FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MARCH 29, 2022
The Muslim Leadership Council of San Diego (MLCSD) was saddened and concerned to hear that Shaykh Uthman Ibn Farooq, the Imam of Masjid Al-Ribat, was stabbed by an anti-Muslim assailant on March 23, 2022. The individual shouted Islamophobic speech right before stabbing Shaykh Uthman. The Imam sustained injuries in which he received prompt treatment.
“This incident is astonishing, we stand in solidarity with Shaykh Uthman and hope the perpetrator is found”, said Ruhi Kamran, Board Chair of the Muslim Leadership Council of San Diego.
“We hope to see swift accountability ad justice in this matter”, said Malcom Muttaqee, Board Public Relations of the Muslim Leadership Council of San Diego.
The Muslim Leadership Council awaits the results of this investigation. We hope San Diego County reaffirms its commitment to tackling Islamophobia and condemning any violent acts directed towards the Muslim community.