Ed Murray, Mayor
SUBJECT: Mayor Murray statement on the latest charging of Ali Muhammad Brown
8/20/2014 7:00:00 PM
Jason Kelly (206) 684-8379
Viet Shelton (206) 684-3952
Mayor Murray statement on the latest charging of Ali Muhammad Brown
SEATTLE - Mayor Ed Murray today issued the following statement in the wake of the latest charges filed against Ali Muhammad Brown:
"Today, the King County Prosecuting Attorney's Office filed additional charges against Ali Muhammad Brown, the man charged with the murder of Ahmed Said and Dwone Anderson-Young in Leschi on June 1, 2014. Today, Brown was also charged with the murder of Leroy Henderson in Skyway on April 27.
"Ali Muhammad Brown took the lives of three members of our community, and, with these charges, he will face justice.
"The charging documents reveal disturbing details about Brown’s motive for committing these murders, which appears to have based on anti-American sentiment and an extreme interpretation of the Muslim faith. While Brown invoked his faith, we must be clear that Brown’s views and his actions do not reflect the values of Muslims.
"In this moment of grief, we, as one community, across all faiths and religions races and ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations, can and must renew our resolve to stand firm against violence and hatred of all kinds."
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