The Latest: Chattanooga’s Muslim Community Mourns Marines

A Muslim psychiatrist says he and others in Chattanooga’s Muslim community are mourning the deaths of four Marines fatally shot by a man who attended the local mosque.

Pakastani-born Dr. Mohsin Ali told more than 1,000 mourners gathered at a Friday evening memorial service that the Muslim community is appalled by the actions of Muhammad Abdulazeez.

Referring to Abdulazeez as “the murderer,” Ali called the shooting “cowardly and cruel.”  He also asked all Muslims in attendance who “pledge your allegiance to this city and this country, to this community” to “stand up and be recognized.”