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A message to Carthage’s Muslim Community

By

Roger Moreano

March 15, 2019

A message to the Carthage Muslim Community:

As news continues to filter out regarding the unspeakable tragedy that occurred Friday, March 15 at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, the world was once again reminded of the horrific impact of white supremacist terrorism and its Islamophobic, anti-semitic, anti-immigrant ideology.

Carthage stands with and beside our community of Muslim students, alumni, faculty, and staff in denouncing – in the strongest possible terms – these acts, while standing firm against white supremacist ideology.

To all Muslim Carthaginians, please know that you are loved.

Carthage is a place where all students from every faith tradition, or no faith at all, are welcomed and valued members who add to the strong and rich fabric of our community. Similarly, students from immigrant families and communities will always be able to call Carthage “home.”

Our community will not tolerate any acts of discrimination that threaten, dehumanize, or devalue any member of our community. We will always work to ensure that all members of our community, including those from underrepresented groups, feel safe, welcomed, and supported unconditionally at Carthage.

Students who may need support can contact the following areas for support:

Signed,

Faculty and staff members of the Carthage Equity and Inclusion Committee