The Association of British Muslims strongly condemns the terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut and other cities over the past few days. The Muslim faith condemns such acts of violence.
“…if anyone slays a human being – unless it be [in punishment] for murder or for spreading corruption on earth – it shall be as though he had slain all mankind; whereas, if anyone saves a life, it shall be as though he had saved the lives of all mankind.” (Holy Quran 5:32)
Our hearts and prayers go out to the French people, especially families who lost loved ones in these horrendous attacks.
The attacks in Paris were not aimed just at France or Paris, they are attacks against the values and freedoms we cherish and live by in Europe, they were aimed at all of us. In the wake of the sickening unprovoked attacks, we stand united, in solidarity.
Dr Mamadou Bocoum, Director for Inter-Faith Relations, AoBM
Aneeqa Malik, London Director, AoBM
Hifsa Haroon-Iqbal MBE DL, Director for Innovation, AoBM
Kanza Ahmed, Director for Sports & Wellbeing, AoBM
Paul Salahuddin Armstrong, Co-Director, AoBM