The thoughts and prayers of the entire ADAMS Community are with the two men that were murdered (Ricky John Best and Taliesin Namkai-Meche) and one injured (Micah David-Cole Fletcher) in Portland, Oregon while trying to defend two Muslim women from Anti-Muslim harassment by an apparent white supremacist( Jeremy Joseph Christian)
We earnestly thank and honor these heroes for their courage in trying to help these innocent women, and are broken-hearted by the price they paid for trying to be good citizens, good Americans, and good human beings. We commend the local police for apprehending the perpetrator (Jeremy Joseph Christian) of this horrific hate crime and blatant terrorist act.
This incomprehensible horrific criminal act has devastated the lives of all the victims, and will affect every person of faith and conscience. We condemn such actions and offer our deepest sympathy to all those affected.
We must all work to respond to bad with good and encourage peace and harmony. We therefore encourage all our community members to please help the families of the three Portland Heroes in our holy month of Ramadan by donating to https://www.launchgood.com/ project/muslims_united_for_ portland_heroes#/
The All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS), one of the largest Muslim communities/mosques in the DC Metro Area and in the United States, is a non-profit 501c (3) Organization that serves over 6000 families(25,000 people) with 11 branches in Virginia/DC – Ashburn, Crystal City, Fairfax, Greater Gainesville, North Reston, South Riding, Sterling/Herndon, Sully/Chantilly, Tysons Corner, and Washington DC. ADAMS is governed by a 13-member democratically elected Board of Trustees that includes both men and women. ADAMS Provides Religious services & education and social activities to several thousand people a week. ADAMS engages in regular interfaith, government relations, social services and community service, and has one of the largest Cub Scout, Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs in the DC Metro area. ADAMS Coordinates 24 FridayPrayers at 11 Locations. ADAMS Eid Prayers are attended by 15,000 to 25,000 People at 6 ADAMS Eid Holiday Locations. ADAMS hosts the Adams Compassionate Healthcare Network(ACHN) Office and Clinic in partnership with Doctors, and Volunteers.