|Muslims outside the Adoba Hotel after being evacuated. Many recited prayers until they were allowed to go back in.|
While waiting outside, conference attendees recited prayers and poems in Urdu, according to a source. Speaking to The Arab American News by phone, a woman who didn’t want to be identified said that the Shia conference was diverse, and included Arabs, Indians and Pakistanis. “From what I heard it was very dramatic for participants,” the source said.