MPAC condemns the violent attack that resulted in four Marines being killed at a recruiting center in Chattanooga, TN. MPAC extends its condolences to the families of the victims of the attack.
The alleged shooter, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, was killed by police. According to reports, authorities are investigating the shooting as a possible terror attack. U.S. Attorney William C. Killian said that the shooting is being treated as “an act of domestic terrorism.” Regardless of the intentions or motives behind the act, the attacks are cowardly and despicable.
There will be those who will use this attack as a means to further divide us as Americans, and there will be violent extremists who will use this to underscore their narrative of an ongoing global war between Islam and the West. We reject both extremes.
We call on all Americans concerned about the future of our country to stand together to counter violent extremism wherever it rears its ugly head.