LOS ANGELES - A continent away from the Boston Marathon bombings, Muslim and other clergy in Los Angeles are calling for interfaith understanding and a united front against terrorism.
Islamic, Jewish, Christian and Sikh religious leaders joined hands with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa in a moment of silence for victims of the violence in Boston.
Salam Al-Marayati (sah-LAHM' ahl-mah-rah-YAH'-tee), executive director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council, said the frontline of terrorism has moved from houses of worship to the Internet. But he said, "It is the theology of life that will overcome the cult of death."
Nirinjan Singh Khalsa, a Sikh cleric who chairs the Los Angeles Human Relations Commission, said Americans should ask their Muslim neighbors "how we can fight this insanity of terrorism together."