Tag: Shooting

Sacramento Baptist Pastor Applauds Orlando Shooting

“It is unnatural for a man to be attracted to another man,” he said as he preached for more than an hour.
“The tragedy is that more of them didn’t die,” he said. For members of Sacramento’s LGBTQ community, religious freedom is sacred, but leaders feel a vile line has been crossed….more:  fox40.com/

Why Muslims should not have to apologize for San Bernardino shooting

Why Muslims should not have to apologize for San Bernardino shooting

On Friday, in a mosque not far from the site of the mass shootings in San Bernardino, Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, spoke in sympathy for the victims of the violence….more: latimes

Exclusive: Most Americans see Muslims like any other group after California shooting – poll

Just days after two Muslims were accused of gunning down 14 people in California, a Reuters/Ipsos poll shows 51 percent of Americans view Muslims living in the United States the same as any other communMuslim American Woman Scared to Wear Hijab in Public …ity, while 14.6 percent are generally fearful….

“If terrorism is designed to create a larger gap between Muslims and Westerners, unfortunately they’re succeeding,”… The poll has a credibility interval of 3.4 percentage points for all Americans and about 5.5 percentage points when looking at just Republican or Democratic responses…more:   news.yahoo.com

Tennessee Shooting Sparks Fear Of Backlash For Muslims, National Group Issues Warning For Eid

The Council on American-Islamic Relations issued its warning as a direct result of the attacks, Ibrahim Hooper, the director of communications for the council, said. “We haven’t had specific threats,” he elaborated during a telephone interview on Friday. Hooper said mosques and community leaders should remain vigilant, but emphasized that the council’s condemnation of the attacks superseded its security warnings. “Any concern about backlash is secondary,” he said.

In parts of the U.S., Muslim communities face outright hostility from non-Muslims.
IBTIMES.COM|BY ELIZABETH WHITMAN