Cambridge mosque leader disavows marathon bombers

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — People who worship at the Cambridge mosque where the Boston Marathon bombing suspects prayed have held an interfaith service with community members during which a leader condemned the attacks as a ‘‘grotesque perversion of the teaching of our faith.’’

Anwar Kazmi, a member of the executive board of the Islamic Society of Boston which runs the mosque, effectively disavowed the bombing suspects during the interfaith service Thursday evening. He cited a warning from Mohammad that anyone whose actions make neighbors feel insecure is not a Muslim.

Kazmi was speaking after an estimated 300 people marched from the Cambridge City Hall to the mosque to pray for peace and declare their solidarity with worshippers there. Those who marched include residents as well as political, community and religious leaders.