Oppressed Peoples Online Word...The Voice Of The Voiceless

Dedicated to disseminating news & information not found in mainstream media....

Terror In America...

Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh
 
Greetings from the Islamic Society of North America!


 

  

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  

ISNA Statement on Charleston Church Shooting

 

(Plainfield, IN 6/18/15) Today the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) expressed its condolences to the family and loved ones of the nine victims who were murdered last night in a hate-motivated shooting at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina.

ISNA President Azhar Azeez said:

 "We stand in solidarity with the African American community in Charleston over this horrific and senseless act of white supremacist terrorism and hate violence. People of conscience should come together to repudiate all forms of hate speech and discourses that stereotypes and marginalizes fellow Americans, particularly minorities. It is also time for a serious discussion about balancing between gun rights and gun control. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and loved ones of the nine shooting victims.  It is our hope that the perpetrator is brought to justice for his crimes. We urge our members and supporters to donate to the church and the victims' families by visiting the Mother Emanuel Hope Fund which will be open to accepting donations tomorrow (Friday)."

As a partner in interfaith dialogue and cooperation, ISNA condemns strongly the hate-filled discourse in recent years which has led to attacks on houses of worship of different faith communities. Today, the condemnation is even stronger because the attack on the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church reflects an intersection of violent acts of hate and bigotry directed at African Americans of a particular faith community. There can be no tolerance for such abhorrent acts of violence. ISNA stands in solidarity with the supporters of the #BlackLivesMatter movement to say enough is enough -- this cycle of hate must be broken before any more lives are lost.

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) is the largest and oldest Islamic umbrella organization in North America. Its mission is to foster the development of the Muslim community, interfaith relations, civic engagement, and better understanding of Islam.

- END -

CONTACT: ISNA Communications Director Edgar Hopida, 317-839-1820 or 317-679-6350, ehopida@isna.net

Views: 57

Comment by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 19, 2015 at 11:07am

Comment by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص on June 19, 2015 at 11:09am

Support OPOW Today...

http://storage.ning.com/topology/rest/1.0/file/get/2394128972?profile=original

Dear Friend/Member

You count on Oppressed Peoples Online Word (OPOW), to give you the full story — to connect the dots between the issues you've cared about for years and the daily news headlines. 

But did you know that OPOW never accepts any  advertising or corporate sponsorships? 

OPOW relies on our audience — people who receive our publication,  just like you do, and who depend on OPOW as a source of reliable independent news. 

Did you know that if everyone who visited our website this week gave just $15, it would cover our operating costs for the full year? 



Donate at paypal: https://www.paypal.com/home

To:  jabal51@hotmail.com


Thank You For Your Support 

http://oppressedpeoplesonlineword.ning.com/

Comment

You need to be a member of Oppressed Peoples Online Word...The Voice Of The Voiceless to add comments!

Join Oppressed Peoples Online Word...The Voice Of The Voiceless

Blog Posts

Forum

Allah's Guidance!

What Allah says about honesty and truth! When honesty is lost, then wait for the Hour (the Day of Judgment).  These are the words of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). They paint a picture of the time leading…Continue

Started by Al Haj Karriem el-Amin Shabazz in Sample Title Jul 29.

Allah's Guidance for Eid ul Adha!

(22 Al-Hajj:36) “We have appointed sacrificial camels among the symbols of (devotion to) Allah. There is much good in them for you. So make them stand (at the time of sacrifice) and pronounce the…Continue

Started by Al Haj Karriem el-Amin Shabazz in Sample Title Jul 21.

Allah's Guidance!

 As salaam alaikum, I'd like to find a solution to the problem of under-funded, poorly staffed Islamic schools. Even the ones in beautiful buildings with under-qualified faculties, and unprofessional…Continue

Started by Al Haj Karriem el-Amin Shabazz in Sample Title Jun 27.

Allah's Guidance!

What Allah says about Racism!This is meant to impress that in the universe created by Allah nowhere is there homogeneity and uniformity. There is variety everywhere. From the same earth and by the…Continue

Started by Al Haj Karriem el-Amin Shabazz in Sample Title Jun 27.

Badge

Loading…

Groups

© 2020   Created by Bilal Mahmud المكافح المخلص.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service