Muslim Youth Call for Greater School Safety
<b><u>For Immediate Release:</u></b>
May 27, 2018
<b><i>American Muslim youth group offer its condolences and support</i></b>
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) offers its deepest condolences and prayers for the 3 injured victims of Friday’s devastating shooting at Noblesville West Middle School in Noblesville, IN. AMYA calls on its fellow Americans to stand united against all hatred and violence. In the wake of multiple school shootings in a single week, it is imperative that we come together in this time of tragedy instead of falling apart.
“We offer heartfelt prayers for the 3 victims and extend our deepest condolences to the families of the Santa Fe shooting" said Dr. Bilal Rana, National President of AMYA. "Islam views education as a universal right and responsibility. Our academic institutions should always remain safe for our children and educators. We are grateful to law enforcement for bringing the suspect into custody and reinstating peace in Noblesville. We are here to help in any way we can.”.
<b>About Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association:</b>
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) is a nationwide youth group that works with young Muslim men and boys around the country. The association serves as the young men and boys auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Officially established in the United States in 1939, AMYA is one of the earliest Muslim Youth organizations in the United States.
AMYA is a dynamic and vibrant association serving not only the needs of its members but of its local communities and nation. The association is comprised of nearly 5,000 men and boys aged 7 to 39, spread across 70 local chapters. Previous members of AMYA include Grammy Award winning artists and Pulitzer Prize winning journalists. AMYA is headquartered in Silver Spring, MD.