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ICNA condemns attacks on U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya

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JAMAICA, New York (September 12, 2012) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) issued a press release today condemning the attacks on U.S. missions in Egypt and Libya, which came after the preview for an anti-Islamic film by an American filmmaker surfaced online.

“ICNA strongly condemns the violent attacks on American embassies in Egypt and Libya. Nothing is worth the cost of an innocent human life, and we firmly believe that there is no honor or faith in committing such violence.

We extend our deepest condolences to the families of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the other three American personnel at this tragic time. Today we lost a diplomat and friend to the people of Libya; we commend him and U.S. envoys in Libya and elsewhere for their dedication to peace.

We are disturbed that the perpetrators of these attacks are claiming to defend the Prophet Muhammad’s peace be up on him, pbuh honor. The Prophet peace be up on him (pbuh) was a man of peace and mercy; to engage in such violence and senseless killing is to truly defile his legacy. We implore Muslims in the region and around the world to remember the Prophet’s peace be up on him (pbuh) teachings and honor his life by following his example of kindness and love in the face of hostility.

We appeal to Muslims in the Arab region and elsewhere to ignore cheap attempts for publicity by hateful bigots. By engaging in violence Muslims are not only harming innocent lives but also falling in the trap set up by bigots.

We also appeal to the larger American public to be wary of such attempts by individuals and groups, who, in most cases, have foreign ties and engage in such hateful projects that not only endanger Americans’ and others’ lives overseas, but incite hate attacks against minorities in America as well.”

The Islamic Circle of North America is a leading American Muslim organization dedicated to the betterment of society through the application of Islamic values. Since 1968, ICNA has worked to build relations between communities by devoting itself to education, outreach, social services and relief efforts.


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  • zahid

    Aoa. Baig Sahib. You are disturbed that the perpetrators of these attacks are claiming to defend the Prophet Muhammad’s peace be up on him, pbuh. But you should also feel disturbed on what they are doing in the name of freedom of expression and how they are supporting there stupidities.

    Your press release is totally ill balanced only to please those in which you live.
    I can hardly beleave this a press release of ICNA. Shamefull act. please be balanced.

  • Ahmed

    @Mohamed Rohingya, You call ignoring the extremists a publicity stunt? What do you suggest? Go out and destroy some public property and get a few more Muslims killed? Or just make some public statements condemning the bigots who write and produce stuff against Islam thinking that we can scare them into silence? Attitudes like yours only brings more fame, power and fortune to the bigots, more orphans, widows and material loss to Muslims, bad name to Islam and makes dawah work that much more difficult for the Western Muslims.

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