Originally Published in the New York Daily News
The Boston bombings gave me a double whammy. As an American, I am deeply saddened by the four senseless deaths and the scores of wounded. My heart goes out to the families of these victims. As a Muslim, I am disturbed by the headlines stating that Islam might had a “secondary” role in these attacks. Violence and evil have no religion. Islam has taught to me to love my fellow human beings, be loyal to my country, look out for the poor and help the needy. Let’s not blame Islam because of someone who adhered to it by name — not by practice.