“As Indianapolis residents react to the tragic shootings at Fort Hood, it’s important to understand these were the actions of one troubled individual, and these acts contradict the true teachings of the Islamic faith. Indianapolis’ cultural fabric includes a compassionate, educated Muslim population whose many contributions to this community are abundant, and whose positive impact is undeniable. To blame anyone other than the gunman himself for these shootings, or to direct hate and harassment toward our Muslim neighbors throughout this city, would be an act of ignorance.
“The RCRLN’s vision of Indianapolis is as a mosaic of harmonious communities
co-existing and cooperating to enhance human dignity and equality. This can only occur when we work together to foster good relationships among diverse populations.”
Friday, November 06, 2009
Fort Hood Hero Kimberly Munley
Alas, it was a woman, Police Sgt. Kimberly Munley, who bravely came to the rescue of her fellow soldiers and shot terrorist Maj. Nidal Hasan to bring an end to the savage carnage he wrought on his fellow American Army soldiers at Ft. Hood yesterday. Munley took a bullet from Hasan in the process of gunning him down with four shots but is expected to recover fully. President Barack Hussein Obama warned Americans not to jump to conclusions over why this happened. "What we do know is that there are families, friends and an entire nation grieving right now for the valiant men and women who came under attack yesterday," the president said. The Greater Indianapolis Progress Committee's Race and Cultural Relations Leadership Network put out this statement today on yesterday's terrorist attack:
Believe it or not, CNN's Wolf Blitzer is having a conversation with an American Muslim who is blaming intolerance in the American military towards Muslims for the mass killing at Fort Hood yesterday. Yeah, I knew it. It's all our fault. Another interesting development. Hasan purchased what are known as "cop killer" bullets to arm his two handguns he used in yesterday's attack.