Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, LAPD, Interfaith Groups and COPAA Denounce Terrorism

City Hall Los Angeles: A COPAA Press Release states: “Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa April, 24, 2013 held a press conference on the steps of the Los Angeles City Hall along with LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Downing, Counter Terrorism and Special Operations, Jannah Scott, Department of Homeland Security, Bureau Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Simon Wiesenthal Center and Museum of Tolerance, Nirinjan Khalsa, City Human Relations Commission, Doctor Muzammil Siddiqi, Fiqh Council, Father Cyryl Corgy, Saint March Coptic Orthodox Church, Adnan Khan, Council of Pakistan American Affairs, Steve and Judy Gilliland, Directors of Muslim Relations Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints along with other faith based organizations.
“The Mayor announced a unified partnership with citywide interfaith religious community to denounce terrorism and violence (hate crimes). The Los Angeles Police Department in partnership with interfaith community stands together and remains vigilant to root out and condemn the actions of those that cause harm to our communities. We meet to reaffirm our commitment to not give into hate and violence and united we call for action and unity. Let us ensure there is no backlash against any particular community as a result of the terrorist incident. The terrorist only win if we attack each other.

“LAPD Chief Charlie Beck remains committed to work with all facets of the community to help protect the public. In the immediate aftermath of the terrible bombing in Boston, ‘the LAPD took quick and decisive action to ensure our community was safe,’ said Chief Beck. ‘The Department reached out to our partners and dedicated extra security measures to our interfaith community and all large venues. We will continue to provide this support during upcoming events.’

“The LAPD reminds the public that it is everybody's responsibility to report suspicious behaviors and activities known to be used by terrorists. ‘If you see something, say something,’ is a reminder to all that it starts with the public to protect itself.
“Adnan Khan President COPAA, asks, ‘If you see something say something’.

For further information please contact COPAA or to report hate crimes call 424-27COPAA.”



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