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Legacy International Worship Center Pastor Michael Anthony Day Releases Statement on Church allegedly the target of a terroristic threat

Statement by Mayor William Peduto on Man Arrested on Terrorism Charges
 
 Mayor William Peduto released the following statement  on the arrest of Pittsburgh resident Mustafa Mousab Alowemer, on charges of seeking to assist ISIS in an attack on a church in the city’s North Side: 
 
“On behalf of the citizens of Pittsburgh I want to thank the U.S. Attorney’s office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation for their arrest today, and the daily investigative work they and the Pittsburgh Bureau of Police do to protect us from acts of terrorism and hate.  
 
Today’s events are especially alarming due to the suspect’s alleged target of yet another place of worship in our city, like the Tree of Life synagogue, which should be peaceful places of refuge and reflection that are free of threats of violence. 
 
Pittsburgh has historically been a home for refugees and immigrants and will continue to be one. In debates over the refugee crisis the past several years, as people from around the world have sought to flee violence and misery and seek better lives for their families in the United States, I have always been consistent in our message: we welcome all refugees and immigrants, and we oppose hate against anyone in any form, and we also cooperate with law enforcement whenever legitimate and dangerous crimes are threatening us.  
 
Today, unfortunately, those threats come from everywhere. The record shows most terrorists attacking the United States are domestic, such as the man who murdered 11 Tree of Life worshippers in October. The City of Pittsburgh will continue to welcome newcomers to our city and nation, while diligently working with federal law enforcement and others to keep us safe, and to eradicate all attempts to threaten and terrify us.” 

Official Letter Below from Pastor Day, click on image of letter below to enlarge

 

 

 

 

 

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