(April 15, 2013) ISNA is shocked and saddened to hear about the blasts at the Boston Marathon this afternoon. Our prayers are with the victims and their loved ones. We are especially saddened to hear that at least three people have been killed, including an 8 year old.
Bostonâ€™s first responders showed true compassion, courage and strength in the face of a crisis, and we are grateful for their hard work to rescue those who were injured. We also thank all those bystanders whose first instinct was to run toward the chaos to help.
ISNA is in communication with members of the Boston Muslim community to offer condolences and support. If anyone is searching for a loved one in Boston, a hotline number has been set up by Boston authorities: 617-635-4520.
While it is still unclear who carried out these attacks, we pray that our law enforcement officials will be able to swiftly apprehend the perpetrators and bring them to justice.