Wichita Islamic Society responds to threatening Facebook post

Published: Dec. 17, 2017 at 11:18 PM CST
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A Facebook post has cause concern in Wichita's Muslim community after a man suggests using the Wichita Islamic Society building as a shooting range.

For Hussam Madi, the idea that anyone would want to attack his place of worship is frightening.

So when someone made a post on Facebook alluding to using Islamic Society building as a shooting range, its something he and society members took very seriously.

"To display it where some people have their families, and human beings, and children and people that are coming to worship only - to insinuate that that's your shooting range, absolutely horrendous and not acceptable towards anybody. I prayed for the guy because he's ignorant."

He says regardless of the posters intent, it's something that deserves looking into.

"It could be a joke, I don't know. Unfortunately, it happened in other communities, where people went into a church, a mosque, or a synagogue and they shot people."

For Hussam, its nothing to joke about and he hopes others will think about it before posting threatening things.

"We're all together in this, the city of Wichita - we're all Americans, and there is nobody that needs to be targeted like that."

Hussam says police did contact the person who posted that picture to see if it was a viable threat. Eyewitness News also reached out to that person but have not heard back.