from 8-9 p.m. Monday at Chuck's, 27 W. Main St. All are welcome. Afterward, Chuck's will open for those age 21 and older, and Cinerama across the street will be open for all ages.-- Vigil of Rememberance for Orlando victims at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Tuesday, June 14 at 6:00 p.m. About 20 Muslim youths gathered outside the Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga mosque on Gunbarrel Road on Sunday night to mourn the morning's mass shooting in Orlando, Fla., and denounce hatred."I wanted to create an outlet for everyone to mourn and feel what they were feeling and feel that together," said Iman Ali, a 16-year-old rising senior at Girls Preparatory School who organized the meeting and encouraged attendees to familiarize themselves with the names and faces of the victims.One