Sheikh Moussa Dremmeh Mourns 7 Kids Lost in Midwood Fire

In response to the tragic house fire in Midwood, Brooklyn that took the lives of seven Orthodox children, Bronx Muslim leader (and Bronx Chronicle contributor) Sheikh Moussa Dremmeh of Parkchester shared his thoughts and prayers.

From God we came, to Him is our collective return.

I sadly join all New Yorkers in sending my heartfelt condolences to the Sassoon family in the aftermath of this horrific fire tragedy. I encourage all of New Yorkers to pray, stop by and donate generously for the funeral expenses of these young, precious and promising lives lost so tragically.

They are comfortably in the presence of the Merciful God now.

I pray for the miracle recovery of the two critically injured ones, the mother and her surviving teenaged daughter. I cannot imagine the father’s pain now, but we are all with him at this unimaginably sad moment.

This horrific and tragic fire that befell the Sassoon family is a painful reminder of the Highbridge fire here in the Bronx that claimed the lives of nine African immigrant children and one of their mothers in March 2007 (I was assigned the role of family spokesperson). Now, just as we did then, we must come together to show this family how much we and all of New York care about them. 

Sheikh Moussa Drammeh publishes the and leads the Islamic Cultural Center of Parkchester.

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