The American Islamic Forum for Democracy (AIFD) welcomes the news that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 21, has been sentenced to death for his role in the terror attack carried out at the 2013 Boston Marathon.
Our justice system has been tried, time and time again, by pressures seeking to chip away at its integrity. Today, an American jury agreed with us that terrorists must be punished to the fullest extent of the law, and that we must not allow terrorist sympathizers to intimidate us into “going soft” on those who wish us harm.
To the jurors, we commend you for your reason and your courage. To the families, loved ones and friends of the victims of that horrific attack: we continue to hold you in our thoughts and prayers, and pray that today’s decision brings you some measure of closure. To our enemies, foreign and domestic: may today’s decision serve as a reminder that the United States will never back down in the face of even the worst evil.