April 16, 2012
Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has condemned the Boston Marathon bombings, saying that Islamic law, or Shariah, does not condone violence against civilians.
A Tuesday statement from the Islamist group’s political arm, the Freedom and Justice Party, expressed “condolences to the American people and to the families of victims, with hopes for a quick recovery of those injured.”
epa03658932 An elephant splashes water on a motorbike rider to celebrate the Songkran festival in Ayutthaya, central Thailand, 12 April 2013. The annual elephant Songkran is held to promote the tourism industry and to celebrated the three-day Songkran festival which is the Thai traditional New Year celebration, also known as the water festival which runs from 12 to 14 April annually. The festival is celebrated with splashing water and putting powder on each others faces as a symbolic sign of cleansing and washing away the sins from the past year.