—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE—
NEW YORK, NY (November 29, 2017) – The Islamic Circle of North America (ICNA) condemns in the strongest terms the suicide attacks in Kabul that left at least 103 dead and over 230 injured.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those who lost loved ones and those injured in this massacre.
“This appalling and barbaric attack can never be acceptable or justifiable in any way.” said ICNA President Javaid Siddiqi.
These atrocities have become far too common and we implore the government authorities to bring the perpetrators to justice and prosecute them to the full extent of the law.
Islam categorically and clearly condemns all forms of terrorism. The Quran clearly states that “For this reason did We prescribe to the children of Israel that whoever slays a soul, unless it be for manslaughter or for mischief in the land, it is as though he slew all men; and whoever keeps it alive, it is as though he kept alive all men; and certainly Our apostles came to them with clear arguments, but even after that many of them certainly act extravagantly in the land” [5:32]
Today marks the 20th anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. It serves as both a reminder of one of the most traumatizing occurrences to unfold on American soil and as a testimony to the resilience of every community living here in America.