Statement By the Islamic Society of Boston

Today bombs were detonated at the Boston Marthon, killing at least 2 and injuring 100. Although nto one has claimed responsibility yet the inevitable Muslim blaming (with no evidence to suppor it) has begun already.

Here, for those who are interested, is the statement from the Islamic Society of Boston.
Contact: Yusufi Vali FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tel: 617-318-1512 April 15, 2013
E-mail: Yusufi@masboston.org

Condolences, Prayers and Support After Boston Marathon and JFK Library Explosions

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and the Boston-Muslim community is deeply saddened by the tragic occurrence at the Boston Marathon and JFK Library, both icons of our great City. We are concerned for the loss of life and injuries to the victims. Our prayers and thoughts go out to the victims and their families, to the marathon organizers, runners and fans, and to our Boston community at large.

As Bostonians, and inspired by the values of mercy and justice central to our faith, the American-Muslim community stands ready to help. We have close to 40 ISBCC volunteers on site who are committed to assist in relief efforts and also donate blood. Should the City call upon us, we are also ready to transform the ISBCC into a disaster relief center. Additionally, we extend our spiritual counseling services to any of the victims and their family members. 

We hold to the highest standard the human safety and security of our City, its people and its guests. We encourage any Bostonian who sees any suspicious activity or package to report it to the number provided by the Boston Police Chief: 800-494-TIPS (800-494-8477).

It was posted on the group's Facebook Page, but I have reprinted it here in full in case anyone without Facebook wishes to read it.
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