Mohammed Noor, allegedly the first Somali Muslim on the Minneapolis police force and the man who allegedly shot and killed a forty-year-old Australian woman, has allegedly uttered his first words since the tragedy occurred.
“I wanted just to start a conversation on Islamophobia,” he allegedly said from an allegedly undisclosed location.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges, who allegedly agrees with Noor, immediately released a statement supporting the real victims of the shooting: the Muslim community of Minneapolis.
“I want you to know that you are a valued and appreciated part of Minneapolis,” she wrote. “I stand with you and support you. … We cannot compound that tragedy by turning to racism, xenophobia, and Islamophobia. It is unjust and ridiculous to assert that an entire community be held responsible for the actions of one person. That will not be tolerated in Minneapolis. If you are experiencing discrimination, you can file a complaint at http://www.ci.minneapolis.mn.us/civilrights/discrimination-complaint.”
Mohammed Noor’s alleged attorney allegedly said that Noor has allegedly filed a discrimination complaint. “My client thanks the mayor for participating in the conversation about Islamophobia. This is exactly what he allegedly wanted when he allegedly shot that woman. We hope more shootings will move that conversation forward.”