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Statement on Times Square Bombing Plot

JAMAICA, New York (May 4, 2010) - In a press release issued today, the Islamic Circle of North America condemned, in strongest terms, the incident in Times Square on May 2, 2010 as a serious crime that goes against Islamic norms. Any activity resulting in injury or loss of innocent lives completely contradicts the teachings of Islam.This is grounded in the Noble Laws of Islam which forbid all forms of attacks on innocents. God Almighty says in the Holy Qur'an: "No bearer of burdens can bear the burden of another" (Qur'an 17:15).

Dr. Zahid Bukhari, President of ICNA in a statement said, "ICNA condemns such acts of violence and we thank God, Almighty, that because of the wise and quick action of some citizens, police and law enforcement agencies no one was hurt or injured." He further stated that ICNA chapters in many cities throughout US are challenging the rhetoric of violence, for political or religious purposes, by trying to disseminate the true teachings of Islam.

Muslims should unite against all those who terrorize the innocent civilians. Attacking innocent people is not courageous; it is an act of cowardice. All those who perpetrate such acts should be punished to the fullest extent of the law. It's not courageous to endanger the lives of innocent children, women and civilians. As Muslims, it is our obligation to speak out against such acts and to protect the freedom of all humanity.
Our prayers are with our fellow Americans as justice is sought in this case and to the end of such activities which threaten our peaceful coexistence. ICNA supports local law enforcement in eradicating all terrorist activity.

The Islamic Circle of North America is a grassroots organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the promotion of Islamic values.

Press Contact: Naeem Baig
Vice President for Public Affairs
Islamic Circle of North America
Office: (718) 658-1199 Extension: 102
Cell: (917) 202-2118
http://www.icna.org/2010/05/times-square-bomb-plot-icnas-statement/#more-3520

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