Eid al-Adha

Cass Herrington / Peoria Public Radio

Muslims around the world celebrated Eid al-Adha Thursday. The annual feast of sacrifice honors the prophet Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his only son. At the Islamic Center in Peoria, the sermon’s theme was on hardships that Muslims face today. 

Imam Kamil Mufti’s message was direct: Islamophobia continues to plague the Muslim community. Mufti mentioned recent events, like a question posed to Donald Trump on how to rid the country of Muslims -- to which Trump responded, that he’s looking into it.