Islamic Center of Murfreesboro ‘Arson Statement’

Statement from the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, Aug 29, 2010:

Arson Statement

It is with saddened hearts that we issue the following statement regarding the recent arson attack at the future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.

On Saturday early morning an individual or individuals trespassed onto the property of the future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro and intentionally set fire to construction equipment. A heavy hauler was destroyed in the fire and several other pieces of equipment were doused with a fire-accelerant.

This atrocious act of terrorism has shaken our community and left many frightened, especially the children. However, we place our at most trust in our local and federal law-enforcement authorities and know that justice and truth will ultimately prevail. The members of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro maintain their strong will while practicing their constitutional rights and they just wish to reside in peace within this great community. Although we feel heartbroken that we have been a victim of yet another shameful crime, however, we are grateful to the majority members of this community who expressed their support. We believe that this event was instigated by the hate campaign that our Muslim community has been subjected to recently.

We are thankful that no one was hurt in this unfortunate incident and pray that God watch over our community, our state, and our great nation.

Sincerely,

Camie Ayash

ICM Media Relations