FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
CONTACT: Iman Jodeh, Spokeswoman, Colorado Muslim Society
Voice/Text Phone Number:
Iman Jodeh: 720-608-1882
Colorado Muslim community Stands in Solidarity with Members of Temple Emanuel in Pueblo, the
Jewish Community and the Latinx Community in Pueblo.
Denver, CO, November 6th. On November 1st, 2019, FBI agents arrested white supremacist Richard
Holzer for allegedly plotting to bomb Temple Emanuel, a Jewish house of worship in Pueblo, Colorado.
Holzer also encouraged acts of violence against Jews and the Latinx community.
The Colorado Muslim Leadership Council commends local law enforcement and the FBI for tracking
down and arresting Richard Holzer.
The Muslim community throughout Colorado stands in solidarity with members of Temple Emanuel in
Pueblo, the Jewish community and the Latinx community. Muslims in Colorado stand steadfast with our
fellow Jewish and Latinx brothers and sisters in condemning any and all forms of violence regardless of
religion, color, race, ethnicity, or nationality.
This hate driven plan, which is an assault on the sanctity of human life shatter our hearts but should
strengthen our eagerness in serving the goal of living together peacefully.
The fact that Holzer is in his twenties is both upsetting and cautionary. We should do a serious
examination of why a young man, who should have been hopeful about his life, would both plan to ruin
his own life and take away other people’s lives in a state of hatred and insanity.
This incident shows that there is a need for a greater effort to remedy the illnesses of racism, hatred and resorting to violence.
May Allah, the Most Compassionate, protect us from acts of violence and increase the number of islands
of peace in which people embrace each other with respect all around the world.
Colorado Imam Council
Colorado Muslim Society – Masjid Abu Bakr
Colorado Muslim Community Center – Dar Al Tawheed
Colorado Muslim Speaker’s Bureau
Council on American Islamic Relations – Colorado
Colorado Islamic Center – Masjid Salaam
Colorado Muslim Connection
Colorado Oromo Muslim Community Center
Denver Islamic Society – Masjid Al Nur
Downtown Denver Islamic Center
Islamic Center of Boulder
Islamic Center of Fort Collins
Islamic Society of Colorado Springs
Islamic Circle of North America – Colorado
Metropolitan Denver North Islamic Center – Masjid Ikhlas
Mile High Islamic Center
Muslim Family Services of Colorado
Multicultural Mosaic Foundation
Muslim Intent on Learning & Activism
Muslim American Society – Colorado
Northeast Denver Islamic Center
Rocky Mountain Islamic Center
Southeast Aurora Islamic Center
South Denver Islamic Center – Masjid Khadeejah
Press Release as PDF.