Letter to the editor
To the Editor:
The Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley (MALV) is deeply shocked at the horrific incident of mass shooting at Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. There is absolutely no justification for such an act in any religion. We offer our heartfelt condolences to the families of those killed or injured. Our prayers are with all those who are affected by these senseless atrocities.
MALV stands with the Jewish community during this testing time. No person, regardless of their religious affiliation, should ever be afraid to openly practice their faith.
We call upon our elected leaders and civic, faith-based and educational institutions to take steps to address xenophobia, racism and anti-religious hate in our country today. We urge all individuals, regardless of faith or background, to speak out against bigotry at workplaces, schools and family kitchen tables.
As Americans, we must stand together to protect our nation’s values of equality and freedom for all.
Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley