May 28, 2020
Issue: Hate Crimes
Muslim Advocates Calls for Investigation of Indiana Mosque Shooting
WASHINGTON, DC — On Sunday evening, bullets were fired into the window of Masjid E Noor mosque in Indianapolis, IN and nearly struck people who were praying on Eid-al-Fitr. This is potentially yet another anti-Muslim mosque attack reported in the U.S. since the start of Ramadan, following attacks in Cape Girardeau, MO and Salt Lake City, UT. The following is a statement from Madihha Ahussain, Muslim Advocates’ special counsel for anti-Muslim bigotry:
“Since the beginning of the Islamic month of Ramadan just a few weeks ago, we have seen mosques across the nation targeted by arson and vandalism. It is especially hurtful that this potential attack in Indiana happened on Eid-al-Fitr, one of the most important holidays for Muslims. We urge law enforcement to thoroughly investigate this shooting and determine whether it was motivated by anti-Muslim hate.
We offer our support and love to the congregants of Masjid E Noor and the Muslim community of Indiana during this trying time. American Muslims in Indiana have been targeted before with anti-Muslim hatred and horrific acts of violence. For their safety, and for the safety of all Americans, it is critical that law enforcement agencies determine the motivation for this incident.”
Muslim Advocates is a national civil rights organization working in the courts, in the halls of power and in communities to halt bigotry in its tracks. We ensure that American Muslims have a seat at the table with expert representation so that all Americans may live free from hate and discrimination.