ADAMS urges all community members to stay vigilant and contact law enforcement if they encounter any bullying, hate intimidation or hate crimes on April 3rd (or any other day) resulting from a U.K.-based Hate/Terrorist threat to punish Muslims and Mosques. This threat has spread online and in USA social media, as well: https://www.washingtonpost.
We are blessed to live in an area with great Multi-Faith partners and supportive neighbors, but we have already shared our concerns about this threat with our law enforcement partners, and appreciate their efforts to prevent and counter hate crimes.
We all need to be vigilant given that 150+ Mosques were attacked in USA in 2015-2017, and the well-documented rise in 2015-2017 of hate crimes and intimidation against Muslim, Sikh, Hindu, Jewish, African American, Hispanic Americans, and more.
We remind our community that we are directed to respond to bad with Good deeds, and this week is a perfect chance for us to commit to Community Service and Multi-Faith partnerships in the spirit of Loving Thy Neighbor and Community Service. This week is very special to our Christian and Jewish brothers and sisters, and we join in the spirit of their celebrations.
ADAMS will continue to take all necessary measures to safeguard our community and our visitors, and we remind everyone to be aware of their surroundings, and protect yourself and your loved ones. If you do see any suspicious activity or are personally affected by an incident, please contact law enforcement immediately. We do not wish to discourage anyone from daily routines; just please remain fully aware as you are out and about.
We also ask Allah Almighty to protect all people and guide us to peaceful ways to resolve difficulties. As Muslims we always put our trust in Allah, and follow the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet (pbuh). Let us remember our faith, patience, dua, and forgiveness, and be wise in conducting our activities.
The following contact information for local law enforcement is listed below if needed by anyone:
1) Emergency – 911
2) ADAMS Phone # is 703-433-1325
3) Loudoun County Sheriff – Non-Emergency # 703-777-1021
4) Fairfax County Police – Non-Emergency # 703-691-2131
5) Prince William County Police – Non-Emergency # 703-792-6500.
6) Fauquier County Sheriff – (540) 422-8600
7) FBI – Phone: (202) 278-2000
8) Herndon Police Department – (703) 435-6846
9) Leesburg Police Department – (703) 771-4500
10) Purcellville Police Department – (540) 338-7422
11) Haymarket Police Department – (703) 753-2700
12) Department of Justice Civil Rights Division – (202) 514-4609
Also, many other towns have their own Police Departments; if yours is one, please obtain their contact information.