PRESS RELEASE by Colorado Muslim Leadership: Statement on Charlottesville – VA, Barcelona – Spain and Turku Finland

Press Release

Imam Shakir Muhammad, Colorado Imam Council Coordinator

Statement on Charlottesville – VA, Barcelona – Spain and Turku Finland.

August 18, 2017, Denver, Colorado – The Colorado Muslim Leadership and Colorado Imam Council express their sadness, deep concern and outrage over the recent events of racial hatred, bigotry and domestic terrorism that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as the terrorist attacks in Barcelona, Spain and Turku, Finland.

We offer prayers for the victims and the families of the dead and injured, and all those who were traumatically affected by the hateful violence and speech that ensued at these events.

We denounce any violent and hate filled actions against any person or institution. We advocate for peaceful, constructive, legitimate and law-abiding ways to engage with persons, institutions or governments.

The constitution of the United States of America embraces and protects the rights and freedoms of all regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, language, religion etc., concepts also foundationally paramount in the Muslim faith.

We condemn all groups and individuals who condone, support or engage in white supremacy, Islamophobia, anti-Semitism, racism, terrorism and every form of xenophobia and hate and call upon all public officials to do the same.

We call upon all community and religious leaders, to join us in renewing our commitments to the promotion of understanding, dialogue and peace, among all cultures and faith traditions, through education and peaceful social activism.

We will not step aside, but will stand firm and strong for our values of love, respect, and justice.

Ansar Pantry
Colorado Imam Council
Colorado Islamic Center – Masjid Salaam
Colorado Muslim Community Center
Colorado Muslim Connection
Colorado Muslim Society
Colorado Muslim Speakers Bureau
Council on American Islamic Relations – Colorado Chapter
Islamic Center of Boulder
Islamic Circle of North America – Colorado Chapter
Metropolitan Denver North Islamic Center – Masjid Ikhlas
Multicultural Mosaic Foundation
Muslim American Society – Colorado Chapter
Muslim Family Services of Colorado
Muslim Intent on Learning and Activism
Northeast Denver Islamic Center – Masjid Taqwa
Rocky Mountain Islamic Center

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