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ST. LOUIS - One day after the arrest of St. Louis County residents accused of supplying money and military equipment to overseas terror organizations, the Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis condemned the involvement of any individual tied to violence or terrorism.

Dr. Ghazala Hayat, a spokeswoman for the foundation and a contributor to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, visits Fox 2 News in the Morning to discuss the local Muslim community’s response.

The Islamic Foundation of Greater St. Louis issued the following statement:

The actions of any terrorist organizations or its supporters do not represent the tenants of Islam or the values of our local Muslim community. The Muslim community in St. Louis embodies the hardworking and law abiding values that are the core tenants of this country.

We stand by our law enforcement agencies to eradicate terrorist activities locally and nationally. The Muslim community of greater St. Louis has and will continue to help in these efforts. We urge the community at large will dispel the notion that actions of few represent the whole Muslim community.