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    Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston
    Simultaneous blasts leave at least two people dead and more than 80 injured as runners cross marathon finishing line.

    Security has been stepped up around the US after twin blasts near the finishing line of the Boston Marathon left two people dead and at least 80 injured, six critically.
    A White House official said the explosions occurred just before 3pm on Monday and would be handled as an "act of terror".
    Police officials said mobile phone service have been shut down in the Boston area to prevent any potential remote detonations of explosives.
    A witness describes the aftermath

    A fire at the John F Kennedy Presidential Library also took place several miles away more than an hour later. However, Ed Davis, the Boston police commissioner, said investigators had not linked the fire to the blasts.
    A senior US intelligence official said two more explosive devices had been found near the scene of the explosions and were being dismantled.

    Davis said that powerful devises caused the blasts. "We are questioning many people but there is no suspect in custody," he said.
    Barack Obama, the US president, vowed to hold accountable whoever carried out the blasts and said he had directed his administration to increase security around the country.
    The White House was cordoned off with tape after news of the explosions broke.
    Loud explosion
    The blasts happened about three hours after the winners crossed the line as thousands of runners finished the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, with crowds watching and cheering at the finish.
    There was a loud explosion on the north side of Boylston Street, just before the bridge that marks the finish line.
    Another explosion could be heard a few seconds later.
    Smoke rose from the blasts, fluttering through the national flags lining the route.
    A Rhode Island state police officer, who was running in the event, said he saw at least two dozen people with very serious injuries, including missing limbs.
    Many of the Injured spectators were carried to a medical tent that had been set up to care for fatigued runners.
    The stragglers in the 40km trek were rerouted away from the smoking site of the blasts, as a Massachusetts General Hospital spokesperson said it had four patients from the incident under evaluation and was expecting more.
    Several competitors and race organisers were crying as they fled the chaos.
    "There are a lot of people down," said one man, whose running number 17528 identified him as Frank Deruyter.
    Laura McLean, a runner from Toronto, Canada, said she heard two explosions outside the medical tent.
    "There are people who are really, really bloody," McLean said. "They were pulling them into the medical tent."
    Runners who had not finished the race were diverted straight down Commonwealth Avenue and into a family meeting area, according to an emergency plan that had been in place. The race was later abandoned


    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/americ...144419266.html


    Hope all our bros and srs in Boston are OK anyone living there knows the latest?
    Are they gonna blame it on Muslims? They're already talking about that before any investigation and this is the Arabic source I hazard go into CNN or BBC
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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

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    No such moral law exists as far as I am conerned, it isn't what this thread is about- I personally don't care for the ostentatious display of emotions least of which when the same crowd shows none for far worse events going on. It is simply not what the thread is about. If you wish to express your condolences do it directly or amongst yourselves!

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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    I heard that the officials and the mainstream media in the US have been very careful to say that motive and culprits are not yet known. Is that correct?
    Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    Not correct where I am living!

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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    FOX News guys did it again. This time, with one of its contributors, Erik Rush, tweeting in response to the Boston attack that, “[Muslims] are evil and we should kill them all.” And Fox news and its affiliates are trying to blame Muslims, since one of the victims is a Saudi, Sister Norah, who is NOT in custody.
    It was just last week when we reported Fox News' role in the attacks on mosques. When asked by Judge Jack Zouhary why he targeted the Islamic Center, Randolph Linn, the arsonist, said he was spurred to action by what he read in newspapers, heard on the radio and on FOX News. The Mosque suffered $1.5 million in damages and had to be closed down.
    The Muslim community in the United States and abroad began issuing their condolences and condemnations of the Boston incident within hours of receiving news reports about the attack. However, these statements of sincerity and sadness receive little to no attention in the majority of media outlets, specially the Radio and the TV.
    Omitting Muslim statements of condemnation directly leads to Islamophobia, translating into deadly hate – attacks on Masjids and Islamic centers, Islamic schools, and anyone who “looks Muslim”.
    In contrast, last night, Radio Islam provided Muslim reaction on the bombing. These expressions of sorrow and condemnation reached at least 60,000 listeners, thanks to our nightly program, the nation’s only daily Radio Islam.
    Such is the power of having our own media, our own voice, to speak in a timely manner with authenticity and effectiveness, about issues we care about and that affect us not just as Muslims, but as part of the wider community we live in.
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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    I don't know if it is right or wrong to think this way, or if it should even matter (a lost life is a lost life ...), but I find myself hoping that this atrocity was not carried out by Muslims. That it was some other group, some other cause.
    It would cause so much damage to all the efforts across the world to overcome Islamophobia ...

    Is it wrong to think that way?
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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    I heard that the officials and the mainstream media in the US have been very careful to say that motive and culprits are not yet known. Is that correct?
    Seems to be true from what I've seen. The farthest I've seen it go is referring to whoever did it as a terrorist, which seems to be an accurate description given what we know.
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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    American Muslim organizations are condemning the Boston Marathon bombings and urging Americans of all faiths to join them in praying for the victims and their families.
    http://www.islamophobiatoday.com/201...thon-bombings/
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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    It would cause so much damage to all the efforts across the world to overcome Islamophobia
    Muslims or not so long as the initial reaction is to fuel hatred against Muslims (kill all those Muslims per tweet) but no condemnation there it is A OK- meanwhile droning men for 'thought crimes' without trials is normal and encouraged. To me it doesn't matter what your hope is, what I see is what I see and speaks volumes about the state of affairs and the hypocrisy of the west.. and of course the cowardice of their poodles!

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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by العنود View Post
    This is about the vilification of Muslims in the media
    I just searched the Fox website for anything of what you describe and i can't find a single accusation against Muslims.

    Quote Originally Posted by العنود View Post
    FOX News guys did it again. This time, with one of its contributors, Erik Rush, tweeting in response to the Boston attack that, “[Muslims] are evil and we should kill them all.”
    Firstly, this is a personal tweet, not a report on the Fox website, and people are always being caught for saying dumb things in tweets. Secondly, he may not have meant it the way it sounds in isolation, he says he was being ironic:
    http://bossip.com/759082/hi-hater-fo...l-the-muslims/
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    Quote Originally Posted by العنود View Post
    Muslims or not so long as the initial reaction is to fuel hatred against Muslims
    Obama has gone out of his way to avoid accusing Muslims and the weight of speculation is plainly behind a patriot-style right wing attacker right now (in the absence of more information). ---

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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Independent View Post
    Read what I said. I'm telling you what's on the site now, not yesterday. If something bad was on the site yesterday please tell us, because so far all you've mentioned is one tweet which was someone being sarcastic anyway.
    We have no way of knowing whether he indeed was. He might have retroactively come to the realization just how sarcastic he was after getting second thoughts.

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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by Futuwwa View Post
    We have no way of knowing whether he indeed was. He might have retroactively come to the realization just how sarcastic he was after getting second thoughts.
    That's what he says in the link i posted above - I agree we can't really know one way or the other what was in his head. I think it was a dumb tweet either way, you have to be a little more careful than that if you're in the public eye.

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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    why was there a drill before this event took place? History has the same patterns, look at 9/11, 7/7, madrid bombings, supposedly carried out by muslims, US and NATO we will never trust your lies ever again. The first ones who got arrested were 3 probably innocent saudi's.

    Good job USA, the government has instilled fear in you again. And which country is obama going to send his drones to now?

    The government could try to frame more domestic groups though, to justify security guards on streets and to ban more arms.

    I think the ones who have their eyes open are a step ahead now.
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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by glo View Post
    I know many people who care for ALL people who suffer injustice and hurt and discrimination and hatred - whatever their colour, religion or ethnicity.
    What you wrote reminded me of a FB friend of mine. I agree with you that there are many who care for others outside their particular 'group' but still within the larger group of humanity. We should all care about the oppression and suffering of others.
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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by العنود View Post
    Are they gonna blame it on Muslims? They're already talking about that before any investigation and this is the Arabic source I hazard go into CNN or BBC
    I believe that we can now automatically expect this reaction to events like this, but the question is how do we as Muslims respond.

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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by MustafaMc View Post
    I believe that we can now automatically expect this reaction to events like this, but the question is how do we as Muslims respond.
    For what it is worth, I don't think it matters at all or makes any sort of impact how we react, there's no media focus on our reaction which was already expressed by an outpouring of condolences per my earlier post; & especially when we have Muslims injured the desire is either for more Muslim casualties or at least guilt by mere presence. You can only expect focus when something derogatory or negative is being expressed by a Muslim toward the events.

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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by MustafaMc View Post
    What you wrote reminded me of a FB friend of mine. I agree with you that there are many who care for others outside their particular 'group' but still within the larger group of humanity. We should all care about the oppression and suffering of others.
    Well said!

    Enough with the tribal garbage. People are people, and any harmed person is somebody we should all care about. A dead American isn't worth more than a dead Palestinian. A dead Palestinian isn't worth more than a dead Israeli. A dead Christian isn't worth more than a dead Muslim. A dead Muslim isn't worth more than a dead atheist.
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    Narrated 'Abdur Rahman bin Abi Laila: Sahl bin Hunaif and Qais bin Sad were sitting in the city of Al-Qadisiya. A funeral procession passed in front of them and they stood up. They were told that funeral procession was of one of the inhabitants of the land i.e. of a non-believer, under the protection of Muslims. They said, "A funeral procession passed in front of the Prophet and he stood up. When he was told that it was the coffin of a jew, he said, "Is it not a living being (soul)?" (Bukhari Book #23, Hadith #399)
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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    As I put on my FB page about this senseless and horrible act... "Those responsible could have used those pressure cookers to feed the hungry and homeless..." I dislike the fact that people in this world think they are better than others because they "live better lives" or what have you. I've been all over the world, I've seen slums in the US, people living in a cardboard city in South Africa and I've seen Alexandria and Cairo in an unsanitary state. If people would just take the time to overcome their differences and help their neighbor or someone across the pond from them, the place would be a better place. But that starts with people. It may be a small step but if people were to show others kindness rather than hate, perhaps it would reach to others.

    Regardless, I was highly impressed with the selfless people who helped those injured and the thoroughness of how they dealt with this tragedy. If they hadn't done what they did, a lot more people would have died. My prayers to out to the families of all those injured and killed as well as those who helped out since they too will remember the carnage.

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    Re: Deadly explosions hit US city of Boston

    Quote Originally Posted by MustafaMc View Post
    What you wrote reminded me of a FB friend of mine. I agree with you that there are many who care for others outside their particular 'group' but still within the larger group of humanity. We should all care about the oppression and suffering of others.
    I agree, Mustafa.

    I came across this article by Farrukh I. Younus, a freelance writer from the UK, which I found very balanced.

    It's called "I Feel for Bostonians, Afghans, Syrians, and…" (A Muslim’s Reflection on Boston Marathon Explosions)

    God Almighty says in the Qur’an, “Do not allow your dislike of a people lead you to be unjust towards them. Be just, that is closer to piety.”

    [...]

    Let us not be complacent, so also say a prayer for those who suffer from bombings elsewhere in this world: all human life is precious.
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