Boston: A wish for a safe marathon this year

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Originally published in The Daily Herald

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It’s been a year since the Boston Marathon tragedy took place. As Muslims, what have we done to speak up against these acts of terrorism?

Well, for starters, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community of Boston is remembering those affected through a blood drive at Boston’s city hall. Furthermore, Islam itself condemns the killing of innocent people when it states, “Whosoever killed a person … it shall be as if he killed all mankind” (5:33).

As an American Muslim, I would like to extend my condolences to the families of those who were hurt or killed by this barbaric attack, and I wish Boston a successful and safe marathon this year.

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Zakria Malik

Zakria is an active member of the Muslim Writers Guild of America. He lives in Chicago and attends Benedictine University.

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