This is a sickening attack on innocent people who were commemorating the cause of liberty, equality, and fraternity. In that respect it is an attack on these very values.
We utterly deplore the evil acts of violence, murder and mayhem perpetrated by extremists and utterly reject any implication that this is motivated by faith.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community has been at the forefront of rejecting extremism and calling for an end to the barbarism that plagues the world and we pledge our commitment to unite and stand in solidarity with the people of France and all those who seek to promote peace.
Our heartfelt condolences to all the victims and all who have suffered in this atrocity.
Rafiq Hayat, National President
London 15th July 2016