Statement on the Tragedy in Christchurch, New Zealand

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Friday, March 15, 2019 - 3:48pm

Our hearts go out to the victims of the horrific events in Christchurch, New Zealand, where 49 Muslims were murdered in their place of worship. 

It is difficult to comprehend the degree of hatred that motivates someone to murder innocents as they pray. This is the end result of all hatred. We condemn the hateful ideology that motivated this attack in the strongest possible terms.

To our Muslim brothers and sisters, as you stood with us after Pittsburgh, so do we stand with you now. The hatred that drove these attacks stems from the same profound hatred for social inclusion and coexistence, hatred for a world in which Muslims and Jews and other minorities can live and prosper and feel at home. The strongest stance we can take against this is solidarity. To support each other, to dream of a future for us all. To the people of Christchurch, the families and friends of the victims, and to Muslim communities in New Zealand, in the United States, and everywhere in the world, we are with you.

 

Jack Rosen, President

Munr Kazmir, Vice-President 

Ben Chouake, Secretary 

Michael Melnicke, Treasurer