PAL-C Condemns Crimes of Hate

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The Pakistani American Leadership Center (PAL-C) strongly condemns the recent attack on six women at a Jewish community center in Seattle Washington on Friday, July 28. A man claiming to be upset with events in the Middle East and US foreign policy attacked the Jewish center Friday evening, wounding five women and killing one. One of the wounded women was five months pregnant.
PAL-C, on behalf of the Pakistani American community, extends its condolences and deepest sympathies to the victims, their families and friends. Such “crimes of hate” are an abomination to all because they are the outcome of the ignorance of a few. We hope that the perpetrator of the attack in Seattle, as well as perpetrators of such crimes everywhere are swiftly brought to justice.
Seattle’s Mayor, Greg Nickels, described the incident as “a purposeful hateful act, by an individual acting alone”. PAL-C supports the local authorities in their pursuit of justice and further condemns all such crimes of hate and ignorance.
The Pakistani American Leadership Center (PAL-C) is the only professional Pakistani-American advocacy organization that is located on Capitol Hill. It launched the Congressional Pakistan Caucus in May 2004 and works to raise awareness about Pakistani-American interests in Washington policy circles. Our activities include managing the Congressional Pakistan Caucus, liaisoning Pakistani officials and the community with Members of Congress, and mobilizing all Pakistani-Americans at the grassroots level. If you wish to learn more about PAL-C, please visit our website or email us at



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