|United American Muslim Association Statement About Chapel Hill Murders
The Board of Directors of the United American Muslim Association and our entire community Turkish American community is saddened and shocked by the senseless and heinous deaths of Yusor Mohammad, Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha, and Deah Barakat, who were killed on Tuesday, in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Our Hope is that this is an isolated incident, not part of a targeted campaign against Muslims.We mourn with the families, their friends, and with everyone touched by this tragedy. We condemn violence in any form, including violence against people of faith. No person should be a victim of violence because of their religion. Anyone who would attack a person because of their religious beliefs, or lack thereof, attacks the very foundation of freedom. We must work to understand one another as people and recognize that our differences are an important part of our shared humanity and what makes America our country the greatest country in the world.
We urge state and federal law enforcement authorities to quickly address speculation of a possible bias motive in this case We call upon people of all faiths to work together to spread peace, tolerance, and understanding within our communities.
United American Muslim Association , NY