WEB DESK: American Muslims raised more than $188 thousand through crowd financing for the victims of California attack under the title ‘Muslims united for San Bernardino families’
The campaign was launched on December 3 in which it aimed to generate $175 thousand which they already surpassed in seven days; it is still left with 19 more days.
At least 14 people were killed and 17 more wounded in San Bernardino, California where up to 3 attackers went on a shooting spree at a regional center that serves those with special needs. The San Bernardino families lost their loved ones in a deplorable act of violence. ‘This is why a collective of American Muslim leaders and groups have united to raise funds for the victims’ families.’ said Faisal Qazi on the website, the campaigner
Several leader are endorsing the campaign along with local, regional and national Muslim organisations along with several individual leaders including Imam Tahir Anwar, Suzy Ismail, Dalia Mogahed, Yasmin Mogahed, Linda Sarsour, Shaykh Omar Suleiman, Megan Wyatt, Shaykha Maryam Amir, Dr. Colleen Keyes to name a few.
Donald Trump, the leading contender to become the Republican party’s nominee for US presidential candidate, has called for a “total and complete shutdown” of the country’s borders to Muslims in the wake of the San Bernardino terrorist attack revealed in a statement released to the media through his presidential campaign team.
“It is our responsibility to reject religious tests on who we admit into this country. It is our responsibility to reject proposals that Muslim Americans should somehow be treated differently. Because when we travel down that road, we lose.
“That kind of divisiveness, that betrayal of our values plays into the hands of groups like ISIL. Muslim Americans are our friends, and neighbors; our co-workers, our sports heroes—and yes, they are our men and women in uniform who are willing to die in defense of our country.
“We have to remember that. My fellow Americans, I am confident we will succeed in this mission because we are on the right side of history. We were founded upon a belief in human dignity—the idea that no matter who you are, or where you come from, or what you look like, or what religion you practice, you are equal in the eyes of God and equal in the eyes of the law.” President Obama addressed from the Oval Office after Trump remarks on Muslim community.