Candlelight Vigil in Memory of Mustafa Ayoubi
Says the Muslim Alliance of Indiana:
The Greater Indianapolis Muslim community is saddened and disheartened by the recent murder of Mustafa Ayoubi, a 32-year old IU Kelley School of Business graduate, devoted son and brother, and loyal friend. Ayoubi’s friends were present during the shooting and witnessed the alleged shooter shout bigoted and Islamophobic statements at Ayoubi before pulling the trigger and taking his life.
We strongly condemn the abhorrent sentiments of hate and bigotry and we continue to work closely with IMPD for a transparent investigation into this hate crime.
Our hearts and prayers are with Mustafa’s family and friends, and we appreciate the outpouring support from the interfaith community. We will not tolerate bigotry in our Hoosier State, and with our allies, will continue our work to ensure that no community will grieve because of hate.
Mustafa Ayoubi, a bright, energetic young Afghan-American Hoosier had his life cut short in a heinous crime motivated by hate in Indianapolis. Mustafa was full of life, loved his family, friends and community. We ask all communities of conscience to join Mustafa’s sister Zahra and brother Mohammad in honoring the memory and life of Mustafa. We must stand for justice and ensure that the perpetrator is held accountable to the fullest extent of the law. Join us in remembering Mustafa, standing in solidarity with his family and seeking justice for all those impacted by hate.