The Muslim Student Association of UC Berkeley stands in solidarity with the people of Charleston, South Carolina. After what has followed a truly tragic event for the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, we offer our deepest condolences and prayers to the community and the families of all those affected. Our community is well aware of the heavily strained racial climate within our country and we entirely condemn acts of violence or hatred as a reaction or product of this tension. We are deeply saddened to see such a beautiful community innocently suffer as a consequence of racially motivated actions. During this Ramadan, we ask all of our brothers and sisters to offer your thoughts and prayers to the people of Charleston.