Muslim Americans Condemn Attack By: American Muslim Leaders Source: American Muslim Leaders Sep 11, 2001 28 Comments Category: Americas, Featured, World Affairs Topics: Conflicts And War, Muslim Public Affairs Council Views: 77582 In the Name of Allah, the Compassionate, the Merciful Dr. Yahia Abdur-Rahman, from the Islamic Shurah Council of Southern California (ISCSC), offers Supplication For The Victims Dr. Maher Hathout, from the the Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC) and The Islamic Center of Southern California (ICSC), condemns the attack and issues a statement. Click here to listen Dr. Ahmad Sakr, from the Islamic Education Center (IEC), offers his condolences to the families of the victims and condemns the attack. Click here to listen Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi, former president of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), condemns the attack. Click here to listen FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 9/11/01 U.S. MUSLIMS CONDEMN TERRORIST ATTACKS (WASHINGTON, DC - 9/11/2001) - The American Muslim Political Coordination Council (AMPCC), today condemned the apparent terrorist attacks in New York and Washington and offered condolences to the families of those who were killed or injured. The AMPCC statement read in part: "American Muslims utterly condemn what are apparently vicious and cowardly acts of terrorism against innocent civilians. We join with all Americans in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators. No political cause could ever be assisted by such immoral acts." Leaders of the American Muslim Political Coordination Council (AMPCC) held a meeting in Washington, DC, on Tuesday, September 11, 2001, to issue the following points related to the terrorist attacks: 1) We assert unequivocal condemnation based on our religious values and our identity as American Muslims; 2) We do not need to defend every maniacal incident emanating from the Muslim world or the Muslim community, just as other religious groups need not defend their extremists; 3) We offer compassion to the victims and solidarity with all Americans in the face of danger; 4) Notwithstanding the disbelief that anyone following the faith of Islam could commit such a heinous crime, we condemn the act regardless of the identity of the perpetrators; 5) We deplore the irresponsible reporting that twists the realities and complexities of the Muslim world in order to project only anti-American sentiment during this disturbing period when we are all attempting to move beyond the state of mourning for the national tragedy; 6) We warn against opportunists who will exploit the misery and hysteria of the public in order to promote a political agenda aimed at tarnishing the name of Islam and Muslims; 7) We should not diminish our resolve to be active in protecting the civil liberties of all Americans and struggling for justice both locally and globally; 8) We need to organize activities to help the victims medically, psychologically and in every other way we can. American Muslim Alliance (AMA) Condemns Terrorist Attack (Newark, California: 9/11/01) The American Muslim Alliance, a national civic education organization, condemned today's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington in the "strongest terms". Dr. Agha Saeed, the national Chair of the American Muslim Alliance, Stated: "These attacks are against both divine and human laws and we condemn them in the strongest terms. The Muslim Americans join the nation in calling for swift apprehension and stiff punishment of the perpetrators, and offer our sympathies to the victims and their families." Contact:Ph:(510) 872 - 8013 E-mail: [email protected] AMC Deplores The Attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon (WASHINGTON, DC - 9/11/2001) The American Muslim Council (AMC) strongly condemns this morning's plane attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and expresses deep sorrow for Americans that were injured and killed. AMC sends out its condolence to all victims of this cowardly terrorist attack. There is no cause that justifies this type of an immoral and inhumane act that has affected so many innocent American lives. AMC supports all efforts of the investigation in order to track down the people responsible for this tragic act of terrorism. The American Muslim Political Coordination Council (AMPCC) issued a statement which reads: "American Muslims utterly condemn what are apparently vicious and cowardly acts of terrorism against innocent civilians. We join with all Americans in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators. No Political cause could ever be assisted by such immoral acts." The AMPCC consists of AMC, Council on American-Islamic Relations, American Muslim Alliance and Muslim Public Affairs Council. Donate Blood To Help The Innocent Victims (WASHINGTON, DC - 9/11/2001) The American Muslim Council calls upon the members of the Muslim community to come together at this tragic time where so many of our fellow Americans have been killed and injured. This American tragedy affects all of us and we should do whatever we can do help save lives of the injured victims. AMC encourages Islamic Centers to start blood drive campaigns and encourages everyone to visit hospitals and medical centers in the capitol and New York City to donate much needed blood to those who are required to receive immediate medical assistance. AMC Seeks Assistance From Law Enforcement Agencies To Protect All Americans (WASHINGTON, DC - 9/11/2001) The American Muslim Council (AMC) is urging all Muslims to come together in this time of tragedy. AMC today condemned the cowardly terrorist attacks in New York City and Washington and expressed its condolences to the families of innocent people killed. This horrific violent incident disturbs American Muslims. AMC wants all law enforcement officials to be cognizant of the fact that at times like these, there are some acts of violence perpetrated against Islamic Centers and Muslims of our communities. We are confident that authorities will protect all men, women and children. We hope to prevent the acts of violence directed towards Muslims and Islamic Centers. American Muslims experienced violent attacks and verbal harassment in the aftermath of the Oklahoma City Bombing when our fellow citizens rushed to judgment about the perpetrators of the crime. We urge our fellow Americans not to be quick to stereotype Muslims, who are also suffering at this traumatic time. We, like all Americans, want to feel secure and want to see the perpetrators brought to justice. Enough innocent lives have been killed today. Contact: Farkhunda Ali, Communications Director (202) 789-2262 ext. 205, [email protected] American Muslims for Jerusalem Condemns the Terrorist Attacks (Washington, DC 9/11/01) - Joining the Muslim community around the country, the Washington based American Muslims for Jerusalem (AMJ) is appalled and strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in New York, Washington, and other parts of the country. AMJ sends out its deepest condolences to the families of the victims of these cowardly attacks. As Muslims we utterly deplore these heinous and barbaric acts and hope for the quick apprehension and swift applications of justice. We also urge the media to exercise restraint, act responsibly when reporting, and not rush to judgment. Until the perpetrators are identified and brought to justice, all media reports should be accurate, restraint, and sensitive. AMJ calls on Muslims nationwide to offer every assistance they can to help the victims of today's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. Muslims in local communities should take the following IMMEDIATE ACTIONS: * Muslim medical professionals are asked to go to the scenes of the attacks to offer aid and comfort to the victims. * Muslim relief agencies should contact their counterparts to offer support in the recovery efforts. * Individual Muslims should donate blood by contacting the local office of the Red Cross. (Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.) They should also send donations to those relief agencies that are on the scene of the attacks. American Muslims for Jerusalem Tel (202)548-4200, Fax (202)548-4201 MUSLIMS ASKED TO OFFER HELP FOR VICTIMS OF TERRORIST ATTACKS (WASHINGTON, DC - 9/11/2001) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) is calling on Muslims nationwide to offer whatever assistance they can to help the victims of today's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. Muslims in local communities should take the following IMMEDIATE ACTIONS: * Muslim medical professionals are asked to go to the scenes of the attacks to offer aid and comfort to the victims. * Muslim relief agencies should contact their counterparts to offer support in the recovery efforts. * Individual Muslims should donate blood by contacting the local office of the Red Cross. (Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.) They should also send donations to those relief agencies that are on the scene of the attacks. MUSLIMS OFFER HELP FOR VICTIMS OF TERRORIST ATTACKS (WASHINGTON, DC - 9/11/2001) - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), a prominent Washington-based Islamic advocacy group, is calling on Muslims nationwide to offer whatever assistance they can to help the victims of today's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington, D.C. In an alert to the American Muslim community, CAIR suggested that the following actions be taken: Muslim medical professionals are asked to go to the scenes of the attacks to offer aid and comfort to the victims. Muslim relief agencies should contact their counterparts to offer support in the recovery efforts. Individual Muslims should donate blood by contacting the local office of the Red Cross. (Call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE.) They should also send donations to those relief agencies that are on the scene of the attacks. CAIR's alert asked community members to report incidents of anti-Muslim harassment or attacks. It also suggested steps to take to increase security around mosques and Islamic centers. (In the first few days following the 1995 attack on the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma, Muslims reported more than 200 incidents of harassment, threats and actual violence. CAIR has already received reports of harassment and attacks against Muslims who wear Islamic attire.) Security precautions suggested by CAIR's alert include: Those who wear Islamic attire should consider staying out of public areas for the immediate future. Request additional police patrols in the vicinity of mosques. Post mosque members at entrances and parking areas during prayer times. Report suspicious packages to police. Document descriptions of suspicious people or vehicles. There are an estimated seven million Muslims in America and some 1.2 billion worldwide. Islam is one of the fastest growing religions in this country and around the world. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ISNA CONDEMNS TERRORIST ATTACKS (Plainfield, IN - 9/11/2001) - The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) joins Muslim Americans and all Americans in expressing its deep sorrow over the apparently deliberate air-crashes in New York and Washington, DC that have led to the loss of countless innocent lives. ISNA joins Muslim organizations throughout North America in condemning theses apparent terrorist attacks and calls upon Muslim Americans to come forward with their skills and resources to help alleviate the sufferings of the affected people and their families. ISNA condemns these apparently senseless acts of terrorism against innocent civilians, which will only be counterproductive to any agenda the perpetrators may have had in mind. No political cause could ever be assisted by such immoral acts. We join with all Americans in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators, and call upon our justice system to maintain strict standards of justice and fairness in these trying times. We also urge the media to exercise restraint, and to act responsibly when reporting on these terrorist attacks. Until the perpetrators are brought to justice, all media reports should be accurate, restrained and sensitive. Let us pray to God that He may Guide us all to keep firm in following our principles and offer relief to the victims of violence wherever they may be. - END - CONTACT: Dr. Sayyid M. Syeed, Secretary General of ISNA TEL: 317-839-8157 ext 222 Email: [email protected] Signatories: American Muslim Alliance, American Muslim Council, Association of Muslim Scientists and Engineers, Association of Muslim Social Scientists, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Islamic Medical Association of North America, Islamic Circle of North America, Islamic Society of North America, Ministry of Imam W. Deen Mohammed, Muslim American Society, Muslim Public Affairs Council FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 9/11/01 The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA), condemns in the strongest possible way the heinous and horrific acts of terrorism that occurred in New York City and Washington, D.C., this morning. The American Muslim community is united in its support to the law enforcement agencies in bringing the culprits to justice. We join our fellow citizens in this moment of grief and sorrow. We urge all to donate blood for the victims at their local blood centers. Our hearts are with those who have lost loved ones in this terrible tragedy and our prayers are with the departed souls. URGENT APPEAL, PLEASE HELP, WE NEED MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS AND NURSES VOLUNTEER TO PROVIDE HELP FOR THE VICTIMS IN NYC ICNA RELIEF WILL PROVIDE FOOD AND RESIDENCE, PLEASE DONATE BLOOD FOR THE VICTIMS CONTACT US AT 718 658 7028, ICNA Relief, 166-26 89th Ave., Jamaica, NY 11432 For Immediate Release September 11, 2001 AMERICAN MUSLIMS CONDEMN TERRORIST ATTACKS Islamic Shura (Consultative) Council of Southern California (ISCSC) on the behalf of all Masajid (Mosques) and Muslim community in Southern California joining Muslims around the country to condemns the latest cowardly acts of terrorism against innocent civilians. We join with all our fellow Americans in calling for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators. No cause could ever be assisted by such immoral acts." We offer our sincere and heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims of those who were killed or injured. We pray to God, the Cherisher of all people to bestow His mercy upon all & help us in patience to overcome this catastrophe. We pray that those who love God will take this opportunity to put their hands together to bring the values of love, decency, fairness and Justice back into our lives. We also urge the media to exercise restraint, and to act responsibly when reporting on these terrorist attacks. Until the perpetrators are brought to justice, all media reports should be accurate, restrained and sensitive. The Islamic Shura Council is inviting all religious leaders of all faiths to a prayer meeting at the City of Pasadena Auditorium at 11:00 am on East Green Street. Many religious leaders of all faiths have already accepted to participate. God Bless America. Contact: Dr. Yahia Abdul Rahman, Chairman of ISCSC at: (626) 255-2181 PRESS RELEASE: MUSLIM THINK TANK CONDEMNS APPARENT TERRORIST ATTACKS Minaret of Freedom Institute 4323 Rosedale Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE!!!! Contact: Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, Ph.D. 301-907-0947 MUSLIM THINK TANK CONDEMNS APPARENT TERRORIST ATTACKS ASKS MUSLIMS TO DONATE BLOOD AND MONEY TO AID VICTIMS AND FAMILIES Bethesda, MD (September 11, 2001). The Minaret of Freedom Institute, a Washington, DC area Islamic policy research institute today condemned the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad, President of the organization, denounced the attacks and expressed condolences for the victims and their families. "For American Muslims the unprecedented coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon is a triple tragedy," Ahmad said. "As Americans, our country is under attack. As Muslims, the tragedy of attacks on noncombatants is anathema to us. Finally, as the 'usual suspects' in a situation of this type we must be concerned with a new acceleration of persecution against us and our families." Ahmad noted that a number of Muslim organizations have already stepped forward to serve as good neighbors. Both the Islamic-American Zakat Foundation, a Bethesda, Maryland charitable organization and the American Muslim Foundation in Alexandria, Virginia NGO are organizing blood drives to help out with the crisis caused by the violence. Ahmad also acknowledged the care being given by local law enforcement agencies to protect all citizens from violent acts that might be sparked by frustration over this morning's attacks. In particular he noted special efforts by the Montgomery County police in Maryland to contact Muslim organizations. Ahmad expressed concern that amid recent vilification of the American Muslim community by commentators Daniel Pipes and Steven Emerson, the FBI has recently devoted resources to shutting down Islamic web sites when such resources might have been better allocated to protect against problems like today's attacks. "I hope the authorities will be able to identify the planners and perpetrators of these crimes and bring them to justice," Ahmad said. The Minaret of Freedom Institute (MFI), located in the Washington, DC area, is dedicated to research and educational efforts regarding Islamic law and Muslim history. MFI summarizes its purposes as: to "counter distortions and misconceptions about Islamic law and practice; demonstrate the Islamic origins of [certain] modern values ...; expose both American and Islamic world Muslims to free market thought; [and] advance the status of Muslim peoples maligned by a hostile environment in the West and oppressed by repressive political regimes in the East." Dr. Imad-ad-Dean Ahmad is co-editor with Ahmed Yousef of Islam and the West: A Dialog. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - 9/11/01 SHARI'A SCHOLARS ASSOCIATION OF NORTH AMERICA (SSANA) CONDEMNS TERRORIST ATTACKS (Detroit, MI - 9/11/2001) The Shari'a Scholars Association of North America (SSANA) strongly condemn this morning's plane attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon and expresses its deep sorrow for Americans that were injured and killed. SSANA send out its condolence to all victims of this cowardly terrorist attack. There is no cause that justifies this type of an immoral and inhumane act that has affected so many innocent Amercian lives. SSANA supports all efforts to investigate and immediately capture the evil persons responsible for these immoral can cowardly acts. Certainly, there is no justification for these acts from either an Islamic perspective or, in truth, from the perspective of any other moral and freedom-loving people. These acts diminish the freedom of all Americans, including American Muslims. Our condolence go out to all of the victims of these inhumane acts. 9/11 Related posts from similar topics: Daesh (ISIS) and the Consequences of the Iraq War How Daesh Changed the World Again The Strategic Logic of Daesh (ISIS) Dangers of Islamophobia No Ban! No Wall! No War! As TRUMPeted, will he make America great again? Disclaimer The opinions expressed herein, through this post or comments, contain positions and viewpoints that are not necessarily those of IslamiCity. 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Michael b. from NJ bill from USA September 11th, 2006 ..If you really condem this islamic faschism, go to the Imam's at the mosque's and stop them preaching hatred and violence..recruting and financing these radical's..YOU KNOW WHO THEY ARE... so put your mouth where it doses some good and stop the hate perveyers...clean up your own house before you condem someone elses...Islam will not take over the world...and it shouldn't...neither should any other religion...one day it will all stop...and it wont be pretty Tom from United States May 20th, 2006 Have we forgotten our roots ! Have we forgotten what our father in heaven gave us? Why have we allowed money to become our Lord or Master? Why cannot people do the right thing and follow ten simple laws given to us by our father in heaven? Isn't funny that way stems from people in govenment? I general people are good, but governments are evil and they are to basis of mankind's problems. We can and should live without these power houses. We send our children to fight a war that we had nothing to do with. We should stand up all the politians and blow a hole through their skull in order to rectify the problems of the world. Get rid of big money and governments and the world will be a better place to live, and raise your children. Big money is the problem with thsi world, it is the foundation of the devil, and as we will see in the next few years with this one World Order that is coming - we will see the end of mankind as we know it today ! People need to stand up hold hands and speak loudly and let these assholes know that we will not tolerate their destruction. Christain, Muslems and Jews need to unite and stand up againist these peoples, governemnt, and power houses and recapture our lands, and our earth before it is too late ! Somethings needs to take place soon before it is too late ! Satan is amoung us and we need to reunite and defeat him before it is too late ! God bless you all and I hope you will think about what I have said here before it is too late! Tom from United States May 20th, 2006 I've working through the Middle East and my findings is that Middle Eastern people hate Westerns in general. Mohammed did not teach you people that it is okay to kill ! The Lord Almightly gave mankind the ten commandments of which one says, Thu shall not kill ! He did not say that you can kill during war or in support of your cause ! He said Thu shall not kill !!!! Like Christain there are always good and bad, and untl the end this will be true. I guess that is why it says in the Bible that the gates to Heaven is wide but only a few will walk through gates ! Meaning as long as people do what they want against God's law, then they will not make it to Heaven. As long as you people 's heart is blacken you'll always live in hell here on earth. It's a shame that the craddle of civilization is so corrupted and sinful as it is....... I wonder what our father i heaven thinks of us? Adam and eve was our founding parents, all human beings come from them, regardless of race, creed, skin color, and religion, but we cannot get along with one another! How shameful that must be for our father in Heaven. We all have the same father in heaven regardless of regilous beliefs, but the one most problem that have here on earht is that we cannot get along with one another. God gave us this beautfiul world to live but we have destroyed it. Look around and see how we made it a very dirty place to live. Money, power and sex has become the ruler of our soul. People run to their place of pray every day to ask our father for forgiveness but do we really mean what we ask of our father in heaven? God loves everyone of us regardless or race, creed, skin color, or regilion. When we die none of those things will matter anymore ! I only hope that all the people here on earth will start to love one another and stop their sinful ways ! Jesus and Mohammed did not come here on earth to teach us to kill, hate and be disrespectful brothers and sisters ! God bless the world and all the people he Gloria E. Schroeder from USA November 10th, 2004 Moses gave us The Divine Laws, with no religious person able or desiring to dispute their principals. In these Laws, Moses wrote that we must keep the Sabbath Laws, as he who profanes this day, will absolutely be put to death. The person we call Jesus had his daily schedule recorded in the Bible Book of John*, and from this, the directions for compilation of the original calendar has been found with the original perpetual Sabbath Day Placement that Moses Himself rested upon. Jesus Himself told us, the greatest person in the Kingdom will be he who keeps the Commandments, and teaches others to do so. The original Sabbath Day on the Gregorian Calendar (Modern, Western) for the year 2004-2005 is Wednesday sunset to Thursday sunset. The real 'road map' leading us to peace comes from our Heavenly Father. *Christian Greek Scriptures, John 11:5-18 "twelve hours of daylight (equinox) they traveled and arrived in the night, at the home of Lazarus. John 12:1, "Jesus arrived at the home of Lazarus 6 days before the Passover." Using the Spring Equinox as day one does not make a usable calendar. Using the Fall Equinox makes a perpetual calendar, with the Day of Atonement accurately positioned, the check. Each Year,the original Sabbath Day is on the 8th day of the first month--always on the Autumnal Equinox at sunset. This is a solar calendar, based on the orbit of the earth around the sun, reflecting creation) MAY HE GRANT US ALL PEACE, Gloria E. Schroeder NASSIM MAUR BWANAMAKA from KENYA March 30th, 2002 I would like to express my sincerly sorrow to all the victims of the terrorist attack .Islam doesnt support such act and to make matter worst,the most jihad that a muslim can have is "jihad nafs"ie fighting against evil act,God doesnt like shedding blood of fellow human being.Nobody can judge another for he is right or wrong except God lastlly dear fellow muslims lets live in this world with harmony and peace. Abdul-Haseeb from USA November 18th, 2001 I think to increase Muslim awareness and to appear like we care to the rest of the world, it is time to apologize for the hideous statements made by our clerics that had absolutely too much pride and no compassion the days following the attacks. It is not enough to condemn the attacks. September 11th was not the result of "the US Middle East policy" but the act of psychotic serial killers that I do not want to be associated with. I was really sickened how every Muslim cleric interviewed voiced their subtle hatred of the US in those statements by jumping on the bandwagon of making a hero of Osama. That madman wants the US out of Saudi Arabia because he thinks Saudis are a more superior race as does most of Saudi Arabia, hence they funded the attacks. I am sickened that our group is not stepping forward and casting these 'infidels' serial killers out of our countries. Instead of banding together and worrying about what people think of Islam, let's really put forth the effort and be heros and oust the cancer of our religion and get the terrorist infidels and ALL of their supporters out of the closet. sailorman from USA November 9th, 2001 Does anyone really think that 4000 Jews in New York City could keep their mouths shut about a pending disaster like the twin towers? Get real. ibn Taymmayah from US November 3rd, 2001 Unfortunally, Thomas Jefferson is right. When the constitution was written, did not mean to represent all the people nor all religions. It did not include non-white or europeans in "we the people" I think that this conflict will eventually turn racial in its character as opposed to religeous. It is odd that this attack occured a week after the conference on race. Food for thought. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemmings. < Allan McNay from USA November 1st, 2001 People making comments here are over thinking. All it will take to end this is to hit every capitol of every country where these people breed with tactical nuclear weapons. This will make attacks by people of this sick religion stop. dave fitz from usa October 30th, 2001 I sympathize with the plight of Palestinians and the poorer Arab and Islamic countries of the world. I have receive much criticism from my friends for my opinion. Now I ask you why Muslims proclaim your solidarity with the US citizens, yet stop short of admitting that the recent atrocity was the work of Muslim extremists. You would have more credibility if you took this step. The middle east will never be safe from Israel or Islamic terrorists until we can all agree that the atrocities committed in the name of Zionism and Islam are committed by people who are equally dispicable. Waqar Azmat from Pakistan October 30th, 2001 i want 2 ask some political ques. on 11th september when twin tower collapes in new york why 4000 Israel were not present in it why!and how that America say that it is terrorist attack it ia not terrorist attack but it is done by Anerica 2 attack on Afghanistan and catch OSAMA-BIN-LADEN please give me this questions answer i know that it is not a question answer page it is a comment page it is a islamic site so i ask this question from u that what a muslim say about this please give me this answer . cliff Richardson from United States of America October 29th, 2001 If all the stated and published comments by Muslin organizations are are truthful and honest, then let all who subscribe to the statement that "Muslim Americans Condemn Attack" affix their names to one short, simple declaration. It would read: "We, political and spritual leaders of the community of Islamic nations and beliefs, reject such terrorism as was practiced on September 11, 2001. The men who took this action in the name of Allah were impostors who profaned the word of the prophet." Not more would need to be said, but this declaration, with the names and titles of signees, would be posted everywhere, in parliaments and mosques; in Islamic magazines and newspapers, at Moslim organizations, gathering places and meeting halls; throughout all Moslim communities in America and worldwide. Then let these leaders seek to have the heads of all Islamic nations include their endorsements to such a declaration. Gary from USA October 29th, 2001 You can help by asserting your position of authority in extracting the deranged killers from hiding. Insisting that the criminals (accused) be sent to a place designated by the U.N. for questioning about their activities and let them acknowledge they are or they are not responsible for the attacks on September 11. Countries who hide and protect these accused killers must be treated as the killers. A. Kohler from USA October 26th, 2001 What monstrous hypocrisy for Muslim leaders to condemn the Muslim terror attack against the World Trade Center and to say nothing about the Muslim terror attacks against innocent Israelis. Quoting suras and verses from the Quran that seem to imply that suicide and killing innocent people are are un-Islamic mean nothing--indeed, they just add to the hypocrisy. I haven't heard a single Muslim ;leader go on record to condemn the Muslim terror against innocent Israelis. Why not? MOHAMMAD ASHOUR from Palestine October 24th, 2001 As an american muslim I stongly condem the attack as the worldtrade center and at Washington. But Iwould like to see on condem for our people killed by the Biggest terrorist sharon by the american gov. William Bryant from USA October 23rd, 2001 Fine words all, but they ring hollow. For a thousand years Muslims have been taught by the Koran to have had no tolerance or mercy towards other religions. Not to mention the blood shed between different Muslim sects and tribes. God knows the Jews and Christians are no saints, but there will never be peace until the Muslims leave the middle ages behind and join the modern world by accepting that there are other religous points of view. The training of young men to commit sucide in the name of religion and achieving paradise is barbaric! Not to mention your treatment of women which is equally deplorable. You say you comdemn the act of the terrorists; prove it---abandon Islam or go home. And tell your womem to take off that ridiculous garb and walk around with pride instead of like chattel. Aurangzeb-For Aqua from Canada October 20th, 2001 Peace be upon you. I condemn these attacks as they go against the fabric of Islam. Islam prohibts the killing of civilians, women and children. I do not believe there is enough evidence against the perpetrators. First, the media is controlled by a foreign power has the become the most powerful lobby in the American government and controls the direction of the mass communication media in America. The media has the power to manipulate the sources and can distort the truth to represent its interests. Here some other reasons why I don;t agree with the final verdict: A man named by the US Department of Justice as a suicide hijacker of American Airlines flight 11 the first airliner to smash into the World Trade Centre is very much alive and living in Jeddah. Abdulrahman al-Omari, a pilot with Saudi Airlines, was astonished to find himself accused of hijacking as well as being dead and has visited the US consulate in Jeddah to demand an explanation. Five Israelis who had worked for a moving company based in New Jersey are being held in U.S. prisons for what the Federal Bureau of Investigation has described as "puzzling behavior" following the terror attack on the World Trade Center in New York last Tuesday. The five are expected to be deported sometime soon. They are said to have had been caught videotaping the disaster and shouting in what was interpreted as cries of joy and mockery. Islam stands for justice. Muslims are confused and believe this is not a war against terrorism but against Islam. Islam is the only challenge to American hegemony with its claims to be a complete code of life with panacea for ills in economic, political, moral and spiritual systems, and thus only Islam can pose a threat to the civilisation considered superior by the West. The US is planning to impose its brand of democracy or autocracy - whichever may be suitable -- on Muslim countries by force. They are targeting the wrong people how c Fred Buntin from USA October 19th, 2001 I am very upset about the attacks of the 11th. But let me make one think clear. I have been around many muslims over the last 10 years (I ran a satellite installation company for 10 years). Most of the families I have met are wonderful people with good family morals and values. Just because a group of "BAD APPLES" decides they want to be terrorist doesn't mean we should retaliate against ALL of the Afghan people who live in our country, we did that to the Japanese. Paranoia fuels the fire of hate and chaos to make us do the things we do. The Afghan people are not at fault and not accountable for the actions of a small group of instigators, let us not take it out on them. As for the action in Afhanistan by the government of the US, I have to say it is unfortunate the Taliban have decided to harbor the terrorist and enslave their own people. They have lied to them and led them away from the true muslim path. The Quran is very good book to live by (and I am not muslim). The Quran and many of the religions that are practiced in the US are very similar on nearly all points. Before we Americans begin condemning the entire Nation of Islam the facts need to be reviewed. It's NOT the whole nation of Islam, just a small group of misdirected people who have been taught wrongly about the true meanings of the Quran. Art from USA October 19th, 2001 I have read a lot about what fuels fundamentalist actions (Christian, Jewish, or Islam). What I have not uncovered about the 9/11 incident is if there are other reasons that fueled this incident having to do with inter-religious dialogue. Is there a hatred by fundamentalist Muslims for Christians? If so, what does it stem from? I would like to use this as part of a Social Analysis on the root causes of 9/11 event. Thanks Aqua from USA October 18th, 2001 My question to American Muslims: Is it wrong for you to participate in catching and punishing the so-called Muslims who attacked the World Trade Center? I believe that most of you *do* condemn the attacks. However, those criminals DID their actions in the NAME of Islam, and that is where Christians become confused. If a Christian were to commit such a crime in the name of Christianity, no one would protect them or sit passively by. We would not only condemn their actions, but we would also punish them for wrongdoing, even if they were our "brother". Wrong is wrong. Many Muslims condemn the terrorists' actions, but feel ambivalent or passive about punishing the wrongdoers. Why? I have read the online fatwas about Muslims not killing other Muslims, or not currently serving in the military in case they might shed Muslim blood. Presumably shedding Christian blood in another context would be okay. Is it more important to protect a criminal Muslim than to do what's right? Is a good Christian's life worth less than a bad Muslim's? Evil is in the hearts of MEN -- not Muslims or Christians. No one has a monopoly on problems or mistakes. There are evil Muslims just as there are evil Christians. Why do so many Muslims protect those among you who are evil? I've lived in Egypt, and I love and enjoy that culture, including Islam. But I have never understood the values behind this attitude. Dave Fitz from USA October 17th, 2001 I am sorry but I do not believe you. It is the Muslims that declared Jihad. No one in my country has blamed your faith on the tragedies we have suffered. Hatred for Muslims is a myth created by Muslims for their own purposes. No one of my faith has shouted for joy or praised God for the death of 5000 innocent Muslims. Members of your faith cannot say the same. I sickened me to see Muslims parading in the street over the murder of innocents on September 11. I have read parts of the Koran and the biography of Mohammed. It truly puzzles me how such atrocites can be committed in the name of Allah. In closing I would tell you this. I lived in Morocco for a year. I was hated by the people. My crime? Being American. You don't fool me for one second. salim from uk October 16th, 2001 i would like to answer diana question on palestine they have no weapons like the israeil troops have but if they did have weapons like the israel troops would they be terrorist ie if they had tanks helicopters and other weapons Diana from USA October 10th, 2001 Muslims: Stop using what happened in the US to try to say that Palestinians who kill civilians are not terrorists! They ARE! v. athena from united states October 9th, 2001 my family and i send love and prayer's to the muslim comuinty,and all to the middle east there are some americans in the world that do not support collective political ignorce'and propraganda and demand truth about the attack on sep11,i as an american do not believe that osana bin laden comited this act.i believe that americas president is only folowing his father's orders and we are heading in to anthor world war '2 if george w bush cheated his way in to office with neculer defence on his mind one can just imagine what his plans are next.i pray to GOD that people in this world wake up and gain some form of descernment to see whats realy going on with this very corupt government.i belive in peace and my prayers are with you and the people of Afghanistan and all of the middle east GOD Bless You. terry from australia October 9th, 2001 I am not a muslim,however I have friends that are.I do not think the muslim communities throughout the world particularley in UK& USA are doing enough.There is no escaping the fact that the principal terrorist groups in the world are muslims or if you don,t accept them as muslims,they surely started as ordinary muslims.They cannot exist or do what they do and then hide without the help of muslim communities.You need to do more if you are genuinely committed to ending attrocities like sept/11.I also believe that there are far to many muslims living in my country and in other western countries through there own choice that hate the societies they are living in.So why do they stay.I believe that muslims are a greater danger to world peace than Hitler ever was.Our cultures collide our aims for the future are far apart.We do not integrate.I hope I am wrong Clark Vinson from U.S.A. October 4th, 2001 On Sept. 10th in Houston, TX, Hadi Elmi and about 300 other protestors from the Islamic Education Center of Houston protested an appearance by Salman Rusdie with placards reading "Death to Rushdie." Elmi stated "We have not forgotten about him and his evil act." Ali Sulaiman, another protester, said "The fatwa is valid even if the Iranian government no longer supports it." In their website the Islamic Education Center proclaims their peaceful intent and disavows any connection with the Sept. 11 murders. How can a religion so intolerant, with people willing to kill those who dissent, be peaceful? Did some major shift in dogma occur between 9/10 and 9/11? Donna Manville from usa September 30th, 2001 please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. I condemn those who are ignorant and foolish and filled with hate. As Americans, we will get through this time together. Stay safe.