In a statement, the Council on American-Islamic Relations said it welcomed the guilty verdicts and commended the Arbery family “for the perseverance they have shown since his murder. May Allah grant justice to the many other victims of racist crimes whose killers never faced trial.”
Alan Cross, a Southern Baptist pastor, said he was grateful for the guilty verdict for the ”heinous crime this was.”
“I still remember, however, some of the fundamentalist preachers on here confronting people for rightly observing what was obviously a racist murder/lynching,” Cross added.
The Jewish Community Relations Council of Atlanta released a statement expressing gratitude “that the jury, under the guidance of a thorough judge, properly applied the law.”