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Loss of life in San Bernardino is unequivocally condemned by Muslims.


American Muslim Institution
Contact:  Mike Ghouse (214) 325-1916

Loss of life in San Bernardino is unequivocally condemned by Muslims.

Washington, DC, December 3, 2015 – Our hearts go out to the families of the victims and their loved ones, 14 people have lost their lives to senseless violence and another 17 are seriously injured. We pray with our hearts, souls and minds, asking God to guide us all to restore peace and sanity.

American Muslims condemns this violent crime and urge the law enforcement agencies to track down all possible links to these violent acts, if any.  

It is time for the law enforcement officials to investigate the backgrounds of the suspected individuals to understand the sources and causes for their violent and criminal behavior, as it is a serious breach of security and to take corrective measures.

As fellow Americans and fellow Muslims, it is our duty and collective responsibility to keep law and order and faithfully guard the safety of every citizen. Hate is one of the many sources of disrupting the peace in a society and it is the duty of all of us to track down the source of such hate and work on mitigating it.  

It is a heinous crime perpetrated by a couple of individuals and must be fully investigated.  Blaming religion will not do any good to anyone but create chaos, distrust and apprehension.  Restoring peace, harmony and sanity should be our goal as Americans of all creeds and ethnic backgrounds.

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