To Our Friends in the Jewish Community,
We offer these words of support to the Jewish community in Houston who have seen a rise in anti-Semitism through bomb threats, vandalism, and hate speech in our country, and most notably, a bomb threat at the JCC of Houston.
These despicable acts do not represent the fabric of our city, state or that of our nation. We stand next to you saddened and shocked by the actions of those who have not had a chance to learn about you, your families, and your faith.
As the Jewish and Muslim communities, along with all other minorities face a growing wave of dissent because of the political winds, know that the Muslim community continues to, and will always stand with you and your families against anti-Semitism.
We will not allow the seeds of hate to sprout in our city without fierce resistance.
Know this day, and know this always, an attack on a person of Jewish faith is an attack on all of us.
Together we will always stand.
Imam Abdullah Daniel Hernandez, Imam of Pearland Islamic Center
Imam Waleed Basyouni, Imam of Clear Lake Islamic Center
Imam Salah Alsawy, Imam of Mishkah Center
Imam Wazir Ali, Imam of Masjid WD Mohammed
Imam Tauqer Shah, Imam of Maryam Islamic Center
Imam Hamza Ghia, Imam of Masjid Hamza
Imam M. Ahmed Khan, Imam of the Islamic Center of Baytown
Imam Mamdouh Mahmoud, President of Roots & Sprouts
Masrur Khan, President of Islamic Society of Greater Houston
Faraz Khan, President of ICNA Houston Unit
Mohammed Bader, President of Muslim American Society – Houston
Yusuf Shere, Board Member of the Council on American-Islamic Relations – Houston
Mujahid Fletcher, President of IslamInSpanish Centro Islamico
Masaud Baaba, President of ElFarouq Foundation
Ameer Abuhalimeh, Executive Director of Islamic Da’wah Center
Shakir Olakukan, President of Masjidul Mumineen
Eka Kristanto, President of the Indonesian American Muslim Community
Basim Hameed, President of Shadow Creek Muslim Community Center
Naser Mustafa, President of Almeda Islamic Center
Faizan Majid, Director of Houston Leadership Academy
Mohammad Shalaby, Board Member of IMAN Academy
Haytham Soliman, Director of Texas Dawah Conference
Faiza Patrwala, President of Risala
Ammar AlShukry, AlMaghrib Institute Houston HQ
Saqib Gazi, President of Muslim Students Association at UH
Shariq Abdul Ghani, Director of Minaret Foundation