We continue to be shocked and deeply saddened as a national community as events unfold in Boston. There is still much that we do not know: including the motive of the terrorists. What we do know is that these violent attacks are attacks against all Americans and without excuse. Sadly, already there are people blaming all Muslims and attacks of retaliation have occurred. FOX News regular guest Erik Rush tweeted earlier this week concerning Muslims: "Yes, they're evil. Let's kill them all." All people of good faith - Christians, Jews and Muslims - must use this moment to support our nation and bring reconciliation. It is vital that we protect those unfairly targeted as our nation's authorities seek to bring those responsible for the Boston attacks to justice. We are better than the terrorists and we are better than those who would use this moment to divide our nation along religious lines with appeals to bigotry.
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