Today many of us woke up to the news of what is a horrific crime against innocent lives in Paris. Such barbaric attacks, committed in the name of our religion is unjustifiable.
We feel deeply saddened by this news and we wholeheartedly send our condolences to the families of the deceased and we pray to God to safeguard us all from the wrong doings of criminalls wherever and whoever they might be.
The perpetrators of this heinous act go against the fundamental teachings of Islam, which encourages the safe guarding of human life. Allah says in the Quran: “Whoever saves a life it is as if he has saved the life of the whole humanity.” (Quran 5:32) This also means, whoever kills a life it is as if he has killed the whole humanity!
We, the Islamic centres in UK, strongly condemn the killing of innocent lives and strongly oppose the usage of Islam as the reason behind such un-Islamic acts.
We are British and we will protect our society from the malicious misuse of Islam to hurt any citizens from our communities.
In this time of difficulty, we urge people to stay calm and not play into the hands of terrorists who seek to divide our society. It is important to remember that these attackers show no bias between Muslim and Non-Muslims alike in their crimes.
1. Finsbury Park Mosque
2. East London Mosque & London Muslim Centre
3. Mayfair Mosque
4. Muslim Welfare House
5. Al Muntada Al Islami
6. West London Islamic Cultural Centre
7. The Islamic Cultural Centre & London Central Mosque
8. Al Manaar – Cultural Heritage Centre