State officials released statements Saturday in response to the murder of Floridian, Abinta Kabir, in the Dhaka cafe attack.
Gov. Rick Scott released the following statement:
Today, another Floridian was killed by a senseless act of terror. Ann and I convey our most heartfelt condolences to the family of Abinta Kabir – we are deeply sorry for your loss. On behalf of all Floridians and Americans, our thoughts and prayers will be with all of the victims and loved ones of those who lost their lives in Bangladesh yesterday.
The evil act of terror has continued to impact our state. While we lost 49 Floridians at the hands of ISIS inspired terror a few weeks ago, we have lost another Floridian to the pure evil of ISIS. When one American is attacked, our entire nation is attacked. We must immediately do everything we can to eliminate ISIS. We cannot afford to see more lives lost at the hands of terrorists.
Sen. Marco Rubio released the following statement on his Twitter feed:
My thoughts and prayers are with the people of Bangladesh and all those countries who lost citizens in this horrific attack. I was saddened to learn this morning that one of the victims is Abinta Kabir, a college student from Miami who was visiting family and friends.
From Paris to Brussels to Istanbul to now Dhaka, terrorists continue to answer the call to murder innocent civilians in the name of the Islamic State. Under President Obama’s watch this scourge has metastasized due to failed policies that insufficiently address the root cause of this problem. Without a substantial change in posture, I fear we will only see more attacks like we have today.
Gov. Scott has directed the flags of the United States and the State of Florida to be flown at half-staff at all local and state buildings, installations, and grounds throughout the State of Florida from sunrise to sunset Sunday.