—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
Minneapolis, MN (December 5, 2015) –The North American Council of Somali Imams is appalled on Wednesday Dec. 02,2015 mass shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. Our condolences and thoughts are with the families of the victims of this senseless shooting and we pray for the speedy recovery for those that are injured.
We as American Muslim community are shocked and dismayed like rest of the Country by the shooting and the horror that unfolded in an innocent community. The Muslim community in America stands with the victims and their families.
"..Whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely...” Quran (5:32)
Once again, we hope and pray for peace and stability in our society and we thank our law enforcement agencies for the quick response in stopping any further violence.
In these challenging times, we remind our law enforcement agencies to be vigilant towards potential backlash in the form of hate crimes against the American Muslim community.
The North American Council of Somali Imams is a non-profit religious organization dedicated for the betterment of the society. Since 2001, Council has worked to meet the religious, social services and outreach needs and challenges through application of Islamic values and manners.
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