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Ohioans respond to NYC's terror attack

TOLEDO, OH (WTOL) -

Ohio State Senator Sherrod Brown shared his views on Tuesday's terror attack in New York City Wednesday. This came after President Trump was accused of politicizing it.

"I voted to get rid of this visa waiver issue earlier which I think would have made things better but the point is that Congress needs to pass an immigration law that works for our country, it means better screening, better vetting," said Brown

He also added that the country doesn't need to point fingers, but rather work out the issues of immigration. 

Ohio Senator Rob Portman tweeted about the attack Tuesday.

Portman also mentioned the attack during his efforts to support the Countering Foreign Propaganda and Disinformation Act Wednesday.

"In the wake of what happened in New York yesterday, that tragedy, once again, we realize that people are being radicalized even in this country. Often online, and often through a concerted effort to reach those most vulnerable to that information."

The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo released a statement as well, condemning the suspect responsible of the attack while offering condolences and prayers to the family and friends who were affected. 

"The Islamic Center of Greater Toledo offers our heartfelt condolences to the families and friends of the indiscriminate terrorist attack in New York City. This deranged man invoked the name of God before he murdered people in cold blood. We are at a loss for words and we are sick and tired of such extremists dictating the public face of Islam through their evil acts.

We uphold the truth that the sanctity of any human life is to be respected and any violation in that regard is tantamount to the worst crime possible.

We reaffirm our long-standing, unqualified condemnation of such abominable crimes and we for all affected."

A prayer service in memory of the victims will be held on Friday at 2:15 p.m. at the Islamic Center. 

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