- 1 A JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE MUSLIM COUNCIL OF BRITON AND CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BRITON AND IRELAND
- 2 MPAC CONDEMNS LONDON BOMBINGS
- 3 CAIR CONDEMNS 'BARBARIC' LONDON TERROR ATTACKS
- 4 MUSLIM CANADIAN CONGRESS CONDEMNS LONDON BOMBING AS BARBARIC AND COWARDLY
- 5 The Islamic Shura (Consultative) Council of Southern California strongly condemns the senseless violence in London.
- 6 Islamic Society of Nevada
A JOINT STATEMENT FROM THE MUSLIM COUNCIL OF BRITON AND CHURCHES TOGETHER IN BRITON AND IRELAND
Deepest sympathy is expressed at the death and suffering which the series of coordinated attacks in London has caused to the families and loved ones who have been the victims of this terrible atrocity.
This criminal attack is condemned in the strongest possible terms. No good purpose can be achieved by such an indiscriminate and cruel use of terror.
The scriptures and the traditions of both the Muslim and Christian communities repudiate the use of such violence. Religious precepts cannot be used to justify such crimes, which are completely contrary to our teaching and practice.
We continue to resist all attempts to associate our communities with the hateful acts of any minority who claim falsely to represent us. In the present uncertainties, we look to all community leaders to give an example of wisdom, tolerance and compassion.
The events of recent years have challenged Muslims and Christians to work together in order to acknowledge our differences, to affirm our common humanity, and to seek ways to share life together. Much has already been achieved, and nothing must undermine the progress that we have made. These attacks strengthen our determination to live together in peace, and to grow together in mutual understanding.
This crime must inspire us to work unceasingly together in pursuit of peace, justice and respect for difference.
MPAC CONDEMNS LONDON BOMBINGS
Thursday, July 07, 2005
Washington, D.C. - This morning, four explosions in central London's public transportation system have killed scores of people and injured hundreds more. The Muslim Public Affairs Council unequivocally condemns this brutality against the people of London.
Islam considers the use of terrorism to be unacceptable for any purpose. Any individual or group that claims that these heinous actions serve as a redress for legitimate grievances is dreadfully mistaken. MPAC condemns the exploitation of people and issues, regardless of the perpetrators and their justifications. This assault is unmistakably an act of terrorism, an attack against humanity.
We at MPAC extend our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims and the British people. As Americans, we are familiar with the imminent and the long-term repercussions of terrorism. Here at home, we stand in solidarity with law enforcement to maintain security, and we have every reason to believe that similar cooperation will take place in London.
CAIR CONDEMNS 'BARBARIC' LONDON TERROR ATTACKS
(Washington, D.C., 7/7/05) - A prominent national Islamic civil rights and advocacy group today condemned this morning's bomb attacks in London as "barbaric crimes."
In its statement, the Washington-based Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said:
"We join Americans of all faiths, and all people of conscience worldwide, in condemning these barbaric crimes that can never be justified or excused. American Muslims offer their sincere condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed or injured in today's attacks and call for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators."
The Muslim Council of Britain and other British Islamic groups issued similar condemnations of the attacks and urged Muslims to help in the recovery effort.
In 2004, CAIR launched an online petition drive, called "Not in the Name of Islam," designed to disassociate Islam from the violent acts of a few Muslims.
The "Not in the Name of Islam" petition states: "We, the undersigned Muslims, wish to state clearly that those who commit acts of terror, murder and cruelty in the name of Islam are not only destroying innocent lives, but are also betraying the values of the faith they claim to represent. No injustice done to Muslims can ever justify the massacre of innocent people, and no act of terror will ever serve the cause of Islam. We repudiate and dissociate ourselves from any Muslim group or individual who commits such brutal and un-Islamic acts. We refuse to allow our faith to be held hostage by the criminal actions of a tiny minority acting outside the teachings of both the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him."
MUSLIM CANADIAN CONGRESS CONDEMNS LONDON BOMBING AS BARBARIC AND COWARDLY
TORONTO, July 7, 2005 - The Muslim Canadian Congress has condemned the terrorist action in London and has labeled it as a barbaric action of cowards, and a crime against humanity.
Reacting to reports that Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the bombings, Tarek Fatah, communications director of the MCC, said, "For too long the Al-Qaeda and its apologists among the Muslim community have been holding the Muslim world hostage. This is crime against humanity."
The MCC feels the actions of the London terrorists should cause us all to reflect on the dangers of mixing religion and politics. The Al-Qaeda terrorists have successfully usurped the Islamic narrative and are using faith as their rallying call.
The MCC urges Muslim throughout the world to fight the terrorist cancer, which if not confronted, will affect the entire body of human civilization. "As Muslims it is our responsibility to confront those who use our faith to spread terror and fear in our neighborhoods and cities. We need to speak unanimously in condemning the fundamentalism, irrespective of whether it comes from Bush or Bin Laden," Tarek Fatah said.
For further information: Tarek Fatah, (416) 953-1798
The Islamic Shura (Consultative) Council of Southern California strongly condemns the senseless violence in London.
Anaheim, July 7, 2005: Condemning this ugly act of terror, the Chairman of Shura Council, Dr. Muzammil Siddiqi said, "cycle of terror must stop and pave way for just peace."
Shura Council hopes for a thorough investigation to find the perpetrators who must be held accountable to the rule of law.
Shura Council extends its deepest regrets, sympathy and prayers for those who perished and injured in the inhumane act of terror in London on July 7th of 2005.
On behalf of all the Muslims of Southern California, Shura Council plans to visit the diplomatic mission of Great Britain in Los Angeles to record our sympathies for the victims and support with the survivors and the British people, said Shakeel Syed, the Executive Director of Shura Council.
Islamic Society of Nevada
The Islamic Society of Nevada condemned this morning's bomb attacks in London as irreligious and "barbaric crimes."
In its statement, the leading Las Vegas based Nevada Muslim organization said: "Muslims in Las Vegas join people of England, Americans of all faiths, and all people of conscience worldwide, in condemning these barbaric crimes that can never be justified or excused. ISON is urging Muslims all over America to observer the next Friday as a day to condemn this barbaric act.
Vegas Muslims offer their sincere condolences to the loved ones of those who were killed or injured in today's attacks and call for the swift apprehension and punishment of the perpetrators. The Muslim Council of Britain and other British Islamic groups issued similar condemnations of the attacks and urged Muslims to help in the recovery effort.
In 2001, the ISON launched an active campaign against terror. The campaign made it clear that those who commit acts of terror, murder and cruelty in the name of Islam, Christianity or Judaism or any other religion do not only destroy innocent lives, but also betray the values of the faith they claim to represent. Nothing can ever justify the massacre of innocent people, and no act of terror will ever serve the cause of religion or any ideology. Muslims in Las Vegas condemn any group or individual who commits such brutal and un-religious acts.
For further details, contact Dr. Aslam Abdullah, Director, ISON, (909) 489-5989, 4730 East Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas, NV 89121
May the peace reign
the prosperous countries of the World were set to announce the starting package of alleviating poverty in Africa.
Five days before a Live 8 concert was held in London, one of many around the globe, brandishing the banner of "Make Poverty History".
One day before, London was overjoyed to be voted the privilege of hosting the 2012 Olympics.
One fine and beautiful morning,
the Peace was shattered with explosions which ripped through fellow humanity's flesh and bone. Destroying and maiming the innocent in a City and Country where multiculturalism has taken root and flourished.
It has been quite a week for London,
Peace for the Innocent...
Here's a stretch, how about tell them, and anyone harboring them, they are going to HELL!!!!
It's time for Muslims to get over ourselves and DO something (for a change).
Now brothers and sisters, killing of innocent life nomatter whose life it is, while not in a state of war.( Even in war, children, women(not in arms), the old are not to be killed.) Or life for life, or married committing adultery, or an apostate(considered and prove to be dangerous to the society) or those that spread systematic destruction of society( eg drug barons, armed robbers (that killed at will)). Anybody killed outside of these groups is a grevious offence in the sight of Allah.
I know some will ask how do we retaliate the wanting destruction of our brotherhood? And seeing that our hands have been tied. Lets all return to Allah in serious repentance organise ourselves into the ummah (ummatan wahidah) having one aqidah (that of Islam) as the only one. Then we will face these death fearing infidels (soldiers) and be killing them even with Kitchen knives with Allah's permission. We can't succeed doing it through mass murder of innocents and suicides. It has never happened.
"Those who have the audacity of justifying these barbaric acts are the ones who are hurting Islam and Muslims most. The United States of America who commits acts of terror in the name of Democracy are serving the cause of anti-Islam forces. They must be fought tooth and nail.
They are the enemies of Allah."
But the fact is that you and the rest of these groups are cowards - you will never issue such a statement every single day until the US leaves Iraq Afghanistan and Palestine. All this is nothing more than posturing to please Uncle Sam - there is nothing sincere about these proclamations. (On this fact, I agree with the right wingers who say that these things don't mean anything - they don't mean anything becaues you guys are selective when you come out with these statements. )
Regarding the community living in west, for the sake of a few (who are here for economical reasons, and a majority of them are hypocrites) the interest of Ummah cannot be hijacked.
Allah helps those who help themselves, not the cowards.
They are the enemies of Allah.
The people who have done this should not religion for their gain.
press, perhaps Muslims will not be seen as a world-wide hate
I can understand Mr. Mirza's frustration. Don't really know what you really meant but i can understand you point of view and somewhat agree with it. When muslims die, no one is condemned. Why not? They feel pain just as others do. I feel for all those victims here but to be totally devasted at this as everybody expects us to, haven't we been hurt and devasted by all those blood of innocent muslims that have been shed in Afghanitan and Iraq. I don't mean that killing other innocents is okay, no it's not. because nobody knows who did this. I as always believe muslims were a easy target to be blamed and the non muslim public has already been brainwashed by the media. So who better to blame right away then muslims.
May Allah grant us all mercy and strength to muslims to oversome this oppression spread by these murderers leaders.
harm the cause of Islam than more repeating terror
attacks against the civilians in the west, or any where in
the world for that matter. Whether this is Al-Qaeda act or
not, the damage has already started. Generations of
innocent Muslims wil be paying for this, both in the west
as well as in opressed Muslim countries. God help us
against the backlash, and help the workers who have
been working hard the last few years the clean up the
image of the image of Islam and Muslims.
the british ppl they bomb might even be a muslim, or even they ones that march anti-war, or even support the muslims. if they wanna fight, fight where the war is. like the true noble jihadist. not a cowardice who approve of blind bombings that even children are killed.
i don't know if it's muslims who did that or not, but i bet we will get blamed. so dear muslims who might think of such bombings, if you see the enemy do such atrocities, that doesn't mean you also can do that atrocities. believe in Allah's guidance, hv higher respect, nobleness & value for your fight, & please fight with the right guidance & the right way -- if you are really fighting for the truth.
fight where the war is. not start a new war in some other place. islam is about defending -- not attacking.
Mirza, you cannot commit one wrong to right another. Education is key - what are you doing to educate your fellow man about the beauty of Islam?
Britain participated in massacre of Muslims with US, why don't these so called Muslim organizations openly condemn the attack on innocent Muslim women and children's (killed in thousands) in Iraq and Afghanastan.
Cowards, selfish and hypocrites.
The attackers/"terrorists" are not human and are shameless cowards who deserve no mercy.
Also, it angers me that they are potentially thought to be radical "islamists" - NOONE who dares even thinks of such acts can be considered even a whisper's breadth close to Islam - I wish the media would not call them radical Islamists as they don't portray my religion -
They portray cowardice and barbarism.
We will pray for those who died by the hands of terrorists with no religion, with no Fear of GOD.
They will be burned by the candles of Christians, and by the payers of us, Muslims.
Why they do not attack, the leaders of the oppressors, or military head quarters, instead killing innocent people who are against war and against violence in middle-East.
Thank you for that article for clarification of this issue since it deals with a huge picture, revolving around the tarnishing of the beautiiful Noor (light) known as Islam since they are done by 'people' who done it 'in the name of Islam'. No Muslim in his right mind can think about doing such as thing or wind up doing it. I think there are exterior forces that are inolved here but Allah knows best! I think this act is not done by Muslims, but rather a enemies of Islam and Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh)!