Alexandria, Va. – Islamic Relief USA issued the following statement regarding the attack on worshippers at the Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem, which took place during Ramadan prayers Friday, April 15.
“Islamic Relief USA condemns the attack on worshippers at the Al Aqsa mosque compound during Ramadan prayers. Such violence is never acceptable, but on a day where the three major Abrahamic faiths converge in observing religious holidays (Good Friday, Passover, and Ramadan), such an attack is especially heartbreaking and unconscionable. No one should have to experience such terror in sacred places of worship which are meant to provide peace and security for those seeking spiritual connection. We pray for the injured and call for a lasting solution rooted in justice and international law, including an end to the Israeli occupation.”
Syed M. Hassan
(571) 421-7032 (CELL)
Islamic Relief USA, based in Alexandria, Va., is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) humanitarian organization. Its mission is to provide relief and development in a dignified manner regardless of gender, race, or religion, and works to empower individuals in their communities and give them a voice in the world. Its programs benefit millions of people each year in more than 40 countries around the world, including in the United States.
Islamic Relief USA meets all of the Standards for Charity Accountability of the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, a national charity monitoring group affiliated with the Better Business Bureau system. Islamic Relief USA is on the U.S. government’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) charity list, and it is also a signatory to the code of conduct of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.