Chain of Lakes Church
 
 
Statement in Support of Blaine Muslim Community Center
 
Violence that intentionally targets the people of any
religion is unacceptable.  The people of Chain of Lakes
are horrified about the recent bombing of the
Dar Al Farooq Center in Bloomington
and the vandalism of the
Al Maghfirah cemetery in Dakota County. 
 
We affirm the comments made by Rev. Curtiss De Young,
CEO of the Minnesota Council of Churches who said
“An attack on a mosque
is an attack on a synagogue
is an attack on a church
is an attack on all faith communities.”
 
Unfortunately, what happened in Bloomington
and Dakota County could happen in Blaine
 
The people of Chain of Lakes Church support our friends
at the Blaine Muslim Community Center (BCC).
We recognize you as an important part of the community.
Your roots and our roots go back to the prophet, Abraham.
 
We are grateful that we live in a country where
all religions are free to express faith.
Freedom of religion is a foundation of this country.
Chain of Lakes affirms and supports
freedom for all religions.
 
Most of all Chain of Lakes wants to reach out in sympathy.
We cannot imagine the emotions that are going
through the people who worship at the 
Blaine Muslim Community Center.
 
As we move forward please know that the people of
Chain of Lakes stand with you during this time
and will continue to stand with you
in the future.
 
 
Statement approved by the Steering Committee,
Chain of Lakes Church, August 17, 2017