The Islamic Council of New England which is an umbrella organization for many of the Islamic Centers in New England expresses its profound outrage at the barbaric slaughter of innocent Egyptian Coptic Christians celebrating Palm Sunday services within the sanctuaries of their churches.
Such a diabolical act is totally outside the pale of Islam, and sadly but predictably for Muslims, the so-called’ Islamic State’ which is neither Islamic nor a state, has claimed responsibility for this heinous crime. The Muslim community is shocked and saddened by such evil. In extending its deepest condolences to the relatives of the tragic victims, it stands in solidarity with all those who have been subject to similar attacks of unprovoked barbarism. It urges the Egyptian government to take all necessary actions to bring the murderers to justice, and to provide the full protection of the law to all minority religions in the country.
Ms Fatma Antar Dr. Abdul Cader Asmal
The President of the Council Chairman of Communications
Executive Director Islamic Council of New England