In the name of God, most Benevolent, most Merciful
Indonesian Muslim Society of America (IMSA) is shocked and saddened by the death of three Muslim college students who were shot and killed execution style in Chapel Hill, North Carolina on February 10, 2015. We extend our deepest condolences to their mourning family members and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them.
The lives of Yusor Mohammad, 21, her husband Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, and her sister Razan Mohammad Abu Salha, 19 were exemplary and inspiration for us. They were outstanding students who were known for social activism, charity, and their contribution to various humanitarian causes. It is a reminiscence of what we, IMSA members, are eager to achieve. Deah and Yusor were young muslim family full with dreams and plans for their lives and future, similar to what we are.
Thus, we are deeply shocked to learn their beautiful and exemplary lives were abruptly ended as victims of senseless crime. We calls on authorities to look into this incident as possible anti-religious hate crime. We welcome President Obama’s statement on this tragic case that “no one in the United States of America should ever be targeted because of who they are, what they look like, or how they worship.”
With the increase of inflammatory anti-Islam rhetoric and spread of islamophobia, we urge us all to continue engage in confronting hatred and ignorance against religion and Islam in particular in order to prevent similar incidences happen in the future.Write comment (2 Comments)
Indonesian Muslim Society in America (IMSA) is a religious, charitable, scientific, literary, educational and not-for-profit organization; and no any affiliation to other political, NGO or other non-profit organization.
The mission of IMSA is to assist Indonesian Muslim Community in North America in its quest to advance its intellectual and spiritual capacity for the benefit of Indonesian society at large both in North America and Indonesia.