Remembering the Victims, Staying #BostonStrong

April 15, 2014

On this first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, the Muslim Public Affairs Council expresses its condolences and prayers with the loved ones of those who were killed and injured in this senseless attack.

“On this day, we hope that the idea of Boston Strong continues to unite us as Americans and highlights America’s strength in her diversity,” said MPAC President Salam Al-Marayati.

On that tragic day and in the days after the attack, all Americans stood together to mourn the victims and demonstrate that our unity will not be broken by such horrific violence. American Muslims were among the runners in the marathon as well as part of the rescue and medical efforts that saved lives, and we stand with Bostonians in remaining Boston Strong on this symbolic day.

This evening, Haris Tarin, Director of MPAC’s Washington, DC office will be part of a White House event at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government commemorating the tragic incident. The event will include Lisa Monaco, Assistant to President Obama for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Alejandro Mayorkas, Deputy Secretary at the Department of Homeland Security; and, Farah Pandith, Harvard Fellow and Special Representative to Muslim Communities at the Department of State.



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