—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
JAMAICA, New York (February 7, 2006) – The President of the Islamic Circle of North America, Dr. Khurshid Khan, issued the following statement on the death of Coretta Scott King, a great civil rights activist, leader and wife of Martin Luther King Jr:
“We are deeply saddened by the death of the great civil rights leader Coretta Scott King, Jr. She was a voice of reason and an advocate of civil rights for people of all color, race and religion. Along with her husband Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., throughout her life she struggled for truth and honor. Her life is a beacon of light for all those who are struggling for justice and equality all over the world. Our prayers are with her family and friends at this difficult time.”
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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