Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Finland categorically condemns the terror attack in Nice, France
|For Immediate Release
29 October 2020
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Finland mourns the loss of innocent lives and calls for mutual understanding and dialogue between all people
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Finland strongly condemns the terror attack that took place in Nice on the French Church. The murder and the beheading of Samuel Paty and the attack in Nice earlier today must be condemned in the strongest possible terms. Such grievous attacks are completely against the teachings of Islam. Our religion does not permit terrorism or extremism under any circumstances and anyone who claims otherwise acts against the teachings of the Holy Quran and contrary to the noble character of the Holy Prophet of Islam (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him).
In light of the attack in Nice and murder of Samuel Paty, Head of the Worldwide Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, His Holiness, Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad stated the following:
“As the worldwide Head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, I extend our deepest sympathies to the loved ones of the victims and to the French nation. Let it be clear that our condemnation and hatred of such attacks is not something new but has always been our position and stance. The Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community (peace be upon him) and his Successors have always categorically rejected all forms of violence or bloodshed in the name of religion. The fallout from this heinous act has further exacerbated the tensions between the Islamic world and the West and between Muslims living in France and the rest of society. We consider this to be a source of deep regret and a means of further undermining the peace and stability of the world. We must all join together to root out all forms of extremism and to encourage mutual understanding and tolerance. From our perspective, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community will spare no effort in our mission to foster a better understanding of the true and peaceful teachings of Islam in the world.”
About Ahmadiyya Muslim Community:
Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is a peaceful, law abiding, nonviolent and loving community. Founded in 1889, the Community spans more than 200 countries with membership exceeding tens of millions. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the leading Islamic organization to categorically reject terrorism in any form. Similarly, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community is the only Islamic organization to endorse a separation of mosque and state. Today, it continues to be an advocate for universal human rights and protections for religious and other minorities. It champions the empowerment and education of women. Its members are among the most law-abiding, educated, and engaged Muslims in the world. For official website of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Finland, please visit: www.ahmadiyya.fi.