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


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—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—

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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95 Responses to “ICNA condemns attacks on U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya”

  • […] in no way should be seen as condoning any violence in the name of our religion. Also see: ICNA condemns attacks on U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya  The Use and Abuse of Hate  Growing Anti Muslim Bigotry: ICNA’s 6-Point Response  […]

  • @s_k_nawaz, September 21, 2012:

    #JI agitating ppl to attack US missions in Pak whereas condemning attacks in Libya & Egypt http://t.co/LPVFpATM http://t.co/jQT3BnMX

  • @s_k_nawaz, September 21, 2012:

    #ICNA condemns attacks on U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya http://t.co/jQT3BnMX

  • Ahmed, September 19, 2012:

    @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.

  • zahid, pakistan, September 18, 2012:

    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.
    zahid

  • zahid, pakistan, September 17, 2012:

    Aoa. Baig Sahib. Would be better if May include few words to condemn their act to try to disrespect Ours also.
    You should be balanced always.
    You want to be respected by them showing them to love peace and hate unlawfullness and killing of their staff. But what they are doing you could not say even single word. What a non sense So called Islamic circle it is.
    zahid

  • Mohamed Rohingya via Facebook, September 17, 2012:

    Always condemning muslims but always silent when muslims are the victims. Gotta love this publicity stunt!

  • J Khan, Lebanon, MO, September 16, 2012:

    I saw the public statements by muslims but I must admit this statement is the most balanced and well thought of. It includes proper condmentation of the instigating act of blasphemy against our beloved rasool pbuh, with out giving any importance to these hate mongers. Unlike other statements that focus only on the American deaths. A difficult task that ICNA has accomplished.

  • Nafis Bouie, Philadelphia PA, September 15, 2012:

    I wonder what would happen to the Black people in the Arab world if they violently arose in protest for being called abeed, takrooni, zinji, etc. I’ll tell you, they would be massacred, just like the Blacks in Libya. Muslims must ignore these provocative insensitive film productions, deemed art under the protection of freedom of speech in America. Allah’s messenger was insulted, violently attacked, and exiled. What was his response? When are you going to learn the adab/etiquette of reciprocity. Has anyone thought of the negative ramifications of these senseless attacks may have on the indigenous Blackamerican Muslim population, I’ll answer that too, no. Because you jokers in the east have myopic vision. Protests, like any other action should have an objective. If you think your protests are going to STOP the rejectors of Muhammad from further insults, you are deluded. The imposed post modern innovation of the nation state is one thing, but learning how to handle criticism of our beloved within that modern construct is tantamount to our maturity.

  • Firoj Kabir via Facebook, September 15, 2012:

    this is the first open move for the jew. we should give our voice….. ALLAH is with us

  • Orlando, Nj, September 14, 2012:

    America has Freedom of speech but is it OK to burn crosses in front of black homes? That’s free speech…Is it OK to put SS and Swastikas on Jewish homes? That’s freedom of speech…when does freedom of speech become o k when it attacks and slanders Muslims but not o k when it slanders and attacks Christians and Jews?

  • Orlando, New York/New Jersey, September 14, 2012:

    This movie should be prosecuted if proved to be intentionaly made to provoke a violent reaction….should be prosecuted as a Hate Crime against Muslims, like the burning of crosses in front of black peoples homes, like the painting of SS or swatikas on homes….it had a pure evil calculated intent on the anniversary of 9/11. Am quite sure it is not legal to yell “FIRE!¡!” in a crowded theater when there is no fire because of the harm it may cause.

  • William Haddad, IL, USA, September 14, 2012:

    Congratulations on making an immediate and important response on behalf of all of our communities.

    I have viewed the video trailer and it is obnoxious insult all all of us. I am ashamed to see such defamation.

    However, we must always take the high road and lead our communities—not teaching them to forgive as Islam teaches us to forgive, but so also not to forget. We must be vigilant.

    Again, many thanks to my brothers and sisters in Islam for condemning the unfortunate deaths in the Middle East.

    If you need any help or support in your efforts from me, do not hesitate to call.

    Judge William Haddad
    IL Supreme Court

  • Linda McCleary, United States, September 14, 2012:

    We are all being manipulated and inflamed against one another to prevent us from seeing that those things that bind us are greater than the things that divide us. Many world leaders, both religious and secular, want only enough peace to hang on to their power. It would be terrible for them if we all got along and began to solve problems together; we would not perceive a need for them any longer. Problems are manufactured because the real ones they cannot solve.

  • Orlando Rosario, New York/New Jersey, September 14, 2012:

    الرجيم من همزه ونفخه وهمسه

    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    Ascertain the truth of any news, lest you smite someone in
    Ignorance and afterwards repent of what you did [Quran:49/6]

    يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِن جَآءَكُمۡ فَاسِقُۢ بِنَبَإٍ۬ فَتَبَيَّنُوٓاْ أَن تُصِيبُواْ قَوۡمَۢا بِجَهَـٰلَةٍ۬ فَتُصۡبِحُواْ عَلَىٰ مَا فَعَلۡتُمۡ نَـٰدِمِينَ (٦Surah Al-Hujraat
    O ye who believe! If an evil-doer brings you tidings, verify it, lest ye smite some folk in ignorance and afterward repent of what ye did. (6)

    It is imperative that those charged with authority investigate this shameful production against our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (saws). It is highly unusual that this movie pops up only after President Obama refuse to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and on the anniversary of the atrocities September 11th. It is also highly unusual that a small time criminal with the last name “Klein” who may be a right wing Christian and some Coptic Christian could have raise $5 million dollars to produce, direct and make such a scandalous movie against Islam and Muslims to air such on a horrific date. It is the responsibility of President Obama and his Administration, as well as Muslim Leaders to conduct an investigation into the funding of this movie and the dubbing of the actors’ voices by agent provocateurs to create a disturbance around the world and possibly conflicts between religions and its people. In law there is the Prima Facie and Circumstantial Evidence that points to a deliberate design to cause an evil and diabolical effect, especially during a political season in America, and the Arab Spring abroad. Just follow the money and investigate the true intention of the making of this movie to ascertain whether its purpose was to start disturbances around the world. It cannot be said that the evidence points to ignorance, but rather a calculated intent of evil design.

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 14, 2012:

    الرجيم من همزه ونفخه وهمسه

    بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

    Ascertain the truth of any news, lest you smite someone in
    Ignorance and afterwards repent of what you did [Quran:49/6]

    يَـٰٓأَيُّہَا ٱلَّذِينَ ءَامَنُوٓاْ إِن جَآءَكُمۡ فَاسِقُۢ بِنَبَإٍ۬ فَتَبَيَّنُوٓاْ أَن تُصِيبُواْ قَوۡمَۢا بِجَهَـٰلَةٍ۬ فَتُصۡبِحُواْ عَلَىٰ مَا فَعَلۡتُمۡ نَـٰدِمِينَ (٦Surah Al-Hujraat
    O ye who believe! If an evil-doer brings you tidings, verify it, lest ye smite some folk in ignorance and afterward repent of what ye did. (6)

    It is imperative that those charged with authority investigate this shameful production against our Beloved Prophet Muhammad (saws). It is highly unusual that this movie pops up only after President Obama refuse to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and on the anniversary of the atrocities September 11th. It is also highly unusual that a small time criminal with the last name “Klein” who may be a right wing Christian and some Coptic Christian could have raise $5 million dollars to produce, direct and make such a scandalous movie against Islam and Muslims to air such on a horrific date. It is the responsibility of President Obama and his Administration, as well as Muslim Leaders to conduct an investigation into the funding of this movie and the dubbing of the actors’ voices by agent provocateurs to create a disturbance around the world and possibly conflicts between religions and its people. In law there is the Prima Facie and Circumstantial Evidence that points to a deliberate design to cause an evil and diabolical effect, especially during a political season in America, and the Arab Spring abroad. Just follow the money and investigate the true intention of the making of this movie to ascertain whether its purpose was to start disturbances around the world. It cannot be said that the evidence points to ignorance, but rather a calculated intent of evil design.

  • Osama Mur, America, September 14, 2012:

    The film was not the absolute cause of the recent violence in the Middle East.
    It was merely the catalyst.

  • Orlando Rosario, New York/New Jersey, September 14, 2012:

    As Salaamul Alaikum Rahmatullahi Wa Barakathu: I Pray Allahu Ta Ala’ make the Muslims strong and rightly guided. Astaghfilullah this film is disgusting and hateful…Let us peacefully demonstrate our objections without hurting innocent lives and property…do not let the agents of shaytan nir rajeem rouse you “Anger” to the point where Allahu Ta Ala’ says: “See such that do wrong although they think that they do right. (Qur’an)” Muslims have to give a chance to their newly elected officials use all their collective power to voice the Muslims’ objections, however, we cannot condemn a whole country and it’s innocent people for the actions of a few.Two wrongs do not make a right, clear heads should prevail and use this opportunity as a critical moment to give the right guidance and Dawah about our Beloved Rasulullah (saws). Allah says: “Invite all to the way to thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching, and argue with them in ways that are best and most suitable for Allah knows best those who are guided from those who have strayed. (Quran)”

  • Samreen Pakistan Chaudry via Facebook, September 14, 2012:

    so what do u say how should one react to something like that?

  • Salmanul Faris, Qatar, September 14, 2012:

    Assalamu Alaikkum,
    I Agree with the fact that killing innocent people is not as per the teachings of Prophet (PBUH) or Quran. But to be frank, Brother you showed your view about the sad death of the US ambassador and the people who did this. Don’t you have anything to say about the People behind the Movie ( The makers, Financiers, Actors, Cencorboard ). Don’t you feel sad knowing that our Beloved Prophet PBUH and ISLAM was shown in such a way that it may give non-Muslims have a wrong view on ALLAH SWT, PROPHET PBUH, ISLAM, QURAN & MUSLIMS ?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can anybody ask BROTHER NOUMAN ALI KHAN (he’s my Favourite in ICNA) to read this post from ICNA and correct them? I meant no harm for the person who posted this or ICNA, I just explained my view on this issue. Assalamu Allaikkum . Jazhakalah Khair.

  • Qudratullah, Pakistan, September 14, 2012:

    No doubt, the honor and dignity of the Prophet cannot be compromised at any cost. The incident of the Movie is not the first one which is coming from America but this is a series of disgracing attacks on the holy personality and the holy scripture. I appeal to all peace loving Americans to condemn such acts and be united against the culprits who do this kind of henious crime and who instigate hate around the world and also American should know about the policies of their government and prevent their government from such policies which earn them hatered around the world. America should not indulge in every matter of the world because they are not suppose to interfare every where in the Muslim world by force or intimedataion. Please Americans, direct your attention to your own country, prosperity and economic reforms. Dont bother about the prosperity or democracy of other. thanks

  • Farial Mahmod Tishan via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    I fully support you Mr Wided Ben

  • Wided Ben via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    Cheryl, Did I lie or misrepresent a fact ? that’s ur government, u are proud of your criminal government! you keep interveening in every corner of the world bringing more misery and bloodshed! why don’t you leave us alone! leave our countries ! you Americans are welcome but your troops are not, your policies are not! I don’t have a problem with you as an american citizen, I have a problem with your corrupt government! Wanna talk about our governments ? ours are also corrupt, coz they are working under urs! we have no leaders, no honest governors, they lie with every breath they take! our people want nothing but peace and independency! have we ever interfered in ur business ? did u ever see one of our soldiers on your land or our air forces in your sky ? MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND STAY OUT OF PEOPLE’S LANDS AND I GUARANTEE YOU WILL NEVER WITNESS POEPLE BLOWING THEMSELVES, THEY SIMPLY WON’T HAVE A REASON TO DO SO! and if they still do, be happy coz u and ur people are safe watching from home ( you see how beautiful the word “home” is) ! don’t worry about them, they just want to put a little action in their suicide… how about that ?

  • Cheryl Calloway Hannum via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    Wided Ben, the very fact that you can come onto a website such as this and spew your hate about a country that you obviously know but one twisted view of and be safe in the fact that these expressed views are not going to cause you or your family’s death just proves the point that I am trying to make to you. Is America perfect, absolutely not, no country is, but you mention the atrocities that are happening in your country (I assume) as if Americans are the cause of everything, when you know that is not the case. You have people blowing themselves and innocent other people up almost every day in the name of Allah and I suppose that is our fault as well? If you came on this site and spewed such hatred about those within your faith that are extremist or about your country, do you think you would be safe? I think not. So when I talk about freedom and opportunity of America and pride in my country I mean just that. Why does it seem that all acts of violence coming from Iraq or Iran never seem to be because you need to cull your religious extremists and is always some other country’s fault? So, in your example, everything was peaceful prior to American trying to force “freedom” on everyone? That is not true either and you know it.

  • Kiran qureshi. Mohammad raheem qureshi, California, September 13, 2012:

    Aslam walkum
    It is disgusting movie and very anti muslim .Muslims and non muslims should condoemn this video demend and apology and take major action ti make sure that this movie is not repeated i belive in freedom of speech but this is over and beyond icna also condem The movie makers if the movie and Demand strog action aganist Them .

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    “Beware! Whoever is cruel and hard on a non-Muslim minority, curtails their rights, burdens them with more than they can bear, or takes anything from them against their free will; I (Prophet Muhammad) will complain against the person on the Day of Judgment.” (Abu Dawud)

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    “O My slaves, I have forbidden injustice for Myself and forbade it also for you. So avoid being unjust to one another.” (Saheeh Muslim)

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    “God does not forbid you from doing good and being just to those who have neither fought you over your faith nor evicted you from your homes…” (Quran 60:8)

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    “We have revealed to you the scripture with the truth that you may judge between people by what God has taught you.” (Quran 4:105)

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    “God does not forbid you from doing good and being just to those who have neither fought you over your faith nor evicted you from your homes…” (Quran 60:8)

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    “Let not the hatred of a people swerve you away from justice. Be just, for this is closest to righteousness…” (Quran 5:8)

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    “O you who believe! Stand out firmly for justice, as witnesses to Allah, even if it be against yourselves, your parents, and your relatives, or whether it is against the rich or the poor…” (Quran 4:135)

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    “We sent Our Messengers with clear signs and sent down with them the Book and the Measure in order to establish justice among the people…” (Quran 57:25)

  • @kingstonimam, September 13, 2012:

    ICNA condemns attacks on U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya http://t.co/f0TZp8d9 #americanmuslims

  • Wided Ben via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    Do you know that Libea is being attacked RIGHT NOW by ur air forces ? of course not ! ur media only reports the death of ur innocent “savers” !

  • Wided Ben via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    Cheryl, assume whatever u like… none of my business coz I know what I am and what I do and yes I’m PISSED OFF ! and I have all the r ight to be, and being proud of ur criminal country disgusts me, read ur history Americans, open ur eyes on the terrible crimes ur country is commiting today in Palestine and other parts of the globe, the massacres in Iraq, wherever and whenever America interveenes disasters happen, ur presidents are puppets, ruthless, merciless, cruel tyrants, ur democracy is an illusion… WE DONT NEED “THE FREEDOM UR COUNTRY PROVIDES” BECAUSE WE ARE NOT SLAVES! you are , you are chained to ur corrupt systems, that’s also none of my business, coz u seem satisfied with the situation, I mean why wouldn’t u be satisfied ! you are not the ones being bombed day and night, you are not the ones being tortured to death, you are not the ones being raped, may ALLAH protect your kids but you are not the ones losing your kids in front of ur eyes every single day! and u are speaking about freedom ur country provides ? WHAT A JOKE !

  • Kamil Sanaulla, Florida, September 13, 2012:

    what has happenned in Libya is sad and what is happening in Egypt and other parts of the middle east is unfortunate. The people in the guise of freedom of speech provoke these incidents. These ignorant people should know that freedom of speech is a right but rights and responsibilities go hand in hand. They should be made to bear the responsibility by bringing them to justice so that this kind of irresponsible acts never happens again.

  • M Ahmed, Nj, September 13, 2012:

    Great job ICNA. This is more of what we need. Our beloved prophet thought us calm and patient in time of utmost despair. We Muslim have forgotten this too many times few of us react immature ways and irrational ways. All those posting America killing Muslim think for moment how many Muslims are being killed everyday in Iraq and Pakistan and in other Muslim countries everyday by so called Muslim. Once again keep it up ICNA and may Allah give us understanding

  • Dr. M. Aurangzeb, Karachi, September 13, 2012:

    Ba Khuda deewana Bashad, Ba Muhammad Hoshyar…
    This is my message to ICNA.

  • Kubra, USA, September 13, 2012:

    ICNA where is your condemnation for the movie producer who insulted our beloved prophet (PBUH).However condemnating the killing of innocent people are okey, they do not deserve to be killed.

  • Muhammad Qasim Jan, Peshawar, September 13, 2012:

    ICNA should also condemn makers of the movie and demand US for strong action against them.

  • Cheryl Calloway Hannum via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    Wided Ben, I am going to assume that you do not represent the REAL foundation of the Muslim religion, because based on your postings you sound as if you could have been on of the attackers. Sir, that you could possibly even suggest that “America created this problem, wanted this reaction,” is ludicrous and extreme at best and sounds as if you have lost your way. I am hoping that you do not live in America, because with your current attitude and beliefs, you do not deserve the opportunity and freedom this country provides. You will be in my prayers.

  • Laura Newman via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    Islamophobia, as one person called it, is caused by violence. Don’t fuel the fire. The film makers win when people react with violence.

  • Sodyk Khaitov via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    Great job, ICNA on condemning the attacks and addressing the hateful video. Mashallah! I do believe that, while some of us may disagree with the US foreign policy as being ignorant and protective of national interests (which in my view is normal for any countries to protect the national interests), I truly believe the US and its NATO allies did a huge favor to the Libyan people to liberate their country from tyranny and oppression. I believe it’s unfortunate and very discouraging to see American diplomats being killed. While I don’t believe normal Libyans would do something like that, I do believe they’ll need to stand up firmer against the criminals and make their country prosperous again. May Allah bless each and every one of you! Assalamu aleikum.

  • Bahri Aliriza, Sterling, VA, September 13, 2012:

    I’ve seen the video. It is disgusting and very anti Muslim. Muslims and non Muslims should condemn this video, demand an apology and take measures to make sure that this is not repeated. Also the makers of this video should be punished.

    I believe in freedom of speach and expression but this is in red zone over and beyond.

  • Mohammad Fayyaz via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    Mr Aitzaz Ahsan, you might have got what you wanted from Zardari but you have lost your whole of respect, and dignity in the eyes of the nation. Shame on you!

  • Mohamed Fouad via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    THE PREMEDITATION ATTACK
    11 September
    The attack was already planned by the C.I.A and the so called Free Mason which is a disguise name of the ‘Thaghout organization’ the name of Thaghout is found in the Holy Quran the representative of the army of Satan on earth it is not a joke but hard to accept. The material world is under their control and they even made religious parties of same faith fight between each other because they knew our weakness. In the explosion of the two buildings they were bombs already there in the buildings which have exploded in the same time as the planes hit the twin towers; these peoples in the ‘Thaghout organization’ came from many countries even from Arabs countries, they did not care of the life of people. The reason of this attack is clear for everyone today just to attack Iraq to steal the Petroleum product.
    Do not forget they are inspired by Satan; Satan is more clever than us. This organization has invented all types of amusement you may imagine just for one cause, to make us become blind from the realities of the words of God. They cannot control you but they can inspire us with temptations to satisfy our desires. They have made Ben Laden as a symbol to defend their cause you know why? Because we as citizen of the world we can be easily manipulated but fortunately not all of us. If I tell you that Bin Laden is not dead would you believe me? Bin Laden is one of them they used him to manipulate the Taliban and all fundamentalism Muslim and they knew that in the future the Taliban and fundamentalism will continue their task blindly. Bin Laden is one their partner in one the most prolific company in U.S.A, there are very important persons in their organization like Barack Obama, King Abdallah, members of the European Union and so on.
    They are present in every media they controlled everything directly or indirectly even the Al-Jazeera T.V. They told the world that they have killed Bin Laden because it formed part in their campaign to satisfy the world desires, as in every film the villain should be killed. They think that we are their toys and they will continue to play with us.

  • Mohamed Fouad via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    We all condemns the attack.

  • Nusseyba, NJ, September 13, 2012:

    The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) had a jewish neighbor who used to throw trash at his door every day. He remained patient and did not do anything. One day he noticed that there was no trash at his door, so he went to check on his neighbor who turned out to be sick. She asked him how did he know that she was sick and he said because there was no trash at his door that day, so the woman was so touched that she accepted Islam.

    This is who our Beloved Propet was, he would never had gone and blown people up and killed them for name calling, let’s get educated and learn the sunnah people!! Stop the senseless violence. Allah SWT said do not kill yourselves, so why are Muslims strapping bombs on themselves and blowing people up? (mostly thier own brothers and sisters!)I just don’t know what Quran people are reading and where they are learning about the sunnah. May Allah guide us all…

  • Wided Ben via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    America created this probem, it wanted this reaction, it got it, now wait for the solution… it’s a big drama, and of course America is always the victim…

  • Sidhik Ayoob via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    Mistake: i dislike ICNA from this mom…….

  • Sidhik Ayoob via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    I didnt see any condemning message from u against killing of my muslim brotherd, sisters and childrens daily around the world by these zionist cattles…… You better go and serve them… I like ICNA from this moment…….

  • James Hayhurst via Facebook, September 13, 2012:

    AsSalamu Alaikum, Here is the man who gleefully takes credit for the newest wave of chaos to hit the middle east, Dr. Terry Jones False Prophet. If anyone would like to call Terry the number assigned to this page is 352-371-2487; If anyone cares to write a letter here are the addresses associated with this page: Dove World Outreach Center, Mailing Address: 5200 NW 43rd St Ste. 102 #188. Gainesville, FL 32606-4486; the other address associated to him listed is: Lisa Jones House 5805 Nw 37th St, Gainesville, FL. http://www.facebook.com/pages/YES-Im-Muslim/434591193247247?ref=hl#!/pages/Stand-Up-America-with-Dr-Terry-Jones/152854321414642

  • enlightenedviews, KSA, September 12, 2012:

    ICNA is also turning to be a fraud organization – They do not represent mass Muslim sentiment – How can they condemn the violent act but not the reason for the act – Shame on ICNA

  • Sidra Nasir via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    People need to stop being so obsessed with the movie. I would have never heard of it if it wasn’t for the killing of an American Ambassador to Libya, which is sad. That guy was a returned peace corps volunteer from Morocco. He did not deserve to die.

  • Huma Shafiq via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    ^Yes but that gives the Muslims NO excuse to KILL people in the name of the Prophet salallahu alayhi wa sallam!

  • Ron901, USA, September 12, 2012:

    I’m an American and to say, “The Americans” did this and done that. I have done none of what has been stated here. I am Christian and believe everyone is equial under Gods eyes. What the person who made the movie has done, is turned peoples eyes to blame everyone who was not involved to hate. What God loving people like us have to do is see past that cause and let’s stand together rather then further apart. For Musliums to point fingers at all Americans in times like this is no better then Americans doing the same to all Musliums. This was wrong done by individuals who are not a true part of humanity. Why give the ones who strive to hurt us all the joy of doing so. This wrong and all wrongs can be corrected but it has to start within your own mind first. Hate consumes the soul and you should not show up before God someday without it. My faith says I must love all like my own brothers and sisters. Even ones who are out to harm me. Does that make me a BAD American? I think not. There are millions of Americans that feel the same way I do. I hope oneday we can ALL put this and other trying times behind us. If we can leave hate behind think of what a blow we can produce against all who strive to seperate us. God bless us all and may he use his mighty hands to guide us in his ways. Thanks ICNA for your voice of condemnation. I too condem any act of violance or ignorance cast upon anyones religion. Let humanity and freedom ring!

    Ron USA

  • Zak, Bakersfield, September 12, 2012:

    Who are all these ignorant muslims who keep on talking about “treaties with muslim governments” the Libyan government and Egyptian government are munafekken US puppet governments like evry regieme in the muslim world, u ignorant muslims should go look up the quran verses about taking the kuffar as allies makes u a kafir just like them especially with kuffar who are killing us and opressing us all over the world, speaking of treaties with kuffar or not kuffar how can a treaty still be nullified when u have kuffar all over the muslim world invading killing, raping, stealing and exploiting are natrual resources and forcing there political ideology down are throats and propping dictators for generations wouldn’t that be a breaking of the treaties u apologetic, appeasing the kuffar muslims

  • Taj Khan via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    ICNA, where is your condemnation for the rediculous movie against our beloved prophet(sas). Isn’t that the reason that is inciting hatered?

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    As Salaamul Alaikum Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu May Allah protect and Aid the Muslims and Non-Muslims who join together to make this world a better place for all. Ameen

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    The Prophet (saws) never attacked a non-Muslims country or its people when that country allowed the Muslims the free exercise of their religion, in fact the Prophet (saws) used to tell the commanders to wait before they attacked non-muslim lands to see if they heard the Adhan, and if they heard the Adhan the Prophet Muhammad “Forbade” them from attacking the non-Muslims because of the tolerance and allowance of the free exercise of Islam in the non-Muslim Land. We are over 5 million Muslims in America who are allowed to worship freely and the Adhan is allowed everyday of our lives. This is a blessing how this country allows Muslims from all over the world to come here and worship together. Yes sometimes there are those like in our faith who react to provocations by agents of the shaytan, but people do recognize that this is the United States of America and am an American Muslim who loves Allah and the Prophet Muhammad and feels the pain of all his Muslim Brothers and Sisters here and around the world, but also feels the pain of those non-muslims when it is caused by the Muslims. The Prophet Muhammad (saws) said:”Aid the Muslim whether he is the Oppressor or the Oppressed, They said to the Rasulullah (saws) I understand to Aide the Muslim when he is Oppressed but how should I aid him when the Muslim is the Oppressor? He said” By holding the Muslims hand and preventing him from Oppressing others.”

  • Raiesa S., IL, September 12, 2012:

    Assalam Alaikum,

    Condemning the killing of the four American representatives is fine. They had nothing to do with the movie. But on the other side, those who are responsible for provoking these attacks should also be punished; because they are the ones who provoked the killings.

    All the Muslim organizations and the Human Rights activists should demand punishment of the makers of the movie and to remove the movie from Youtube.

    They treat Muslims as piece of dirt. They keep insulting our Prophet, the Qur’an and Allah swt. They have no right to do this.

  • @iron901, September 12, 2012:

    #us RT : @icna : New post on : http://t.co/mdxfg6iP : ICNA condemns attacks on U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya : http://t.co/eHUoVL57

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    When a Muslim Government allows Embassies which in turn implies “Treaties” and receives aid to overthrow a despot dictator we cannot simply kill them because some ignorant person across the the oceans says or does something about the Prophet Muhammad (saws), and true there things America and Muslim countries have done that can be labeled as atrocities, but, again Allah says: “Let not the hatred of a people divert you from doing justice” everyone speaking their opinions should read the history on that verse in the qu’ran it is about a Muslim doing injustices to non Muslims (a jew) . The Prophet Muhammad (saws) also said “You are not a believer until a “”Non”‘ Muslims’ life, honor and property can be entrusted by them to the Muslims”. Be careful about opinions based on ignorance, but rather based on a hatred to a people or country.

  • ICNA via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    From the Press Release: “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, engaging in such hateful projects that not only endanger American and others’ lives overseas, but also incite hate attacks against minorities in America as well.”

  • Orlando Rosario, New York/New Jersey, September 12, 2012:

    Allah says:’ Let not a hatred of a people divert you from doing justice”. We do condemn the movie which ridicules the Prophet Muhammad (saws), however the Rasulullah would not have stood by quietly while his Allies and Ambassadors which aided him to be brutalized by some ignorant Muslims. This is simply not acceptable behavior and violates Qur’an and Sunnah.

  • Nur Kahssay via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    Well I don’t agree with all the killing but then the movie producers are also WRONG…..THIS IS NOT ACCEPTABLE…. And I am so disappointed that ICNA didn’t address that…

  • Wided Ben via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    Wow ! I cant believe that people started defending the US now ! Did u think America ever cared about people’s lives ? The one and only reason behind its intervention in Libea is OIL … If libeans had no oil America wouldnt have moved a finger, so plz lets cut this bla bla bla about “humanitarism” and what treaties are u talking about? They are the INVADER, America has always been the dictator …open ur eyes people… Why arent u condemningthe lives of innocent civilians the US take every day in palestine, the lives it took in IRak ? Was it all forgotten ? U forget the massacres and condemn the death of a terrorist ?

  • MM, Nevada, September 12, 2012:

    Thank you IcNA for your statement. We know it was a stupid you tube movie produced by an unknown person and should be IGNORED, that’s the Prophetic way to deal with completely ignorant people.

  • Zak, Bakersfield, September 12, 2012:

    As a muslim this is just insult over injury, first these fascist, radical, right wing zionist christians invade are country’s plunder kill millions of innocent civilians, rape and kill are woman & children, prop up brutal oppressive dictators for generations, force there political ideology down are throats, steal and exploit are natural resources , occupying are lands with military bases and soldiers using weapons that have bible verses imprinted on them to desecrate are qurans either for target practice or burning, they blow up are mosques and to top it all off we have bunch of zionist right wing extremist with the help of radical Jewish donor organization funding propaganda and movies lying and insulting attacking are religion and then accuse us of being against freedom of speech after they abuse the LIMITED right of freedom of speech, & use it as a smokescreen to attack and insult are faith, we muslims can not hold are anger any longer are blood is boiling we need to get rid of all these US puppet leaders in the muslim world unite the uma as one under the khilafa and practice the suna and no one will ever dare to attack are religion again in either form of propaganda or physical violence………….
    Come out, come out where ever u are u coward spineless radical zionist jew and horrible film maker were not going to hurt u……..Its kind of sad that the same Nazi styled propaganda that was used by Hitler to demonize the jews and to get the german public opinion against judiasim, to the point where they were masecuring them, is now today being used by some radical extremist jews in the america paid by Israel extremist to incite christians against muslims and vice versa in order to divide and conquer and have american public opinion anti Islam and pro Israel

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    I am disgusted how we the Muslim “Majority” allow this ignorant few who may be led by the Shaytan nir Rajeem and his agents into senseless acts of violence. READ AND STUDY THE QURAN AND SUNNAH!!!!!!

  • @egyqueen5000, September 12, 2012:

    @AsmaaMahfouz
    RT @icna: New post on http://t.co/MJ5FP2bS ICNA condemns attacks on U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya http://t.co/CzI41drp

  • Abdul, Massachussetts, USA, September 12, 2012:

    Good ICNA.
    Stop the violence.
    Even in the face of ignorance and bigotry, violence is not the answer.

    Justice eventually prevails – not necessarily by emotions, or killings.

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    I pray Allah give the Muslim leadership that will not isolate them from the rest of humanity.

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    Can you really equate a few word said by some ignorant christians with the taking of innocent lives and violating treaties…especially all the support America’s people is given to the Arab/Muslim spring. This is a violation of Quran and Sunnah. Do you really want the world to thing the the liberated Muslim countries cannot do better without a dictator? really!?

  • Orlando Rosario via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    This act of Violence by some very very ignorant Muslims is unacceptable…Muslims cannot violate treaties especially with ALLIES that help you get your freedom….where is the outrage from the Alims…Astaghfirullah I am glad ICNA stood out for truth by condemning these senseless acts. The Muslims take 2 steps forward and then we allow these fools take us 20 steps backward. Libyan and Egyptian forces have to do a better job protecting treaties and Allies…I do really think that is what the prophet (saws) would have done.

  • Dina Elabbadi via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    Why you did not condemn the producer of the movie first and the priest whom support it ?????????????????????????????

  • Mohamed Z. Rahaman, Laurelm MD, September 12, 2012:

    As-Salaamu’alaykum.
    I don’t understand why people are knocking ICNA for not condemning the movie 1st. Never mind that the movie is just junk. This stupid violence and protesting only serves as great advertisement for the film. And by the way, did any Christian or Christians protest, beat or kill any Muslim when a Muslim young man urinated on a Bible last year (in Australia)? This Hon. Ambassador was actually a supporter of those who were in opposition to the dictator Ghadaffi. Our Noble Prophet PBUH)always showed kindness even against those who placed thorns and threw rocks at him. That is his example that we should follow. I fully endorse ICNA’s statement. I agree that there is a different standard by the West when it comes to hateful speech against Jews and sometime Christians, but that is not and should not be our concern right now. Nuff said. May Allah (SWT) guide us to that which is right and protect us from the evil.

  • Wided Ben via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    U.S missions XD ? what are they doing in our countries in the first place ? Spreading peace ? Liberating us ? Educating us ? Bringing civilization ? THEY ARE THE REAL TERRORISTS…

  • MOHAMMED, BRONX, September 12, 2012:

    MY QUESTION TO ALL , WHAT WOULD PHT MUHAMMAD DO IF HE WAS ALIVE?

  • Wided Ben via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    Why didn’t u condamn the producers of the movie first ?

  • Raghib, Sacramento,CA, September 12, 2012:

    As Salaamu Alaikum to all peace loving and God fearing people everywhere, No doubt the violence was senseless, however in my humble opinion the film was wrong as well, depicting Prophet Muhammad(SAW) while non muslims don’t know anything about the Man is totally incorrect, He was an extraordinary human being who was sent as a mercy to mankind, if non-muslims don’t have anything nice to say then therefore they should remain silent, Get to know the Man first, know his life and history.

  • @mirahmad01, September 12, 2012:

    ICNA condemns attacks on U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya; We also echo condemnation from #Bangladesh @usembassydhaka
    http://t.co/tE2dBoNb

  • Yasmin Hussain via Facebook, September 12, 2012:

    True but Icna I think u should give out a fatwa against the Israeli American********who insulted our Beloved Prophet(saw)..Astaghfirullah u didn’t

  • HAFIZUR, LOng Island, September 12, 2012:

    TWO WRONGS WILL NEVER MAKE A RIGHT !!!

    There is absolutely no place for violence and all issues need to be handled with civility.The international norm for embassies and consulates must be respected.

  • hanifalislam@yahoo.com, Haiti, September 12, 2012:

    Remember Rasululah salkaleis wasalam At TAIF they stoned HIM ,they Beated him ,he asked ALLAH to forgive him because it was his fault ,he blames himself before going to violence .

  • Mohammad, WV, September 12, 2012:

    Its not only sad but pathetic that ICNA first condemns the attacks instead of condemning the movie. I don’t agree with the attacks but I think we need to address the bigger issue here. People loose their jobs and get sued for making antisemitic statement, here we have a whole movie that is anti-Islamic and ICNA is not addressing this on their home page. I lost respect for ICNA.

  • Guy Macher, Canada, September 12, 2012:

    It is heartening to see Muslims distancing themselves from violence. Though the film might not please Muslims, it is not a reason for any kind of violence.

  • SMRush, MA, September 12, 2012:

    I applaud ICNA for denouncing this sort of behavior which portrays Muslims in a negative light. I also commend them for speaking out against such bigotry that produced such a ridiculous film.

  • Makh izaali, CA, September 12, 2012:

    ICNA and other organizations such have lost credibility and they have been a main cause of harm to Muslims in the west and elsewhere.

  • Faisal Hussain, TN, September 12, 2012:

    @Habib Astagh Fer Allah. You shoudl be ashamed of reading without your reading glasses. Here it is: 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, engaging in such hateful projects that not only endanger American and others’ lives overseas, but also incite hate attacks against minorities in America as well.”

  • humaira Ali, woodbridge , September 12, 2012:

    Thank you for calling for peace. in response to hate. I hope the American government makes denigration of religion a crime. Just like Holocast deniers go to jail in Europe . the religious denigraters should go to jail here for inciting hatred against a religious group.

  • Habib, LA, September 12, 2012:

    It was good to condemn voilence. How come you didn’t condemnd film as well. Astagh Fer Allah. You shoudl be ashamed being American puppet.

  • @cihangirisbilir, September 12, 2012:

    “ICNA condemns attacks on U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya” http://t.co/W6Rhc5p1 @icna