We were honored to have Congressman Mark Takano join us on this significant day. He chose to be with his community and those whom Donald Trump had disrespected rather than be in Washington DC for the inauguration. Congressman Takano has always supported and stood in solidarity with the Riverside Muslim Community.
Takano comforted the community by assuring them that he is “Proud to have a mosque in [his] community.”
Takano making remarks on the Khutbah (sermon) given by Mustafa Bendelhoum said, “I believe in my heart that you must know right from wrong and then speak out against all wrong.” Takano inspired the community to stand up and speak out against racism, oppression, and injustices that occur all throughout the world.
Congressman Takano followed his visit by having lunch with community members, at the local Mirchi Restaurant,where he discussed with them how he plans on further supporting the Riverside Muslim Community.