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NEW YORK, NY (November 13, 2015) – The Islamic Circle of North America is horrified by the series of events taking place in France. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of the victims, the first responders, and all of the people of France.
“The loss of innocent lives, especially on a mass scale is devastating to all people of conscience. ICNA stands united with the people of France and all persons of good conscience in condemning this senseless outrage that threatens the safety of all of us.
“ICNA also appeals to the French authorities to take swift action in apprehending the perpetrators of this attack and bring them to justice.
“This kind of violence is inhuman and barbaric and is not justifiable by any religion. We are closely monitoring the news and our prayers are for the victims and their families at this difficult time.” said ICNA President Naeem Baig.
Allah says, “Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land – it is as if he had slain mankind entirely. And whoever saves one – it is as if he had saved mankind entirely. And our messengers had certainly come to them with clear proofs. Then indeed many of them, [even] after that, throughout the land, were transgressors.” [Quran 5:32]
See a detailed article on ICNA’s stance on violence and extremism:
Islam Condemns Extremism