Current Press Releases

 Islamic Society of Milwaukee Condemns the Brutal Murder of Steven Sotloff

The Islamic Society of Milwaukee once again condemns ISIS and its barbaric behavior. Over the past two to three
years, ISIS and the government of Bashar Al-Assad have slaughtered tens of thousands of innocent civilians in
Syria. ISIS has also killed thousands of innocent Sunni Muslims, Shia Muslims, Yazidis and Christians in Iraq.

The murder of Steven Sotloff and James Foley and the manner in which their murders took place was especially
reprehensible. As journalists, Steven Sotloff and James Foley were giving voice to the thousands of innocent
civilians who are the victims of tyrannical and evil forces. Steven Saotloff was apparently captured while entering
Syria to report on the ongoing war and James Foley was captured in Syria as he was exposing the crimes that
were being inflicted upon the innocent people of Syria.

The targeting and killing of innocent journalists must be condemned by all people of conscience, whether the
murderers are ISIS, the Syrian government, the Israeli government (which killed more than 12 journalists during
their recent assault on the innocent people of Gaza), the illegal Egyptian government of Abdelfattah Al-Sisi (which
has killed numerous journalists and continues to imprison others) or any other country of group.

We offer our condolences to the Sotloff and Foley family for their loss. Steven Sotloff and James Foley honored
us all and enriched all of us by their incredible bravery. We ask God to bless them for exposing the truth to the



Historical Press Releases and Articles

UPDATED:September 3, 2014. August 20th, 2014 Press Release on the Barbaric Killing of Journalist James Foley- Barbaric Killing of Journalist James Foley

July 25, 2014 Journal Sentinel Editorial on Israel's Brutal Invasion of Gaza - The Attack on the Civilians of Gaza

August 5, 2012 Press Release on Sikh Temple of Wisconsin Attack- Attack on Oak Creek Sikh Temple

2011 Press Release on the Death of Osama Bin Laden - Death of Osama Bin Laden

2005 Press Release on the Passing of Pope John Paul II - Condolences on Passing of Pope John Paul II

February 20, 1998 Press Release on the Situation in Iraq (Pre-Invasion) - Statement on the Iraq Crisis (Pre-Invasion)

September 14, 2001 - Miwlaukee Journal Sentinel Article - Backlash Against U.S. Muslims Creates Local Concerns

September 12, 2001 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article -Residents Turn to Prayer for Comfort, Guidance

September 12, 2001 - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article -Area Muslims Threatened, Fear Backlash

September 11, 2001 - Press Release regarding the Attack on the United States


(A number of anti-Muslim individuals and groups have attempted to malign Islam and Muslims in the United States by falsely claiming that Muslim organizations did not condemn the heinous attack on the World Trade Center Towers on 9/11/2001.  To see a sample of statements by Muslim organizations and individuals issued immediately after 9/11, click the following:  Muslim Responses to September 11, 2001 Attacks