Governor Wolf issued the following statement, edited for
clarity, regarding the recent incident at Al Aqsa Islamic Society mosque in
Philadelphia:  “Pennsylvania and Pennsylvanians will not tolerate hate. We will not tolerate
injustice. We will not tolerate unfairness. All of us should be outraged by what
happened outside the Al Aqsa Islamic Society mosque in Philadelphia this
Sunday night. What happened is a direct affront to Muslims and is a direct affront
to every Pennsylvanian who holds dear the principles that this commonwealth
was founded on.
“William Penn founded our commonwealth on the principles of honesty, justice,
fairness and tolerance for all people. He came here on a ship called the
“Our Muslim community is part of the fabric of Pennsylvania that makes us great.
Its members are our brothers and sisters, our aunts and uncles, our fathers and
our mothers. They own businesses and help build our communities.
“The commonwealth stands ready to assist the city of Philadelphia in any way it
can to get to the heart of what happened on Sunday night and to bring the
perpetrator of this terrible injustice to justice.”