The following is a letter to The Aegis Open Forum:
We the mainstream Muslims condemn the terrorist attack in New York on October 31, 2017. This was a cowardly act to kill and injure innocent civilians, most of them were from Argentina.
Mainstream American Muslims are part and parcel of this society. In New York alone there are about 1000 Muslim Police Officers working day and night to protect the people of NY. The America Muslim leadership including Imams need to address this issue head on. Muslims of America and other nations have been helpful in defeating terrorism in the past.
This perpetrator and others who carry out these acts of violence are not from main stream Islamic Religion. These people are followers of a tiny cult within Muslims. They do not follow the Islamic guidelines that prohibit killing innocent civilians.
Dr. Rehan Khan
The writer is a leader of Masjid Al Falaah — Harford County Education Society in Abingdon. Editor.