The incident in Boston has left us speechless. We are all deeply saddened by this incident. In no way do Muslims condone these acts of violence. We, as Muslims, use the greeting, Assallamu Alaikum Warohmatullahi Wabarakatuhu which means Peace be Upon You. How is this act anywhere near this initial greeting?
All people of all walks of life, especially here in the USA, have been affected. Here is a reprint of a brother who was onsite experiencing it first hand. This is his story which he wrote for the Boston Globe.
I volunteered to work in one of the medical tents at the Boston Marathon because like many, I have always been inspired by and wanted to contribute to the experience of watching runners from all corners of the earth compete and safely complete the greatest marathon in the world.
When the bombs went off I experienced the same confusion, fear, and anger that every Bostonian felt that afternoon. Our tent leader helped transform the medical tent I worked in into a trauma unit. As a physician running a team and managing patients, there was no time to consider the implications of what had just happened; it was simply a time to react and respond as I worked with and witnessed hundreds of first responders from every race and religion run into the chaos, instead of away from it, and pull together to save lives….Click here to read more on the Boston Globe Site