U.S. Muslim Brotherhood Reacts To Boston Bombings


An Islamic news portal has posted a compendium of reactions from major U.S. Muslim Brotherhood organizations to the Boston Marathon bombings. According to an OnIslam report:

Wednesday, 17 April 2013 Major Muslim organizations in the US released prompt statements condemning the bombings Muslim organizations in the US expressed their anger over the Boston explosions, condemning its perpetrators and calling for their swift apprehension. In addition to prayers, condolences and sympathy, the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center offered to provide volunteers on-site; the Muslim American Society mobilized for a blood drive; ISNA highlighted the prayer vigils for the victims and ICNA appealed all Americans to help the Law Enforcement to bring the perpetrators to speedy justice. Following are the statements and press releases of the four major Islamic organizations on Boston attacks:

The Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center and the Boston-Muslim community are 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.

MAS condemns the terrorist bombing in Boston and offers prayers to the families of the victims 

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The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the Muslim American Society are part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) is also a part of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood and considered to be closely tied to the Jamaat-e-Islami organization of Southeast Asia, itself  allied with the Global Muslim Brotherhood. ICNA is particularly close to the Muslim American Society and the two organizations have been holding joint conferences in recent years. In 2008, Boston local media detailed the ties of the Islamic Society of Boston to the Muslim Brotherhood.

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