(Washington, D.C., 04/27/19) – The American Islamic Congress (AIC) extends the deepest sympathy to the Jewish community following the shooting that took place on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at the Congregation Chabad in Poway, in California. AIC expresses solidarity with the victims and their families. We condemn the violent attacks and encourage resilience and the promotion of peace in the face of hate crimes.

Sadly, the religion-based hate crimes rate is increasing against specific groups of people, across the globe. Now more than ever, we should all come together as one nation and strengthen our commitment to support minority religious groups and condemn the violence of all types.