It says, "Peace be upon you."

 

In fact, the word Islam comes from salaam, meaning peace.

And despite the unspeakable crimes of some, we want you to know that peace,

love and human kindness are the true teachings of our faith.

 

As Muslim Americans, we are horrified and angered by Tuesday's tragic attack

against our home. Like other Americans.

 

And we feel the same sense of helplessness as we wonder if our friends,

relatives and neighbors who live and work in Washington and New York are safe.

Like other Americans.

 

We want those responsible brought to justice. We grieve for those lost.

We fear for our children.

 

And like you,

we pray humbly and simply for peace.

 

A message from the Jannah.Org family