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(NEW YORK, NY, 4/13/14) – The Islamic Circle of North America is deeply saddened by the tragic shootings, which occurred today in Overland Park, Kansas at the Jewish Community Center.
“We send our condolences to those affected by today’s horrific incident,” said Naeem Baig, president of ICNA. “Such acts of violence are deplorable.”
Three individuals were killed at two separate Jewish community centers. Authorities have a man in custody but have yet to determine the motive for the crime.
Islam considers all life sacred. The Quran states, “whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely.” [Quran 5:32]
“We stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters in Kansas City,” said Mansoor Syed, Director of Outreach, ICNA Kansas City.
Like millions of people around the globe, ICNA’s leadership and members are processing the heartbreaking news of a 7.8 earthquake and aftershocks that wreaked havoc