Jewish Journal

L.A. Muslim injured in Pakistan suicide attack at U.N.

by Brad A. Greenberg

October 6, 2009 | 6:22 pm

Among those injured today in the suicide bombing at the U.N. food agency headquarters in Pakistan was a Muslim from Los Angeles named Adam Motiwala:

“There was a huge bang, and something hit me. I fell on the floor bleeding,” said Adam Motiwala, an information officer who was hospitalized with wounds to his head, leg and ribs.

Five were killed in the attack.

For more on Motiwala, who was very involved in L.A. Muslim-Jewish dialogue and with the efforts of PJA and Rabbi Reuven Firestone, check out this story from The Daily Titan:

“As of right now he is in a lot of pain, but overall, he’s OK. He’s more in a state of shock from what just happened to him and others. Many Americans don’t know and understand what’s going on around the world. It’s a large and devastating situation out in Pakistan. Adam is there to help those in need as well as bring awareness to the issues that exist in the world,” said Sameerah Motiwala.

Adam and Sameera have been married for 16 months. They both met at CSUF where Adam was working toward his bachelor’s degree and Sameerah toward her master’s. Sameerah graduated from UC Davis and lives in Washington, D.C., with her family.

Motiwalla quit his job as an information technology consultant at Deloitte, a major international and accounting firm and joined the WFP in September because he wanted to serve others, “which is something he holds dear in his heart and firmly believes in,” said Sameerah Motiwala.

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