Calls for prayer, patience, and dialogue to overcome extremism
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA categorically condemns the barbaric attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris, France, and mourns with the families of the victims.
Reports indicate that two culprits have killed at least 12 innocent civilians and injured several more. The Community mourns the loss of innocent life and prays that may God Almighty bring patience to the hearts of those grieving the loss of loved ones.
“Nothing justifies this barbaric and inhumane attack,” said Dr. Nasim Rehmatullah, National Vice President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. “Islam and Prophet Muhammad teach that life is sacrosanct and specifically forbids any worldly punishment for blasphemy. The culprits behind this atrocity have violated every Islamic tenet of compassion, justice, and peace.”
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community asks all people to work together to eradicate extremism in all its forms. We continue to pray for peace and for those suffering.