Freeholder Doug Cabana addresses the audience, as Freeholder John Krickus observes

Freeholder Doug Cabana addresses the audience, as Freeholder John Krickus observes

The prayer vigil and march in remembrance of victims drew hundreds to the Jam-E-Masjid Islamic Center in Boonton.

Included were Rep. Mikie Sherrill, Assemblyman Anthony Bucco,  Freeholder John Krickus, and Boonton Mayor Matthew DiLauri, who joined Gul B. Khan, vice president of Jam-E. Masjid Islamic Center, Jam-E-Masjid Islamic Imam Wesley Lebron, and other county Islamic leaders.

In addition, police chiefs from Boonton, Montville and Rockaway also attended the event and assured the gathering of protection on all houses of worship in the county.

Sheriff Gannon meets with members of the community in Boonton on Sunday

Sheriff Gannon meets with members of the community in Boonton on Sunday

“What occurred in New Zealand is totally not acceptable. Violence of this nature cannot be tolerated in a civilized society,” said Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. ”

We stand with the Islamic community, who are our friends and neighbors in Morris County, and offer our prayers for the victims and support of their right to religious freedom.”