(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, 4/16/13)—The Council on American-Islamic Relations Oklahoma Chapter (CAIR-OK), the Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma, and the Oklahoma Conference of Churches leaders are asking for prayers for those whose lives have been impacted by the bombings in Boston, Massachusetts on Monday, April 15th. The groups send their condolences to those who were injured or killed and their families in the wake of this tragedy.

“We call for local faith leaders to offer prayers for those that have lost loved ones in this tragic and unfortunate event,” said Adam Soltani, Executive Director of CAIR-OK, “The Muslim community of Oklahoma offers their deepest sympathies and sincerest condolences for the victims and their families.”

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“Our hearts ache in sympathy with the city of Boston and those affected by this senseless and cowardly act of violence. Unfortunately, we are confronted with such incidents much too often. People of goodwill from all faiths and persuasions need to unite to condemn such acts and use their best efforts, in their respective constituencies, to prevent such events and bring those responsible to justice” added Sabi Singh, President, Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma.

“Sadly, our country is, once again impacted by senseless violence. The Christian churches of Oklahoma commit themselves to pray for those directly involved in this tragedy and for those who care for the victims and their families,” said Dr. Tabbernee, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Conference of Churches.


Contact: CAIR-OK Executive Director Adam Soltani, 405-248-5853, asoltani@cair.com; Interfaith Alliance of Oklahoma President Sabi Singh, 405-755-4638, sabi.singh@sbcglobal.net; Oklahoma Conference of Churches Executive Director the Rev. Dr. William Tabbernee, 405-525-2928, wtabbernee@okchurches.org