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Letter to The Editor

Thursday, May 2, 2013 by The Press in Opinion

MCU condemns actions of Boston bombers

To the Editor:

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

MCU, 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: 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

Our mission: Working together, we will learn more about one another, build relationships, serve others, communicate our efforts, and strengthen communities.

Kamran Siddiqui,

Muslim Association

of Lehigh Valley, Whitehall

and Greg Cook, co-chairs

of Muslims and

Christians United