—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
JAMAICA, New York (July 29, 2006) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), a grassroots organization of American Muslims, strongly condemns the attack on the Jewish Center in Seattle. ICNA offers condolences to the families of those killed or injured in this attack.
In a statement, Naeem Baig, Secretary General of ICNA said, “These violent acts by those who claim to represent Islam, are against the teachings of Islam and the practices of the prophet Mohammad”. We ask the authorities to step up security measures of religious institutions such as synagogues, mosques and churches. ICNA also urges people of all faith and cultures to show patience and restraint in such time difficult times.