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Reaction to Fort Hood

Mairaj Uddin | Friday, November 20, 2009

On Nov. 5, Army Major Malik Hasan reportedly killed 13 American soldiers and wounded 31 others at Fort Hood in Texas.
The Notre Dame Muslim Student Association (MSA) condemns the criminal act of Malik Hasan. MSA stands by the statement of the Council of American Islamic Relations (CAIR) released Nov. 5.
No religious or political ideology could ever justify or excuse such wanton and indiscriminate violence. The attack was particularly heinous in that it targeted the all-volunteer army that protects our nation. American Muslims stand with our fellow citizens in offering both prayers for the victims and sincere condolences to the families of those killed or injured.
It is unfortunate to see that this tragedy is being used by some to bring loyalty of American Muslims under suspicion. Islam does not tolerate such acts of violence. We reject any attempts to associate this appalling act with Muslims or Islam.
We embrace Notre Dame community in peace, unity and prayer.

Mairaj Uddin
Notre Dame Muslim Student Association
Nov. 20