This morning, the Muslim Alliance of Indiana was made aware of a drive-by shooting that occurred at an Indianapolis mosque, Masjid-E-Noor, on Sunday, May 24th after the evening prayer. While the building did retain some damage, we are extremely grateful that no one was hurt physically. No faith community should have to worship in fear for their lives, ever.
We understand that the Masjid-E-Noor leadership has been working with law enforcement to seek answers and ensure the safety of their congregation before making a public announcement. The mosque is also working on taking several precautions including installing bullet proof windows and arranging for police patrol/protection. We encourage anyone who has any information to reach out directly to law enforcement, and avoid spreading any information that has not been confirmed by the mosque’s leaders. However, this unfortunate incident must serve as a reminder for local mosques as well as law enforcement to work diligently to prioritize the safety of our faith communities, especially on days of religious celebrations.
For more information, please see the advisory issued by Indiana Muslim Advocacy Network below and tune in to the press conference tomorrow morning.