FEMYSO statement about shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh

In these troubled times, FEMYSO stands with the Jewish community against the cold hearted, devastating and heinous shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, PA, US.

The Forum of European Muslim Youth and Student Organisations (FEMYSO) is deeply saddened to witness that once again hatred is the cause of another atrocity. This attack does not only target the Jewish community but all people fighting for tolerance, freedom and peace.

FEMYSO strongly condemns Anti-Semitism and all forms of hate crime. Such attacks should not be tolerated and we call upon the authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice. We also call upon entities in the wider political and civil society spectrum to put more effort into tackling this tide of hatred and violence.

We offer our sincere condolences to the families of the victims and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this time of grieving.

When in darkness, one should always remember to turn on the light, so let us be the light today by showing our support to the ones who suffers.

We commend the fundraising campaign organised by CelebrateMercy and MPower Change, where “the Muslim-American community extends its hands to help the shooting victims, whether it is the injured victims or the Jewish families who have lost loved ones” -> https://www.launchgood.com/project/muslims_unite_for_pittsburgh_synagogue#!/

femyso.org

Brussels,
29/10/2018