Utah Muslims march in South Salt Lake to spread message of peace, love

Posted at 7:16 PM, Nov 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-20 21:16:14-05

SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah -- Dozens of Utah Muslims gathered in South Salt Lake Sunday to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and share a message of peace.

Hussain is known as the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad and was a 7th century revolutionary leader who died while taking on corruption and tyranny.

Adel Saheb was among those who marched Sunday, and he said they were there to show there are many Muslims who are committed to peace.

“We want to tell all our brothers of Islam that we are sending a message of peace and love,” he said. “We are against ISIS. We are against Al Qaeda. They are a totally different and brutal version of, what they call themselves Muslim, which they are not.”

The march is an annual event.