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Vigil to show support for Muslims and refugees

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A show of support in North County Thursday night as the community rallied around Muslims and refugees fleeing war torn countries.

A group of about 100 gathered outside the Vista City Hall in solidarity to fight the hate and support their Muslim brothers and sisters.

Families of all faiths, immigrants and refugees held candles, gripped signs and marched against the hate. It was all part of the North County Immigration Task Force vigil.

"I see the great and tremendous diversity that represents America. I see immigrants from all over the world that are gathered in support for one another," said Pastor Madison Schockley.

Since the deadly Paris and San Bernardino attacks carried out by ISIS or influenced by the terrorist group identified as Muslim, fear has spread across America.

The fear has translated to politicians campaigning to ban all Muslims or Syrian refugees from coming to the U.S.

Cathy Rowan said she has encountered that fear. "I had lunch with someone who is in great fear. I need to know what to say to her, and I need to have my mind clear. I am so pleased to meet some of the Muslims here and get some answers to talk about how we can help," she said.

Peace was found for many in the sea of supporters for immigrants and refugees seeking opportunity for a better life in America.

Thursday night's vigil was part of a national moment spread across social media using the hashtag, "we are better than this", and

SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A show of support in North County Thursday night as the community rallied around Muslims and refugees fleeing war torn countries. 

A group of about 100 gathered outside the Vista City Hall in solidarity to fight the hate and support their Muslim brothers and sisters. 

Families of all faiths, immigrants and refugees held candles, gripped signs and marched against the hate. It was all part of the North County Immigration Task Force vigil. 

"I see the great and tremendous diversity that represents America. I see immigrants from all over the world that are gathered in support for one another," said Pastor Madison Schockley. 

Since the deadly Paris and San Bernardino attacks carried out by ISIS or influenced by the terrorist group identified as Muslim, fear has spread across America. 

The fear has translated to politicians campaigning to ban all Muslims or Syrian refugees from coming to the U.S. 

Cathy Rowan said she has encountered that fear. "I had lunch with someone who is in great fear. I need to know what to say to her, and I need to have my mind clear. I am so pleased to meet some of the Muslims here and get some answers to talk about how we can help," she said. 

Peace was found for many in the sea of supporters for immigrants and refugees seeking opportunity for a better life in America. 

Thursday night's vigil was part of a national moment spread across social media using the hashtag, "We Are Better Than This", and #RefugeesWelcome

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