Islamic Center Of Nashville

ICN statement about chattanooga shooting

The Tennessee Muslim community unequivocally condemns today’s heinous and unjustified attack in Chattanooga, in which four U.S. Marines were murdered and at least three people including one Chattanooga police officer were injured.

Reports indicate that the shooter was named Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez and it is believed that he was a naturalized U.S. citizen from Kuwait. We wish to express our deepest condolences to the victims and their families. Terrorists seek to divide our society and we pray that all Americans, will stand together united against their wanton violence and hatred.

“We call on our fellow Tennesseans to focus our attention, effort, and prayers on the families of our murdered serviceman,” said Zulfat Suara, Chairwoman of the American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC). “Let us honor their memories by doing good deeds, like donating to our local blood banks and exploring ways to support their families after this tragedy.”

“Our community’s leadership has been in constant contact with law enforcement and our government officials and we remain committed to working together, especially now in aftermath of this terrible event,” said Paul Galloway Executive Director of The American Muslim Advisory Council (AMAC)

The following are some links in the media:

Eid (Channel 4)

Condemning (The Tennessean)