(MINNEAPOLIS, MN, 2/23/15) -The Minnesota Somali-American community today condemned “in the strongest possible terms” a threat by the Al Shabaab terror group against the Mall of America (MOA).
In a joint statement, leaders of the Minnesota Somali/Muslim community said:
“The safety and security of Minnesotans and of all Americans is of utmost importance to Somali-Americans. We condemn all forms of terrorism or threats of terrorism, repudiate any individual or group that would carry out such attacks or make such threats and remain committed to being at the forefront of defeating religious or political extremism.
“While remaining vigilant, we must not allow a terror group to achieve its goal of spreading fear or panic. We must also prevent justifiable security concerns from being used as a pretext to promote hatred, prejudice and suspicion of the whole community.
“As a nation, we are better prepared and more united when we all work together to keep our communities safe.”
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CONTACT: CAIR-MN Executive Director Jaylani Hussein 612-406-0070, firstname.lastname@example.org; Confederation of Somali Community in Minnesota Executive Director, Mohamuud Noor , 612-250-9660, email@example.com