—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
JAMAICA, New York (July 12, 2006) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a grassroots organization of American Muslims, condemns the train blasts in Mumbai, India that has killed about 183 people and wounded more than 700. In a statement, ICNA president Dr. Khurshid Khan said: “The train blasts in India are inhumane and are barbaric acts. We express our strongest condemnation and anguish at the perpetrators, whosoever may be behind this heinous and cowardly attack”.
We join all Indians and people of conscience around the world in calling for identifying the culprits and bringing them to justice. We also express our deep condolences to the victims and their families. ICNA continues to reiterate its stance against the usage of violence against innocent people anywhere in the world.
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The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.
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