We would like to express our shock and grief over the terrible terrorist attacks that took place in Baghdad, Beirut and Paris last week. Our prayers and condolences are with the families and loved ones of those who lost their lives in these tragic events. We condemn without reservation these brutal acts of terror and would like to stress that terrorism has no religion. It is clear to all that Daesh (ISIS) is an immoral and evil group that is the common enemy of all of humanity, regardless of creed or nationality. Islam, as a religion which always stresses the importance of tolerance and understanding, stands diametrically opposed to the cruel ideology they espouse.
We hope that the recent attacks will only serve to strengthen the bond between the different peoples and nations who have suffered at the hands of those wicked terrorists, since it is only by showing greater love and understanding for each other that we can overcome their desire to spread discord and mistrust. As Muslims we do not feel the need to apologise for these barbaric acts, since their perpetrators categorically do not represent us. Nevertheless, we want to show that we stand in solidarity with all the victims of terror. We continue to pray for the souls of all those who have been killed as a result of Daesh’s ruthless campaign of terror.