(Washington, D.C., 10/28/18) – The American Islamic Congress (AIC), first and foremost, extends the deepest sympathy to the Jewish community following the shooting that took place on Saturday, October 27, 2018 at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  AIC expresses solidarity with the 11 killed, and the victims’ families. AIC vehemently condemns the violent attacks and encourages resilience and the promotion of peace in the face of hate crimes.

Unfortunately, the religion-based hate crime is one of many ongoing hate crimes against a specific group of people, across the globe. Now more than ever, AIC is strengthening its commitment to support minority religious groups and condemn violence of all types.