Death of Virginia Muslim teen Nabra Hussein heartbreaking
Washington, DC, June 19, 2017— The National LGBTQ Task Force is condemning the murder of Nabra Hussein, a 17-year old girl from the state of Virginia. Nabra and her friends had been walking home from a late-night meal as Muslims fast between dawn and dusk during this holy month of Ramadan. While walking down a street near a mosque, a driver jumped out of their car and assaulted Nabra. A staff member of a local community center, came across the teenagers and directed them to their building. But Nabra was left behind and was later reported as missing to the authorities. Her body was found three miles away from the incident.
“This is a heartbreaking tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to Nabra’s loved ones — and the entire Fairfax, VA Muslim community. Today we live in a country where Muslims are being systematically dehumanized by the words and deeds of Donald Trump and other extremists. We know that such political condemnation can and does result in physical violence and it’s imperative that we continue resisting the administration’s dangerous agenda,” said Stacey Long Simmons, Director, Advocacy and Action
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