Indiana Muslim Community Joint Statement

Indiana Muslim Community Condemns Anti-Catholic & Anti-Muslim Comments

Indiana Muslim Advocacy Network, Muslim Alliance of Indiana, and the Muslim Community Center, on behalf of their leadership and constituents, strongly condemn past anti-Muslim and anti-Catholic remarks posted on Facebook by John Jacob, the Republican candidate vying to represent Indiana State House District 93. 

The remarks posted on the personal facebook page of Republican candidate John Jacob attack two religious groups that have the right to freedom of religion, a fundamental principle in our constitution. His posts sow bigotry and division in our Hoosier state. In such a divisive time, we expect candidates from all political parties vying to serve in the Indiana General Assembly to champion the cause of unity and fight against hatred and bigotry. We expect them to be representatives of ALL Hoosiers and we call on Mr. Jacob to renounce the hateful comments.

The two organizations, along with multi-faith orgnaizations and allies across the state, stand firm with the Indiana Muslim community and the Catholic parishioners and assert that such bigotry and hatred has no place in our Hoosier state. 

Signed in unity, 

Hiba Alami
Executive Director
Indiana Muslim Advocacy Network
Muhammad Safder
Shura Member
Muslim Community Center
Fatima Hussain
Board President
Muslim Alliance of Indiana 
Hydre Abdullah
Shura Member
Muslim Community Center

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