REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee spoke to more than 1,500 attendees at the Muslim Association of Puget Sound mosque in Redmond during a prayer service to mark the end of Ramadan and the first day of Eid-al-Fitr.

Inslee on Wednesday praised association president Mahmood Khadir for his condemnation of terrorist acts in the name of the Muslim religion, and Khadir thanked Inslee for his support of the community, especially in light of threats received by the mosque following the attacks at the Orlando night club.

Following the event, which was overseen by private security officers, an outdoor festival at a park was planned to further celebrate the beginning of Eid-al-Fitr, a Muslim holiday that marks the end of fasting for Ramadan.

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