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  • Reflection on Tragedy in California

    (Tulsa, OK 12/3/15) The Islamic Council of Oklahoma’s spokesperson, Sheryl Siddiqui, reflects on yesterday’s tragedy in California:

    “Social Services” is where people with limited resources go for help. It is the place where workers start their selfless careers “just wanting to help people”. Yesterday, instead of being the place that improves lives, San Bernardino County Social Services was the venue where many precious lives were needlessly and criminally taken. It became a place of heartbreaking news for everyone. Our prayers go to the employees, their families and friends. We hope that in the aftermath of this tragedy that they will get the help they need and deserve. Our thanks go to the officers of the law who successfully worked together, risking their own lives to contain the situation and protect the public.