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Different religions come together for prayer Vigil after attacks in France

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Several religions coming together in prayer during tough times after the attack in Nice. 

"We're gathered to mourn another cruel and unexpected loss of life at the hands of those who have given in to hatred," said Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer.

Attack after attack, Dr. Muhammad Babar, with Muslim Americans for Compassion, says communities across the country are coming together too often like this, but that we must not become numb to terrorism. 

"This hatred is so strong sometimes it seems like we will never be able to turn this type of bigotry over," Babar said. 

After a truck plowed through a crowd of people and started shooting Thursday night- at least 84 people were killed, including 10 children. More than 200 were injured. 

"We are living in a very evil and dangerous time," said Rev. Charles Elliot, with King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church. 

But coming together in solidarity to share  grief and sorrow with France - shows evil cannot win. 

Even young people shared simple messages at the Louisville Islamic center-- holding signs that read "Love trumps hate" and "prayers for nice." 

"So children it's up to you to make a difference to stand up for what you believe and to fight hatred," Holocaust survivor Fred Gross, said.

While the atrocity of what happened in Nice is the epitome of terrorism, its aftermath demonstrates there are more people who wish to live in peace and come together unity. 

In the meantime leaders say, the world needs more prayer and love for one another. 

"May God almighty give strength to these families and to people of France," Babar said.

Meanwhile, in France, the county will be in a state of mourning from Saturday to Monday. 

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