ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A coalition of Christian and Jewish leaders has presented an Albuquerque mosque dozens of "letters of support" after remarks by GOP presidential hopeful Donald Trump.
Activists from the Blessed Oscar Romero Catholic Community and the Albuquerque Center for Peace & Justice gave the letters Friday to the Islamic Center of New Mexico and said they were a gesture of "solidarity" with New Mexico Muslims.
Advocates wrote the letters after Trump called for a moratorium on Muslim immigrants coming into the U.S. and suggested that the federal government put mosque under surveillance.
Imam Shafi Abdul Aziz says the letters were "heartfelt" and thanked advocates for thinking of New Mexico Muslims.
Rev. Francis Quintana of the Catholic group says activists had no choice but to to speak out after Trump's comments.