My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, the injured and the families affected by the shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
As an Ahmadi Muslim and living in America, I am deeply saddened by this incident. I was taught at a very young age that all houses of worship are sacred places. I learned from the Prophet of Islam, Muhammad, that they are to be treated with the utmost dignity, as he commanded Muslims in a covenant with the Christian monks of St. Catherine's monastery in Arabia that, "No one is to destroy a house of their religion ... Their churches are to be respected." I pray that may God protect my Christian brothers and sisters.