In Detroit, three Dearborn residents were among the 43 slain in last Thursday’s ISIS attack in Beirut in the Bourj al-Barajneh district. The blast sadly killed Leila Mazloum who recently became a permanent resident of the U.S. and was a mother of four. She was in Lebanon to bring her family back to the U.S. The attack also killed Dearborn couple Leila Taleb and Hussein Mostapha, while also seriously injured their 3-year-old son, Haider.
Hundreds of mourners attended a memorial over the weekend honoring the deceased. Many people in Dearborn are of Lebanese descent, and were horrified and impacted by the attack.
“It has been difficult to view the footage of the heinous attack. It is truly shocking to see what certain individuals and groups are capable of,” Imad Hamad, executive director of the Dearborn-based American Human Rights Council, said in a statement. “We condemn all terror attacks regardless of the identity of the attacker and the identity of the attacked. Even the loss of one innocent life is a loss too many.”