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Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher on the Murder of Dr. Talat Jehan Khan

Today, Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (TX-07) released the following statement on the murder of Dr. Talat Jehan Khan, a Pakistani and Muslim American pediatrician, in Conroe, Texas: 

“I am heartbroken by the brutal murder of Dr. Talat Jehan Khan, a beloved pediatrician who had recently moved to the greater Houston area.  It is critical that our law enforcement officials conduct a thorough investigation into her killing.  While we do not yet know the motive for this attack, we do know that Islamophobia and acts of violence against Muslim Americans are on the rise across our country.  No person in the United States should experience—or have to worry about experiencing—hatred because of how they pray, what they believe, or who they are.  My thoughts are with Dr. Khan’s family, the staff and patients at Texas Children’s Pediatrics, and the Pakistani and Muslim American communities in our district and across the country at this difficult time.”