Washington, DC – The following is a statement from Madihha Ahussain, special counsel for anti-Muslim bigotry at Muslim Advocates, in response to the fire at Nabra Hassanen’s memorial:
“We are saddened to hear reports that a memorial site for Nabra may have been set on fire. The idea that this could happen while her family and friends are mourning her loss, and memorials are held across the country is appalling. This is a sordid reminder that hate is thriving in our nation. Now, more than ever, we need to come together and support one another and stand up against this type of insidious hate. The reality is that the current political climate has emboldened hate groups and individuals to attack other groups of Americans, and it will be up to all of us as to turn the tides of bigotry and violence that has become so common across the nation.”
Muslim Advocates is a national legal advocacy and educational organization that works on the frontlines of civil rights to guarantee freedom and justice for Americans of all faiths.