American Muslim Institution (AMI) strongly condemns the attack on three Good Samaritans, two of whom died when they tried to stop anti-Muslim slurs against two teenage girls by a 35-year known supremacist in Portland, Oregon.
We pay tribute to the bravery and courage shown by the two slain men, 53-year-old Ricky John Best and 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai Meche, as well as seriously injured 21-year-old David-Cole Fletcher, who stood up to hateful slurs hurled by 35-year-old Jeremy Joseph Christian.
We also strongly urge you to donate through American Muslim Institution to support families of the victims. Your donations will be pooled and sent to www.LaunchGood.com/ Portland donation campaign, which is affiliated with CelebrateMercy, a 501 (c) (3) tax exempt organization. They have already raised $435,000 and th goal is to raise $500,000 by June 1, 2017
Friends, it is about time to show our appreciation and support for the families of these American heros, who came to the rescue of two women, one of them Muslim, under attack. AMI Board of Directors has already pledged $3,000 and our goal is to raise $10,000 or more and wire transfer the total amount to CelebrateMercy by June 1. Please contact AMI President, Dr. Islam Siddiqui, at his cell phone: 202-725-7409 or at his email address : firstname.lastname@example.org before June 1, 2017.
AMI is also posting a detailed statement on the incident, which has deeply affected all American communities, including immigrants and fellow citizens of all races and faiths, who collectively contribute much to the development of the United States. Here is link to our detailed response to the Oregon incident in the form of an article by AMI President Ambassador Islam Siddiqui: