June 21, 2017

NIAC Statement on the Torching of Nabra Hassanen’s Memorial

Contact: Adam Weinstein
Phone: (202) 780-9590
Email: aweinstein@niacouncil.org

Washington, D.C. – Trita Parsi, President of the National Iranian American Council, issued the following statement in response to the setting on fire of Nabra Hassanen’s memorial at Dupont Memorial Fountain after she was brutally murdered on Sunday outside a Virginia mosque: 

“Regardless of whether Nabra’s murder was the result of a hate crime or a heinous act of senseless violence, the reaction to her passing has exposed the depth of Islamophobia in America among an insidious few, and a loud rejection of hate by the majority.”

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