FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, March 15, 2019
CONTACT: Mana Mostatabi | 202.386.6325 x103 | [email protected]
WASHINGTON, DC — NIAC President Jamal Abdi issued the following statement after the Islamophobia-driven attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand:
“We are shocked and outraged by the unconscionable terrorist attacks on the al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch yesterday, which claimed the lives of 49 and injured dozens more. We relay our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of those taken in this tragedy, and mourn alongside the Muslim community and all those who are shocked by this inhumane act of evil.
“This attack is yet another reminder that fanning the flames of Islamophobia, white nationalism, and anti-Muslim sentiment is profoundly dangerous. Unfortunately, the U.S. now has a President that is a global leader in spreading such bigotry and who has failed on numerous occasions to halt his hateful rhetoric and the policies like his ongoing Muslim Ban that are inspired by it. We reiterate our call for Donald Trump to make a clean break from his white nationalist and Islamophobic roots and condemn in the strongest possible terms the vile acts of terror that spring from such hatred.”
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