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​ICNA Condemns Violent Attack on Kenyan University

04 2 15



(NEW YORK, NY, April 2, 2015) – ​The Islamic Circle of North America condemns the Thursday attack on Garissa University College in northeastern Kenya, in which 147 individuals were murdered and dozens wounded.

According to media reports Al-Shabab militants stormed the educational institution and opened fire on students. Those who were identified as Christian were particularly targeted.

“This unacceptable action is at odds with Islamic teachings,” said Naeem Baig, president of ICNA. “We encourage the Muslim leadership in Kenya to counter extremist ideas that lead to such abhorrent behavior.”

The loss of life afflicted by al-Shabab is deplorable, said Baig. “Our heartfelt prayers are with the families and loved ones of the deceased and wounded.”

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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  • Susan

    Now, let us have a closer look at what the Koran says about the infidels:-
    Slay the unbelievers wherever you find them(2:191)
    Make war on the infidels living in your neighboorhood (9:123)
    When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them (9:5)
    Kill the Jews and the Christians if they do not convert to Islam or refuse to pay Jizya tax (9:29)
    Any religion other than Islam is not acceptable (3:85)
    The Jews and the Christians are perverts; fight them (9:30)
    Maim and crucify the infidels if they criticise Islam. (5:33)
    The infidels are unclean; do not let them into a mosque (9:28)
    Punish the unbelievers with garments of fire, hooked iron rods, boiling water; melt their skin and bellies

    Do not hanker for peace with the infidels; behead them when you catch them (47:4)
    The unbelievers are stupid; urge the Muslims to fight them (8:65)
    Muslims must not take the infidels as friends (3:28)
    Terrorise and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Qur’an (8:12)
    Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorise the infidels (8:60)

  • Susan

    I was the first, but I guess muslims are allergic to truth. I suggest you study your books and the history of mohammad, I have and trust me, islam is evil to the core. So, no matter how moderate or good you are islam is not. The truth will set you free and all of us non-muslims will not have our heads cut off as ordered in the koran. We will not be burned alive or shot or raped and enslaved, just for being non-muslim.

  • Sausan

    You have no clue dear Susan. Most of the verses you paraphrase (quite poorly I might add) refer to a specific time in history. The battle of Badr which took place after 13 years of Muslims holding patience against server persecution against them. So they went into battle. The verses were specifically referring to that time. I’m not sure where you did your research, but simple google searches tell you the truth about these parts in the Quraan.

    Also below are just some of what the actual verses are about. I pray that you find peace within yourself so that you can stop spewing hate. May God help us all. Ameen.

    3:85 If anyone desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter He will be in the ranks of those who have lost (All spiritual good).

    9:30 The Jews call ‘Uzair a son of Allah, and the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah’s curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth!