MARTINEZ CONDEMNS ARSON OF ISLAMIC MOSQUE
Orlando, FL – U.S. Senator Mel Martinez (R-FL) today issued the following statement in reaction to the arson that occurred at the Tampa Islamic Mosque:
“This act of arson is deplorable. Destroying a place of worship defies the ideals of acceptance and diversity that the people of Florida and our nation represent.
“One of the founding tenets of our nation was the freedom to worship without fear of persecution. We must band together as a community to protect the civil rights of all.
“My thoughts and prayers are with the families who worship at this mosque.”