Dear Editor,

While reading Andrew Serrano’s letter regarding building more Muslim mosques, I was surprised to read the inaccurate statement which claims that Muslims in America don’t condemn terrorism.

Several American Muslim organizations, such as American Muslim Alliance, the American Muslim Council, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the Muslim Public Affairs Council, the Muslim American Society, the Islamic Society of North America, the Islamic Circle of North America, and the Muslim Alliance in North America have openly condemned terrorism.

The organizations that I listed represent millions of Muslims (approximately 7 million) in the U.S., which support these condemnations to the fullest.

Additionally, several Muslim communities in the U.S. are putting in great efforts to cooperate with law enforcement in order to ensure a safe environment for their families and the surrounding communities.

To say that Muslims in the U.S. don’t condemn terrorism is promoting just another myth about Muslims and Islam, and I am offended to see someone make false claims about the whole Muslim community and sow fear and panic among people. I suggest Mr. Serrano have an open mind and learn about his Muslim neighbors.

Mariam Moustafa, Irvine


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