FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (09/23/13)
WNYMuslims Condemns the Kenyan Mall Shooting
WNYMuslims is saddened by the news of the abhorrent violent shootings in Nairobi, Kenya’s Westgate Mall this Saturday, where militants have killed and injured many innocent people. The thoughts and prayers of our Editorial Board are with the families of those who lost their lives and we continue to pray for the safety of those still being held hostage.
As an organization we condemn the violent acts of Al Shabab, the militant group which has taken responsibility for the attack. We consider this on-going horrific scene, which has claimed nearly seventy lives and injured hundreds more, un-Islamic and inhumane.
These crimes are the work of extremists who are disconnected from reality, humanity, and do not follow the peaceful tenants of Islam. Islam is a religion that irrefutably condemns and bans the killing, abuse, and oppression of the innocent in any form. With these acts and with the mentality of hate, Al Shabab has torn apart the lives of so many, and has stained and mutilated the image of ‘Muslims’ everywhere.
WNYMuslims is a community based organization that serves Western New York by creating awareness, encouraging diversity, and providing service. We work to become a platform for both Muslims and non-Muslims alike, encouraging dialogue about important issues so that we may reach peaceful solutions. We encourage the community to voice and connect by utilizing our website and social media outlets.