Muslim community members and leaders, shuyookh, aunties from the Masjid, youth, children, non Muslim supporters, priests, and at least one rabbi gathered at the Santa Ana Courthouse in California, on Monday, September 19th to stand in solidarity with the Irvine Eleven as closing statements in the trial began. Not only was every seat in the courthouse filled, but the hallways were packed with attendees that could not fit into the room. A press conference was also held on September 19th at which community leaders, Muslim and non Muslim, discussed the trial itself and the impacts it has had on the community.
The Irvine Eleven trial has now concluded and a verdict is awaited from the jury. Jury deliberations will continue throughout today, Wednesday, September 21st. As soon as a verdict is made, updates will be announced here. Please keep the Irvine Eleven in your dua’as in this crucial time!