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Boston Mosque Condemns Terrorist Bombers

Boston Mosque Condemns Terrorist Bombersi
April 27, 2013 2:58 AM
The Cambridge mosque that the Boston bombing suspects attended held an inter-faith prayer service Friday to mourn the victims of the terrorist attacks. One of the mosque leaders condemned the violence.
Boston Mosque Condemns Terrorist Bombers
Brian Padden
The Cambridge mosque that the Boston bombing suspects attended held an inter-faith prayer service Friday to mourn the victims of the terrorist attacks. One of the mosque leaders condemned the violence.

During the prayer service at the Islamic Society of Boston, Imam Ismail Fenni said the Boston Marathon bombing attacks that killed three people and injured more than 250 others were against the teachings of Islam.

“The sacredness and sanctity of life is a universal law imparted by the creator onto humanity,” said Fenni.

This is the same mosque that the two bombing suspects, Tamerlan Tsarnaev and his brother Dzhokhar, attended. Fenni said the older brother once loudly interrupted a service, but overall they rarely attended, and never showed a tendency toward violence.

“In the case of Tamerlan his own family, his close friends, could not tell what was about to happen, let alone us with whom he had contact, if at all, very, very infrequently,” said the Imam.

Deadly bombings in the United States

  • April 15, 2013: Twin blasts at the Boston Marathon kill at least 3, injure more than 140
  • September 11, 2001: Hijacked jets crash into World Trade Center, Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field killing nearly 3,000
  • July 27, 1996: Atlanta Summer Olympics bombing kills 2, injures more than 100
  • April 19, 1995: Car bomb at Oklahoma City federal building kills 168, injures more than 500
  • February 26, 1993: Van explosion in World Trade Center garage kills 6, injures more than 1,000
  • December 29, 1975: Bomb at New York's LaGuardia Airport kills 11, injures 75
  • September 16, 1920: Bombing in New York's Wall Street area kills 40, injures hundreds
Some have accused the mosque of promoting a radical Islamic ideology because several people associated with the mosque have been investigated for connections to Islamic terrorism.

But Fenni rejects these accusations. Rabbi Victor Reinstein of the Nehar Shalom Synagogue came to the prayer service to show support for his Muslim neighbors.

“There is an effort among some to paint as radical and violent extremists people whom I know to be decent, loving, and peace seeking human beings,” said Reinstein.

Fenni said he was shocked and saddened to learn the alleged Boston bombers were members of the Islamic Society of Boston. But he said they did not learn their radical ideology there.

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by: Mustapha from: Nigeria
May 14, 2013 4:23 PM
Salaam Alaikum.

If you are interested and looking for a solution to what is going on in the Muslim world and what the Muslim clerics say on what Islam is, you must listen to other Muslims who have independently studied Islamic knowledge and believe in relating and interpreting events and circumstances according to what Muhammad said. Imam Suhaib Webb an American by birth and descent should listen to such independent body for they are not influenced by the negative attitude and actions of the Arabs, Pakistanis Turks etc on the meaning and practical application of the Sunna of Muhammad. If there is freedom of speech and expression and this is encouraged for finding a solution to the current world crisis and ever increasing instability, there is no way we can come out of this situation by listening to distant interpretation of the Qur'an. We have to understand its contemporary meaning to scale through. Events of the past six weeks in Boston has nothing to do with Islam with its origin from the Talmud but rather the manner Islam (Talmud) is explained by incompetent Muslim preachers. It is to these the West and their media pay attention and listen to. Unless this is changed such events will never end. It is unfair to the body of the bomber not to be buried.

by: Noralynn from: USA
April 27, 2013 9:47 PM
yeah sure... really cute... just take a look at the list of Islamic terrorist attacks on western innocent civilians... lets say from 2009 to the present...

by: Gennady from: Russia, Volga Region
April 27, 2013 9:16 PM
Nobody would argue with Imam Fenni saying that the bombing was against the teaching of Islam. But every “flock” has its bad sheep as brothers Tsarnaev were. If there aren’such sheep, why not to “create” them but some unscrupulous power? I think it more promising to look for the root of their crime in violent nature of the country of their origin (Russia) and the present regime that ruthlessly high jacked the land. The regime is widely implicated in murdering of outspoken journalists, blasts of apartment houses and cruelly silencing its critics. No perpetrators of the mentioned crimes had ever been found. Doesn’t it expose who did this? Before the bombing, the regime desperately needed to mend its relation with the USA with any cooperation, why not say in counterterrorist’s area? Why not to create an agenda for such cooperation?

by: Rob Swift from: Great Britain
April 27, 2013 6:44 PM
It is good to see brothers (The Imam and the Rabbi) walk in peace. While the demise of Margaret Thatcher marked the demise of the old world power base (The occult) America represented the new order based on Truth. So the rats had nowhere to run. All they had to do was call it up and what did we see? A glorious marathon in London, a disaster in Boston, and two hits at the president. If they did this on the demise of Thatcher what will they do when a full blown queen (Elizabeth, Queen of the north) goes?

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