Bosnian Community’s Reaction to the Salt Lake City Shooting
crossposted at eteraz.org
I recieved this in my e-mail today from Efendija Senad Agic that the following letter was sent (per my possibly bad translation via telegram):
Mr. Rocky Anderson
Mayor of Salt Lake City
451 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
02. 15. 2007.
Dear Mayor Anderson,
On behalf of the Congress of North American Bosniaks (CNAB) and the Islamic Association of Bosniaks of North America (IABNA) we wish to offer you, the families, friends and neighbors of the innocent victims, as well as the people of the State of Utah and of the United States of America, the sentiments of deep sorrow and most sincere condolences for the tragic loss of your dearest and for the tragic loss of precious human lives.
The Congress of North American Bosniaks and the Islamic Association of Bosniaks of North America wish to advise that this crime committed by Sulejman Talovic ought not to be construed to be in any way associated with Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosniaks or Islam.
Please allow us to emphasize that the Bosniaks respect and cherish the United States of America and the American people who have opened the door to their new home during, and following, their struggle for survival.
The Islamic Asociation of Bosniaks of North America, will explore establishing a fund for the families of those senselessly murdered.
prof. Emir Ramic
President of the CNAB
dr. Bajram ef. Mulic
President of the IABNA
Through further email discussions, it is confirmed that a trust fund will be established for the families of the victims and is currently in the planning stages. I will keep you posted as to the status of the trust fund as I recieve more information.