Oklahoma Muslims Condemn Ft. Hood Attack
OKLAHOMA CITY – Islamic leaders in Oklahoma are speaking out against the shooting rampage at Fort Hood.
Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspect in the deadly rampage that left 13 people dead and injured 30 others at the Texas Army post, has been identified as a life-long Muslim.
The Islamic Council of Oklahoma represents mosques across the state Oklahoma and issued a statement Friday saying:
"Thousands and thousands of Muslims have honorably served in the American military since the founding of this nation. The victims of this Fort hood shooter are our compatriots, brothers and sisters in arms protecting this country. We honor them and their families for their sacrifice. We can only imagine that this was an act of illness because no cause, religious or political, is served by such a horrific deed.
The Islamic Society of Great Oklahoma City also issued a statement condemning the shootings.
"The attack was particularly heinous in that it targeted the all-volunteer army that protects our nation," the statement read. "American Muslims stand with our fellow citizens in offering both prayers for the victims and sincere condolences to the families of those killed or injured.”