PITTSBURGH MAYOR: “WE WELCOME ALL REFUGEES” AFTER REFUGEE TERROR PLOT
June 20, 2019
No amount of Islamic terrorism will ever force us to revaluate our eagerness to welcome terrorists into our communities.
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto reaffirmed his support for the refugee and immigrant community just hours after a Syrian refugee was charged with plotting an ISIS-inspired terror bombing at a local church.
“Pittsburgh has historically been a home for refugees and immigrants and will continue to be one,” Peduto said.
The Mayor’s statement came after the Department of Justice announced that Syrian refugee and Pittsburgh resident Mustafa Alowemer was arrested after allegedly planning to bomb the Legacy International Worship Center on the North Side.