In a letter to the editor of Syracuse Media Group Mr. Muhammed Iqbal, M.D. expressed his community feelings:
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA expresses its most heartfelt condolences to the victims and families affected by the bombings in Boston and prays that God Almighty gives them patience, comfort and strength during this time of immense struggle.
While details of the attack continue to emerge, Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA condemns this horrific act in the strongest possible manner. The Community prays that those responsible for the bombing are swiftly brought to justice and that peace is once again restored.
“As Muslims, our duty is both to God and to humanity,” said Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA National Vice President Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, “and we want our fellow Americans to be confident that we stand united with them, especially in this difficult time.” Moreover, the Community’s Boston chapter is available to provide assistance to those affected by this tragedy.
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA also commends the first responders, police officers, and firefighters for acting so quickly and courageously. Their heroism should not be forgotten.
- cross-posted from syracusemediagroup.com