Muslim groups are raising money for Colorado shooting victims

Hundreds of people visited the site of a mass shooting at a Boulder, Colo. King Soopers to leave flowers, cards and candles on March 23, 2021.

By Alejandra MolinaMarch 25, 2021 at 12:08 p.m. EDTAdd to list

Muslim organizations are mourning and raising money for the 10 people killed in the mass shooting on March 22 at a King Soopers grocery store in Boulder, Colo.

The Colorado Muslim Leadership Council on Tuesday released a statement in solidarity with the survivors and victims.

“Our hearts are heavy as we stand with the survivors of violence. We will continue to remember and grieve for the innocent victims of this horrific and senseless crime,” the statement read.

Boulder police officer Eric Talley, one of the victims, “was personally known to many of us, and we are devastated by his death,” the statement noted.

The council — which includes the Islamic Center of Aurora, Colo.; the Islamic Center of Boulder; the Colorado Muslim Connection, and other organizations — also encouraged people to donate to the Colorado State Lodge Fraternal Order of Police, the Colorado Healing Fund and the Community Foundation of Boulder County.ADADVERTISING

“We thank law enforcement for their bravery and commitment in apprehending the shooter. We call for the prosecution of the shooter to the fullest extent of the law,” the statement read.

Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, from the Denver suburb of Arvada, was booked into jail Tuesday on murder charges a day after the attack and is scheduled to make his first court appearance Thursday.


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