The Islamic Council of New England which is an umbrella organization for many of the Islamic Centers in this geographic area 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 act. 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
President of the Council
Dr. Abdul Cader Asmal
Chairman of Communications Committee