A NORTH Birmingham Muslim group have expressed its utter abhorrence of the carnage that was carried out in Paris on Friday night.
Masroor Ahmed, president of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community Birmingham North, has asked for the world to unite against terrorism.”On behalf of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community worldwide, I express my heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the French nation, its people and government following the heinous terrorist attacks that have taken place in Paris.”This brutal and inhumane attack can only be condemned in the strongest possible terms.”I would also like to reiterate that all forms of terrorism and extremism are completely against the true teachings of Islam. The Holy Quran has said that to kill even one innocent person is akin to killing all of mankind.
“Thus under no circumstances can murder ever be justified and those who seek to justify their hateful acts in the name of Islam are serving only to defame it in the worst possible way.”Our sympathies and prayers are with the victims of these attacks and all those who have been left bereaved or affected in any way. May God Almighty grant patience to them all and I hope and pray that perpetrators of this evil act are swiftly brought to justice.”At least 129 people are now known to have died in Friday’s terror attacks in the French capital.The attacks, claimed by Islamic State militants, hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars.
Mr Ahmed added: “We condemn the actions of extremists wherever they may be, whatever their cause.”We are with the people of France in sharing their pain. This was an outrageous attack on the peaceful innocent members of the public and they are in our thoughts and prayers.”We consider this to be not just an attack on France but on the entire humanity and we express our condolences to the families of the bereaved and pray for the fast recovery of all those injured.”We ask the world to unite against this menace and to work to eliminate all forms of extremism.”We believe in love for all and hatred for none, and peaceful dialogue is the only way to cultivate understanding and harmony between people.”Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of those murdered in Paris. May God provide solace and strength to the bereaved and to their loved ones.”