STATEMENT BY CONGRESSMAN ADAM PUTNAM
WASHINGTON – Congressman Adam Putnam issued the following statement today regarding the arson at the Islamic Center of Tampa:
“The arson was a shameful act of cowardice. The freedom to worship in peace and safety is a fundamental right in America. This attack, like similar ones against African-American churches, is a reminder that we must continue to be vigilant in protecting the civil rights of all Americans.
“I condemn this attack and hope law enforcement can move swiftly to find those guilty and bring them to justice. Floridians stand with worshippers and families at the Islamic Center and support them during this difficult time.”