MINNEAPOLIS (Dec. 3, 2015) — The Minnesota chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-MN) today says that the Minnesota Muslim community condemns yesterday’s deadly shooting spree in San Bernardino, Calif., and offers its sincere condolences to the loved ones of those killed or injured.
“Our community shares the feelings of revulsion, horror and shock over the shooting spree in San Bernardino yesterday,” said CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein. “The Muslim community stands shoulder to shoulder with our fellow Americans in repudiating any any action that harms innocent civilians which is reprehensible and deserves condemnation”
CAIR is America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.
In Los Angeles, Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice) extended condolences to those affected by yesterday’s shooting at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino. It also condemned the mass shooting, this latest one hitting particularly close to home in its setting at a social service agency in a region served by Asian Americans Advancing Justice -Los Angeles.
As the investigation unfolds and information on the suspects is released, AAAJ-LA urged media to exercise caution in its reporting and to avoid stereotyping or profiling of individuals or communities on the basis of race, religion, national origin or immigrant status. It also greatly fear that the naming of two suspects will trigger a backlash against the Arab, Middle Eastern, Muslim and South Asian (AMEMSA) members of our community.