Our nation is once again faced with another tragic mass shooting. We, as the Atlantic Institute, strongly condemn the ghastly massacre that took place in the beautiful city of Orlando this past weekend. The shooting left many innocent people dead and many more injured. We offer our deepest condolences to the families of the victims. In addition, we extend a debt of gratitude to the law enforcement officers and first responders for everything they have done during this horrible incident and continue to do on a daily basis.
Terrorism is designed to strike fear in the hearts of people. Following the shootings in Paris and San Bernardino, fear has gripped much of American society. It is useful to be reminded that the actions of certain individuals should not reflect upon others who happen to share that individual's faith, nationality or race.
The Islamic faith recognizes that all life is sacred and anyone who takes the life of any innocent person is akin to killing all of humanity. The actions of certain groups or individuals engaged in acts of terror do not represent the Islamic faith or actions of Muslims worldwide.
We appeal to all of our fellow Americans of conscience to avoid stereotyping Muslims and stand united with us against those voices who aim to spread fear and divisiveness. We,The Atlantic Institute, its employees and volunteers, unequivocally denounce all groups who are engaged in any form of terrorism. We condemn their murderous ideology and their brutal tactics. We desires to stay united in fellowship of the communities of Alabama and the Unites States. Our objective is to facilitate dialogue and bridge cultures here and around the world. We seek to proactively contribute to educational, cultural, social, and humanitarian issues. Together we can build mutual understanding, trust, and harmony for a peaceful world.