The American Human Rights Council (AHRC-USA) joins the families of the victims and concerned fellow citizens in demanding a transparent and swift investigation into the recent brutal and cold blooded killing of three (3) young Muslim American men in Fort Wayne, Indiana on Feb 24, 2016. Fort Wayne and the community at large were shocked to learn that the three men were found murdered execution style in their home. The police discovered and confirmed that the causes of death for Mohamedtaha Omar, 23, Adam K. Mekki, 20, and Muhannad A. Tairab, 17 were a result of multiple gunshots and ruled their deaths homicides. Their deaths mark the first triple homicide in Fort Wayne in more than a decade according to media reports. Fort Wayne called for the local community to help provide any information to assist in solving this case. The especially heinous and inhumane nature of this crime further compels a complete and transparent investigation in order to bring justice for the victims and to protect the community at large.
“This crime serves another tragic reminder regarding the escalation and rise of violent crimes in America” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director.
Crime and violence are blind and could claim any innocent life at any time. Violence and hate do not recognize race, color, faith or nationality. The crime is one but carries different names and claims different victims.
We have a challenge facing our society which requires collaborative and serious efforts to combat. Public awareness, active public engagement, and partnership with police and government agencies are important to advance the basic human right to public safety.
AHRC joins the communities of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Kalamazoo, Michigan and all other communities across the nation mourning the loss of citizens due to violent crime. We offer our sincere condolences to the families whose lives have been forever changed because of the loss of loved ones.