IAAB Offers Condolences for CT School Mass Murder
In light of the tragic event that unfolded at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut on Friday, December 14th, Iranian Alliances Across Borders (IAAB) expresses its deepest condolences to the families affected by this unfathomable act of violence. The heroism displayed by educators and school administrators to stop the gunman is nothing short of extraordinary.
In these times of national mourning and reflection, it is vital that the much needed political discourse regarding gun control, mental health care, and the mainstream glorification and acceptance of violence in video games, television, and movies be immediate and substantive. For too long, we have seen the lives of America’s youth end violently well before their time– whether in a mass school shooting, or in our neighborhoods.
IAAB does not have a history of publicly releasing such statements. However, to be silent when the lives of 26 innocent people, mostly children, are lost in the sanctuary of a classroom, it becomes necessary to speak out as a community, express our condolences, and stand in solidarity with affected communities.