Please see the link for the news article on live5news where the local community came in support of the Muslim community of Charleston.
Press Release 02/02/2017 on recent executive order
The Islamic community of Charleston as represented by the Central Mosque of Charleston (CMC) is concerned and objects to the recent Presidential executive order banning people and refugees from certain countries. This form of discrimination falls against the American values and Islamic values that we hold precious. It is being viewed by all faith leaders as wrong and inconsistent with guidance from God.
We at CMC join all faith based leaders & organizations that promote Peace, Compassion and Justice for all. We are grateful and comforted by the outpouring of support from the low-country and South Carolina community.
The Central Mosque of Charleston represented by Sister Reshma, Dawah Committee Member, participated at the recently held Women’s March on Washington in Charleston on January 21, 2017. The mission and vision of the Women’s March on Washington is “We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, our safety, our health, and our families – recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of our country”. We like to thank the Dawah Committee for being so active in building bridges across different communities.
Link to the news update
Sister Reshma’s talk at the event.
The Voters is a series of articles exploring the demographic groups of Americans who will choose the next president.
Our very own Sr. Ruby is featured in it.
Filed under The Voters
Published Oct 11, 2016
Assalamu Alaikom (May peace and mercy of all mighty Allah be upon you),
Sr. Reshma of the CMC was invited to speak at the 9/11 Interfaith Memorial Service on 09/09/16 as a Muslim Representative.
Below is media related to that event.
The Central Mosque of Charleston and its members condemn this attack against innocent civilians in Orlando, Florida. These monstrous and despicable attacks on civilians are outrageous, horrific, and abhorrent without any justification. Such acts of violence have no place in the religion of Islam. We the “Muslims of Charleston” strongly condemn these horrific crimes in the strongest terms possible. Our heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of all those killed or injured.
President of CMC
We, at the Central Mosque of Charleston, condemn the deadly shooting sprees and offer condolences to the families of the victims. These are attacks on all of humanity. Our thoughts and prayers are with the innocent victims, their families & communities.
More than 355 mass shooting in 2015 in the United States.
There have been 30,000 victims of gun violence.
Muslims stand with the victims and demand that our government institute better gun control mechanism.
Muslims and our mosques are very watchful of extremism, since we know that Muslims are killed too and suffer more than others when the perpetrators of violence are so called Muslims, due to backlash against our minority community.
Staggering Stats: There Have Been More Mass Shootings Than Days This Year
Despite only accounting for 5% of the global population, an astounding 31% of the world’s mass shootings occur in the U.S. That sobering statistic from the University of Alabama Department of Criminal Justice was again brought to the forefront this year, after the deadliest mass shooting in the U.S. since the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, three years ago.
Read more at Staggering Stats: There Have Been More Mass Shootings Than Days This Year
Team @ CMC