Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Finland condemns the barbaric terrorist attack in Turku

“Our heartfelt prayers are with the victims of this attack and all those who have been affected. We would like to offer our sympathies and condolences to all those who have been left bereaved.”

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Finland mourns the loss of life and expresses its deepest condolences to the families of the victims. The community is saddened to learn that at least two persons have been barbarically killed, with others who are severely injured.

The Holy Quran in fact champions the sanctity of human life and states:

“…whosoever killed a person, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind; and who so gave life to one, it shall be as if he had given life to all mankind.” (5:33)

Ata Ul Ghalib, The National President of Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Finland said:

“Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaaat Finland unequivocally condemns in the strongest possible terms, the Friday’sterrorist attack in Turku. All acts of terrorism and extremism are vile criminal acts that are completely unjustifiable. We express our deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims and pray for a full and speedy recovery of those injured.

“Islam teaches us the sacredness and dignity of human life. Islam requires us to be loyal and lawing abiding citizens of the country of residence. Under no circumstances does Islam permit ter

The Holy Quran clearly states:

“Those who create disorder in the earth, they are the real losers”; “and commit not iniquity in the earth, creating disorder”; “and Allah loves not disorder”.

Ahmad Farooq Qureshi, National Director of External Affairs, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Finland commented:

“We Ahmadi Muslims sympathise and love humanity and so wherever mankind suffers in any way it leaves us grieved and pained. This latest attack follows the horrific attacks that have happened elsewhere in the world and it is clear that such murderers are bent on sowing the seeds of hatred and division. As before they will not succeed.

“Such acts find no hiding place in Islam for it rejects extremism and terrorism in any form and for any reason. We will continue to stand united against extremism and work with all who seek peace to defeat this ideology of hate. We continue to spread the message of Love for All, Hatred for None.”


For further information, please contact:

Ataul Ghalib, National President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Finland, +358451340710alislam.finland@gmail.com

Musawer Ahmad Shahid, Imam & Missionary Incharge, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Finland, +358449758181musshah38@gmail.com

Ahmad Farooq Qureshi, National Director of External Affairs, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Finland, +358401845162extaffairs@ahmadiyya.fi


Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat is the promised revival of Islam, international in its composition which spans over 200 countries. This is the most dynamic denomination of Islam in modern history. Its current headquarters is in the United Kingdom.

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat was established in 1889, by Hazrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad (AS) in a small and remote village of Qadian, in Punjab, India. He claimed to be the expected reformer of the latter days, the awaited one for the world community of religions. The movement he started is a benevolent message of Islam – peace, universal brotherhood and submission to the will of God in its pristine purity. Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat worldwide is the leading Islamic organization to categorically reject terrorism in any form. The Movement was founded under Divine guidance to rejuvenate Islamic moral & spiritual values.

It encourages interfaith dialogue and diligently tries to correct misunderstandings about Islam. It advocates peace, tolerance and understanding among followers of different faiths. In doing so it has faced denial of basic human rights, targeted attacks, violent persecution extending to targeted killings and massacres. Still, the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community 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.


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