American Muslim Youth Respond to Chattanooga Shooting

Nation’s oldest Muslim youth group condemns the shooting, offers prayers to victims

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA), the boys and young men’s association of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA, strongly condemns today’s shootings in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Our condolences and prayers go out to the victims and their families, and our prayer is for peace and justice to be reinstated.

“As we complete a month focused on fasting, reflection and service to our fellow countryman, I am very saddened to hear about this vicious attack and the loss of innocent life,” said Dr. Bilal Rana, National President of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association. “I pray that God provides them comfort and protects us all from such violence. Our thanks goes to the officers who quickly brought the shooting to an end.”

AMYA works with young men to ensure they always protect and serve the country of their residence. As such, AMYA condemns any such act, no matter how the suspect seeks to justify it.

About Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association:
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association (AMYA) is a nationwide youth group that works with young Muslim men and boys around the country. The association serves as the young men and boys auxiliary of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. Officially established in the United States in 1939, AMYA is one of the earliest Muslim Youth organizations in the United States.
AMYA is a dynamic and vibrant association serving not only the needs of its members but of its local communities and nation. The association is comprised of more than 3,000 men and boys aged 7 to 40, spread across 70 local chapters. Previous members of AMYA include Grammy Award winning artists and Pulitzer Prize winning journalists. AMYA is headquartered in Silver Springs MD.