The Islamic Center of Fort Collins (ICFC) Joins Fellow Citizens and Believers Around the World in Shock and Outrage over the Paris Attacks
The ICFC is greatly saddened and horrified by the attacks that took place in Paris, France on November 13, 2015.
As Muslims, we are greatly distressed and saddened over the loss of life and brutality that unfolded in Paris. We feel the same way when innocent lives are taken by any show of terrorism, governmental or rogue, anywhere around the world.
We believe, as stated in the Holy Quran, that whoever kills one life, it is as if they have killed all of humanity, and whoever saves one life, it is as if they have saved all of humanity (Chapter 5: Verse 32). We strongly condemn these politically-motivated extremists who try to justify their horrific crimes in the name of our faith.
In the Congo millions have lost their lives or been displaced. The same is continuing in Syria as the world watches its refugees seek asylum. Afghanistan and Iraq are in a fate that we all remember upon reflection. And still there are those forgetten or completely unknown to the world.
Islam condemns all forms of barbarity, murder, and attacks on innocent people. Muslims, scholars and laypersons the world over have, do, and will continue to condemn these and any extremists that use Islam to justify their actions. We confirm that under Islamic teachings, such actions would be strictly prohibited. On this very topic a two sermon were delivered on two consecutive weeks (Oct 30, Nov 6) at the ICFC, terrorism and showing the compassion that Islam teaches.
May Allah bring calm, ease, peace and justice to those who have been wronged, effected, or lost a their lives. Ameen