FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 26, 2008
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON ATTACKS IN MUMBAI
“Today a horrific series of attacks in Mumbai, India reminded us that there remain dark forces in the world that think killing innocents is a way to advance an agenda. New Yorkers, including the hundreds of thousands that trace their roots to that part of the world, stand together and reject the depraved methods of the terrorists. New York is in many ways similar to Mumbai: it is a wonderfully diverse city that is a leading center for business, education, science and the arts. I extend my deep sympathies to the families of those killed and to those wounded in today’s attacks. Tomorrow, I will join members of New York’s Indian community at the Ganesha Temple in Queens for a prayer service.
“We live in a world that is knit closer together than ever, and the threat of terrorism reverberates around the globe. Just today, we dealt with an unsubstantiated report of potential terrorism here in New York. This report led the NYPD to take precautionary steps to protect our transit system, and we will always do whatever is necessary to keep our City safe. I encourage New Yorkers to leave the security to the professionals and fully enjoy their Thanksgiving holidays. And please keep those affected by these attacks in your prayers.”
Stu Loeser / Jason Post (212) 788-2958