Northern California Islamic Council (NCIC), an umbrella organization that aims to provide a united Muslim voice to the Northern California community, is in shock and disbelief by the bomb blasts at the Boston Marathon, that killed at least 3 people and left scores injured.
Our heartfelt prayers are with the families of victims of the blasts and the police officer that was killed in line of duty. We pray for the speedy recovery of the injured of this horrific incident. We are also thankful to the law enforcement authorities for their tireless efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice for committing this horrendous and cowardly act of violence.
NCIC Chairman, Dr.Hatem Bazian, said, “We are outraged at the dreadful and senseless attacks, we share the pain, grief and shock with our fellow Americans, and we urge all to be calm and resilient in this time of crisis.” He categorically added, “These acts of violence and terror have no place in Islam, which condemns such acts - in strongest possible terms - that takes lives of innocent people or causes pain and suffering.”