Response to Paris Attack: The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
The Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati (ICGC) published a Press Release last Thursday, in affiliation with Islamic Networks Group, in response to the terrorist attacks on Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015. They expressed their heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families and emphasized that “no belief, cause, or grievance justifies such senseless violence.” The organization strongly condemned the terrible attack and affirmed several of the positive principles of the Muslim community.
Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati
ICGC first met as a small group in the 1960s and has grown to fill the West Chester facility established in 1995. Participants in those early prayer meetings grew their vision and developed a mission to build lasting relationships and mutual educational opportunities with all religions in the Greater Cincinnati Region. Members of the organization consist of Muslims with broad and varied ethnic backgrounds as well as partnerships with “diverse educational, professional, and civic groups.” The Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council will be sitting down with Shakila Ahmad, a leader in the community and a 20-year member of the ICGC’s board of trustees, to further discuss the programs available through ICGC as well as the impact of the situation at home and abroad.
Share this post if you want to aid in spreading the positive message of ICGC and similar organizations in the region. Check back soon for our next post featuring Shakila Ahmad. Visit www.cincinnatiislamiiccenter.org for educational resources, social events, and community services.
Hannah McGahee,Social Media Intern