Standing in Solidarity with American Jews in the Face of Kansas City Hate Killings

April 17, 2014

On the eve of Passover, MPAC sent its condolences and prayers to the victims and families of those killed and injured in Sunday’s horrific shootings in Kansas City. We stand together with the American Jewish community against this act of hate.

Three people were killed when the gunman, who allegedly had ties to the KKK and was a known anti-Semite, opened fire at a Jewish community center and an assisted living facility.  Suspect Frazier Glenn Cross faces charges of premeditated first-degree murder. Video showed a man who appeared to be the suspect sitting in the back of a patrol car and shouting, "Heil Hitler."

Two of the victims were a grandfather and grandson who were members of the United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood.

At a press conference hosted by MPAC's DC office on Monday, ISNA President Imam Mohamed Magid expressed sympathy and heartache over the senseless killings. "An attack against one is an attack against all," Magid said, which was echoed by other speakers in attendance, including MPAC's Director of the Washington, DC office, Haris Tarin.

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