Imam Muhammad Magid of the Islamic Society of North America said Muslim Americans should not be held responsible for the acts of other militant Muslims. RNS photo by Kevin Eckstrom.

Muslim leaders: We stand against terrorism

WASHINGTON (RNS) As the manhunt intensified in and around Boston, Muslim leaders hastily convened a press conference Friday to denounce the attacks and, in an attempt at damage control that has become almost routine, to urge the media not to link Islam with violent extremism.