A network of local, regional and national Muslim organizations has so far raised close to $75,000 for victims of the San Bernardino attacks.
Dr. Faisal Qazi, a Pomona-based neurologist and the co-founder of the family-centered development organization MiNDS, says that proceeds will go to the victims and their families to cover funeral expenses, medical expenses, rent and mortgage payments.
“This is something that affects all of us; it affects us as (U.S.) citizens,” says Imam Mohammed Faqih, religious director of the Islamic Institute of Orange County. “This particular incident affected us as Muslims. This is the response that everyone, especially Muslim Americans should (have) in every case, regardless of who the perpetrators are.”