Memorial Services Held for Victims of Egypt Air Flight 990

November 1, 1999

Source: The Boston Globe

On November 1, 1999, The Boston Globe reported that 80 men and a few women gathered at the Islamic Society of Boston in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Sunday, October 31st to pray for the victims of the EgyptAir crash. Mohammed Abderrazzaq, an architect from Medford, MA who attended the service, stated: "As Muslims, we believe that the death of one person, no matter where they're from - whether Egyptian or American - is like the death of all mankind...It's the same reaction if it's something in Palestine or Chechnya. We're all brothers." The Islamic Center of Long Island, New York held a service for family members of the victims.