—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
NEW YORK, NY (Oct. 2, 2017) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) expresses its strongest condemnation of the horrific shooting that took place last night in Las Vegas, Nevada. The indiscriminate attack killed 58 and injured 515 according to the latest media reports.
“Our prayers and sympathies are with the victims of this cowardly attack” said Javaid Siddiqi, President, ICNA.
We are alarmed at the rise of cases of domestic terrorism and gun violence in our country. There should be no place in our society for indiscriminate violence of this magnitude. There have been 213 mass shootings this year according to Gun Violence Archive, causing the deaths of many innocent men, women and children across the country.
ICNA urges law makers to address the rising tide of this senseless gun violence with common sense gun laws.
ICNA also urges residents in the area to respond to the appeal for blood donation by the local health officials. Please visit Labor Health & Welfare Clinic at 7135 W Sahara Ave, Las Vegas.
Click here to donate to the fund set up by the county to aid the victims.
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It serves as both a reminder of one of the most traumatizing occurrences to unfold on American soil and as a testimony to the resilience of every community living here in America.