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Local Muslims condemn marathon bombing

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

To the Editor:

Members of Muslims and Christians United (MCU) are shocked and horrified by the cowardly bombing at the Boston Marathon.

MCU, which is based in the Lehigh Valley, condemns the attack in the strongest possible terms. The individuals who carried out the attacks do not represent Muslims, nor do their actions represent Islam.

Our group's vision is to promote justice and peace, and we will continue our joint efforts.

We applaud the authorities for taking swift action and capturing one of the two perpetrators, who will be tried for his actions, while the other was killed during the search process.

MCU members pray for the speedy recovery of all injured and ask for God to give patience and fortitude to the families of the victims as they recover from their injuries and trauma.

Our vision is to create a platform where Muslims and Christians work together to fulfill their common divine command to love God and neighbor and to exemplify justice and peace.

Kamran Siddiqui

Muslim Association of Lehigh Valley Whitehall and Greg Cook

Wesley United Methodist Church

Bethlehem

Co-chairs, Muslims

and Christians United