"The calculated, cold-blooded, cowardly taking of precious human lives in the name of religion or nationalism is beyond blasphemy. It is pure evil."
Bishop Kenneth Angell
Of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Vermont.
"I call upon all Americans to pray especially for our President and for all who advise him, that they may have divine wisdom as they respond to this insane and horrific act."
The Rev. Billy Graham.
"I must have come across body parts by the thousands."
National Guard member of Maplewood, N.J.