“As Americans who pledge their undivided loyalty to their country, we condemn in the strongest possible terms the dastardly assault on our fellow innocent citizens in NYC today. While the details about the perpetrator are still emerging as are the evil motives for such an onslaught on innocent civilians, we offer our deepest condolences to relatives of the victims. We pray that God grants them the fortitude to face the future without their loved ones at their side. God in His Infinite Mercy will take care of those who perished in this carnage.
We are grateful to the first-responders who prevented additional slaughter, and we trust that the law enforcement agencies will be able to get all the necessary information from the terrorist to identify whether he was a lone wolf, a deranged person or a part of a larger network, that can be apprehended and brought to justice.
May God Bless America and all of its inhabitants of all denominations who wish to live in peace and goodwill with one another and with the rest of the world .”