PRESS RELEASE – Tuesday, March 23, 2021
- Muslims Condemn mass shooting in Boulder, Colorado -
We members of Evergreen Islamic Center of San Jose, California, unequivocally condemn the killing of ten of our fellow-Americans, including a police officer, in Boulder, Colorado, on Monday, 22nd March 2021, by a naturalized American who happens to be a Muslim. Islam and Muslims have nothing to do with such cold-blooded killings and killers. We ask law-enforcement officials to prosecute this person to the fullest extent of the law. Only last week another deranged psychopath took eight lives in Atlanta.
We pledge our full support to President Biden for his effort to push legislation to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, as well as strengthen background checks by closing loopholes that gun-crazy people exploit that so frequently lead to murder and mayhem in our country. Too often in the past, when presidents announced stricter gun-control measures in the wake of mass shootings, these measures fizzled and failed. We call upon President Biden to follow through with his promise of not waiting “another minute, let alone an hour, to take common sense steps that will save lives in the future.”
Hasan Zillur Rahim
Director of Media Outreach
Evergreen Islamic Center